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Worldwide Birding Tours - Birding Ecotours


Have you ever wanted to wake to the dawn chorus of White-handed Gibbons in Thailand, hear the nightly roar of an African Lion or see the dappled coat of a Leopard. A bull elephant waltzing across the African planes or Lemurs and exotic primates? Well, we an show you all of these on our amazing mammal tours. We scour the globe in search of exotic mammalian wildlife and not just the big stuff, we find Mouse Deer and Treeshrew in Asia, Smooth-coated Otter in India and much much more. So forget the typical mammal safari. Instead, our guides use their specialist knowledge and highly developed observation skills to locate difficult and elusive species, but this doesn’t mean we ignore the more typical lions and elephants.

We are keen on mammals, and we appreciate that species such as the Tigers in India, Wolves in North America, Jaguars in Central and South America, Gorillas in Uganda, Spectacled Bears in the Andes, and a plethora of other magnificent beasts have only been seen by a privileged few. Finding these species can take a large amount of effort and local knowledge – a challenge that we enjoy taking on.

You can either join one of our set itinerary trips, or custom-make almost any kind of mammal safari with us. We contribute a percentage of our profits towards the conservation of mammals (and other wildlife that we make a living off), sustainable development and the upliftment of previously disadvantaged communities so please feel free to contact us for one of our amazing mammal toursWe offer mammal safaris that are quite different from the typical safari. Using Namibia as an example destination, our aim is to make every effort in finding localized mammals such as the attractive Black Mongoose, Damara Dik-dik, Desert Elephant, Desert Rhino and more , as well as more widespread species such as Leopard, Lion, Elephant, Giraffe and all the other megafauna that makes Africa (often called “The Mammal Continent”) famous. In 2007, we ran our first Mammal Expedition in South Africa, focussing on finding several of the most difficult of African mammals – including Aardvark, Black-footed Cat and Pangolin (always very tough), among other species. In Peru, we have “Ghosts of the Peruvian Rainforest”, a trip aimed at finding two endangered mammal and three endangered bird species (with tons of other species found as a by-product of the central theme of this tour). We also have a Whale and Dolphin Trip (including freshwater dolphin) in Peru. On our mammal trips, we typically focus on finding large and small mammals, but we also see loads of birds and other wildlife, together with incredibly spectacular scenery.

Mammal and Birding Tour South Africa: Drakensberg and Zululand 2018

Duration: 9 days
Date Start: April 10, 2018
Date End: April 18, 2018
Price: R47,534 per person sharing.
Details: KwaZulu-Natal is one of the richest places for mammals and birds in South Africa. On this ‘Birding Tour South Africa’ adventure we first sample the impressive Drakensberg, which has lots o

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Mammal and Birding Tour South Africa: The Kalahari 2018

Duration: 9 days
Date Start: April 02, 2018
Date End: April 09, 2018
Price: Main tour: R40,987 per person sharing. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park pre-trip: R31,888 per person sharing. (The prices assume a group of 8, but we typically guarantee the departure even with a smaller group.)
Details: We offer an optional 6-day Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park pre-tour extension to this tour. Welcome to our Birding Tour Kalahari expedition. The vast Kalahari area is semi-desert, where some very tough A

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Australia and Barry Davies: When I found out it was Barry Davies that was leading the trip, I was thrilled as I had been in contact with him years ago when I was with Jaeger Tours, at the recommendations of a number of my friends that had travelled with him, so we knew each other! He was extraordinary – knew his stuff in and out about OZ and its flora and fauna and was great with the participants. We did Cairns & Darwin then an extension to Perth & Tasmania. Not sure how you would pick a favourite place from that. Each region is different and of course getting to see different parts of the country is something that I would have thought one would want to do if doing OZ. I would have loved to have seen more butterflies, mammals and reptiles than we did, but maybe that requires different locations and more time in the field. We did however get Platypus and Echidna. Butterflies are pretty much restricted to the north east. Timing for birds is tough as there is so much movement amongst them depending upon food sources, but I would have said we did pretty well. While obviously we wanted to see all we could, it was not the end of the world if we missed anything, and a huge list was not our goal. We were there in the dry season, I would hate to think what it would be like in the wet season, as a number of places/routes would have been under water, especially in the Darwin region. Accommodations on the whole were very good – I loved the different lodgings, many of which we had to do our own breakfast, with kitchen facilities in the cabins. The country is huge, and with very few people, less than SA!, so some of the locations there was little choices, especially for a large group, but Barry did great in getting what he did. At each region we had to get a bus, there were 14 of us – these varied between great to OK, as the on the extension we had to have one with a trailer.

Adrian Binns, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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