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Trip Reports from our tours and safaris.

Eastern South Africa Endemics trip report

Posted by Leon on Mon January 10, 2022 in Trip Reports.

Above: African Rock Pipit, Wakkerstroom

Eastern South Africa Endemics set-departure tour trip report, November / December 2021.

Last year we hosted Volkert van der Willigen on our epic Eastern South Africa Endemics serious birding tour from 19 November to 4 December. With international travel still in the doldrums, Volkert was the only participant, which was to his advantage as we could then also concentrate on the birds he's missed on previous trips to Southern Africa. And of course, the itinerary is designed around the endemics and other special birds found in eastern South Africa (which, together with the Western South Africa Endemics tour gives participants a real chance of bagging most of South Africa's endemics and near-endemics). All in all it was a very successful tour, delivering 408 bird species seen overall, and 58 of Volkert's 77 target species.

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Greater Kruger Discoverer Trip Report

Posted by Leon on Mon October 4, 2021 in Trip Reports.

August's Greater Kruger Discoverer Safari Trip Report.

After close to a year and a half of inactivity due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was time to roll out the safari vehicle as our six clients from the USA arrived in South Africa. We had started chatting with them in April, discussing exactly what they wanted from their experience, and eventually settling on a Greater Kruger Discoverer safari for 6 people, three of whom were keen photographers. Four months later we met them at AfricaSky Guest House in Johannesburg at the start of what was to prove to be an incredible 12 day experience...

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Western Cape Voyager Tour Trip Report

Posted by Leon on Fri September 17, 2021 in Trip Reports.

Safari greetings!

This month we ran a Western Cape Voyager tour for two clients from Washington, USA, as part of an almost month-long sojourn in South Africa. And what a great place to start! The Western Cape is about as un-African as it gets without leaving the continent. Indeed, the scenery and landscapes are definitely not what one thinks of when thinking about Africa! But it's an incredibly beautiful part of the world, particularly at this time of the year, the austral spring, when wild flower displays make the vistas truly spectacular in some places. Indeed, this action-packed tour is also one of the most cost-effective, offering a whole lot of bang for your buck!

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Walking Safari Trip Report.

Posted by Bruce on Wed March 3, 2021 in Trip Reports.

During the first months of this year we ran three walking safaris ('Birding and Wildlife on Foot'), based at Mohlabetsi Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park. These were ably led by specialist walking guide Bruce Lawson, one of the 'big names' in trails guiding. The package comprised three nights at Mohlabetsi, with a combination of guided walks and game / birding drives, plus of course the top-class lodge experience that's provided by Mohlabetsi.

Here's a trip report covering the last trip, which ended at the beginning of March.

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