Nata is a small village in Central District of Botswana. It is located in the northern part of the region on the main road from Francistown to Maun, where the road forks to Kasane. The village is served by Nata Airport. The village is on the edge of the Makgadikgadi saltpans and gateway to the Okavango and Chobe. Nata's convenient location makes it a perfect stopover. Guided tours are available to Nata Sanctuary where there are excellent breeding grounds for a host of water birds. In the Nata Bird Sanctuary you will find about 165 bird species, including kingfishers, eagles, ostriches, pelicans, spoonbills and both greater and lesser flamingos. When the Nata river flows, flooding the pan, the area becomes a paradise, dominated by water-loving birds from all around Africa.