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Mankwe Tented Retreat & Camping, Private Concession, Moremi Wilderness Area

GPS Co-ordinates : 19 21 46.38 S / 23 53 46.43 E

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BIRDWATCHING

BIRDWATCHING

Life is short…go Birding!

One of the greatest joys of any safari must be birdwatching.  Whether going in search of the elusive Pel’s fishing owl or watching flocks of queleas take off over grasslands, you will be spoiled for choice as the national parks and reserves we visit in Botswana include wetland, grassland, woodland, savannah, and semi-desert – each one offering a smorgasbord of bird species to spot.

Full day safaris include excellent birdwatching locations like the Khwai River and Xakanaxa, which are part of the protected area of the central and eastern Okavango Delta.

Khwai is a blend of river, marshes, floodplains, riverine trees, acacia and tall mopane forest. During the changing of the seasons, various bird species are prominent, but your will reliably see aquatic birds including the vulnerable wattled crane. In the dry season (June to October), Khwai is a good place to spot raptors, such as the martial eagle, bateleur, and Verreaux’s eagle.

The swampy areas of Xakanaxa are home to coucals, rails, crakes, and swamp-hens among many others, and Chief’s Island is where you might chance seeing an African skimmer, specifically around September and October. 

Xakanaxa is the access point for our boat cruise activities, which opens up a whole new world of waterbird watching.

Life is short…go Birding!

One of the greatest joys of any safari must be birdwatching.  Whether going in search of the elusive Pel’s fishing owl or watching flocks of queleas take off over grasslands, you will be spoiled for choice as the national parks and reserves we visit in Botswana include wetland, grassland, woodland, savannah, and semi-desert – each one offering a smorgasbord of bird species to spot.

Full day safaris include excellent birdwatching locations like the Khwai River and Xakanaxa, which are part of the protected area of the central and eastern Okavango Delta.

Khwai is a blend of river, marshes, floodplains, riverine trees, acacia and tall mopane forest. During the changing of the seasons, various bird species are prominent, but your will reliably see aquatic birds including the vulnerable wattled crane. In the dry season (June to October), Khwai is a good place to spot raptors, such as the martial eagle, bateleur, and Verreaux’s eagle.

The swampy areas of Xakanaxa are home to coucals, rails, crakes, and swamp-hens among many others, and Chief’s Island is where you might chance seeing an African skimmer, specifically around September and October. 

Xakanaxa is the access point for our boat cruise activities, which opens up a whole new world of waterbird watching.

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