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Wian van Zyl

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Wian van Zyl

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Birding Guide and administrative assistant for Birding Ecotours

Growing up on a Big Five private game reserve, Wian has always had a great passion for the African bush. With an ecologist for a dad, he learned all things natural from early childhood, starting with indigenous trees and mammals at the young age of three! From there his curiosity and interests within nature accelerated. Going on regular camping trips in various parts of South Africa, Wian was afforded the opportunity to get to know the Kruger National Park, the Cape, and other parts of magnificent South Africa rather well. In 2016 he started guiding big trips for Birding Ecotours on a part-time basis, and we are delighted to welcome Wian full-time from March 2017 onwards. He now resides in Cape Town, arguably the world’s most beautiful city.

Wian’s passion for all things birding developed in his teenage years, and since then his interests and knowledge of birds have been growing. After completing High School, Wian became a professionally qualified field guide through the “Field Guides Association of Southern Africa” (FGASA) and has been working as a professional guide ever since. He also volunteers his time and knowledge to citizen science projects recording bird, plant, and animal species of all kinds.

 

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Tours Coming Up

Birding Tour South Africa: Subtropical South Africa October 2017

Duration: 16 days
Date Start: October 16, 2017
Date End: October 31, 2017
Price: R54,817 per person sharing (The prices assume a group of 8, but we typically guarantee the departure even with a smaller group.)
Details: This tour is now fully booked. Please consider our 2018 tour. This subtropical tour provides a representative sample of the very best that African birding can offer. Huge numbers of species will be se

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Birding Tour South Africa: 8-day Western Cape October 2017

Duration: 8 days
Date Start: October 09, 2017
Date End: October 16, 2017
Price: R28,727 per person sharing, (The prices assume a group of 8, but we typically guarantee the departure even with a smaller group.)
Details: “The Fairest Cape” is an apt name for this part of the world, with the iconic Table Mountain, the picturesque Cape Peninsula, winelands in spectacular valleys between the Cape Fold Mountains, and

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Birding Tour Namibia: Namibia, Okavango, and Victoria Falls 2017 in reverse

Duration: 18 days
Date Start: November 20, 2017
Date End: December 07, 2017
Price: R77,167 per person sharing
Details: Please note that this tour will proceed in reverse of the itinerary listed, starting in Livingstone, Zambia, and ending in Walvis Bay, Namibia. This is a truly marvelous 2.5-week birding adventure, du

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Birding Tour Namibia: Namibia, Okavango, and Victoria Falls 2017

Duration: 18 days
Date Start: November 02, 2017
Date End: November 19, 2017
Price: R77,167 per person sharing
Details: This tour is fully booked. Please consider our Namibia, Okavango and Victoria Falls in reverse tour (20 November – 7 December 2017). This is a truly marvelous 2.5-week birding adventure, during whic

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