Find the Best Birding Spots in Kruger National Park


  • Plum coloured starling in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

    An Overview

    The best birding drives in Kruger Park are usually on roads that traverse a diversity of habitats and include stretches of riverine forest

  • Martial Eagle in flight in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

    Crocodile Bridge to Lower Sabi

    The Nhlowa Road crosses the open plains between Crocodile Bridge and the Lebombo. Because coastal and escarpment birds frequently occur along the nearby Crocodile

  • Yellow billed stork in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

    Engelhard Dam

    The Engelhard Dam dust road is a satisfying day's birding for relatively little driving if one is based at Letaba Camp. The birding is varied because of

  • Kanniedood Dam

    Kanniedood is the core of the Shingwedzi birding experience and is best driven at dusk or dawn. This permanent water source attracts a great variety of waterbirds

  • Kingfisher in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

    Lower Sabie Road

    Many of Kruger's larger raptors can be seen along the Sabie, a favoured hunting ground for Wahlberg's Eagle, which nests along the river during its summer visits

  • Martial Eagle in flight.

    Lower Sabie to Tshokwane

    This drive through the south-eastern sweetveld is usually one of the best game-viewing routes in Kruger. From Lower Sabie Camp the road crosses the Sabie River

  • Maribou Stork in Kruger National Park.

    Luvuvhu River Drive

    There is no birding drive like this elsewhere in South Africa. Northern Kruger has unique birding because it is the southernmost frontier for a range of tropical

  • Bateleur Eagle in Kruger National Park.

    Mahonie Loop

    Mahonie Loop, a 25km circular drive around Punda Maria camp is one of the most rewarding birding drives in the Park for those after rare sightings

  • African Fish Eagle at sunset.

    Malelane to Berg-en-Dal

    The Malelane and Berg-en-Dal area has a high diversity of birds. The best birding in this southernmost part of Kruger is in the Matjulu River catchment area

  • Hornbill in Kruger National Park.

    Napi and Doispane Roads

    The Napi Road links Numbi Gate in the south-western foothills to Skukuza and The Doispane Road between Phabeni and Skukuza goes through a variety of habitats.

  • Tawny Eagle in Kruger National Park.

    Satara to Lebombo

    Satara is vulture territory as it is situated in the prime predator hunting grounds of central Kruger and a rich source of food for all animals in the Park

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