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Visit our sanctuary

to support the Nata community

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Visit our sanctuary

to support the Nata community

Bookings

Visit our sanctuary

to support the Nata community

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welcome to Nata Bird Sanctuary

As the only protected reserve in the northeastern periphery of Sowa Pan, Nata Bird Sanctuary is a community-managed project. This avian sanctuary opened in 1993 with the objective of wildlife conservation. The sanctuary is home to about 165 bird species.

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Visitors’ Reviews

  • star rating  We didn't saw a single bird! No, I am exagerating, there were about 12, including 3 pelicans, but not more than that. I'm sure it's completely different in the wet... read more

    avatar thumb Jurgen B
    July 14, 2021
  • star rating  We were highly disappointed! We called to have details of the time and payment and the lady was not able to help and gave us a number that was not... read more

    avatar thumb Lea_in_Jozy
    January 8, 2019
  • star rating  The main reason for visiting the bird sanctuary is for the sunset over the Makgadikgadi Pan - which is really spectacular. You will probably also see a number of water... read more

    WorldwideAtraveller
    December 26, 2016
  • star rating  We love the sanctuary but at the moment it's inaccessible as a result of flooding. No indication of when it will be open again.

    Barbara H
    April 24, 2017
  • star rating  This time of year the birds are few and far between. We did get lovely shots of a mated pair of Ostrich. The rosy spoonbills were in action... read more

    cheriwphoto
    September 12, 2022
  • star rating  One of the great wonders of our planet these pans are a must see. Reasonable entry fee into the sanctuary and the pans. The rains have been poor this year... read more

    avatar thumb Gr1970Gr
    March 17, 2019

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