It is our aim during our tours to show you the splendour of the Namibian landscape in all its forms. With our tours running through a range of habitats from the hyper-arid Namib Desert to the tropical swamps of the Okavango region, the geology, plants, insects and large mammals are as much part of our tours as the pursuit of birds. Batis Birding specialises in small group tours, as we believe it is essential to have a high leader-participant ration if you are going to get the most out of the tour. It ultimately ensures that everyone gets full value from the tour in terms of seeing the birds, learning from the experience and getting the individual attention of the leaders.
The pace of our tours can only be described as relaxed. As birds are most active in the early morning, our day usually starts with a pre-breakfast walk or an early breakfast prior to departing to more distant sites. We generally spend time walking for up to 4hours) but this is done at the pace of the slowest member of the group and we never “push” things.
Where there are larger groups we may have “faster” and “slower” groups. Lunches are generally picnics on the road, although occasionally we will have a sit-down meal. All our tours are fully accommodated and we have carefully selected our overnight facilities to be in those areas which provide the best services in good birding areas.
Although we expect all participants to bring their own binoculars, camera equipment and a field guide, we do provide a full range of reference books in the vehicle. Additionally, our guides carry telescopes with them and these are available for use at all times.
We offer a number of scheduled departures during the year, but we are also able to offer a range of tailor-made tours to suit all budgetary and time requirements, including one or 2 day trips around the coast and the Namib.