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Our most popular Safari:
Botswana Family Safari
10 nights/11 days Botswana Safari
starting at $2850 per person
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African Crocodile in Botswana, Chobe River Chobe National park
 
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Saddlebilled Stork, African Wildlife in Botswana, safari vacations in the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve

Saddlebilled Stork - Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis


The Saddlebilled stork is a common resident of the Chobe river. A large, strikingly coloured stork unlikely to be confused with any other; distinctive both at rest and in flight. Most frequent in the Chobe-Linyanti-Okavango region of Botswana.

This stork is huge, black and white in colour, with an enormous red-and-black bill with a yellow saddle. The saddlebilled stork stands about 145cm tall with a wingspan of up to 270cm. Females are about 10% smaller than the males. They are usually found alone or in pairs and enjoy floodplains and waterways. It is in this watery environment that they catch fish (up to 500 grams), frogs, small birds and crustaceans.

Their breeding season is between January and July, during which the female lays 2 - 3 eggs weighing about 146g each. The incubation period is 30 - 35 days with the chicks staying in the nest for about 70 - 100 days. The Saddlebilled Stork's status is rare and it is listed on the Red Data List of Birds.


 

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Lodges and Camps in Botswana: Audi Camp - Camp Moremi -Camp Okuti - Camp Okavango - Chief's Camp - Chitabe Camp - Chobe Game Lodge - Chobe Marina Lodge - Crocodile Camp - Deception Valley Lodge - Delta Safari Camp - Duba Plains Camp - Duma Tau Lodge - Elephant Camp Victoria Falls - Footsteps Camp - Gunn's Camp - Grassland Safari Lodge - Jacana Camp - Kanana Camp - Kings Pool - Kubu Safari Lodge - Kwara Camp Okavango Delta - Leroo-la-Tau - Linyanti Camp - Little Mombo Camp - Mariolina's Victoria Falls - Mapula Lodge - Mombo Safari Camp - Motsentsela Tree Lodge - Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp - Pom Pom Camp - Sandibe Safari Lodge - Santawani - Savute Safari Lodge - Savuti Camp - Semetsi Camp - Xakanaxa Camp - Xigera Camp - Xugana Lodge

Botswana Destinations: Chief's Island - Chobe National Park - Gemsbok National Park - Kalahari - Khwai - Linyanti - Makgadikgadi Pans - Maun - Moremi Game Reserve - Nogatsaa/Tchinga - Nxai Pan - Okavango Delta - Savute - Tsodilo hills - Tuli Block - Xakanaxa

Zimbabwe Destinations: Victoria Falls

Birds of Botswana: Crowned Plover - Blue Waxbill - Cormorant - Egyptian Goose - Fish Eagle - Grey Lourie - Kingfisher - Kori Bustard - Lilacbreasted Roller - Ostrich - Saddlebilled Stork - Secretary Bird

Mammals of Botswana: African Wild Dog - African Elephant - Baboon - Bat-Eared-Fox - Brown Hyena - Buffalo - Bushpig - Cheetah - Eland - Genet - Giraffe - Hartebeest - Hippo - Impala - Jackal - Kudu - Leopard - Lion - Oryx - Puku - Red Lechwe - Roan Antelope - Sable Antelope - Sitatunga - Slender Mongoose - Spotted Hyena - Springbok - Squirrel - Surikate - Tsessebe - Warthog - Waterbuck - Wildebeest - Zebra

Reptiles of Botswana: African Rock Python - African Crocodile - Black Mamba - Cape Cobra - Chameleon - Gecko - Leopard Tortoise - Monitor Lizard - Mozambican Cobra - Puff Adder