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Botswana, Caprivi, Northern Namibia (Cunene) and Central Namibia 28 Oct - 13 Nov 2010

If you are interested in this trip, please Book/Ask for information here.

Herero Chat at Spitkoppe Introduction

One of the ultimate birding trips in Southern Africa, this 17 day mega-trip trip takes in the Caprivi Strip, Okavango panhandle, Ruacana and then heads down to Hobatere Lodge, the Brandberg and Swakopmund. Our last birding stop is the Erongo Mountains before embarking on a long drive back to South Africa via the transkalahari Highway. Etienne Marais will be in the area in September, with a group of UK birders, so this trip will be refined on the basis of the latest gen.

The trip can be done as a self-drive guided tour, or you can travel with the leader in 4x4 or minibus (depending on numbers)

Souza's Shrike near Rundu The focus of this trip will be on a shortlist of specials including the following:

Burchell's Courser, Rock Pratincole, Damara Tern, African Skimmer, Grey-headed Parrot, Rüppell's Parrot, Schalow's Turaco, Coppery-tailed Coucal, Senegal Coucal, White-browed Coucal, Bradfield's Swift, Madagascar Bee-eater, Racket-tailed Roller, Violet Wood-Hoopoe, Damara Hornbill, Monteiro's Hornbill, Benguela Long-billed Lark, Dune Lark, Gray's Lark, Carp's Tit, Rufous-bellied Tit, Black-faced Babbler, Bare-cheeked Babbler, Rufous-tailed Palm-Thrush, Herero Chat, Greater Swamp-Warbler, Rockrunner, Luapula Cisticola, Wood Pipit, Souza's Shrike, Swamp Boubou, White-tailed Shrike, Sharp-tailed Starling, Shelley's Sunbird, Dusky Sunbird, Northern Grey-headed Sparrow, Chestnut Weaver, Brown Firefinch and Cinderella Waxbill.
Itinerary Outline

  • Day 1 Gauteng to Francistown.
  • Day 2 Francistown to Kasane
  • Day 3 Kasane to Katima Mulilo
  • Rock Pratincoles at Popa Falls
  • Day 4 Katima Mulilo full day
  • Day 5 Katima Mulilo to Popa Falls
  • Day 6 Popa Falls and Mahango Game Reserve
  • Day 7 Popa Falls to Rundu
  • Day 8 Rundu to Ruacana
  • Day 9 Ruacana
  • Day 10 Ruacana to Hobatere
  • Day 11 Hobatere
  • Day 12 Hobatere to Brandberg
  • Day 13 Brandberg to Swakopmund
  • Day 14 Swakopmund to Usakos (Spitzkoppe)
  • Day 15 Spitzkoppe to Windhoek
  • Day 16 Windhoek to Kalahari Rest
  • Day 17 Kalahari Rest to Gauteng
Book/Ask for information regarding pricing and booking here.

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