With vast unexplored landscape, Nigeria offers the best opportunity for bird watching in West Africa. This tour offers a chance to see the largest variety of Nigeria’s birds and endemics are guaranteed to be sighted. We start out with local birding along Lagos coastal strip with a visit to the Lekki Conservation Centre with its uniquewalkway through the swamp forest. Among the birds we may expect to see is Black Kite, Lizard Buzzard, Harrier-Hawk and, Blue-spotted Wood-Dove. From here we continue on to the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, whose lush grounds supports over 350 bird species in an area of only 250 acres (100 ha). This is the best place to find the Ibadan Malimbe, endemic to Nigeria. Our next destination is Okomu National Park, one of the prime rainforest sites in West Africa. All the large hornbills and four species of Spine Tails can be seen from the conveniently located platform high up in the forest canopy. From here we continue on to Agenebode where we will spend two days searching for birds more typical of the Guinea Savanna. The rare Vermiculated Fishing -Owl and the enigmatic Egyptian Plover occur along the Niger River and we will make a special effort to see them.
We then ascend to the cool climate of the Jos plateau, a marked contrast to the humidity of the rainforest. We will spend the next three days exploring the plateau where an interesting array of birds can be seen including Fox Kestrel, Stone-Partridge and Adamawan Turtle Dove. We descend the Jos plateau and drive to Obudu Cattle Ranch, in the heart of Cameroon Mountains EBA. From this comfortable base we will explore the trails of the Becheve Nature Reserve, a huge, well protected forest that is home to such species as Bannerman’s Weaver, White Throated Mountain-Babbler, and Yellow-breasted Boubou. We will spend at least one day in the lowland forest looking for Red-faced Picathartes, which in this area can usually be seen with little difficulty. Transfers are in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles while selected accommodation is the best in each location. Experience a unique holiday off the beaten tracks when you book this interesting holiday package of a life time.
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