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Percentage of proceeds goes towards conservation initiatives

Meet your birders

Daryl Dell

Growing up on a horse, cattle and sheep farm in South Africa’s Great Karoo, Daryl was always fated to become a naturalist. From a young age, he would spend entire days walking in the bush, fascinated by animal tracks, skulls, feathers and dung.
Passionate about all aspects of nature he has recorded more than 2 000 bird species, including rare sightings like the Madagascar cuckoo and collared flycatcher. A keen photographer, he enjoys swapping tips with guests and capturing extraordinary sightings.

Surya Ramachandran

Surya is a passionate naturalist who pioneered the first walking safaris, canoeing expeditions, wilderness camping and night drives at Satpura in Central India. His love for wildlife has inspired a lifetime of exploring India’s jungles to observe rare mammals, birds, reptiles and butterflies.
Surya is a certified expedition leader for the WWF international team and an ambassador for Swarovski Optik for India. Currently working on creating specialised wildlife adventures, his contagious enthusiasm for the wilderness brings it to life.

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21 August at 16:00 CAT

Leaving our world a better place

Virtual experiences that go beyond the expected and care for the land, wildlife and people

10% of your purchase total will go towards a conservation initiative

How to book

USD 250 for a group of 6 links

Chat to birding experts Daryl Dell or Surya Ramachandran to find out more about the fascinating birding opportunities, and the skills and tools each uses in Africa or India.

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How to participate?

  • You’ll connect with your guide through video-conferencing software called Zoom. We recommend you download Zoom onto your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and test it before your booking.
  • You will need to have a stable internet connection – Zoom recommends a connection speed of 2mbps up/down.
  • For the best experience, please ensure that you test your Zoom meeting (see above) as the quality of the live video recording, which will be played back during your session, may be affected by your connectivity.

Frequently asked questions

Before you sign up, here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about booking an &Beyond Virtual Experience.