Birds – Mudumu 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.
Mudumu offers first-rate bird watching. The variety of habitats (the wetland especially) is a magnet for birdlife; over 400 bird species have been recorded. The Kwando River attracts colonies of the colorful carmine bee-eaters in the summer months as well as the rare coppery-tailed coucal. Flocks of African skimmers can be seen flying over the water and a pair of African fish eagle, bellowing their distinctive calls, is never far off. Migratory birds are present from November to April.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders
- African pygmy goose
- Bearded scrub robin
- Bradfield’s hornbill
- Brown firefinch
- Collared palm-thrush
- Coppery-tailed coucal
- Grey-backed cisticola
- Lesser jacana
Facts & Figures
Nov to Apr
Best Time for Bird Watching
Birdlife is at its most abundant in the Wet season, from November to April, when you have the chance to see the summer migrants. However, roads can become very bad due to the wet, marshy conditions. A visit during the Dry season (May-October) is more practical.