Birds – Mokolodi NR
By Anthony Ham
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.
Mokolodi offers impressive bird watching in the Gaborone area. The guided game drives aren’t really geared towards birding, but if you drive around the reserve yourself, you’ll pick up a good number of species. Both bushveld and Kalahari specials can be spotted.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders(E) endemic = only lives in Botswana
(NE) near-endemic = also lives in neighboring countries
Facts & Figures
Nov to Apr
Best Time for Bird Watching
From November to April, migrants can be found in the reserve – these wet summer months are the best for bird watching. It is also the time when a lot of birds can be seen in breeding plumage. Mokolodi is great for birders, though, throughout the year.