15 Aug 2022
What a cheerful fluttering in the breeding colonies of Carmine Bee-eaters near Zambezi Mubala Lodge and Camp! Every year in August the small bright red and blue migratory birds return from their winter sojourn in Equatorial Africa to the far north-east of Namibia to nest on the banks of the Zambezi River.
Carmine Bee-eaters (Merpos nubicoides) are endemic to southern Africa and spend the months from August to November in Namibian latitudes. The area around Gondwana Collection Namibia's two accommodations on the Zambezi River hosts one of the largest Carmine Bee-eater breeding colonies in southern Africa. Many of the sociable birds from the bee-eater family build tunnels into the steep slopes on the river banks, others settle on sandy areas.
The joy is great every time the first colourful little birds fly in after their long journey along the Zambezi. With their magnificent plumage, they contribute to the atmospheric play of colours in nature and have thus inspired the naming of Zambezi Mubala Lodge and Camp. Mubala' means 'colours' in the language of the local Lozi people.
A walk to the bird colonies accompanied by an expert guide is a special experience during the nesting season of the colourful bee-eaters. In addition, your stay coincides with the Namibian fishing season. Take advantage of the leisure activities offered by Zambezi Mubala Lodge and Camp, combine bird watching and fishing trips for a relaxing, wonderful break.
If you have time at short notice and are currently in Namibia, you can take advantage of Gondwana Collection Namibia's 3 for 2 last minute offer, where you book three nights but only pay for two. A great special offer for last-minute travellers!
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