How to Plan Your Kruger Birding Trip
The first How-to Bird Kruger Guide!
How to plan your Kruger trip explains the strategy of birding in the Kruger Park, giving insight into the habitats, seasons, daily strategies, main camps and regional birds of Northern, Central and Southern Kruger. This is the first time that such an overview of birding in Kruger is available. Based on a three-week survey of Kruger Park from north to south, the course presents pros and cons of birding in the three major zones, the seasonality of birding and influence of habitats. People often begin birding after one or more visits to Kruger Park, and this course will change the way you look at Kruger and enhance your experience, as birding becomes an important goal and reward. It presents strategies for maximising your birding on a daily basis, strategies for birding including night drives and reviews camps and picnic sites/hides in terms of birding. This course complements the Kruger and Bushveld Toolkit course, which contains 120 species you are likely to encounter. This new course particularly focuses on a core group of 20 species for which pre-trip preparation is key, as well as reviewing several problems groups such as brown eagles, other raptors, aerial species, waders, flycatchers and seedeaters. I use the identification strategies and protocols developed in Begin Birding with Aldo. This course of three 90-min sessions is suitable for birders seeking to maximise the birding return of repeat trips to Kruger. Our Zoom sessions are restricted in number and interactive.
The course (for all 3 sessions) costs R375 for one person, and R525 for 2 or more. For pensioners the cost is R275 for one person and R375 for 2 or more.
Three 75-90 minute sessions as shown below:
Session 1. Overview of habitats, seasons, daily strategy, special birds. Camps and birds of central Kruger.
Session 2. Camps and birds of southern Kruger.
Session 3. The camps and birds (including specials) of northern Kruger.
The course includes detailed presentations, links to recordings of each session which are available for 7 days, and permanent low-res pdfs at the end of the course for reference.
Session 1: Monday 22 January 2024 at 19.00
Session 2: Wednesday 24 January 2024 at 19.00
Session 3: Thursday 25 January 2024 at 19.00
Please use the calendar on the right to book into Session 1, which means you are booked into the entire course! You will receive a confirmation email with payment details.