Dash to the Bush for the Birders
Focus on a wide array of bird species - over 400!
For the birders - we have guides with excellent knowledge of the birds in the area that can take you to many different habitats in the Luangwa - by vehicle, foot and boat. The Emerald Season is the best birding time of the year.
The joy of birding in the Luangwa is the varied habitats including riverine woodland, open lagoons, thickets, rocky hills plus much more. There are about 460 bird species recorded in the area. Of these about 65 are only here during the Emerald Season (including migrant cuckoos, warblers, storks, raptors, kingfishers, waders). Around 40 of these are Palaearctic migrants, 20 afro-tropical migrants and 5 are just local migrants more apparent here during the period. In addition there are a dozen or so birds, normally described as LBJs (little brown jobs) that are in resplendent breeding plumage during the rains and are therefore much easier to identify (widows, whydahs, weavers). So in total there about 75 additional species to be identified in the Emerald Season. This results in about 20 species a day more on the tick list compared to the dry season (as there are several species that we only see in the dry).
So if you are a keen birder and would like your safari to have the focus on birding let us know. We will provide a great birding guide and will ensure you are in a "birding vehicle" at no extra cost.
- ItineraryNkwali 7 nights, (if using British Airways Nkwali 6, Lusaka1)
- IncludedAll safari costs
- Not includedFlights (domestic & international), visas and airport taxes
- RatesUSD$ 2378per person
- ExtraLusaka/Mfuwe flights return US$ 570 inclusive of airport taxes
- Valid November, December, January to 21 May