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East Africa Safari Tour Part 2: Escarpment & Kruger - 9 Days

East Africa Safari Tour Part 2: Escarpment & Kruger

East Africa Safari: Eastern South Africa Part 2

South Africa is world-renowned for its incredible habitat and biological diversity, and nowhere is this more poignant than in the north-east of the country, the setting for this Birdwatching Tour South Africa.

Within a day’s drive, one can go from cool 2 000 m.a.s.l grasslands to hot, sub-tropical savanna at no more than 250 m.a.s.l, with much in the way of transitional habitats in between. This wonderful, compact Africa Wildlife Safari is a moderately-paced tour designed to make the most of this diversity while at the same time avoiding long days in the car and allowing enough time to enjoy the various accommodation venues. One can expect to see between 300 and 350 species of birds, including 30 endemics and near-endemic species; and 35+ species of mammals on this African wildlife safari.

For the birder and wildlife enthusiast, this translates into a superb range of species to be seen and is the ideal introduction to the region’s avifauna and wildlife in general. On this Africa Wildlife Safari and Birding Safari, the highlands are an endemics hot-spot, and notable species to be seen include  Bokmakierie, Gurney’s Sugarbird, Yellow-breasted Pipit, Drakensberg Prinia, Cape Grassbird, Sentinel Rock-Thrush, Buff-Streaked and Ant-eating Chats, among others.

Descending in altitude, the tour explores some montane forest habitat, the cliffs and gorges of the Blyde River Canyon, the third-largest canyon in the world, and transitional habitats before leveling out in the Kruger National Park, where birds and beasts abound. Here daily lists of well over 100 species are to be expected, and sightings of big mammals such as Lion, Elephant and White Rhinoceros add substantially to the appeal. All in all, this is a fantastic way to be introduced to some of South Africa’s scenery, birds and animals.

Please note: this set-departure tour is also available as a private or custom tour on request. Please submit an enquiry with your preferred dates and group size.

Africa Wildlife Safari Tour Highlights include:

  • Search for endemics and other specials in the 6000 ft + highlands of Mpumalanga Province.
  • Do some forest birding in the Afro-Montane forest of Mount Sheba.
  • See the spectacular Blyde River Canyon.
  • See the wealth of birds and mammals in the Kruger National Park.
  • See 300+ species of birds in only 9 days!

If you'd like to try an alternative tour, have a look at the Eastern South Africa Wildlife Tour: Kruger to Coast. 

Alternative Tour Name: Eastern South Africa Highlights Part 2: Escarpment & Kruger

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9 Days

Price & Availability

ZAR38,650 / per person
Based on twin/double room
Single Supplement ZAR 7050
This tour is operated by: Lawson’s Birding, Wildlife and Custom Safaris
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Tour Facts

  • Eastern South Africa
  • Set Departure Tour
  • Set Departure
  • Birds
  • 12 participants, 6 per vehicle
  • No age restrictions but not suited to young children
  • O R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg
  • O R Tambo International, Johannesburg
  • Moderate
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