Nambiti is home to some of the planet’s biggest, most majestic animals and some of its smallest, rarest insects. Every single creature matters, which is why our excursions go way beyond the Big Five. Of course, you’ll see them – the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo – but you’ll see so much more besides. You’ll discover the wondrous multitude of animals, insects, birds and plants that are so vital in keeping Nambiti’s extraordinary ecosystem intact.

the big five

Nambiti’s commanding landscape is a character in itself.

Tranquil grasslands, woodlands, wetlands and escarpments are home to more than fifty mammals. The Big Five, naturally, but also lesser-seen animals including kudu, pangolins, aardvarks and zebras. And that’s before we get to the thousands of birds and insects. Many of them cannot be seen anywhere else on earth, so come with us and discover them.


  • Status Vulnerable
  • Population 7,100


  • Status Near Threatened
  • Population 256,000


  • Status Vulnerable
  • Population 415,000


  • Status Not Endangered
  • Population 500,000


  • Status Least Concern
  • Population 482,000


Nambiti is the natural habitat for almost 300 species of birds and so it has become a birding utopia. From insect eaters to large birds of prey, a wide variety of birds can be found inside the reserve's boundaries due to the distinct ecosystems.

Birds of prey are often seen overhead, including the White-backed Vulture, Lanner Falcon, Amur Falcon, Steppe Buzzard and Black-chested Snake Eagle. The Natal Spurfowl is regularly seen wandering across the brush, and the Ant-eating Chat, Croaking Cisticola and the Long-tailed Widowbird watch over the scene from their perches.

Botanical wonderland

Nambiti boasts a luxuriant diversity of plant life.  Our guides will show you how each plant has a crucial role in the ecosystem, how they sustain the animals, birds and insects by providing food and shelter and why they’ve long sustained local tribes with natural remedies.