Birding Ecotours

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Birding Ecotours


Birding Ecotours runs worldwide birding tours that contribute to conservation and local communities. Our trips are for small groups of only 6-8 participants. Quality is of paramount importance to us – we prefer to use superior accommodation (where available at the top birding sites) and vehicles. Despite our focus on small groups and the fact that we err on the side of superior quality, our prices are competitive.
It is Birding Ecotours’ company policy to contribute a minimum of 10 % of profits to conservation and local communities. We are passionate about birding and also about leaving a legacy – by genuinely helping people and conserving birds – for generations to come. We disagree that profit is the main goal of any company – what is the point of that if one is not helping people and birds?
We like to do things differently. For example, we offer some unique tours, including Owls of the World® Tours, tough mammal tours (fancy an Aardvark or a Black-footed Cat?), and more. Since 2003, we have been innovating some of the most wonderful tours available.
Our main focus is, of course, on finding the important birds (especially the endemics and specials). Our trip lists are very important to us (we do encourage you to look at these and compare them with those of other companies). However, we understand that birding tours can be tiring, so we prefer to add a day or two and actually have folks enjoy the birding tour. This also gives us backup time, in case some birds don’t cooperate as expected, and also allows time to stop for mammals and other interesting things along the way.
We also run a good number of Birding Photo Tours, which need a different approach to a typical birding tour – more space in the vehicles for camera gear, the correct tour pace to get photos, angling the vehicle correctly, and constantly thinking about lighting.
If you contact us, you’ll find that we’re very enthusiastic and highly efficient at e-mailing detailed information to you. It’s our contagious enthusiasm for birding (and for the natural world as a whole) that spurs us on to give outstanding service.

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Contact page:

Phone number

+27 (0) 72 211 9863


Currencies accepted:

South African Rand, GB Pounds, US Dollars

Languages supported:


Vehicles provided:



Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Indonesia – West Papua, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia – Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia – Sabah, Malaysia – Sarawak, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Namibia – Caprivi Strip, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Africa – Karoo, South Africa – Cape Town – Kruger National Park, South Africa – Eastern Cape, South Africa – Free State, South Africa – Gauteng, South Africa – KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – Limpopo, South Africa – Mpumalanga, South Africa – North West Province, South Africa – Northern Cape, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago – Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago – Trinidad, Turkey, Uganda, United States, United States – Colorado, United States – Minnesota, United States – Tennessee, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Tour Categories:

Custom tours, Easy pace, Mobility limited, Set tours

Tour types:

Birds, Mammals, Pelagics, Plants, Sea cruises, Wildlife Photography