SPECTACULAR BIRDING

There is an unreasonable joy to be had from the observation of small birds going about their bright, oblivious business. The Okavango Delta has spectacular birding throughout the year. The most exceptional birding months are from September to February, before the new water arrives. This is when feeding conditions are at an optimum and most of the migrants are present during this time. The area has approximately 325 bird species (of the roughly 500 found in Botswana), and on a three or four day trip one can expect to see between 190 and 220 species.

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Nxamaseri boasts one of the densest concentrations of fish eagles in southern Africa. The Lodge provides unrivaled water bird viewing, having a large variety of kingfishers, herons, storks and water fowl. The area also has an impressive number of woodland and riverine forest species that occur on the islands and the seasonal floodplains beyond the camp. Sightings at Nxamaseri include rare species such as the nearly endemic Slaty Egret, African Skimmer, Pel’s Fishing Owl, White-Backed Night Heron, Western Banded Snake Eagle, Wattled Crane and Lesser Jacana. There are a number of species that have their southern-most range in the Okavango, including the Coppery-Tailed Coucal, Brown Firefinch, Hartlaub’s babbler, swamp boubou, long-toed plover and swamp warbler.

Bird viewing can be done on foot, from mokoro, on boats, or even from the comfort of the lodge. By staying at the variety of lodges within the Under African Skies portfolio guests will experience a wide diversity of bird species. Enquire at the reservations desk for birding specific packages.

BEST LODGES FOR BIRDING

Mokolwane Film Camp

Mokolwane provides yet another opportunity to see a wide variety of diverse and exquisite birds. Find carnivorous and scavenger birds, picking up scraps from predator kills.
scraps from predator kills

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Nxamaseri Island Lodge

Nxamaseri boasts one of the best birding locations in southern Africa. It’s position on the permanent waters of the Okavango results in a birding experience that is sure to delight avid birders.

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Kujwana Delta Camp

Kujwana Delta Camp offers guests the opportunity to view our fascinating feathered friends from horse back, vehicle, mokoro, boating, on foot and around the camp. The spotting opportunities are truly endless.

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BEST LODGES FOR BIRDING

Mokolwane Film Camp

Mokolwane provides yet another opportunity to see a wide variety of diverse and exquisite birds. Find carnivorous and scavenger birds, picking up scraps from predator kills.
scraps from predator kills

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Nxamaseri Island Lodge

Nxamaseri boasts one of the best birding locations in southern Africa. It’s position on the permanent waters of the Okavango results in a birding experience that is sure to delight avid birders.

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Kujwana Delta Camp

Kujwana Delta Camp offers guests the opportunity to view our fascinating feathered friends from horse back, vehicle, mokoro, boating, on foot and around the camp. The spotting opportunities are truly endless.

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