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Birding Tour

Birding Tour Packages
Country: Lesotho
City: Sani Top-sani Pass
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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USD 100 / Per Person

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Birding Tour –Lesotho 1 Day

Take a guided tour from the small Kwa Zulu Natal towns of Underberg and Himeville and through the Southern Drakensberg into the highlands of Lesotho.

Depart at 06H30 from Guest Lodge, with a packed lunch provided, and start to ascend the Legendary Sani Pass of 2974 meters above Sea level. You will see the Bush Blackcap, Ground Woodpecker, and the Gurneys Sugar Bird. Whilst traveling from scrub to Proteas grassland. Once at an altitude of (1800m) one may find species such as the Drakensberg Siskin and the Drakensberg Rockjumper.

While on tour, one may at any time see the majestic Bearded Vulture, which inhabits the mountainous regions of the Lesotho highlands. The Bearded Vulture uses Lesotho for its nesting, but forages mostly in the Ukhahlamba National Park of the Southern Drakensberg special will be the Mountain Pipit, only seen in the summer months.

Due to their constant change in habitat and once in Lesotho (2874m), several species found in the Karoo areas may be seen right across the Kwa Zulu Natal border, such as the Skewing Chat, Thick-Billed Lark, Lanyards Tit-Babbler, Orange Breasted Rock Jumper, Sentinal Rock Thrush, Ground Wood Pecker and others.

After a packed lunch, we now start ascending the Black Mountain Pass (3394m). There's always a good chance of seeing the Cape Vulture, Lammergeier/Bearded Vulture, Falcon, Harriers, and the Black Eagle.

Descend the Black Mountain (Seqodo Pass) and visit the Highest Pub in Africa for a refreshment stop, if time permits. Descending the Sani Pass back into South Africa, we might see a couple of birds we missed in the late afternoon.


4x4 Vehicle
Driver/ Guide
2x Bottled Water
Entry Fees into Lesotho
Entry Fees to visit Basotho village
Packed or Picnic Lunch


Personal Insurances and Expenses
Alcoholic and Soft Drinks
Tips to Guides

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