Mbotyi is fortunate to have to have so many different bio-zones. We have indigenous forest, the Ntsubane, which is one of the largest in our country. There are large tree plantations as well as the enormous Magwa tea plantation. There are a number of rivers in the area and also the very large lagoon estuary of the Mbotyi River. We thus play host to a very large variety of birds and butterflies.
Lately the bird life on the lagoon has been outstanding; two great white pelicans have arrived to nest on the lagoon, we hope they will remain with us at least for a while. They share the water with Mallard ducks, spurwing and Egyptian geese, cormorants, kingfishers so many kinds, fish eagles, all fishing every morning.
Guided walks are from the lodge are very popular and picnic baskets can be supplied for birders wanting to spend time in the forest.