Bird Walk with Savannah Southern Safaris

Bird walk through the Mosi-O-Tunya National Park is an adventure that gives you an opportunity to see other animals as you walk on the safari.

Mosi-O-Tunya Park prides itself of at least 450 or more bird species, most of which are resident. Migrating birds set in around November/December while some waders may come in as early as August. These Palaearctic migrants leave in March and April towards the destinations in the northern hemisphere where they spend the winter. Most birds can however be seen all year round.

Savannah Southern Safaris will provide birders exclusive tours in the park and the surrounding areas where some special birds like the mostly solitary Miombo Pied Barbet (Tricholaema frontata) the Taita Falcon (Falco fasciinucha), which is almost extinct, and the elusive African Finfoot  (Podica senegalensis) can be seen.

But even if these birds may be difficult to spot, you will undoubtedly have the privilege to see the Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus) which thanks to his red bill is difficult to miss,and the African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus), which was venerated by Ancient Egyptians as a symbol of the god Thoth. You will also be able to admire the amazing work done by the Weaver Birds (Ploceidae), that build apartment-house nests.

A little out of town, one may also spot Africa’s most localised parrots “The black- cheeked love birds” (Agapornis nigrigenis).

Birding tours start as early as 6.30 in the morning because “It’s the earliest bird that catches the worm!” and they last between 3 and 4 hrs.

Afternoon trips are also possible. They start at 14:30 and last a minimum of 3hours.

For the more birders we offer trips outside Livingstone to see special birds such as the endemic Chaplin's Barbet, African Shoebill, Flamingos, long toed lapwing.

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