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    Default Carmine bee-eaters at Kalizo

    Hi

    I was intending to stop off at Kalizo this August to see the carmine bee-eater colony, but it looks as though the lodge is being re-developed (and taken over by Gondwana?). Does anyone know if it will be possible to get up to the colony this year?

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    Default Re: Carmine bee-eaters at Kalizo

    You can always drive there. Not a problem

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    Default Re: Carmine bee-eaters at Kalizo

    PS They are not on Kalizo's land. Kalizo was just the closest

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    Default Re: Carmine bee-eaters at Kalizo

    Quote Originally Posted by sandbug View Post
    PS They are not on Kalizo's land. Kalizo was just the closest
    Hi Sandburg

    We are heading through Katima Mulilo from Muchenje en route to Nambwa in the second half of August. If we left Muchenje early enough would we be able to see the colony of Carmine’s and if so how would we get there?? We would obviously want to leave plenty of time to get down to Nambwa and set up camp?

    Thanks for your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martcassidy View Post
    Hi Sandburg

    We are heading through Katima Mulilo from Muchenje en route to Nambwa in the second half of August. If we left Muchenje early enough would we be able to see the colony of Carmine’s and if so how would we get there?? We would obviously want to leave plenty of time to get down to Nambwa and set up camp?

    Thanks for your help.
    Mart
    Hi Mart
    Easy enough. Best viewing is in the late afternoon though. You might just be too early though, as they normally only start nesting late in August.
    I'll have a look at the colony close to us and see what they are doing.

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    Default Re: Carmine bee-eaters at Kalizo

    Quote Originally Posted by sandbug View Post
    Hi Mart
    Easy enough. Best viewing is in the late afternoon though. You might just be too early though, as they normally only start nesting late in August.
    I'll have a look at the colony close to us and see what they are doing.
    Thanks Sandbug - we are only heading through on 20 August so hoping to catch them. Do you know how we get to them from the road between Muchenje and Katima??

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    Default Re: Carmine bee-eaters at Kalizo

    You drive the Kalimbeza road all the way to almost entering the grounds of Mubala Lodge. Just before the gate you turn left and follow the track for about a kilometre or two. There should be a guard and they charge 10 or 20 N$.

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    Thanks a million!!

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