Nyalaland offers walking trails in the Kruger National Park thus allowing one to birdwatch on foot without the limitations of being in a vehicle. Trail guides are attuned to birding interests and have a good general knowledge of the natural history of the region. Bird species special to this area are Black stork; Dickinsonīs Kestrel; Peregrine Falcon; African Finfoot; White-crowned Plover; Grey-headed Parrot; African Wood-Owl; Black and Horus Swift; BÃķhmīs Spinetail; Mosque Swallow; Black-throated Wattle-eye; Striped Pipit; Tropical Boubou and Mevesīs Starling. Mottled Spinetail roost inside a giant Baobab at the camp. The group (8 persons) is met at Punda Maria rest camp, from where they are driven to the trail base camp 45 kilometres away. The accommodation consists of four A-frame huts with a communal ablution block. Linen is provided. Meals are included. Bookings run either from a Wednesday afternoon to a Saturday morning; or from a Sunday afternoon to a Wednesday morning.
Reservations can be made through Central Reservations: Pretoria 012 426 5000. The contact person is Bridget or booking can be made on the National Parks website: www.sanparks.org. Discounts are available for bookings during December, January and February. Any further queries: e-mail Nic Squires directly on mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org