Botswana Travel Guide

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Lake Ngami

Published 01/13/2017

Fodor's Review

When flooded (December–March), Lake Ngami is one of the greatest bird-viewing areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Thousands of flamingos, huge flocks of pelicans, herons, storks, ducks and geese, and many other migrants flock here to drink and feed. Traditional Herero and Yei villages cluster around the lake; book a tour with a reputable operator. There are no accommodations around the lake, so rent a car or hire a local tour operator, take a picnic, and make it a day trip. If you plan to make the trip, first check in Maun for water levels and numbers of birds.

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97 km (60 miles) from Maun via Lake Ngami Rd., Maun, North West, Botswana

Published 01/13/2017


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