Birds – Mkhuze GR
Mkhuze is the richest birding area for its size in the whole of South Africa. It has more than 420 species recorded, including several tropical species at the southern limit of their distribution. Guided bird walks are offered twice daily and can be booked at the main camp. Some of the sought-after specials include Pink-throated twinspot, Pel’s fishing owl and Neergaard’s sunbird. Migratory birds are present from November to April.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders(E) = endemic to South Africa & (NE) = near-endemic to South Africa
Best Time for Bird Watching
Bird watching in Mkhuze is excellent the entire year, but November to April, when migrants from Europe and northern Africa are present, is considered the best time. General wildlife viewing is best during the drier months of June to September.
Best Parks for Birding –Including Birding Rating
Kruger is great for general birding, while Mkhuze is a real birding hotspot, offering almost as many species in a much smaller area with an incredible number of specials. The dry Kgalagadi is known for its raptors.