Botswana :: Makgadikgadi
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area
The Nata Bird Sanctuary is at the mouth of the Nata River and offers major conservation to birds, it is part of the Makgadikgadi Pans Important Bird Area. The sanctuary was founded in 1992 with the goal to preserve wildlife, especially bird species such that with some good rains you will find hundreds of thousands of Lesser Flamingos, along with Greater Flamingos, Chestnut-banded Plovers, Great White and Pink-backed Pelicans. The sanctuary is home to about 165 bird species. Nata Bird Sanctuary is a community-managed project, jointly managed by four local societies: Nata, Maphosa, Sepako and Manxotae. These communities share proceeds from the sanctuary (entry fees and revenue from the campsites) for development projects voted on together.
Visitors can stay over at Nata Lodge or on the campsite close to the park entrance. For more information visitors can contact the Nata Conservation Trust.
|Address :||Makgadikgadi, Botswana|
|Postal :||P.O. Box 207, Nata, Botswana|
|Contact :||Nata Conservation Trust|
|Tel :||+267 247 1995|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
|Best Time to Visit :||Wet season (Nov-March)|
|Gate Opening and Closing Times :||07h00-19h00|
|Fee/s :||Entrance fees: BWP100 (Non- Residents); BWP70 (Residents); BWP50 (Citizens). (Rate Info Updated Oct-2021).|
|Landing Strip Nearby|
|Game Viewing, Canoeing, Bird Watching|
|Game to View :||Springbok. Ostriches. Jackal. Oryx. Hartebeest. Wildebeast and kudu. Antelope. Hartebeest. Kudu. Reedbuck. Springbok and steenbok . Springhares. Jackals. Foxes. Monkeys. Squirrels. Eland. Gemsbok and Zebra|
|More Activities :||Sunset viewing.|
It is possible to reach the Bird Sanctuary in a 2x4 in the dry season but if it is rainy season you can only access it with a 4x4 vehicle, and they often get stuck as well. If you don't have a 4x4 book through Nata Lodge to go with their game viewing vehicle to visit the pans.
At the sanctuary they only accept cash.
A good camping option is the Nata Lodge, 9km North.
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