6 days: Kruger to Canyon

“Thanks again for all your help finding some of the birds we were looking for, as well as lots of other nice birds that we hadn’t seen for some time. I will certainly refer you to other birders from this area who are going up your way. We will just have to come up to Kruger again – but next time in summer!”

Kind regards, Helene and Ivor, Tygerberg Bird Club, Cape Town.

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3 DAYS KRUGER NATIONAL PARK & 2 DAYS BLYDE RIVER CANYON

5 days birding + 1 day transfer Johannesburg

You can expect to see 300+ bird species on this tour as well as good African Wildlife sightings

DAY 1: SOUTHERN KRUGER

Road transfer from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park

Birding along the Sabie river

Accommodation in Lower Sabie Camp,  2 bed chalets

DAY 2: CENTRAL KRUGER

Accommodation in Letaba Camp, 2 bed chalets

Birding along the Letaba river

DAY 3: CENTRAL KRUGER

Accommodation in Satara Camp

Birding in open savannah

500+ species on the official Kruger National Park List. Possible species: Martial Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, African Fish Eagle, Saddle-billed Stork, Kori Bustard, Secretary bird, White-headed Vulture, Lapped-faced Vulture, Bateleur, Brown Snake-eagle, Purple Roller, Broad-billed Roller, Carmine Bee-eater, Senegal Lapwing, Southern Ground-Hornbill, Red-breasted Swallow, Black-headed Oriole, Marico Sunbird, Violet-backed Starling, Long-tailed Paradise Whydah, Green-winged Pytilia, Sabota Lark, Stierling’s Barred-warbler, Melodious Lark, Comb Duck, Green Wood-Hoopoe, Hammerkop, White-crowned Lapwing and many, many more

DAY 4: MARIEPSKOP MOUNTAIN

Birding in Afro-montane Forest and Fynbos Summit

Lodge accommodation in Hoedspruit

18 SPECIAL AFRO-MONTANE SPECIES: Narina Trogon, Orange Ground-thrush, Black-fronted Bush-shrike, Olive Bush-shrike, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler, White-starred Robin, Chorister Robin-chat Knysna Turaco, Bush Blackcap, Brown Scrub-robin, Terrestrial Brownbul, African Emerald Cuckoo, Blue-mantled Crested-flycatcher, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Green Twinspot, Olive Woodpecker, Square-taliled Drongo, Swee Waxbill and also present Cape Batis, Bar-throated Apalis, Southern Boubou, Collared Sunbird

FYNBOS SPECIES: Gurney’s Sugarbird, Barrat’s Warbler, Forest Canary, Drakensberg Prinia, Cape Robin-chat, Malachite Sunbird, Lazy Cisticola, Southern Double-collared Sunbird

SAVANNAH & FORESTED MOUNTAIN SLOPES: Gorgeous Bush-shrike, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Broad-billed Roller, Jackal Buzzard, Forest Buzzard, Lizard Buzzard, Mountain Wagtail, Black Duck, Pygmy Kingfisher, Black Saw-wing, White-fronted Bee-eaters, Red-faced Cisticola, Little Bee-eaters, Broad-tailed Warbler, Croaking Cisticola, Purple-crested Turaco, Brown-crowned Tchagra

DAY 5: BLYDE RIVER CANYON

Early morning forest birding walk: Narina Trogon, Green Twinspot, Cape Batis, Scaly-throated Honeyguide

2 hour Boatride on Blyde Dam: African Finfoot, Half-collared Kingfisher, Trumpeter Hornbill, Crowned Eagle

Lunch

Afternoon riverine forest walk along Blyde river: Crowned Eagle, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Bearded Scrub-robin, White-throated Robin-chat, Giant Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher

Lodge accommodation in Hoedspruit

DAY 6: Return road transfer from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg

PRICE:  Please inquire

Price includes 3-nights accommodation in 2-bed chalets in the Kruger National Park and 2 nights accommodation in a Hoedspruit lodge, all transfers, 5 full-days guided birding, all conservation and entrance fees to parks, all meals included.

Price excludes extra accommodation in Johannesburg before or after the tour, international flights, alcoholic beverages

Contact: info@birdingandwildlifesafaris.com

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This trip can be customized on request. Flights available between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit

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