Bird safaris

Tongole Wilderness Retreat is a bird watchers paradise!

The Nkhotakota Wildife Reserve is home to over 280 species and classified as an ‘Important Bird Area’ by Birdlife International.

Enjoy some of the most varied birdlife in East Africa

The riverside location of the lodge guarantees an abundance of fishing birds, like giant kingfishers and black storks.

Many species of owls, eagles, egrets, larks, hornbills, sandpipers, herons, cuckoos, swifts, buzzards, cormorants and more have been identified in and around the lodge and the reserve.

Join our passionate guides for an inspiring bird safari guaranteed to satisfy experienced birders! The early morning tour in the reserve’s varied biomes ensures great and varied bird viewing. Your knowledgeable guide assists in identifying many species by their visual characteristics and in recognising their song, habits and diet.