Birding in the bush

Three red-billed oxpeckers sat on a mammals back

Course information

Birding as a hobby has risen tremendously in the last decade and these days, visitors to the African wilderness areas want to do more than simply spot large game. Due to this development on the ecotourism front, we have developed our 6 nights, 7 days Birding in the bush course to get these birding enthusiasts on their way to our wilderness camps in Makuleke, Karongwe and Mashatu. This course has been designed to broaden and enrich your knowledge and skills by educating you about the fascinating world of birds.

Why do this course

You don’t have to be a ‘twitcher’ to attend. The course caters for those who wish to learn the basics of bird identification or improve their existing identification skills. Although there are some lectures, it is very much a practical course with hours spent out in the field, learning how to successfully identify birds by both sight and sound. We are confident that any person attending our course will leave us more enriched and with greater confidence in being able to pass on the wonders and beauty of the South African birdlife to family, friends or clients.

Some subjects covered on course

Evolution. Anatomy and Physiology. Habitats & Environments. Bird Identification. Bird Behaviour. Ethics/Conservation.


The sleeping arrangements at all our camps consist of two people sharing per tent. Single requests are required to pay double-rates. Women and men do not share tents unless booked as a couple.


Early morning wake-up (tea, coffee, biscuits, fresh fruit and cereal), Brunch after activity (cooked breakfast and fruit salad), Afternoon tea (light lunch/ sandwiches), Dinner (balanced, warm plated meal with meat, vegetables and salad).

Certification and accreditation

All course participants receive a certificate of participation.

Further information

To book a place, request further information or if you have any specific questions then please get in contact by emailing