Butterfly Safari in South Africa
19th April – 1st May 2019
We invite you to join this unique safari in South Africa, home to almost 700 species of butterfly. Your guide is Steve Woodhall, the country’s foremost butterfly expert and author of the Field Guide to the Butterflies of South Africa, the only comprehensive guide available.
The two week tour focuses on the Northern part of the Country, staying in comfortable accommodation at a small number of different locations, including world famous Kruger National Park.
Here in Steve’s own words are a glimpse of the many highlights this tour offers, “The Eastern mountains of South Africa have a wonderful range of habitats. From moist forests to arid savanna, and high-altitude grasslands.
These are home to a wide range of beautiful butterflies. Such as the endemic Forest Beauty (Paralethe dendrophilus) and Kite Swallowtail (Papilio euphranor), species unique to South Africa.
Alongside these are found South Africa’s largest butterfly species, Emperor Swallowtail (Papilio ophidicephalus) and Mocker Swallowtail (Papilio dardanus). There are also many lovely specialist butterflies such as Long-tailed Admiral (Antanartia schaenaea), Dead-Leaf Commodore (Precis tugela), and skippers such as Veined Skipper (Abantis venosa).
In the drier areas, the Purple Tips, unique to Africa, such as this Bushveld Purple-tip, (Colotis ione), are found. On the hilltops, lycaenids such as Fig-tree Blue, (Myrina silenus ficedula), and Natal Bar (Cigaritis natalensis), may be found.”
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