Best of East South Africa

Tour overview
South Africa, on the southern tip of Africa, is known for its incredible cultural diversity, but the term could also be applied to its rich fauna and flora. In fact, the country is ranked 6th out of the world’s seventeen megadiverse countries!Birding in South Africa in its distinctly different ecosystems allows birders to explore a very diverse range of bird-rich habitats. A remarkable 840 bird species are found in terrestrial South Africa, about eight percent of the world’s total bird species.

This perfectly structured 13-day birding tour offers an extraordinary birding experience in some of the most exciting birding destinations of the eastern parts of South Africa, including the Kruger National Park, the forests of Magoebaskloof and northern Kwazulu-Natal, and more. Expect to see many of South Africa’s endemic and special species!
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Safari starts in Johannesburg and ends in Durban
Tour duration: 13 days/12 nights
Type of accommodation: Comfortable/Mid-range
Next Group tour departure dates: TBA
Private and small group, customised birding tours can be booked on request for your preferred travel dates

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Top Attractions:
Kruger National Park-
One of the planet’s top wildlife parks
Stunning forest beauty and special birds
Grassland and wetland birding, with many specials
Very special park with the Big Five and over 500 bird species
Beautiful coastal village with incredible nearby forests

Top Birds:
• Blue Korhaan
• White-bellied Bustard
• Southern Bald Ibis
• Rudd’s Lark
• Short-clawed and Botha’s Lark
• Yellow-breasted Pipit
• African Rock Pipit
• Cape and Brown-headed Parrot
• Knysna Turaco
• Purple-crested Turaco
• Spotted Thrush
• Orange Ground Thrush
• Gorgeous Bushshrike
• Olive Bushshrike
• Narina Trogon

Top Mammals:
• African Elephant
• African Buffalo
• Lion
• Leopard
• White and Black Rhinoceros

Optional Activities:
• Walking activity in Kruger National Park
• Night drive in Kruger National Park

Day 1 Start of tour in Johannesburg, birding in Polokwane and Magoebaskloof
Day 2 Magoebaskloof
Day 3 Magoebaskloof to Kruger National Park
Day 4-6 Kruger National Park
Day 7 Kruger National Park to Wakkerstroom
Day 8 Wakkerstroom
Day 9 Wakkerstroom to Mkuze Game Reserve
Day 10 Mkuze Game Reserve
Day 11 Mkuze Game Reserve to Mtunzini (Amatikulu Reserve)
Day 12 Mtunzini (Ongoye and Dlinza forests)
Day 13 & 12 Mtunzini to King Shaka Airport and Departure

All our tours can be customised according to your specific requirements.