Custom and Anytime Tours

We enjoy arranging bespoke birding tours, in which we look at your wish list or specific requests and design an itinerary for you. We also realize that you can’t always make the dates of an existing tour shown on our website, but still want to do the tour. If you bring a small group, or if you want to pay more to make it a private tour, we can run these tours at any time by request (we’ll advise, though, if we think the timing is bad; one doesn’t for example want to visit Cuba during the hurricane season or Madagascar when the ground-rollers simply don’t show themselves!).

We also enjoy putting together custom trips for Audubon Societies, Bird Clubs, etc. Sometimes we run these as “conservation tours”, where we donate a certain amount per tour participant to the club or to a specific bird conservation cause, over and above what we already donate to conservation.

Every year we run a great many tailor-made tours. Please e-mail if you want more details.

Testimonials from our tours

Dear Chris,

After a great and exciting tour with John Tinkler, I would like to thank you in appointing him as my guide for the trip. Even though John (and others) said that I was unlucky with the weather, I didn't mind it at all. We saw > 190 species, granting me most of my 'special' targets. John managed to give me spectacular views of many species from his special vehicle resulting in id and and better shots of about 50% of the birds found. I have started to sort out my > 1000 pictures and will posts a few of what I rate as iconic SA birds as a preview. Next to the birds, John gave me a very special but cold experience in the Tankwa Karoo. It was a trip I'll never forget and I definitely recommend John as a superb guide.

Marc SmitNetherlands