South African Sojourn 2022

18 June 2022 - 27 June 2022 Space Available

Two contrasting and iconic landscapes come together on this safari to give you an incredible overview of this country and showcasing its diversity.

The Great Karoo, in the hinterland of South Africa, is a place of semi desert, open montane plains and massive peaks rising above the dry plains. Diverse herds of Blesbok, Plains Zebra, Eland, Springbok, Black Wildebeest and Red Hartebeest saunter and feed across these plains, allowing us an insight into 150 years in history, when these plains witnessed the largest migration of land animals on earth.

The large predators have returned to this incredible area, with Lion and Cheetah doing particularly well, of which this entire area is a crucial area to cheetah conservation. The chance to have good sightings of these beautiful cats on the open plains is very good. But it’s the endemism of the Karoo that makes it such a special place, hosting bird species seen no where else in the world. An impressive bird list includes Kori Bustard, Cape Vulture, Verraux’s Eagle, Ground Woodpecker and Karoo Korhaan. This area also has a good population of smaller mammals that are very difficult to find in other area’s, such as Aardvark, Aardwolf and Bat-eared Fox which we will head out in search of. In winter, these mountains receive sporadic snowfall, covering the plains and creating a very different safari experience. Importantly, it may offer the opportunity to photograph African predators in a snow clad environment- something quite unique to Africa!