BIRDING LIMPOPO – THE HIGHLIGHTS
FIRST DESTINATION (1 or 2 days) • KURISA MOYA NATURE LODGE- birding with South Africa’s top local Bird Guide, David Letsoalo
Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge has 422 hectares of diverse habitats. Two mountains loom 1900 metres over the farm over a beautiful indigenous forest nestled in the valle, which is home to a large variety of beautiful birds, animals and flora. Grasslands give way to African bushveld, where two dams are fed by clean mountain streams. This Eco-lodge offers accommodation in three unique venues - each private and tranquil. You could book a Forest Lodge cabin, 3 metres up in the canopy of the indigenous forest, surrounded by magnificent trees, animals and birds. Or soak up the views at the earthy Thora Boloka Cottage, on the mountain's edge overlooking Kudu's River Valley. While the comfortable Farmhouse is perfect for larger groups.
Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge boasts over 250 species of birds in 5 different habitats. When you take a guided bird walk with South Africa’s top Local Bird Guide, David Letsoalo, you have the unique opportunity to find the special birds of the area in the canopy of ancient trees. David Letsoalo has an intimate knowledge of the Woodbush forest area. He has "stakeouts" for most of the specials in the area like Cape Parrot, Bat Hawk, Black-fronted Bush-shrike, Narina Trogon, Green Twinspot, Orange Ground Thrush and many more. He offers guided walks on Kurisa Moya to the various habitats on the farm. Alternatively, he can guide birders to the local birding hot-spots like Woodbush forest, Polokwane Game Reserve and environs or down to the tropical lowveld of the Tzaneen area.
Driving time from Kurisa Moya to Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge – 2 hours
SECOND DESTINATION (1 or 2 days) • SHILUVARI LAKESIDE LODGE - birding with top Limpopo Guide, Samson Mulaudzi
Set against a backdrop of Mountains and Forests, Holy Lakes and sacred ruins, Shiluvari welcomes you to the Heart of Ancient Venda and promises to restore your natural rhythm. On a natural peninsula in 30 HA of natural vegetation, Shiluvari’s sweeping views of the Albasini Dam & Luonde Mountains are the perfect base from which to explore this ‘Land of Legend.’ Ideally situated, Shiluvari offers the discerning birder the opportunity to visit 3 eco systems within half an hour to an hour’s drive. Shiluvari also offers interesting birding with 4 walking trails on the estate. Over 125 species have been sighted at Shiluvari and the area is well known for Bat Hawk, African Finfoot, Narina Trogon, Blue-spotted Wood Dove and African Broadbill. Samson Mulaudzi is one of Limpopo's top guides and is an expert in the Soutpansberg, Limpopo River, Venda and Punda Maria / Pafuri areas.
INCLUDED AT ALL BIRDING LIMPOPO DESTINATIONS: Accommodation in 2 unique lodges, meals and Birding tours
EXCLUDED: Flights, transport, Insurance, Personal items, Gratuities, Optional activities
Contact Name: Lisa Martus
Contact number: 071 658 6980 / 082 200 4596
Website: www.krm.co.za / www.shiluvari.co.za / www.limpopobirding.com