2018 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation

KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland & Kruger National Park

5th - 11th November 2018

Tour in brief 

  • Group size:  maximum of 12 participants, 1 guide per 6 participants
  • Areas visited: Wakkerstroom, Tembe Elephant Park, Maguga Dam (Swaziland), Kruger National Park 
  • Expected weather conditions: the coastal regions will be hot and humid, whereas the interior at Wakkerstroom should be warm but pleasant, possibly cool during the evenings. Kruger will be warm to hot, even very hot. Rain is a possibility this time of year. 
  • Tour tempo: medium to medium-plus, optional mid-day breaks (advisable considering on hot days), no serious walking. 
  • Accommodation standards: medium to medium plus; guest houses and lodges. 
  • Birding in brief: excellent variety of habitats; a mix of coastal dune forest, bushveld savanna, high altitude grassland and mountains. 
  • Top birds: Rudd’s and Botha’s Lark, White-bellied and Blue Korhaans, Jackal Buzzard, Blue Crane, Ground Woodpecker, Yellow-breasted Pipit, Secretarybird, Pink-throated Twinspot, African Broadbill, African Crowned Eagle, Woodward’s Batis and Livingstone’s Turaco. 
  • Mammal viewing:  good in Tembe especially, species to be seen include Suni, Samango Monkey, Meerkat, Yellow Mongoose, Nyala, African Elephant, Lion, African Buffalo and Wild Dog (with a bit of luck).

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