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Limpopo Birding Routes once again exhibited at the Limpopo Tourism stand at the Travel Indaba, Africa’s largest tourism marketing platform, from 2-4 May. Lisa Martus and Paul Nkhumane met with local and international tour operators and generated much excitement about what Limpopo has to offer with incredible birding areas, a vast range of accommodation options, bird specials seen nowhere else in the country and legendary local guides.
This popular event from 10-12 April reportedly had a staggering 12 000 participants, bringing travel industry professionals together through pre-scheduled appointments. The Limpopo Tourism stand was popular, with the busy front desk fielding numerous questions about Limpopo as a destination. Lisa Martus and David Letsoalo were part of the dynamic Limpopo team and had a great response to the portal which Limpopo Birding Routes offers to tour operators investigating avitourism.
Birders love challenges, a popular one is the “100km Challenge” in which the goal is to find as many bird species as possible within a 100km radius of an area’s central point within one calendar year. The existing South African record was a tough target of 461 species, set in the Wider Gauteng Area in 2015. A certain young birder from Polokwane took up the challenge in 2018 and Daniel Engelbrecht’s spectacular result exceeded all his expectations! With a great deal of effort, commitment, patience and travel (and obliging dad, Derek) Daniel managed to tick an incredible 465 species, including some enviable megaticks such as Pectoral and Green Sandpiper. Congratulations on this fantastic record Dan!!