Africa's largest breeding ground of lesser and greater flamingos, Nata Bird Sanctuary is home to 165 bird species, some game, and other wildlife. The sanctuary started off as a community-managed project in 1988. Its international importance was soon recognized by the Kalahari Conservation Society, which contributed significant funds and engaged locals to relocate their cattle and build a network of dirt tracks. The front desk offers guides with a bird list that you can pick up before hopping on an all-terrain vehicle and exploring the sanctuary grounds. Look for long-beaked pelicans, eagles, kingfishers, and blue-cheeked bee-eaters. Take a look at our Nata online journey planner to schedule your visit to Nata Bird Sanctuary and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Nata Bird Sanctuary reviews
Highly recommended. BUT if there's water (like NOW) only a 4x4. Eish - had some scary moments but it was a most amazing day! Enjoy the photos and little video. Just a small "puddle" - YES ONE OF... more »
We visited mid February and there were very few birds. The lake was still dry, but the road was full of water pools. It was impossible to pass with a normal car and our Landcruiser could just make... more »
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