We visit one of the great treasure-houses of the botanical world, haven to more than 3000 different floral species. Many of these, for a few weeks in springtime, burst into riotous life, clothing the countryside in a spectacular mantle of orange, yellow and white blooms. Namaqualand also sustains a wide variety of perennials: geophytes, dwarf shrubs and a huge number of succulents. This is the best time of the year for birding , as many of the birds are opportunists which move into the area and breed after winter rain.
This superb tour combines the sparsely populated semi-desert of Bushmanland with its exciting and highly desirable South African endemic birds with the stark beauty of the vast mountain desert known as the Richtersveld. It also provides a juicy taste of the floral splendour of springtime Namaqualand and the rugged beauty and mystique of the Diamond Coast.
Escape to the kingdom of eSwatini, a country of rich biodiversity and one of the world’s hotspots of floral and faunal species richness.