Although there are some hardcore birdwatchers out there, it’s fair to say that birds are not usually top of the list when it comes to what the majority of people most want to see on safari. However, it is hard not to become fascinated by Africa’s birdlife; the sheer diversity of species, sizes and colours is astounding and varies between locations. Furthermore, even on days when there is scarce big game to be seen, there are always birds to watch.
From the elusive shoebill and graceful flamingos, to vibrant bee-eaters and gigantic ostrich, there are plenty of weird and wonderful species to see. There are also several destinations in Safari Africa that lend themselves to fabulous birdwatching in particular.
*All photographs taken by YZ Josh