Fangs and Feathers runs a short four day birding and mammal tour to the diverse West Coast and arid Tankwa Karoo in the Western Cape of South Africa. Excellent semi-desert birding can be had within three hours of Cape Town and you can expect to see a high number of Fynbos and Karoo endemics for your lifelist. This tour starts and ends in Cape Town South Africa.
This unique four day birding tour focuses on Fynbos and Karoo endemic species. We make an early departure form Cape Town from your accomodation (07:00). We bird the West Coast National Park, Vredenberg Peninsula, Witzenberg Valley and Tankwa Karoo. A combination of walking, sitting-in bird hides and vehicle-based birding along the gravel roads is strategy we use. We have expert knowledge of the West Coast's Strandveld and Karoo's fauna and flora.
Target birds: Southern Black and Karoo Korhaan, Ludwig's Bustard, Cape Penduline Tit, Cape Long-billed Lark, Verreaux's Eagle, Protea Canary, Orange-breasted, Southern Double-collared, Malachite and Dusky Sunbird, Cape Sugarbird,Karoo Eremomela, Rufous-eared Warbler, Cinamon-breasted Warbler, Namaqua Warbler, Willow Warbler (summer), Pale-winged Starling, Greater Kestrel, Martial Eagle, Karoo, Familar, Tractrac and Sicklewing Chat, Mountain Wheatear, Black-headed Canary, Black-eared Sparrowlark (rare), Grey-backed Sparrow Lark, Karoo Lark, Spike-heeled Lark, Burchell's Courser (rare), Pririt Batis, Fairy Flycatcher and Chat Flycatcher.
Target Mammals: Cape Eland, Bontebok, Steenbok, Grey Rhebok, Kilpspringer, Cape Grey Mongoose, Bat-eared Fox, Black-backed Jackal
Cost per person sharing:
1 pers: R 26 600 p/p single supplement is an additional R2200 per person.
2 pers: R14 900 p/p
4 pers: R 9700 p/p
Includes: Accomodation, dinner and breakfast, entrance fees to reserves, bottled water, tour vehicle, fuel and expert bird/nature guide, spotting scope and field guides.
Excludes: Lunches, tips and items of a personal nature.
The sought-after and endemic Karoo Korhaan