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Birding Tours, Guides & Safari Holidays: Africa, India, Latin America

Africa, India & Latin America
With access to a wide network of expert birding guides, we offer a wonderful range of tailor made birding tours & safari holidays - covering South Africa, East Africa, India, Sri Lanka & Latin America - including Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond.
We can advise you on the most popular birding regions, the best time of year to visit and accommodation options. Our local birding guides will help you achieve the highest possible species count.
Southern Africa
South Africa is a very popular birding destination because of its large number of endemics and near endemics, with habitats ranging from bushveld to grasslands, mountains and coastline. The lush Okavango Delta in Botswana is another birder's paradise, with the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers both offering more rewarding birding. South Luangwa in Zambia, with its lush riverine forests and beautiful oxbow lakes, is the place to see thousands of carmine bee-eaters nesting, whilst spectacular Namibia offers desert-adapted species, as well as Etosha National Park.
East Africa
Uganda is another birders paradise with Murchison Falls, the Crater Lakes, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest delivering exceptionally high species counts. Lake Victoria in Kenya, the open savanna of the famous Masai Mara & the wetlands around Watama offer more wonderful opportunities for birding tours with expert guides, as do safari holidays on the open plains of the spectacular Serengeti in Tanzania. Some of the best birding in all of East Africa is found in Ethiopia, with over 950 recorded species and many endemics in Bale Mountains National Park, the Great Rift Valley Lakes & the Simien Mountains.
India & Sri Lanka
India & Sri Lanka both offer outstanding birding tours with expert guides & safari holidays - with the Himalayas region in particular offering remarkable species diversity - both endemic & migratory. Northern India has several birding hot spots, including Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur & Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary, which can be combined with a visit to the famous Taj Mahal and the cultural sights of the Golden Triangle. The head to Satpura in Central India for birding on foot, by canoe and by jeep. This park is renowed for its sloth bear sightings, but if you wish to see a tiger we suggest you also visit Pench or Kanha Tiger Reserve.
Latin America
In Central America, both Cost Rica and Panama are famous birding destinations, due to their incredible diversity over a very small land area. Mexico also offers wonderful birding  tours with expert guides on the Yucatan Peninsula, around Oaxaca and along the Pacific Coast and mountains.
In South America, fabulous birding opportunities abound in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest, in northern Peru and the rainforests of the Amazon Basin - accessed from either Peru, Ecuador, Colombia or Brazil, which is another birding hot spot and home to the Pantanal wetlands. In Argentina the Ibera wetlands and Patagonia coastline offer more wonderful opportunities for birding tours with expert guides & safari holidays, whilst Uruguay & Chile also more birding options.
For more information on our birding tours with expert guides & safari holidays to South Africa, East Africa, India, Sri Lanka & Latin America, including Costa Rica & beyond, contact our expert team on 01582 766122 today. We can tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements.
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South Africa offers a wide range of birding tours with expert guides & safari holidays, with habitats ranging from the dry bushveld of the Kruger National Park to the iSimangaliso St Lucia Wetlands & the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains, with its many raptors. The pelagic birds off Cape Town are also not to be missed.  The considerable distances provide both challenges and opportunities to enjoy over 900 species, including over 175 endemics. On birding holidays & safaris to South Africa, the Cape White Eye and the Violet Eared Waxbill are special favourites.
Botswana’s seasonal flooded Okavango Delta offers some of the best birding holidays & safaris on the continent, whilst South Luangwa National Park in Zambia offers the opportunity to view tens of thousands of brightly coloured carmine bee-eaters nesting. Here you can also visit the might Victoria Falls and combine your trip with birding in Namibia.
Uganda is famous for its gorillas and chimps, but also offers superb birding – particularly in Queen Elizabeth National Park & at Murchison Falls. Rwanda is another top primate country, with outstanding birding at Nyungwe Rainforest, Lake Kivu and Volcanoes National Park.
On birding holidays & safaris to Kenya the Kakamega rainforest, Lake Baringo & the open plains of the Masai Mara are hot spots. On birding holidays & safaris to Tanzania, Lake Victoria & the Serengeti are not to be missed.
The rainforests of Madagascar are home to lemurs, as well as many endemic bird species seen nowhere else on earth.
Costa Rica in Central America tops the list for bio-diversity in birding holidays & safaris, with an astonishing bird count in excess of 800 species, of which around 100 are endemic. Geographically it is a small country with multiple habitat types and boasts both an Atlantic and Pacific coastline with rainforests, as well as mountains covered with cloud forests. This makes it an ideal destination for maximising bird count. Iconic species on birding tours to Costa Rica include the Resplendent Quetzal, the Lovely Cotinga and the great variety of stunning hummingbirds
In South America, it is the Amazon Basin that takes pride of place, spreading across eight different countries including Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.
On birding tours with expert guides & safari holidays to Brazil, the Pantanal Wetlands and Iguassu Falls offer spectacularly different eco-systems, as do as the Atlantic rainforests - but the variety of birding is considerable, so tailoring your birding tour is vital. Total bird species in Brazil alone exceeds 1,800 with nearly 240 endemics. Iconic birds of the Pantanal include Hyacinth Macaw and the Blue Crowned Trogon. The Ibera wetlands in neighbourin Argentina, and the thousands of flamingos that winter in the Mar Chiquita wetlands are another unforgettable sight.
Finally an expedition cruise through the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador will top many birders’ bucket list.
India is another vast sub-continent offering many different habitats - with birding tours with expert guides & safari holidays ranging from the grasslands of Gujarat, with its many migrant species, to the wetlands of Bharatpur in the historic Golden Triangle, and the lush backwaters of Kerala.
The Sundarbans Delta in West Bengal is another hotspot, as are Kaziranga and Jim Corbett National Parks in the foothills of the Himalayas.  It is critical to pick the right time to visit this huge and varied country. With nearly 1,400 bird species in India and Sri Lanka, including over 160 endemics, you will not be disappointed with the kind of focused birding holidays & safaris we can put together for you. Iconic birds include the Scarlet Minivet and the Purple Rumped Sunbird.
Sri Lanka offer a smaller birding population than the Indian mainland - around 450 species, including over 30 endemics - but with the advantage of relative geographic compactness. As a result it is a favoured destination for birding tours with expert guides & safari holidays. Iconic birds include the Sri Lanka Blue Magpie and the Stork Billed Kingfisher.
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