Macaneta is set to become a regional birding hotspot as ornithologists and environmental experts have identified a significant number of rare bird species in the area. There has been a great deal of excitement when the first sightings of the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper were recorded – this a first on the African continent. Macaneta is also the most northerly location where the endangered Cape Cormorants have been seen.
Expert birder and Senior Adviser to the CEO of BirdLife International, Gary Allport said that the ongoing discovery of Macaneta’s diversity promises an incredible experience for uninitiated and expert birders. “There is a spectacular number of migrant wetland birds to be found along with the endemic birds of the diverse coastal forest. Macaneta offers a unique experience for bird watchers of all interests and abilities.”
A total of 291 bird species have been identified in the area and is second only to the number of bird species found in Gorongosa National Park. Experts say that Macaneta offers a unique biodiversity with many interesting habitats in a relatively small area. Its beach, mangroves, estuary, tidal marshes, dune forest and grasslands are known to respond in different ways throughout the year reacting to rainfall, the tides and the sun.
Includes: Experienced guide, lunch, drinks, transfers Macaneta/Maputo/Macaneta
When: Daily from 9h00
Duration: half day / full day
Languages: English & Portuguese
Cost: from $220 per person minimum 2 person