The world famous Kruger National Park is not only home to Africa’s Big Five mammals and many other species of fauna and flora; it also supports more than 500 bird species or about 60% of the total number found in the entire southern African sub-region. Simply put, Kruger is without a doubt the best birding destination in southern Africa.
The 19,485 km2 (7,523 sq mi) park in South Africa’s Lowveld region is a mosaic of lowland savannas and woodlands, bisected by wooded, seasonally flowing rivers, with dams and pans dotted throughout. This creates a varied and rich habitat for all sorts of avifauna, making Kruger an essential stop for southern African and worldwide birders.
We offer birding day trips to Kruger and the important surrounding birding hotspots. Our expert guide will pick you up from wherever you are staying close to or inside the park and you will embark on your trip in an open-sided safari vehicle which affords all guests great comfort and the optimal viewing angles for birds.
Apart from seeing all the “usual suspects” of Kruger, your guide will focus on finding you the best birds of the Park. This could include Woolly-necked, Saddle-billed and Marabou Stork, African Openbill, White-backed and Hooded Vulture, Martial and Tawny Eagle, Bateleur, Kori Bustard, Secretarybird, Southern Ground Hornbill, White-crowned Lapwing, Bearded Scrub Robin, Thick-billed Cuckoo, Brown-headed Parrot, Retz’s Helmetshrike and many more. If you are very lucky you could even find some specials like Pel’s Fishing Owl, White-backed Night Heron, African Finfoot, Black Stork, Lappet-faced, White-headed and Cape Vulture, Pallid Harrier, Senegal Lapwing, Crowned Eagle, Gorgeous Bushshrike, Stierling’s Wren-Warbler and others.
Learning about the trees, animals, insects and general bush and nature around you is also on the cards. And don’t be surprised if you see a few members of Africa’s famous Big Five! You will stop at picnic spots and rest camps throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and restroom breaks.
We also offer day trips a little further afield, including to the subtropical town of Nelspruit, the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, Mariepskop’s dense Afromontane forests, and picturesque Magoebaskloof.
All these day trips can also be combined as an extension before or after your existing Kruger National Park safari with us. For more information browse to Birding Day Trips or enquire directly at firstname.lastname@example.org