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Central African Wilderness Safaris

Central African Wilderness Safaris

We ran our first birding trip in December 1987 guided by Ian Davidson and Peter Steyn, and managed an impressive count of 425 brid species. Since then, we have regularly taken birding groups from all over the world and have partnered with some of the travel trade’s leading birding tour operators including ‘Birdquest’ and ‘Rockjumper’.

We understand that the single most important criteria for excellent birding tours is the quality and knowledge of the guides – most particularly the lead guide accompanying the trip throughout and also the local guides who direct the tourists. Over the years we have successfully built a team of experts that we believe are second to none in this field. We are also privileged to manage the facilities at two of the country’s leading birding destinations in Liwonde and Nyika National Parks.

Increasingly, many avid birders are discovering Malawi as a top birding destination in South Central Africa. The country is home to approximately 650 species of birds, many of which are difficult to see anywhere else on the continent. Liwonde National Park and Nyika National Park are some of the country’s top birding spots and on a week-long trip, birders can expect to see approximately 300 – 350 species. During the green season (January – April) each year, birders can spot a variety of migrant birds.

While there are a few countries in Africa with a bigger bird list, a small country like Malawi with over 600 species of birds without a coastline is impressive. The range of habitats that are easily accessible with great accommodation, friendly people and great wildlife makes for a wonderful birding destination. We also feel that we are a country where tourism has an exponential opportunity to make a difference.

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