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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  Although it is called a bird sanctuary there were no flamingo or pelicans there at the end of the dry season. We saw pelicans at the Makgadigadi National Park. The... read more

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    October 20, 2019
  • star rating  We visited this huge sanctuary at sunset and were overwhelmed by the thousands of flamingos. An very impressive spectacle. Otherwise we didn't see many birds.

    tariwa
    October 15, 2019
  • star rating  We visited the sanctuary in January, which is the start of the rainy season, so the pan had just started filling up and the anticipated birdlife had not yet arrived.... read more

    Chad R
    January 10, 2017
  • star rating  Nice area for bird watching. Have been here in dry season and better then than during wet season. Can get quite difficult driving at times.

    Allan1572224
    March 16, 2017
  • 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

    mrscindytravels
    February 18, 2021
  • 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

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    February 13, 2020

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