Birds – Nkasa Rupara (Mamili)

Anthony Ham
Expert
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.

With over 400 species recorded, Nkasa Rupara National Park (formerly Mamili NP) is Namibia’s best birding area. The year-round marshes create a great habitat for a large variety of species and migrants are abundant in the wet summer months, from November to April. Some interesting species to look out for are breeding pairs of wattled cranes, Denham’s bustard, coppery-tailed coucal and rosy-throated longclaw.

Notable Birds in Nkasa Rupara NP
African jacana
Common migrant
Bradfield's hornbill
Rare
Collared palm-thrush
Common
Rufous-bellied heron
Common
Southern carmine bee-eater
Common migrant

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Birds in Nkasa Rupara NP
Bird Species
400+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Nkasa Rupara is excellent throughout the year and at its absolute prime during the Wet season with the coming of summer migrant species (November to April). However, at this time, the majority of the park often floods and becomes virtually impassable. A visit during the Dry season, from May to October, is more practical.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Nkasa Rupara NP
Bird Species
400+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr