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Naturalist Journeys Partners with Birding Africa to Announce a New Namibia Wildlife and Birding Tour


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Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces a new tour, Namibia Sampler: Wildlife, Birding, and Spectacular Scenery, running September 13 - 25, 2014. Designed in partnership with Birding Africa, a leader in ornithology tours, travelers will uncover Namibias incredible biodiversity and striking landscapes in the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park, one of Africas most renowned wildlife parks.

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Our partnership with Birding Africa allows us to deliver a unique experience to those interested in learning more about Namibias birds, wildlife, and natural history, says Naturalist Journeys CEO and guide Peg Abbott. Birding Africa is one of the continents most accomplished birding organizations. Weve worked with them to design a tour that provides unparalleled access to Namibias incredible biodiversity, she explains.

September marks the end of the dry season, which creates the perfect set of conditions for game viewing in Namibia; travelers will observe the dramatic increase in wildlife activity around the few remaining waterholes, including regular encounters with Lions, Elephants, Black Rhinoceros, and Giraffe. The tour highlights several of these waterholes in Etosha National Park, at both scenic viewing areas and national park lodges.

Marge Hemp of Birding Africa recommends September as an ideal time for birders. In addition to concentrated large mammals, migratory birds from Northern Africa and Europe begin to return to Namibia in September, bringing with them a notable raptor population.

Namibias birds enter the breeding season in September, and colorful species in full breeding plumage create excellent opportunities for photography.

The Namibia Sampler is set against the stunning backdrop of the countrys iconic red dunes and the vast salt flats of Etosha National Park. The cracked surface of the Etosha Pan extends nearly 1,900 square miles into the Namibian wilderness, and acts as a gathering place for migratory birds during the rainy season. The Park also contains extensive grasslands and savanna, playing host to Cheetah, Ostrich, Zebra, and more.

Travelers will also spend time on the Skeleton Coast and Walvis Bay searching for White-chinned Petrels, rare Damara Terns, Benguela Dolphins, and Fur Seal colonies that number in the thousands.

Travelers will have the opportunity to spot several national and regional endemic species including Dune Lark, Hartlaubs Gull, White-tailed Shrike, and Monteiros Hornbill.

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This tour begins and ends in Windhoeks Huseo Kutako International Airport. It is limited to 8 participants. Company owner Peg Abbott will lead the tour along with local expert guides. An optional extension,Wild Dogs and Wildlife in a Hidden Gem of Africa, is also offered September 25-29 to Madikwe National Park.

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Naturalist Journeys LLC, a top birding and nature tour company, offers specialty small group tours and travel worldwide, from the western U.S. to Alaska, Hawaii and Florida, Costa Rica, Panama, safaris in Africa and more. Naturalist Journeys guided nature and birding tours feature expert guides with decades of experience in birdwatching, travel photography and other forms of ecotourism. Naturalist Journeys also offers hiking and adventure travel tours in many national parks and wildlife reserves, including the Galapagos, Antarctica and the Amazon.

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