Pafuri is without doubt one of the countries premier birding destinations.
Situated in the extreme north-eastern corner of South Africa on the border with Zimbabwe and Mozambique, Pafuri lies in the lowveld between the Luvuvhu and Limpopo Rivers. Geology of the area largely comprises of Basalts which allow for dense tree savanna with mopane and bush willows dominating. Along the Limpopo and Luvuvhu floodplains Fever Trees, Sycamore Fig and Ana Trees dominate. Baobabs are scattered in the drier areas. Vegetation is lush and green and difficult to see through during summer but this is when the best birding can be expected with an influx of migrant species. Over 450 species of birds have been recorded here with many of the countries specials such as the elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl, Crested Guineafowl, White-Crowned Lapwing and Black-Throated Wattle-Eye being found here.