I know this opens up to a wide variety of suggestions. But with the far traveled community here iam hoping for the final input for this.
I want to give my dad (65years old) a kind of "thank you" gift. We are often birding together and also have been on a couple of trips together. As my personal situation is cahnging and he has some problems with his knee and foot and of course is not getting younger it might be one of the last "adventurous" trip we might be doing together. And give him the chance to see some "Birds you really want to see in your life".
Lets handle these suggestions as if we wouldnt have any covid-19 at the moment, because we anyway cant foresee the situation when we are going to travel.
Some general points:
We are based in Germany.
Looking for 2-2.5 weeks trip length.
Dates are flexible.
Budget up to ~4k€ per person would be possible. Not set in stone if the possible trip is outstanding
Large list and endemics are good but really nice would be as well a good quality of observations
I love to do things independently (it would be a bonus) but i know in a lot of areas guides are needed. Self-Drive + local guides or a tailored tour by a local company would be fine as well if you have good recommendations. I have been driving in Mexico and South Africa and would call myself a rather confident driver (but without 4x4 experience).
We definetly dont want to go with the "big tour operators".
Europe can be excluded as well as North America + Mexico and Costa Rica. In Africa he has been Visiting SA+Namibia, Uganda and Gambia/Senegal
I speak English, Spanish and German.
I know this vague limitation opens up pandoras box but Iam open and grateful for any suggestion, because that is exactly my problem at the moment. The number of potential great trips is still too large to get my head around it to go deeper into planning.