Ultimate Bird Watching
Kings Camp invite keen twitchers to indulge in a private
tailor-made Birding Safari in our unique corner of Africa…
As part of the greater Kruger National Park, which covers an area of 2.2 million hectares, Kings Camp boasts a
wealth of bio-diversity and offers the perfect backdrop for a sensational Birding Safari as well as the added bonus
of some exceptional game viewing experiences while out ticking off your bird list.
2 DAYS @ TimBavati Birding & Game Viewing
1 DAY @ Drakensberg Forest Escarpment
3-Night Luxury Private Birding Safari at Kings Camp Private game reserve with Nic Squires* – a specialist SKS (Special Knowledge Skills) Bird guide…
Other qualifications include: SKS Dangerous Animals and National Diploma in Nature Conservation.
Spend two days exploring bushveld birds at Kings Camp… Either in an open safari vehicle
or by foot we search for an array of species through a variety of habitats such as
Bush Willow/ Mopane Woodlands, Olifants River Rugged Veld and Thornveld Gabbro soils.
After breakfast, join Nic in a Toyota Fortuner for a trip up Mariepskop / Blyde River Canyon
for forest and mountain bird sightings. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the mountains.
Revel in the warmth of gracious hospitality… Relax and soak up the tranquillity of the African bush…
Indulge in pampering treatments, delight in exceptional cuisine and savour spectacular sunsets. Explore the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife in open, state-of-the-art game viewing vehicles.
This is your Private Safari experience Packed With amazing Bird Sightings…
A Birding Safari in a luxury private Game Reserve offers
many advantages… Fewer vehicles, traversing off the main
roads so you get closer to the sighting, you can get off the
vehicle to set up the spotting scope to view raptors and you
can enjoy evening viewing of nocturnal birds. Walking in the
bush also offers another dimension altogether.
The lodge itself is a good birding base especially in the
summer months when woodland kingfishers and red-headed
weavers nest in the camp.
The Timbavati has an abundance of large diurnal raptors.
Cuckoos and their antics with their brood hosts are a regular
sighting, and the Great Spotted Cuckoo is common due to
the prevalence of its host the Burchells Starling. While out
exploring the drakensberg escarpment Blackfronted Bush
Shrike or Narina Trogon would be a great find…
Birding at Kings Camp is best in Summer (October to March)
when migratory birds are present. it is a frenetic time
when birds breed and males are in their summer breeding
plumages. A three day record spotting is standing at around
175 species found across the various habitats in the reserve.
Birding outside of Summer is thoroughly enjoyable with
more comfortable temperatures. Sightings include host of
resident birds such as hornbills, Rollers and Shrikes.
In July, August and September Owls are breeding and can be
located on their nests. Verraux’s Eagle Owl is the easiest one
to spot – they have a deep grunting call which carries long
distances. They attract a lot of unwanted attention and are
harassed by Grey Goaway birds. These owls often make use
of Vulture or Wahlberg Eagle nests.
Bring good Binoculars and a Camera !!!