Birding and Safari Tour Operators

Birding and safari tour operators are generally larger more established companies that offer group tours. They operate to very high standards and often have exclusive access to pristine areas and wildlife lodges.

Avian Leisure
Birding Africa
Birding Botswana
Birding Ecotours
Kalahari Safaris
Letaka Safaries
Nomtsas Safaris

Nature's Wonderland Safaris (Kenya)

   Birding Africa
Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour company customising tours for both world listers and more relaxed holiday birders. Our guides' knowledge of African birds and birding areas is our greatest strength and together we have rediscovered species, shared exciting observations with the birding community and had a fun time exploring our home continent. Birding is more than our passion, it's our lifestyle, and we are dedicated to making professional, best value trips filled with endemic species and unique wildlife experiences. Since 1997, we've run bird watching tours in South Africa and further into Africa for individual birders, small birding groups and top international tour companies. We've run Conservation Tours in association with the African Bird Club and work with and consult for a number of other top international tour companies and the BBC Natural History Unit.


   Avian Leisure
Avian Leisure birding & wildlife safaris with the personal touch

Owner birders Patrick & Marie Louise Cardwell have established an international reputation as eco-tour operators specializing in small group guided tours or the specific needs of self-drive birders. We also run a birder friendly guesthouse above the penguin colony in the Western Cape and offer tailored tours in search of local endemics throughout Southern Africa [fully guided or site specific guides]. We use comfortable  accommodation close to prime birding localities. Pace and content depend on client wishes. Our Western Cape to the Limpopo Bushveld trip covers a particularly diverse mix of habitats to maximize opportunity making 400 plus sightings achievable. So whether you are interested in the splendour of careening pelagic seabirds off Cape Point or the magic of the African bush beyond Kruger Park to the Limpopo River.


Contact us:Tel/Fax : +27 (0)21 786 1414, Mobile: +27 83 272 2455, Skype: mlcardwell, Email:, Website:

Birding Botswana

Birding Botswana, run by Richard Randall, professional guide with over 40 years birding experience in southern Africa, offers tailor-made birding tours to Botswana’s finest destinations:  the Okavango Delta, Chobe, the Kalahari – and more. All levels of accommodation catered for, from up-market lodges to adventurous bush camping in the country’s birding hotspots. Trips to Namibia also arranged.

Contact Richard through or

Birding Ecotours
Small group and custom-made birding tours (birdwatching tours in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Antarctica – worldwide).
Kalahari Safaris / Desert Explorers
Kalahari Safaris operates from Upington, the capital city of the Green Kalahari, in the Northern
Cape Province, South Africa. Pieter (owner / operator) was born and raised in the fascinating, living desert of the Kalahari, and will share with you his passion for wildlife and make you discover the magic of this land of contrasts. Kalahari Safaris offers customised birding and wildlife tours to : Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Gemsbok Park) , Augrabies Falls National Park, Witsand Nature Reserve, as well as Namibian Desert safaris.

Contact: Pieter Hanekom (Kalahari Safaris), 3 Oranje street, Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa. Tel. +27 54 332 56 53, mobile + 27 82 435 000 7, e-mail:, tour guide registration nr. Northern Cape 0041

Letaka Safaris

Letaka SafariesWe know a birding holiday is not just about where you go, it's who you go with - our birding tours are led by the Reed brothers both of whom have a lifetime's experience birding in Southern Africa. Letaka Safaris are based in the Okavango Delta and specialise in birding safaris in Moremi Game Reserve, Caprivi Strip, Chobe National Park and Central Kalahari. Letaka Safaris also run birding tours in Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mocambique (see our website for scheduled departures). Day trips to Lake Ngami are also arranged from Maun. Because we use our own accommodation on many of our safaris we are able to offer tours at significantly lower prices particularly in Botswana.

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For more information please visit our website.
Phone: +267 6800363 Skype: letakasafaris

Nomtsas Safaris

You can rely on our knowledgeable and professional guidance we do know our birds.

Our passion at Nomtsas is to use this knowledge to give you the trip of a lifetime. Allow us to put together an eco-tour that meets your personal requirements in terms of time, cost-effectiveness and interests. At Nomtsas we pride ourselves on creating exclusive experiences, tailored to your unique circumstances. Were flexible, knowledgeable and accommodating. Please consult our itineraries for ideas on the various options available to you. Better still, tell me about your special interests and expectations and we will offer you the tailor-made safari of your dreams. Active, adventure-filled days are followed by relaxed, comfortable nights. We select the best Lodges, Guest Farms or Rest Camps to suit your particular needs. Whether its camping under the Southern Cross or being pampered in a five star lodge, Nomtsas Safaris has something for everyoneNomtsas dream safaris, your way.

Nomtsas Safaris, Telefax: +264 (0)61 233 511, Handy: +264 (0)81 124 9572, Website:, Email:

    Travel Africa
South Africa ranks as one of the top birding destinations in the world where African Birds, migrants and endemic birds can all be spotted. Namibia is a country of diversity and spectacular scenery, whatever you go looking for in Namibia you will find it... Birds Included!

Northern Botswana
is a rewarding area for bird watchers especially in the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.

We offer magnificent birding experiences in Southern Africa, with experienced local guides who ensure top quality birding tours. We have scheduled tours and custom-made to suit your budget and requirements.

Visit or Email: to arrange your Birding Adventure..
Tel: +44 (0) 777 478 6518


    Nature's Wonderland Safaris
Nature’s Wonderland Safaris, is a Kenyan owned company, which aims at providing world-wide birding and Wildlife clients experiences of superb & quality organized tours, while contributing to environmental conservation and disadvantaged communities. Our attention to detail and personal approach will make your trip more enjoyable. We cater for most food and accommodation requirements. Please contact us with your requirements (photographic, creature comforts, etc.).

We proudly present a selection of exciting Birding safaris, Wildlife safaris, Adventure tours and Camping safaris through the Eastern part of Africa ranging from 4 - 37 days, many of which can be combined with a relaxing interlude on the coast. Take an exotic safari through nature, and experience the privilege of being a part of it. Experience too, the different cultures of the local people, and realize how closely African cultures are connected to nature. Being Africans, we feel we are qualified to offer you the best Africa has to offer. Being situated locally means that our fingers are placed firmly on the pulse of the continent and this ensures that the best possible options are selected for each and every tour. Nature's Wonderland Safaris stands unique in ornithological safaris for its fair prices and its competitive bird watching safari guides. Apart from the major areas visited by other tour operators we are able to venture into new areas with high density of birds.   



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