We invite you to come with us on a journey of discovery to magical Sri Lanka, home to some of the world’s rarest birds. Enter a paradise where trees dance with giant butterflies and orchids drip the scents of spices; watch wild elephants wallow near the shadows of sleeping leopards, and hear songs of wilderness like nowhere else on Earth.
BirdLife South Africa offers you the chance to win an 11 day endemic birds and big game tour with Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures for two people sharing to Sri Lanka. The prize also includes return flights for two from OR Tambo International Airport to Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.
Sri Lanka is one of the world’s top birding and game viewing destinations. This friendly island nation boasts lush scenery and has numerous large national parks that are teeming with birds and game. From the central highlands to the rich lowland rainforests, Sri Lanka is one of only a handful of magical destinations where it is possible to see every single country endemic in a well-planned trip such as this.
Top Birds: Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Wood & Sri Lanka Green Pigeons, Green-billed Coucal, Red-faced Malkoha, Serendib Scops Owl, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill and more
Top Mammals: Leopard, Sloth Bear, Purple-faced Langur, Water Buffalo, Asian Elephant, Stripe-necked Mongoose
Habitats Covered: Lowland dipterocarp forest, teak woodlands, montane forest, lakes, wetlands, mudflats, saltpans
Expected Climate: Warm in lowlands, cool in highlands, chance of rain in forest areas
Max Group Size: 12 with 2 Rockjumper leaders
Tour Pace & Walking: Undemanding
Accommodation: Basic to very comfortable lodges and hotels
Ease of Birding: Mostly unchallenging with very few skulky species
Number of Species Expected: +-230
Other Attractions: Yala National Park, Sinharaja Rainforest, tea plantations
Photographic Opportunities: Incredible
Click here to view the full tour itinerary. Please note with the text on page 7 that flights are included in the prize, and that the prize is for two people sharing.
This is an incredible prize and, for only R500 a ticket, you stand a chance of winning it. There are only 1000 tickets available which means that they’re going to go fast!
All funds raised will go directly to BirdLife South Africa and its important conservation work.
Entries close at midnight on 4 July 2019, or when all tickets have been sold; whichever comes first.
The draw will take place on 8 July 2019 at Isdell House, BirdLife South Africa’s head office in Dunkeld West, Johannesburg.
Please note that the winner is responsible for organising and paying for the necessary visas (approximately R780 per person).
Click here for the Terms and Conditions.
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