If you are planning to search for birds in an unfamiliar area, the best thing you can do is to hire a professional bird guide! And if you are wanting to explore somewhere new, one option is to book a birding tour with an operator who will ensure that you have the best opportunities to enjoy the birds that you are after while also minimizing the stress of trip planning and preparation.
The BirdLife South Africa Recommended Tour Operators employ professional qualified and licensed bird guides, are committed to ethical and sustainable ecotourism practices, and support BirdLife South Africa and its work. They have also committed to the use of our community bird guides as well as our BirdLife South Africa Recommended Accommodations wherever applicable. They also ascribe to BirdLife South Africa’s Birders’ Code of Ethics and will always prioritize the birds’ wellbeing.
If you manage a specialist birding tour company or are a professional bird guide, please consider applying to become a BirdLife South Africa Recommended Tour Operator by filling in our online application form. Please see our information brochure for more details about the benefits of becoming a Recommended Tour Operator.