Thinking of your next trip? Here are some mammal-focussed trips that are looking for people to join them. If you are planning a trip and looking for company, or looking to team up with others somewhere, then please post on the forum or get in touch.
If you are running a commercial mammalwatching tour then please email me for rates and options.
Anyone can list a trip here. They are not necessarily recommended or approved by mammalwatching.com, especially if I don’t know the people involved. So please do your own research before signing up: two weeks in a rainforest with someone you don’t get on with will not be fun ….
The following trips are looking for people to join.
Organizer – Paul Carter
I will be leaving Johannesburg on 26 Nov for Kgalakadi Transfrontier NP (4 nights or more) and Augrabies Falls. From there I would likely head to Springbok, Namaqua NP, Strandfontein on the West Coast, Tankwa Karoo NP … ending in George around 16 Dec. I will have a 2WD rental with high clearance; with one seat available, sharing all costs and effort etc. Dates after departure are flexible; camping where needed; my focus will be on photography and smaller mammals with as much night work as possible; I am also interested in herps and I don’t mind stopping for birds but this is not a birding trip. If you are interested in all or part of this, then email me at: pc 66 xx @mail.com
I just got back to South Africa a few days ago hence the short notice.
Paul Carter – www.pacapix.com
Organizer – Fiona Reid
I recently bought a large and beautiful property in Southern Costa Rica – 154 acres, with massive waterfalls, lots of mature forest, and a good variety of habitats. In order to find out more about the biodiversity on my land, I am planning a series of bio-blitzes and bat workshops.
I’ll be leading and organizing this workshop and I will have permits for catching rodents and bats. With luck, we should find roosting Spix’s and Peter’s Disk-winged Bat, Wrinkle-faced Bat, Chestnut Sac-winged Bat, Pygmy Round-eared Bat, and a number of tent-making bat species. The river has Greater Fishing Bats and numerous smaller species, and we hear the calls of Shaggy Bats and Northern Ghost Bats frequently – catching those two is hard but we will certainly try. Other mammals that are easily seen around Sylvan Falls include Red-backed Squirrel Monkey, White-faced Capuchin, Neotropical River Otter, Tomes’s Spiny Rat, White-nosed Coati, Central American Agouti, and more.
Level of difficulty: Easy – Moderate
Organiser: Royle Safaris with Vladimir Dinets guiding
There are two places left on this unique tour that explores part of the world that are rarely visited, and so to get a good idea of what to expect we recommend you read through the below information thoroughly.
We have outlined a detailed itinerary for the entire trip. However due to the movements of the rhinos and other factors (such as tides, vegetation cover, weather etc) we will change the itinerary to give us the best possible chance of seeing a rhino.
Rest assured that whether we see a rhino or not you will be among the first ever non-scientists to ever attempt a sighting in the core area of the park and pioneers at the start of ecotourism here that could save the Javan rhino.
On our first Javan Rhino Expedition in 2018 we had an incredible double Javan Rhino sighting. Two different individuals over the course of one incredible day.
Level of difficulty: Moderate