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Birding Tour Zambia and Malawi (South-central Africa) 2017



It is surprising that Zambia and Malawi are not bombarded by birders! Probably they are just not particularly well-marketed, charismatic, and popular countries for birding tours. But this is certainly not because they’re not exactly as amazing as any of their more popular neighbours in East and South Africa. We will demonstrate this to you on this ‘Birding Tour Zambia’ adventure. Their avifauna is incredible for advanced and novice birders alike; both countries are teaming with huge numbers of amazing birds that will delight beginners as well experienced birders, including loads of regional (if not country) endemics, and even a number of “Congolese-Zambian” specials on the northern border of Zambia. In addition, these countries are not only teaming with birds, but also with loads of big animals, amazing sights, and everything else that makes Africa such a brilliant continent to travel in.

On this ‘Birding Tour Zambia an Malawi’ adventure we will visit a large number of areas in both countries proclaimed by BirdLife International as Important Bird Areas (IBAs), as well as several wonderful national parks – a route that hopefully will allow us to watch the majority of these exciting avian riches.

Duration: 27 days

Limit (Group Size): 5 - 6

Date Start: August 14, 2017

Date End: September 09, 2017

Tour Start: Livingstone, Zambia

Tour End: Lilongwe, Malawi

Please note that this itinerary makes special mention of the birds indicated as target birds and that there will be many additional species. 


Price: US$10,880 per person sharing for 6 participants, US$11,715 per person sharing for 5 participants

Single Supplement: US$1,068

 

Price includes:
Meals
Accommodation
Guiding fees and local guide
All transport while on tour
Tolls
Entrance fees to parks as per itinerary
Bottled water
Price excludes:
International flights
Zambian and Malawian visa (for most nationalities payable at entrance in US dollars)
Medical evacuation insurance
Drinks other than bottled water
Tips
Laundry service
Personal expenses such as gifts

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What our clients say

My brother John and I joined Chris on a tour of KwaZulu-Natal. As scientists, we were difficult customers, constantly being distracted by plants and rocks instead of birds. Chris tolerated these diversions with unflappable grace. And when our attentions were finally engaged fully in the bird watching we could not have asked for a better guide who knew the calls, where to look for tricky sightings, and had all the necessary local contacts to help us find the truly strange and wonderful. My favorite example of the “strange and wonderful” category was the African Broadbill which was displaying, but in the midst of impenetrable vegetation. Despite this, Chris and the guide managed to get us amazing views in the spotting scope. It was my most memorable bird of the trip. He accompanied us just across the border into Swaziland, past guards with guns (because we wanted to say we’d been there), and to a truly dodgy neighborhood in Durban to look at a rock outcrop, and never once complained – at least not out loud. We’ve been on several other international birding trips, and Chris is still our standard of comparison to all our other guides. And he’s still number one. We will be doing a pelagic trip off South Africa in the not too distant future, and will plan it so Chris can lead us there.

Wil Taylor (University of Wisconsin), on a South African tour guided by Chris



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