My guide/driver was very knowledgeable, especially about bird life. I saw a lot of birds and my guide identified basically all of them

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Little Bee-eater ssp. argutus (Merops pusillus argutus)
Little Bee-eater ssp. argutus (Merops pusillus argutus, german: Zwergspint, french: Guêpier nain). (479k)
White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides)
White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides, french: Guêpier à front blanc). (686k)
White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides)
Colony of White-fronted Bee-eaters (Merops bullockoides, french: Guêpier à front blanc). (977k)
White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides)
Colony of White-fronted Bee-eaters (Merops bullockoides, french: Guêpier à front blanc). (994k)
Bee-eater (Merops sp.)
Bee-eater in flight (Merops sp., german: Bienenfresser:Family). (737k)
Tropical Boubou (Laniarius major)
Tropical Boubou (Laniarius major). (1012k)
Collared Palm Thrush (Cichladusa arquata)
Collared Palm Thrush (Cichladusa arquata). (658k)
Southern Dark-capped Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus layardi)
Southern Dark-capped Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus layardi, german: Graubülbül, french: Bulbul des jardins). (666k)
Panafrican Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp vidua)
Panafrican Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp vidua, german: Witwenstelze, french: Bergeronnette pie). (1223k)
Tropical Cape Turtle Dove (Streptopelia capicola tropica)
Tropical Cape Turtle Dove (Streptopelia capicola tropica, german: Kapturteltaube, french: Tourterelle du Cap). (810k)
Cape Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis capensis)
Male Cape Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis capensis, german: Kaptäubchen, french: Tourterelle masquée). (775k)
Cape Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis capensis)
Male Cape Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis capensis, german: Kaptäubchen, french: Tourterelle masquée). (811k)
Cape Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis capensis)
Female Cape Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis capensis, german: Kaptäubchen, french: Tourterelle masquée). (868k)
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos)
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos, german: Bronzefleck­täubchen, french: Tourtelette émeraudine). (740k)
Eastern Nicator (Nicator gularis)
Eastern Nicator (Nicator gularis, german: Braunkopf-Tropfenvogel, french: Nicator à tête brune). (821k)
White-crested Helmetshrike (Prionops plumatus)
White-crested Helmetshrike (Prionops plumatus, german: Weißschopf-Brillenwürger, french: Bagadais casqué). (838k)
Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorynchus)
Red-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorynchus, german: Rotschnabel-Madenhacker, french: Piquebœuf à bec rouge). (745k)
Lilac-breasted Roller ssp. caudatus (Coracias caudatus caudatus)
Lilac-breasted Roller ssp. caudatus (Coracias caudatus caudatus, german: Gabelracke, french: Rollier à longs brins). (1032k)
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia, german: Grünschenkel, french: Chevalier aboyeur). (1287k)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola, german: Bruchwasser­läufer, french: Chevalier sylvain). (732k)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos, german: Flussuferläufer, french: Chevalier guignette). (757k)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (798k)
White-crowned Lapwing (Vanellus albiceps)
White-crowned Lapwing (Vanellus albiceps, german: Weißscheitelkiebitz, french: Vanneau à tête blanche). (1003k)
Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus)
Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus, german: Waffenkiebitz, french: Vanneau armé). (1166k)
Long-toed Lapwing (Vanellus crassirostris)
Long-toed Lapwing (Vanellus crassirostris, german: Langzehenkiebitz, french: Vanneau à ailes blanches). (950k)
Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus)
Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus, german: Kronenkiebitz, french: Vanneau couronné). (956k)
Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus)
Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus, german: Wassertriel, french: Œdicnème vermiculé). (727k)
Square-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus fossii)
Square-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus fossii, german: Welwitschnacht­schwalbe, french: Engoulevent du Mozambique). (718k)
Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris)
Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris, german: Braunkopfliest, french: Martin-chasseur à tête brune). (562k)
Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris)
Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris, german: Braunkopfliest, french: Martin-chasseur à tête brune). (638k)
Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris)
Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris, german: Braunkopfliest, french: Martin-chasseur à tête brune). (362k)
Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima maxima)
Female Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima maxima, german: Riesenfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur géant). (670k)
Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima maxima)
Male Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima maxima, german: Riesenfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur géant). (754k)
Eastern Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis fugax)
Eastern Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis fugax, german: Trauerdrongo, french: Drongo brillant). (1157k)
Savanna Meves's Starling (Lamprotornis mevesii mevesii)
Savanna Meves's Starling (Lamprotornis mevesii mevesii, german: Mevesglanzstar, french: Choucador de Meves). (906k)
Grey Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor)
Grey Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor, german: Grauer Lärmvogel, french: Touraco concolore). (576k)
Purple-crested Turaco (Tauraco porphyreolophus)
Purple-crested Turaco (Tauraco porphyreolophus, german: Glanzhauben­turako, french: Touraco à huppe splendide). (1391k)
Temminck's Courser (Cursorius temminckii)
Temminck's Courser (Cursorius temminckii, german: Temminckrennvogel, french: Courvite de Temminck). (1449k)
Crested Francolin ssp. zambesiae (Ortygornis sephaena zambesiae)
Crested Francolin ssp. zambesiae (Ortygornis sephaena zambesiae, german: Schopffrankolin, french: Francolin huppé). (842k)
Natal Francolin (Pternistis natalensis)
Natal Francolin (Pternistis natalensis, french: Francolin du Natal). (1097k)
Swainson's Francolin (Pternistis swainsonii)
Swainson's Francolin (Pternistis swainsonii, french: Francolin de Swainson). (1071k)
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (930k)
Bushveld Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris mitratus)
Bushveld Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris mitratus, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (778k)
Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani)
Crested Guineafowl (Guttera pucherani, german: Kräuselhauben-Perlhuhn, french: Pintade de Pucheran). (854k)
African Hoopoe (Upupa africana)
Male African Hoopoe (Upupa africana, german: Afrikawiedehopf, french: Huppe d'Afrique). (590k)
Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta)
Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta umbretta, german: Hammerkopf, french: Ombrette africaine). (1177k)
Crowned Hornbill (Lophoceros alboterminatus)
Crowned Hornbill (Lophoceros alboterminatus, german: Kronentoko, french: Calao couronné). (819k)
Crowned Hornbill (Lophoceros alboterminatus)
Crowned Hornbill (Lophoceros alboterminatus, german: Kronentoko, french: Calao couronné) in flight. (716k)
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris)
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris, german: Mopanetoko). (701k)
Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)
Male Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri, german: Südlicher Hornrabe, french: Bucorve du Sud). (1132k)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (1478k)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle). (1227k)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle). (1141k)
Northern Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash brevirostris)
Northern Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash brevirostris, german: Hagedasch, french: Ibis hagedash). (1223k)
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
African Sacred Ibises (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré) and Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte). (1289k)
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré). (1203k)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte). (667k)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte) in flight. (685k)
Northern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis)
Northern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (1100k)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (1184k)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1027k)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu). (1410k)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu) in flight. (1132k)
Sub-Saharan Striated Heron (Butorides striata atricapilla)
Sub-Saharan Striated Heron (Butorides striata atricapilla, german: Mangrovereiher, french: Héron strié). (962k)
Rufous-bellied Heron (Ardeola rufiventris)
Rufous-bellied Heron (Ardeola rufiventris, german: Rotbauchreiher, french: Crabier à ventre roux). (867k)
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus)
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus, german: Riedscharbe, french: Cormoran africain). (1117k)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (767k)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) in flight. (740k)
Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
Pair of Saddle-billed Storks (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique), female on the left, male on the right. (1171k)
Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
Female Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique). Note the bright yellow iris of the female. (820k)
Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
Male Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique). (793k)
Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)
Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, german: Sattelstorch, french: Jabiru d'Afrique) in flight. (506k)
Mainland African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus)
Mainland African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus, german: Mohrenklaff­schnabel, french: Bec-ouvert africain). (615k)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath). (1331k)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath) and Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius, german: Flusspferd, french: Hippopotame amphibie) in the water. (1461k)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath) in flight. (1247k)
Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)
Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus, german: Kappengeier, french: Vautour charognard) in flight. (508k)
Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus)
Bateleur Eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus, german: Gaukler, french: Bateleur des savanes) in flight. (654k)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer) in flight. (594k)
Nest African Fish Eagle
Nest of an African Fish Eagle. (1445k)

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