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Visit our sanctuary

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Visit our sanctuary

to support the Nata community

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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  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... read more

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    February 18, 2021
  • star rating  We had gone in December, just after the first major rains, the rains were late in 2016. Most of the wildlife has spread into the plains because of the water... read more

    StephenW3119
    January 11, 2017
  • 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
  • star rating  Although the entrance fee is quite stiff, if you look at the park with interested eyes, there is a lot to see and take in. Whilst the animals are limited... read more

    Klaus G
    February 13, 2020
  • star rating  Not much to see a few flamingoes in the distance. We had a show off driver who had to be at the salt pans first.Shame he got stuck !!!!!!
    We... read more

    mike s
    March 28, 2017
  • star rating  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... read more

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    March 23, 2020

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