Followers of my personal blog know how much I enjoy watching birds. Not in a compulsive “must complete the list” way. I just like birds. I also enjoy knowing what I’ve seen, so one of my investments prior to the African trip was a bird book. Funnily enough, it was probably the guidebook we referred to the most on the trip. Mum had a really good handle on all the animals and most of the birds we saw due to her time spent at Pete’s Pond online, but there were some birds that she’d never seen before.
So we’d try to get a good picture and then check out Birds of Southern Africa (affiliate link) when we got back to our room.
Here are some of my favorites from the first few days of the trip: