2018 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation

Escarpment and Kruger National Park

6th - 11th November 2018

Tour in brief 

  • Group size:  maximum of 12 participants, 1 guide per 6 participants 
  • Areas visited:  Dullstroom, Mount Sheba, Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park 
  • Expected weather conditions: cool to warm conditions in the highlands of Dullstroom, warm to hot on from Blyde to the Kruger National Park. Possible afternoon thunderstorms. 
  • Tour tempo: medium-plus to fast, optional mid-day breaks on non-travelling days (advisable in the hotter areas). A great trip for both casual and serious birders. 
  • Accommodation standards: medium: lodges, guest houses and National Park's rest-camps. 
  • Birding in brief: excellent variety, three major habitats included, tops for endemics. 
  • Top birds: Southern Bald Ibis, Denham’s Bustard, Gurney's Sugarbird, Jackal Buzzard, Buff-streaked Chat, Yellow-breasted Pipit, Sentinel Rock Thrush, Eastern Long-billed Lark, Knysna Turaco, Orange Ground Thrush, Cape Vulture, Southern Ground-Hornbill, Martial Eagle, White-headed Vulture, Malachite Kingfisher, Southern White-crowned Shrike, Kori Bustard, Retz’s Helmet Shrike. 
  • Mammal viewing: excellent, especially in the Kruger National Park 
  • Top mammals: The Big Five, Klipspringer, Honey Badger, African Wild Dog, African Wild Cat, Nyala 
  • Other wildlife and attractions: the Drakensberg Escarpment and the Kruger National Park

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