13 June 2016, 01:00
13 June 2016, 01:00
Take flight on Saga's worldwide birdwatching holidays
Saga’s special interest birdwatching holidays take guests across the world to indulge in their favourite hobby during daily excursions to protected reserves, wetlands and migratory sites.
From Spain to Africa and the Caribbean, Saga offers all-inclusive* accommodation, plus included tours and birding talks hosted by an expert guide.
Here are some inspiring examples, including two new holidays:
Cabo de Gata Natural Park is a Biosphere Reserve and home to birds including marsh harrier, hoopoe, greater flamingo, blue rock thrush and colourful bee-eater.
Guests enjoy five birdwatching tours with a visit to the Tabernas desert to spot kestrels and golden eagles; the Almerian wetlands to look for the Andouin and slender-billed gull and Los Vélez Natural Park where the griffon vulture may be seen.
Accommodation at the Barcelo Cabo de Gata Hotel is on an all-inclusive basis with a free bar from 11am to midnight serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Seven nights from £849 departing London Gatwick on March 21, 2017
This birdwatching holiday of a lifetime in southern Africa's stunning Okavango Delta takes guests on bush walks, game drives and river journeys. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to 482 species of birds and a refuge for 24 threatened species. At the Makgadikgadi Pans, thousands of flamingos are a breath-taking sight, while a journey on the Chobe River may bring sightings of a giant kingfisher.
Price includes VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, half-board accommodation in tented camps and lodges to enjoy the natural landscapes.
13 nights from £4,999 (†2 nights aboard aircraft) departing London Heathrow on January 11, 2017
Five birdwatching excursions include a visit to Doñana Natural Park, on the Guadalquivir River, where shearwaters, egrets, warblers and sometimes the Golden Oriole can be seen.
Guests also visit Sierra Pelada and Andevalo. The Sierra Pelada is a Special Protection Area, for its Black Vulture colony, one of the largest in Iberia. Andevalo is particularly important as a breeding area for raptors, the Great and Little Bustards are just some of the birds you might be fortunate enough to see.
Accommodation at Barcelo Punta Umbria Mar is on an all-inclusive basis with a free 13-hour bar.
Seven nights from £859, with choice of departures from Birmingham, Bristol, London Gatwick Manchester airports on November 24, 2016 to April 20, 2017
For details call free on 0800 300 500 or visit saga.co.uk/specialinterests
Price includes return flights, all-inclusive accommodation as detailed (*Birdwatching in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, is based on half-board), porterage, tour manager, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance.
There is 3 night Cape Town pre-extension from £169 and a 3 night Victoria Falls post-extension from £599 available on the Birdwatching in the Okavango Delta , Botswana holiday.
Saga Holidays was award Gold for “Best Special Interest Holiday Company” in the British Travel Awards 2015
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