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Are you the type who dreams about getting a Resplendent Quetzal in your viewfinder? Getting the right light on a Whitehead’s Trogon or a Black-and-Yellow Broadbill, or framing a Picathartes just perfectly? We realize that getting that one great picture takes effort, and we plan to allow you to do that. In countries such as Kenya, where the photography is partly vehicle-based, we understand that getting the vehicle in the right light and right angle can make all the difference. We understand that having a window seat at all times with fully opening windows is a must to get close to the birds and wildlife, and we want to make sure you get that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Also, we understand that having the room to keep your stuff at the ready is important, so we try to keep empty seats in our vehicles for photo-tours. We are photographers ourselves and will take the time to manoeuvre you into the right position to get the shot you want. Though we specialize in birds, we also love getting great shots of mammals, butterflies, lizards, crocodiles, dragonflies, and a myriad more, and we know where to go to get them. We know the animals and know where to find them and get you into the right spot for a memorable photo. Come join us on one of our fantastic photography voyages around the world. Many of our tours are specialist birding photo tours, but others are less focused just on birds – please ask us if in doubt.

Great photography options are available on all our set-departure tours, and most of our guides are serious photographers themselves. A few of our set-departure tours also are purely photographic tours, where photography is more important than species count and time can be taken to get exactly the picture you dream of. If we don’t offer a photo tour to a country you are interested in, please contact us. We will run any of our tours as photographic custom tours at any time, or we can arrange a custom itinerary for you, centered exclusively on your photographic needs and wants.

Photo and Birding Tour Kenya: Birding and Wildlife Adventure 2017

Duration: 21 days
Date Start: August 17, 2017
Date End: September 06, 2017
Price: US$12,683 per person sharing
Details: This is a photographic birding tour that gives you time in one of Africa’s most photogenic countries. Kenya has a unique and diverse array of habitat types, ranging from the snow-capped mountains at

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Photo and Birding Tour Kenya: Birding and Wildlife Adventure 2018

Duration: 21 days
Date Start: August 17, 2018
Date End: September 06, 2018
Price: US$13,951 per person sharing
Details: This is a photographic birding tour that gives you time in one of Africa’s most photogenic countries. Kenya has a unique and diverse array of habitat types, ranging from the snow-capped mountains at

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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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Photo and Birding Tour Namibia - Quintessential Namibia 2018

Duration: 11 days
Date Start: September 02, 2018
Date End: September 12, 2018
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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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 South Africa: Western Cape, with extension to Kruger National Park 2017

Duration: 11 days
Date Start: September 01, 2017
Date End: September 11, 2017
Price: Main tour: R43,588, Kruger NP extension R23,189
Details: South Africa’s Western Cape Province is scenically stunningly beautiful and hugely varied – from rocky sea cliffs and impressive mountains rising straight out of the sea to everything from moist t

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Photo and Birding Tour South Africa: Western Cape, with extension to Kruger National Park 2018

Duration: 11 days
Date Start: September 01, 2018
Date End: September 11, 2018
Price: Main tour: R50,562 , Kruger NP extension R26,889
Details: South Africa’s Western Cape Province is scenically stunningly beautiful and hugely varied – from rocky sea cliffs and impressive mountains rising straight out of the sea to everything from moist t

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What our clients say

Birding Ecotours company and SA office staff I can highly recommend booking a trip through Birding Ecotours South Africa. The Birding Ecotours staff is professional, the e-mail responses fast and all questions receive detail replies. Chris Lotz of Birding Ecotours forwarded excellent advice to me on how to start world birding, which countries to visit in order to find a high number of birds over a short period and which bird book(s) to use for a country. Birding Ecotours’ newsletters provide further information on upcoming trips, details on areas (e.g. East African birding), on target birds per trip, as well as regarding birding books available for countries or areas. Trip reports (forwarded upon request) allow one to mentally prepare regarding number of possible birds, endemics per country and difficulty or travel time of a trip. The Birding Ecotours’ Facebook postings include snippets from current trips with photos as well as spaces available on future trips. The single supplement for Birding Ecotours’ trips is in most cases lower than other tour companies, which makes for safe as well as affordable travelling.

Lisl van Deventer, Pretoria, South Africa



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