Karoo Birding Safaris is owned and run by Japie and Ralie Claassen, both passionate about nature and experienced birders.
With 30 years of birding experience, and having spent most of his life in the Karoo, Japie has extensive knowledge of the area’s plants and animals, and specialises in finding LBJs (Little Brown Jobs).
Ralie is an experienced birder with more than 800 species on her Southern African life list. She also has a keen interest in the Southern African flora and invertebrates.
Because of its vast, untouched and little-explored areas, the Karoo is a great place to discover special plants and find “dry west” birding specials.
Their two-day trip consists of visiting Gamkaskloof (“Die Hel”), basking in the scenery and plants of the Swartberg Mountains, and enjoying the charm of Prince Albert’s historical buildings.
Karoo Birding Safaris also caters for people interested in San paintings, as well as historical buildings around the Karoo and fossils.
Japie and Ralie Claassen also offer tours throughout all of South Africa, as well as Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
To find out about the great variety of tours on offer, click here.