A Popular Stop Over for Travelers to Kasane Chobe Park or Maun Okavango, Botswana
The lodge is surrounded by shady trees which offer good birding opportunities
This area is renowned for its excellent bird watching. Bird species include: Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Yellow Hornbill, Pied and Arrowmarked Babblers, Glossy Starling, Meyers Parrot and Paradise Whydah
Nata is 190km from Francistown and 300km from both Kasane and Maun Map of Botswana
Located 17 kms south of Nata Village, the sanctuary was established in the early 1990’s on the north eastern edge of Sowa Pan. The sanctuary is a community project and a refuge for wildlife around Sua Pan including various species of antelope such as hartebeest, kudu, reedbuck, springbok and steenbok – and springhares, jackals, foxes, monkeys and squirrels.
Eland, gemsbok and zebra are being re-introduced, and current plans include engineering a permanent water hole, which will be filled with pumped water from the Nata riverbed
Nata Sanctuary is home to more than 165 bird species including
Travel Note: access to the pans is by four-wheel drive vehicles only.
When the Nata River flows, this corner of Sua Pan becomes a paradise for water-loving birds from all around Africa: teals, ducks, geese and hosts of pelicans, spoonbills and both greater and lesser flamingoes.
This area is also an important breeding ground for flamingoes and pelicansThere is a campsite within the sanctuary with hot showers, flush toilets and a braai area.Dominated by a fallen baobab tree of immense age and girth – this huge tree collapsed in 1992 but, amazingly, has survived and continues to grow horizontally with new shoots sprouting along the length of its trunk
Access roads throughout the sanctuary are well maintained but access to certain areas may be restricted to 4 – wheel drive, particularly in the wet season
Enter Francistown. At the second traffic circle go left towards Maun and Nata. Nata Lodge is 180km from Francistown
on a per Chalet / Tent Basis
Twin chalet – P 695 | US$ 116 per chalet
20 units (Twin Bed, En Suite, Fan, Aircon)
Family chalet – P 750 | US$ 125 per chalet
3 units (Twin Bed, Bunk Bed, En Suite, Fan, Aircon)
Luxury safari tent – P550 | US$ 92 per tent
10 Units (Twin Bed, En Suite, Fan)
Note: Rates are quoted per tent or per chalet per night and are for accommodation only.
Rates exclude the bed levy of P2 per person per night.
Rates include VAT
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