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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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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  Took an afternoon self drive with my parents and some friends. Made it to the watch tower very easily and enjoyed a lunch there whilst overlooking the salt pans. They... read more

    avatar thumb Lauren S
    May 19, 2021
  • 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  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  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

    avatar thumb
    October 20, 2019
  • star rating  It was pouring with rain the morning we did a game drive. We saw one lonely buffalo, a few cows and a handful of Impala.

    The salt pans only... read more

    Ditjie
    December 21, 2016
  • 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

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