1,000 square kilometres of Southern Africa’s finest bird watching. The swamps and woodlands of the Mudumu National Park are home to an extraordinary 430 recorded species of birds. During summer, numbers reach a spectacular high, with large groups of migratory birds finding their way here – bee-eaters and sunbirds flock to Mudumu, and the lucky bird-spotter might also see the beautiful long-tails of the paradise-whydah or the pennant-winged nightjar. But anytime’s a good time to be on safari at Mudumu. Yes, you’ll see some big mammals – elephants and hippos are abundant, while zebra and buffalo roam the plains – but most visitors have their sights firmly fixed overhead, on the branches of the teak and mopane trees, and the air overhead. Eagles and egrets, herons and babblers, longclaws and cisticolas – the list goes on and on.