Nata Lodge is surrounded by the incredibly vast salt pans and grassy plains of the Makgadikgadi. The lodge is a stunning oasis that has palm islands scattered around it. Nata sanctuary is an important breeding ground for a diverse variety of water birds that includes Pelicans and Flamingo in their thousands. These birds transform the shore line into a pink haze that blends with the horizon.
The tree canopy that surrounds the lodge can be a very busy place. There is a bird feeding area providing avid bird watchers with the opportunity of viewing a variety of species from the comfort of either the pool deck, open bar or restaurant. Some of the birds that can be seen include Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Yellow Hornbill, Pied and Arrowmarked Babblers, Glossy Starling, Meyers Parrot and Paradise Whydah. The lodge conducts pan drives in 4×4 game vehicles.
Nata Lodge has 22 luxury thatched chalets on elevated platforms decorated in a rustic African style. All the chalets have an en-suite bathroom with indoor bath, outdoor shower and air conditioning. Two of the chalets can accommodate a family of 4 and one has been designed for the physically challenged.
Ten luxury safari tents are situated under a grove of Marula trees’ raised on wooden platforms affording great views. All have en-suite bathrooms.
Nata Lodge has a camping area with clean ablution facilities as well as electrical power points.
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For further information on this incredibly old inland super-lake got to the Makgadikgadi Pans.