Bonamanzi Birding Safaris
Bonamanzi Game Park Bird Watching Accommodation Directions Benefits of staying outside the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park
Enjoy birding cruises down the Hluhluwe River and guided walks through three different eco-systems
Bonamanzi Game Park is one of the top birding spots in South Africa. Enjoy birding cruises down the Hluhluwe River and guided walks through three different eco-systems. If you’re a casual birder, all you need is walking shoes and a dollop of enthusiasm while serious birders can look forward to unusual sightings.
There are few places where you can find 29 birds on the red data list and Bonamanzi has over 349 recorded bird species. The endangered sand forest area is home to very special birds like the Pink-throated Twinspot, Lemon-breasted Canary and Rudd’s Apalis.
Guides take you out on boat cruises down the Hluhluwe River while you drink in the scenery and idly watch the world go by. Its a wonderfully relaxed way of identifying birds like the African Fish Eagle, African Jacana, Spur-winged Goose, Grey Herons, Collared Sunbird and the vivid Malachite Kingfisher and there's also a good chance of spotting Hippopotamus and Nile Crocodile. More energetic but equally rewarding, is a guided walk out onto the St Lucia Floodplains where you can see different birding habitats, rare birds like the Rosy-throated Longclaw and a whole host of waterbirds like Greater Flamingo, African Spoonbill and Great White Pelican.
The endangered sand forest area is home to very special birds like the Pink-throated Twinspot, Lemon-breasted Canary and Rudd’s Apalis.