Sandwich Bird Tours

This short voyage has been desigend to bring out the adventurous side of of our guests.
It involves spending a week on a 100 year old two masted schooner sailing through the fjiords of Northern Norway inside the Arctic Circle.

Many dates are already sold out so early booking is advisable.

Nov 26 – Dec 3  2017 
Subject to availability  £1580 twin sharing 1 cabin left
Dec 23 – Dec 30  2017 
Subject to availability   £1580 twin sharing  3+ cabins left
Jan 6 –Jan 13 2018  £1660
Nov 11- Dec 1 2018  £1660
Dec 1- Dec 8 2018  £1660


The crew consist of the captain, first and second mate and cook and expedition leader.
Language spoken is English and Dutch.
All 10 cabins are inside twins with wash basin and skylight. There are 4 showers and 5 toilets on board.

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IBERIAN LYNX and BIRDS TOUR with Sandwich Bird Tours
January 28th to February 3rd 2018

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The Iberian Lynx, the rarest cat in the world!
Endangered raptors such as Spanish Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Griffon Vulture and Black Vulture. During the 2-day extension we will visit different habitats with a good chances of seeing Little Bustard, Stone Curlew, Great Spotted Cuckoo (February), Bonelli’s Eagle, etc.
Special mammals: Spanish Ibex, Mouflon, Wildboar, Otter and Red Squirrel!
Other special birds: Azure-winged Magpie, Hoopoe, Little Owl, Sardinian and Dartford Warbler, Thekla Lark, etc

Cost £965 plus flight with low cost airline.
Single supplement £110

Lunch is included during day 1 in a bar halfway to our accommodation
The last day just breakfast is included.
Price includes: Accommodation, all meals, transport, checklist and guiding

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INDIAN WILDLIFE TOUR with Sandwich Bird Tours - April 2018

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Delhi, Velavadar, Gir National Park, Little Rann of Kutch and Bandhavgarh National Park
Possible extensions to Taj Mahal and Assam

Main Tour cost (per person): £2550 depending exchange rates. single £450
Assam extension cost (per person): £890
depending on number of guests and exchange rates

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Sandwich Bird ToursExtremadura is widely known for its outstanding variety of wildlife. Visiting Extremadura is traveling back to Spain 50 years ago.

A paradise for raptors: Spanish Imperial Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Black, Egyptian and Griffon Vulture, Lesser Kestrel, Black-shouldered Kite and Southern European specialities.
Flower-filled meadows covered by orchids: A total of 8-9 species are possible during April. Species include Naked Man Orchid, Giant Orchid, Yellow Bee Orchid, Woodcock Orchid to name fewbecause of the volatility of the pound at the moment.

£975 twin sharing. Plus flight £120 single supplement
Price includes Accommodation, all meals, transport, checklist and guiding

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UGANDA - 17th June to 1st July 2018 - GORILLAS AND SHOEBILL

Sandwich Bird ToursA birding and wildlife tour of Uganda in search of the enigmatic Shoebill and the few remaining Mountain Gorillas.
Led by John van der Dol
Grading: a certain amount of fitness required especially for the Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking.
Focus: on birds and mammals
Early booking recommended as group will be no larger than 12.

A photographer's paradise

Dates and price to be fixed when we have some idea of how many people are potentially interested. Rough guide £4 to 4.5K plus flight fully inclusive.

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SRI LANKA—Absolute Birding!
(with England-Sri Lanka Cricket extension)
A Sri Lankan nature tour focussed on birds & wildlife
Dates will be set when Cricket dates are announced

Sandwich Bird Tours Safari

The Absolute Birding tour mainly focuses on the island’s abundant avifauna—especially the 33 endemics currently recognised, and Indian sub-continent & Oriental specialties including migrants.
We aim to see over 75% of the 53 or so species of birds endemic to Sri Lanka and India.
This birding tour ideal during late October to April, when the northern winter migrants supplement the island’s resident birds.
Therefore, this period is most likely to produce good numbers and great birding. We aim to see 220-250 species of birds (depending on your interests/skills/focus) during this period.

Prices: valid until 31 December 2018

2 persons cost per person based on Double Occupancy—GBP 2,350

3-5 persons cost per person based on Double Occupancy—GBP 2,100

6-7 persons cost per person based on Double Occupancy—GBP 1,950

8 persons cost per person based on Double Occupancy—GBP 1,850

Single occupancy supplement – GBP 330

Plus possibly 1 or 2 nights at hotel near Colombo depending on flight schedules.

Plus flights and the usual personal expenses.

The above cost includes: Accommodation based on twin sharing basis, Breakfast, lunch and dinner, transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle, guiding by Amila Salgado, entrance tickets, A “Sri Lanka Bird and Natural History Checklist” and taxes.

The above cost excludes: flights, mineral water & beverages, insurance (recommended) and tips.

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Safari - Amoboseli, Tsavo, Rift Valley Lakes & Masai Mara
13-day safari tour - Feb 10-24 2019 approx depending on flight schedules

Sandwich Bird Tours Safari

A wonderful safari tour visiting the iconic Amboseli, the wilderness of Tsavo, two of the Great Rift Valley lakes, the classic Masai Mara and the scenic Naboisho conservancy.

There will be plenty of opportunities to track down all the Big Five, watch hippos in their natural environment, encounter herds of elephants, spot hundreds of species of bird and see big cats patrol the savannah plains!Sandwich Bird Tours Safari

Parks and places of interest:Amboseli, Tsavo West, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara and Naboisho conservancy
Game drives, night game drives, bush walks, boat safari

Accommodation: Mid-range lodges & authentic style safari camps

Pricing: £3580
13-day safari tour - Feb 10-24 2019 approx depending on flight schedules

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Sandwich Bird Tours is an independent company and is neither owned nor managed by Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory. The Observatory therefore has no responsibility or liability relating to any tours or activities offered by Sandwich Bird Tours.