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Nata Bird Sanctuary

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Nata, Botswana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit was amazing. Lots of water in the pans and could see lots of birds on the pans as well as other wild. Management makes it so easy for travelers to visit the pans without any delay. Very good project. Lady at reception friendly...More

Thank _vandervaartina
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Viewing platform +/-7km from entrance. Road in teasonable condition and accessable with 2x4 vehicle (needs to high). Impressive variety of waders viz. flamingos, pelicans, stilts, plovers, lapwings, ducks, korhaan, etc. Large flocks of pelican and flamingos can be seen at the river mouth. Wildebees and...More

Thank Bushpig99
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

On your way to the water you will see an occasional zebra and wildebeest. The water is the attraction where we saw flamingo’s, pelicans, and different species of storks and herrons. Don’t expect big numbers, at least not this time of year.

Thank Anthony U
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The surprise of the visit was the expectation of flat dry salt pans, only to find a vast lake instead. To be honest their were still large tracts of salt pan but the previous year's cyclone in Mozambique dumped a lot of rain in Botswana....More

Thank Back_Road_Tours
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Paid good money for a Safari into the sanctuary but alas only 6 individual birds ,some Flamingos, horses and off in the distance Zebras and Wildebeeste . The Guide must have know about the lack of Wildlife but they still took our money,,,,felt very ripped...More

Thank dnh2014
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Great views over Sowa pan, part of Greater Makgadikgadi Pans. Several viewing platforms in need of repair. Saw large flocks of greater flamingoso and pelicans. Also a hyena lurking in the undergrowth. Lovely sunset.

Thank pbhPlymouth
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

The salt pans and grasslands are quite a sight to behold. Completely flat, so you can see animals far away. At this time of the year, the larger pans are flooded which draws a lot of birds (flamingos, pelicans, avocets, stilts etc). Great place to...More

Thank DesNewman
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a must for bird watchers. There were many pans in various stages of drying up following the wet season. There were many Pelicans and Flamingos as well as other water birds. In the surrounding areas there are various animals, including Blue Wildebeests and...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

The Nata Bird sanctuary is worth a visit as you get to see part of the Makgadikgadi pans. We saw a lot of bird life such us flamingos, pelicans and others. There were only a few flamingos but I’m sure when the large numbers that...More

1  Thank TarrynTR
Reviewed June 6, 2018

We saw lots of animals and birds during our safari in the sanctuary, including an Aardwolf. The sunset was spectacular.

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March 9, 2018|
Response from Leo B | Reviewed this property |
In rainy season definitely
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May 1, 2017|
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Response from Arun Prasanna G | Reviewed this property |
I think it was around 15$ or 5$ couldnt recollect. But not more than 15$
September 8, 2016|
Response from Jenny i | Reviewed this property |
There is Nata Lodge nearby and they have camping