Namibia Endemics Blitz

Tour Overview
Namibia has a bird list of almost 700 species, with one true endemic and 15 near-endemics, along with many other spectacular species. Most of the country’s special species are found in relatively accessible locations, with very good infrastructure in terms of accommodation and roads. All of this makes Namibia a brilliant birding destination, not just in Africa, but the world.

For serious birders short on time we now have a 3 night/4 day birding trip where we focus on finding as many of the Namibian near-endemics (along with the one true endemic) as possible. Our main targets will be Dune, Gray’s, Benguela Long-billed and Stark’s Lark, Herero Chat, Damara Red-billed and Monteiro’s Hornbill, Carp’s Tit, Rüppell’s Parrot, Rosy-faced Lovebird, Rüppell’s Korhaan, Pririt Batis, Rockrunner and Hartlaub’s Spurfowl.

Our safari will start in the capital, Windhoek and from there we continue west through the vast Namib Desert and onto the coastal towns of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, known for the high concentration of waterbirds. Then we move north through the seemingly inhospitable Damaraland, and then onto the beautiful Erongo Mountains, before heading back south to Windhoek. Besides the brilliant birding opportunities we will enjoy some good game viewing and stunning scenery in one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

This birding trip can be customised according to your personal preferences.
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TOUR INFO:
Tour starts and ends in Windhoek
Tour duration: 4 days / 3 night
Type of accommodation: Comfortable, Mid-range
Next departure dates: To be confirmed
Spaces available: Yes
Top Attractions:
Walvis Bay & Swakopmund-
Spectacular waterbirds and Namibia’s adventure hotspot
Erongo Mountains-
Stunning boulder topography and range-restricted birds
Damaraland-
Dramatic scenery, desert-adapted wildlife and top birds
Namib Desert-
UNESCO World Heritage Site and surprisingly full of life
Windhoek-
High-altitude capital city with great birding hotspots nearby


Top Birds:
• Dune Lark
• Gray’s Lark
• Damara Red-billed Hornbill
• Monteiro’s Hornbill
• Damara Tern
• Hartlaub’s Francolin
• Herero Chat
• Rockrunner
• Rüppell’s Parrot
• Violet Wood Hoopoe
• Rüppell’s Korhaan


Top Mammals:
• African Elephant
• Black Rhinoceros
• Lion
• Gemsbok
• Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra
• Giraffe


Optional Activities:
Adventure activity in Swakopmund/Walvis Bay

ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 1 Start of tour in Windhoek, birding in Windhoek
Drive to Walvis Bay and birding in Walvis Bay
Day 2 Swakopmund birding, drive to Damaraland
Day 3 Damaraland to Erongo Mountains
Day 4 Erongo Mountains, drive to Windhoek, and End of Tour

All our tours can be customised according to your specific requirements. Get in touch with one of our team members for more information at info@naturetravelbirding.com

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