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Nick Buys

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Nick Buys

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Senior tour leader for Birding Ecotours in Africa

Nick was born and raised in the beautiful country of Namibia, a privilege that made Africa and its wildlife a concrete part of his childhood. His passion for the birds and other wildlife of this beautiful country led to his decision to follow a career in wildlife. Since completing a field guide course with Ecotraining in 2002 he started doing freelance birding and wildlife trips throughout Southern Africa. After starting off in The University of South Carolina, USA, he obtained his degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, Nick was based in Namibia’s Caprivi strip as a State Veterinarian. The diversity and wealth of birdlife in this area has led to a full time career in guiding. Besides leading birding and wildlife tours, Nick has been involved in assembling and presenting various courses that focus on the training of local field guides on the birds of the Western and Eastern Caprivi, including Impalila Island. Nick also played a part as a consultant in the development of the Open Africa birding route through south-western Zambia with specific emphasis on the endangered Black-cheeked Lovebird.

Nick is currently based in Windhoek, Namibia from where he leads birding and wildlife tours throughout Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia. When not leading tours he tries to explore new birding areas. Besides exploring the African continent he recently did birding trips to Thailand and Spain.

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Photo and Birding Tour Namibia and Botswana: 13-day Adventure 2018

Duration: 13 days
Date Start: March 09, 2018
Date End: March 21, 2018
Price: R89,797 per person sharing, based on 4 – 7 participants in a 14-seater van with some seats removed.
Details: This is a photographic birding tour that gives you time in some of Africa’s greatest (no exaggeration!) wildlife havens. We begin our Photo and Birding Tour Namibia and Botswana in Namibia with thr

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Photo and Birding Tour Namibia and Botswana: 13-day Adventure 2017

Duration: 13 days
Date Start: March 09, 2017
Date End: March 21, 2017
Price: R77,411 per person sharing, based on 4 – 7 participants in a 14-seater van with some seats removed.
Details: This is a photographic birding tour that gives you time in some of Africa’s greatest (no exaggeration!) wildlife havens. We begin our Photo and Birding Tour Namibia and Botswana in Namibia with thr

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Photo and Birding Tour Namibia - Quintessential Namibia 2017

Duration: 11 days
Date Start: September 02, 2017
Date End: September 12, 2017
Price: This is an exclusive tour, prices on request.
Details: Experience the Namib in all its splendor – the oldest desert in the world with towering red dunes. The essence of Namibia is encapsulated in this wondrous photographic birding exploration, which tak

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Birding Tour Greece: The North and optional extension to Lesvos 2018

Duration: 9 days
Date Start: April 23, 2018
Date End: May 01, 2018
Price: Main tour: €3560 per person sharing, Lesvos extension: €2120 per person sharing, possible surcharges for smaller groups
Details: Greece has one of the highest bird densities in Europe and offers wonderful cultural possibilities. On this 9-day Birding Tour Greece adventure we will start off in Athens, one of the cultural capita

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Birding Tour Greece: The North and optional extension to Lesvos 2017

Duration: 9 days
Date Start: April 23, 2017
Date End: May 01, 2017
Price: Main tour: €3296 per person sharing, Lesvos extension: €1963 per person sharing, possible surcharges for smaller groups
Details: Greece has one of the highest bird densities in Europe and offers wonderful cultural possibilities. On this 9-day Birding Tour Greece adventure we will start off in Athens, one of the cultural capita

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Birding Tour Botswana: Northern Botswana Birding Safari 2018

Duration: 9 days
Date Start: February 12, 2018
Date End: February 20, 2018
Price: US$6915 per person sharing, assuming 6-8 paying participants. US$7561 per person sharing, assuming only 4-5 paying participants. US$9592 per person sharing for a private tour with only 2-3 paying participants.
Details: The Okavango Delta and Greater Chobe River areas of Northern Botswana offer some of the best birding in Southern Africa. Join us for an eight-night luxury ‘Birding Tour Botswana’ safari wi

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