BIRDING SAFARIS

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There are many exciting places to go birding in Southern Africa . Here is a summary of some of these locations and description of their attractions .

ZIMBABWE birding spots :

Mana Pools National Park

Matusadonha National Park

Matopos National Park

Hwange National Park

Harare and Environs

Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe include :  -Nyanga

– Bvumba

South East Lowveld of Zimbabwe include :  – Save Valley Conservancy

Gona-re-Zhou National Park

ZAMBIA birding spots :

Lower Zambezi National Park

  1. Eastern Nictor
  2. Pel’s Fishing Owl
  3. Lilian’s Lovebird
  4. Long-toed Lapwing
  5. Painted Snipe
  6. African Purple Swamphen

 

South Luangwa National Park

  1. Crowned Crane
  2. Pin-throated twinspot
  3. Pennant-winged Nightjar

-Kafue Flats Include Kafue National Park and Lochinvar 

  1. Wattled Crane
  2. Slaty Egret
  3. Corn Crake
  4. Great Snipe
  5. African Skimmer
  6. African Finfoot
  7. Bohm’s Bee-eater
  1. Black-headed Barbet
  2. Crowned Crane
  3. Fulleborn’s Longclaw
  4. Half-collared Kingfisher
  5. Ross’s Turaco

Kasanka National Park

  1. Shoebill
  2. Anchietas Sunbird
(Best reference for Zambian birding is Pete Leonards book – “‘Important bird areas in Zambia ‘)

MOZAMBIQUE birding spots :

Gorongosa National Park 

Green-headed Oriole

Bazaruto Archipelago ( include Vilanculos ) 

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