Africa with its 200 plus finch species has so much to offer.

20 Dec

Sandton City in Johannesburg is Africa's number one shopping destination

Not only will guests on the RFCG EcoTour to Africa in August 2012 have the opportunity to see some of Africa’s 200 plus finch species ( 43 species , which includes the elusive and threatened Shelley’s crimsonwing, can be seen at the world’s top birding destination for finch enthusiasts namely the Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda and the 37 species that can be seen at the Pilanesberg Game Reserve in South Africa ),

Christmas lights at Sandton City. Africa's number one shopping destination

but they will also have the opportunity to see some of the continents spectacular softbills such as the turacos and hornbills, not to mention the wide variety of parrots and its magnificent wildlife. Guests, on arrival, will travel from the airport on the continents only high-speed bullet train, known as the Gautrain, to Sandton City which is Africa’s number one shopping destination. One night will be spent at a hotel near the shopping centre before the  exciting RFCG EcoTour kick starts its adventure.

For more information on the inaugural RFCG EcoTour please contact Russell Kingston at All profits from the tour will be donated to the Rare Finch Conservation Group
This will be our last blog posting for 2011, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our supporters for their very special support over the past year and to wish you and your families a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year
The Rare Finch Conservation Group has no full-time staff members and every member of the group volunteers their skills and services in the interests of advancing finch conservation work. The RFCG is registered in South Africa as a non-profit organisation . It is totally dependent on donations and sponsorships for its future survival . The RFCG is currently raising funds ( US$ 25,000 is needed ) to finance its planned Phase 3 field research work in Uganda.  For more information on this pioneering conservation group please contact

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