Birding in Swaziland

roncorylus

Our journey started from Johannesburg and we were in Swaziland at the Malolotja Reserve in time for lunch.  It is a beautiful area with rolling hills and magnificent scenery. The bird of note was the Buff-Streaked Chat and there were many of them around.

We travelled with Lilli and Barry, and Margaret, with Grahame Snow of Reach Africa as our guide.  He is an excellent birder and generous host and he made sure that we were always well fed and comfortable, whilst, at the same time, sharing his knowledge of the bush and its birds.

Route taken in Swaziland Route taken in Swaziland

From Malolotja, we moved to Phophonyane Falls where we spent two nights in their comfortable tented camp on the banks of the Phophonyane River.  The birding was excellent and we saw Pink Twinspots and many other species.  A walk around Python Cliffs was exhilarating and Barry showed his grit by taking…

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