Southern Africa Birding Safari: South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe & Botswana

Add the birds of Southern Africa to your birding life list as you explore the diverse habitats of four countries with experts, spotting unique wildlife and learning about local culture.
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Program No. 21528RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Embark on the birding adventure of a lifetime in some of Southern Africa’s most renowned national parks. Search for beautiful and exotic species such as Carmine Bee-eaters, Rock Pratincoles, Western Banded Snake Eagles, African Jacanas, Sacred Ibis and countless more. Be there at the optimal time of year, as migratory birds are in the area, and learn from local experts who speak in-depth about the birdlife, wildlife, flora and cultures you encounter.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to two miles daily on paved, possibly uneven paths. Open-air safari vehicles require stamina, flexibility, stability for long rides, getting in and out. Elevations up to 5,575 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Wonder at myriad birdlife present in Southern Africa, up to 400+ different species in some locations.
  • Marvel at the beauty of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
  • Search for the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo) while on safari in Hwange and Chobe National Park and a private concession in Zimbabwe.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html Please refer to the "Getting There" section on the Road Scholar website or contact the provider if you plan on booking your own flights for correct arrival and departure dates. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Benson Siyawareva
Benson was born in the remote village of Zaka in southern Zimbabwe. His love of nature began when he joined the Boy Scouts, where he experienced camping, wildlife tracking and viewing. After some years of teaching at the high school level, Benson became a qualified, professional group leader and has been leading safaris for over 25 years. He also has a passion for photography and has been known to educate participants on how to get the most out of their pictures while in the bush.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Benson Siyawareva
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