Our top five birding safaris.
For this week's blog post we're going to feature our five favorite Lawson's original birding safaris. Which is actually a tall order, as all of our safaris are outstanding. But this selection brings together five tours that cover a number of different countries, areas and habitats, offering birders exposure to an incredible range of species. Take a look!
Kenya has a bird list of over 1000 species. Plus some of Africa's most impressive large mammal biomass. It's a no-brainer... We like this birding safari for exposure to the incredible avifauna and large mammal biomass of East Africa (offering something different to that of Southern Africa). April 2021 / 22.
South Africa is incredibly rich in endemic birds - in fact, it's the richest on the entire continent in this respect! There are a total of 69 endemic and near-endemic species, and this birding safari will give you a shot at almost all of those found in the western part of the country... November 2021 /22.
Continue on directly after the western leg with the eastern leg to wrap up on South Africa's endemics and near-endemics (plus a whole lot more!)... Nov. / Dec. 2021 / 22.
Namibia is unique in every way! From its birds to its wildlife and landscapes (especially its landscapes!) - this tour showcases some of the best of central / northern Namibia, covering most of the main birding spots. We just love Namibia! Nov. / Dec. 2021 / 22.
This birding safari offers something unique with a house-boat experience on the Okavango River to kick off the tour, plus a number of other boat-based birding excursions. Plus it covers more than just Botswana, including parts of eastern Namibia and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Sound awesome, right? It sure is...