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Bird Watching in Africa

Bird watching in Africa is one of the best on this continent because of its range of geographical environments, with tropical forests, wetlands, marshes, deserts, and coastlines on both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. With over 850 species of African and country-specific endemics, as well as migrant birds which visit to breed and ‘summer’ in the southern hemisphere, bird watching is simply spectacular.
“Salute Africa” bird watchers can tailor make a perfect bird watching itinerary or simply incorporate it into an existing tour.

THE MKHUZE GAME RESERVE

This reserve is home to approximately 420 species of bird and is said to be a top birding destination. Here you will find multiple hides specifically designed for bird watching, you can also arrange a guide who will escort you through the park and share their expertise with you. There are a number of different habitats within this reserve with beautiful scenery and wildlife.

CAPE TOWN – PELAGIC BIRDING

The Cape coast is the best place for those interested in Pelagic birding. The nutrients in the water here attract huge shoals of fish, these fish attract an astonishing amount of pelagics.

THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

The Kruger Park is famous for its wildlife, this includes 500 species of magnificent birds found here. These birds are distributed throughout the park, some endemic and some seasonal migrants. There are also a few endangered species here which are a rare sight to see.

KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS

The Southern Boubou, Orange-breasted Sunbirds, Cape Spurfowl,  the Cape Sugarbird and Cape Batis are a few examples of special birds found in these gardens. These gardens are well known for plants and natural scenery which is abundant in proteas and indigenous birds.

THE ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK

This is a world heritage site and has spectacular bird species, over 530 of them to be exact. There is a shocking number of flamingoes here, approximately 60 000. This area provides a relaxing getaway filled with adventure and new experiences.

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