Birds – Khaudum NP
Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.
Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.
Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.
Khaudum offers great birdwatching opportunities. It has over 300 species recorded and is a magnet for summer migrants, such as Abdim’s stork, African golden oriole, yellow-billed kite, steppe and lesser spotted eagle. The migratory birds are present from November to April. Although Khaudum offers great birdlife it is a challenging area to both get to and explore. You need to be well kitted out for a trip here and have some wilderness experience in the African bush.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders
- Abdim’s stork
- African crake
- African golden oriole
- Bradfield’s hornbill
- Coppery-tailed coucal
- Dickinson’s kestrel
- Dwarf bittern
- Lesser spotted eagle
Facts & Figures
Nov to Apr
Best Time for Bird Watching
Khaudum can be visited throughout the year. Summer migrants arrive during the Wet season (November to April) and this is when the best bird-watching occurs, although the park becomes very marshy in places and the roads tend to deteriorate. Wildlife viewing is more successful from May to October (the dry months).