The Nata Bird Sanctuary is a community managed reserve on the Sowa pan where bird life and wildlife is protected.
The Sowa pan forms a part of the Makgadikgadi Pans. You will experience the magnificent vast open space of the salt pans driving towards the look out point and with luck you will find the flamingos who come to breed in the winter. It is one of the greatest breeding sites for lesser and greater flamingos in the world. There are more than 150 other bird species to be found such as pelicans, stilts, korhaans, bustards and spoonbills.
Other wildlife to be seen includes springbok, ostriches, jackal, oryx, hartebeest, wildebeast and kudu. Don't drive past the sanctuary when on your way to Maun or Kasane; it's a perfect lunch stopover.
Nata Sanctuary is located 20 km south of Nata and is open from 7:00 till 19:00 daily.