Let us take you to visit and explore many of the most exciting birding and wildlife destinations in Southern Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana and India. We would like to share this experience with you. Our born-and-bred local community guides and tour leaders, will enrich your journey. Escape with us to the birding and wildlife hot-spots in these uniquely diverse countries. Imagine visiting these spectacular wild places? Enjoy the Jungles, Nature Reserves, Deserts, Plains, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes along with the amazing Birds and Wildlife that call these destinations home.

Allow us to enrich your trip with a unique Escape to the Wild …

Let us take you to visit and explore many of the most exciting birding and wildlife destinations in Southern Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana and India. We would like to share this experience with you. Our born-and-bred local community guides and tour leaders, will enrich your journey. Escape with us to the birding and wildlife hot-spots in these uniquely diverse countries. Imagine visiting these spectacular wild places? Enjoy the Jungles, Nature Reserves, Deserts, Plains, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes along with the amazing Birds and Wildlife that call these destinations home. Specialized Birding and Wildlife Tours Specialized Birding and Wildlife Tours

Allow us to enrich your trip with a unique Escape to the Wild …

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Book one of our Specialized Birding and Wildlife Tours in Southern Africa, Uganda Ethiopia, Ghana and India.

Southern African Escapes

South Africa has all the features that travellers long for, fine weather, Spectaculer scenery, great coastline and amazing wild life. Experience the Kruger National Park, Table Mountain – a (UNESCO) World heritage site, the Cape floral kingdom with its unique fynbos and the red dunes of the Kalahari. 

Chimpanzee and Shoebill Stork targets in Uganda

Ugandan Escapes

Uganda where east and west Africa meet, featuring lush forrests inhabited by gorilla and chimpanzee. With the largest Lake in Africa, Lake Victoria as well as Lake Albert bording the Albetine Rift Valley, mountains, watersfalls and arid savanahs. Enjoy birding in paradise with over 1000 species.

Descibed as the “pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill.

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Ethiopian Escapes

Ethiopia is situated in the “Horn Of Africa” and has become one of Africa’s leading birding destinations with over 800 species of which 29 are endemic! Along with its unique birdlife Ethiopia is home to a number of strange and unique animals.

Ghana Escapes

Ghana is an amazing destination for bird watching. With over 760 bird species Ghana is a must visit for any keen birder with stunnning African rainforests and the most accesible picarthartes colonies in the world. Ghana is an exciting and adventurous  destination where one never knows quite what to expect.

Incredible Indian Escapes

Few countries in the world carve such a deep, lasting impression on a traveller as india. Sitting upon layer apon layer of combined history and culture. Experience the unique birdlife and wildlife that perhaps no other country can compare. Take a guided safari in the golden triangle and the Northern Himalayan Forests and experience the cultural delights of the Taj Mahal (one of the seven wonders of the world).

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Meet the Wildlings

We are proud to introduce our passionate team of Birding, Wildlife and Environmental Champions to you.

Dr Rob Little – Patron

Tsakane Pila – Manager / Media

Maans Booysen – Manager & Guide

Grant Egen – Guide Manager  / Nature Conservationist

Themba Mthembu – Guide

Michelle de Fleuriot – Conservation Environmental Lecturer ( Scholar Programme)

Samson Mulaudzi – Guide

Bradwin Adendorff – Guide / Media

Joe Harwood – Founder & CEO

Meryl-Lynne Harwood

Host / Hospitality Manager

A founding member of Escape to the Wild with the responsibility of all travel, tour and hosting arrangements. Meryl-Lynne’s love of travel has allowed her to visit India countless times. She has led and arranged Yoga and Cultural Tours to India with groups of 15 – 40 people since 1980. This has entailed successfully managing airfares, hotels, and all transport arrangements, including train and all aspects of hospitality.

Meryl-Lynne has arranged and hosted tours to Nepal, (Kathmandu, Annapurna Mountain, Royal Chitwan National Park), Assam (Kasiranga National Park), India- Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur National Park, Mumbai, Kolkata, the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Jaipur and Agra) and a number of tours in the Himalayan foothills and mountains. She has also arranged various tours to Europe including several sea cruise tours.

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