- USD 150 per person
- Hotspot for viewing the Schalow’s turaco
- Spot the African Pitta in the summer
- An abundance of birdlife and wild birds of prey
- 8 hours of birding
Our Full-Day Birding Safari is the birding enthusiast’s dream!
The trip begins with an early morning pursuit of the Schalow’s turaco, which is the star bird of the region. We head straight to a site just above the Victoria Falls cascades, where we will stop for a short walk to the edge of the Zambezi River. Here, you will be greeted by the refreshing spray of the Falls as you view the fascinating green and blue turaco and marvel at the beauty of a stunning African sunrise.
Various other species of bird can also be viewed in the area that are equally attractive and interesting. This includes the falcon-like Bat Hawk, the Ashy Flycatcher, the Collared Palm Thrush and the Trumpeter Hornbill. These are just some of the spectacular birds that you might encounter. You may even catch a glimpse of the African Finfoot, which can often be spotted floating down the Zambezi.
As the day progresses, we make our way towards Zambezi National Park, where a tasty “Guide’s Breakfast” will be served along the banks of the Zambezi River before continuing our journey. Bird species to look out for here include the Malachite Kingfisher and the Giant Kingfisher. After breakfast, we head off to chase the high-flying raptors of the skies for a few hours, before sitting down to a picnic lunch.
High flyers that may be soaring the skies around this time include the Tawny Eagle, the Western Banded Snake Eagle and the Martial Eagle, as keen-eyed vultures linger. Once lunch has been served (the melodious Bearded Scrub Robin and White-Browed Scrub Robin normally provide the entertainment at lunch), a slow drive commences leading tour-goers back to their Victoria Falls lodge or hotel.
WHAT TO BRING
- Binoculars (a MUST)
- Spotting scope
- Sun hat, sun glasses, sun screen
- Notebook and pen/pencil
- Reusable water bottle
- Your booking confirmation voucher
- Cash for National Park fees (see pricing below)
- Breakfast (tea/coffee, toast, egg, yoghurt, bacon, baked beans, a fruit, fruit juice and tomato)
- Picnic lunch
- Soft drinks
- Alcoholic beverages
- A professional guide
- National Park fees:
- USD 30 for international guests
- USD 15 for citizens of SADC (South African Development Community) – Passport proof required
- USD 8 for Zimbabwean citizens – National Identification Cards (ID) required
- No children under 12 years of age permitted.
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
WHAT TO WEAR
- The winter months of May to August can get extremely cold. We recommend wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and a thick, warm jacket on morning and afternoon excursions.
- During the summer months of September to March, it gets hot. Shorts and light shirts are recommended for morning and afternoon trips.
- Neutral-coloured clothing.
- Closed hiking shoes.
- Prices are subject to change without notice.
- Guests are required to have their cell phones in “silent” mode for the duration of the trip.
- Under Zimbabwean law, it is illegal to use any device to call or imitate the call of birds.
- Laser printers cannot be used during this activity.