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Birding Tour Botswana: Northern Botswana Birding Safari 2019



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 with no more than eight people and an expert local guide, as we look to find the local birding specials. Besides the incredible birding diversity of the area it also offers one of the best game viewing experiences in Africa.

We will divide our time between three luxurious lodges and enjoy the stunning aerial views as we fly between the lodges. We will start off with three nights at Camp Moremi, situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta at the northern end of the famous Moremi Game Reserve. From here we will fly north and spend three nights at Chobe Savanna Lodge, situated on the Namibian side of the Chobe River and perfect for exploring the Chobe River and Impalila Island. Our last two nights on Birding Tour Botswana will be at the luxurious five-star Chobe Game Lodge, the only lodge situated within Chobe National Park. We will enjoy the birding and game viewing on a combination of open vehicle game drives, boat cruises, and guided walks.

Some of the birds we will be looking for on Birding Tour Botswana include Pel’s Fishing Owl, White-backed Night Heron, African Finfoot, Western Banded Snake Eagle, Rock Pratincole, Hartlaub’s Babbler, Luapula and Chirping Cisticolas, Schalow’s Turaco, Brown Firefinch, Coppery-tailed and White-browed Coucals, African Skimmer, Swamp Boubou, Copper Sunbird, Holub’s Golden and Southern Brown-throated Weavers, Greater Swamp Warbler, Slaty Egret, and African Pygmy Goose.

Duration: 9 days

Limit (Group Size): 2 - 8

Date Start: February 12, 2019

Date End: February 20, 2019

Tour Start: Maun

Tour End: Kasane

Price: US$7,676 per person sharing, assuming 6-8 participants, US$8,393 per person sharing, assuming only 4-5 participants, US$10,637 per person sharing for a private tour with only 2-3 participants

Single Supplement: US$1,819, but this can be waived for groups of 3 or less.

Price includes:
3 night’s accommodation at Camp Moremi / Camp Xakanaxa, 3 nights at Chobe Savanna Lodge, and 2 nights at Chobe Game Lodge
Charter flights with Safari Air from Maun to Xakanaxa Airstrip and Xakanaxa Airstrip to Kasane Airport
Road transfer from Kasane Airport to Kasane Immigration to meet boat transfer to Chobe Savanna Lodge. Return boat transfer from Chobe Savanna Lodge to Kasane Immigration
Road transfer from Kasane Immigration to Chobe Game Lodge, and Chobe Game Lodge to Kasane Airport
All meals, refreshments, local spirits and wines (excluding premium brands)
Private activities as indicated
Complimentary mini bar at Chobe Game Lodge
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
National park fees and all government levies and taxes
Private experienced bird guide for the duration of the safari
Bottled water

Price excludes:
International  and regional flights
Transfer to Maun Airport at start of the trip
Transfer from Kasane Airport at end of the trip
Items of a personal nature
Curios and curio shopping
Telephone calls and internet usage
Porterage and gratuities
Visa and visa fees
Personal and travel insurance

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Date Start: March 09, 2019
Date End: March 21, 2019
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Photo and Birding Tour Namibia and Botswana: 13-day Adventure 2019

Duration: 13 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 7
Date Start: March 09, 2019
Date End: March 21, 2019
Price: R96,981 per person sharing, based on 4 – 7 participants in a 14-seater van with some seats removed.
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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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