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Birding in Hluhluwe

Sunbird spectacle: Birdwatching in Hluhluwe This May and June has seen a spectacle of sunbirds here at Umkhumbi Lodge, with a feeding frenzy in the neighbouring pineapple field. We have seen an amazing 8 species of sunbird in these few weeks in Hluhluwe, 3 of which were previously unconfirmed sightings – we have now added […]

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Birding hotspot

We’ve had some lovely early rainfall this season and the bush is coming alive. The grass is growing, the wildflowers are blooming and the birds are singing! Most mornings now we are waking up to the call of the Red-chested Cuckoo, the Eastern Nicator and the Red-fronted Tinkerbird, to name just a few. We are […]

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Day 5 – Bird of Prey Sanctuary and Natal Lion Park

First of all in the morning we all got up and had some breakfast that Victor made for us. After everyone was finished we made our way to the African Bird Of Prey Sanctuary. It was very good there. We all got to see and learn about different birds of prey we wouldn’t normally see […]

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Day 2 – Hluhluwe Imfolozi

Day 2 – Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Thankfully it was not a baking hot day in the park today! The sun was out, there was no chill on the breeze (except at 5 o’clock in the morning maybe) and the bird sightings were fantastic! hamerkop woolynecked stork hadeda ibis african white backed-vulture lappet faced vulture white headed vulture […]

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