Some come to experience the Big 5, and leave with an everlasting appreciation of the magnificent birdlife. Mavela is renowned for its exceptional birding opportunities, with over 400 species recorded on the reserve. The diversity of habitats found on the Manyoni reserve invite you to go searching for all sorts of beautiful and elusive bird species. From riverine thickets to grassy plains, the bush provides an abundance of birdlife. The Stevens family are avid birdwatchers and ensure that guests are given a glimpse into this fascinating hobby. The guides at Mavela are bird specialists, and will be able to identify many of the birds by their call alone. They love a challenge, and if you wish to come searching for a specific bird, we will search high and low to get the sighting you wish.
A 3 hours birding safari, including a drinks break to stretch the legs and enjoy your surroundings.
Good to know
- Vehicle seats 10 persons
- Minimum 2 persons per drive
- 3 hour safari including a drinks break to relax and enjoy your immediate surroundings
- Afternoon safaris will include a soft drink, beer or wine accompanied with snacks
- Morning safari will include coffee, tea, rusks and cookies
- Manyoni Conservation levy
- Transport to and from the Reserve
- Sun cream
- Binoculars if possible
- Jacket for early morning
- Comfortable clothing
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What a great experience we had. Dan, Ashleigh and Calvin thank you for making our stay fantastic. The staff were incredible. The food was outstanding. When you sat on the viewing deck you could feel and see the beauty and tranquility of the bush and animals. I would love to go back in the near future. Calvin was a great guide and shared his knowledge of the birds and animals.
Beautiful lodge and luxury tents. Great staff. Fantastic game viewing. Lions in our camp!!!
Beautifull area! Lots and lots of birds!Food delicious! Staff very friendly and guides very knowledgeable. Worth visiting!
Light Cancellation Policy
The guest can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 24 hours before arrival.
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