The Sand River, which flows in-front of Inyati Game lodge, is a source of a number of rarities including the secretive African Finfoot, Whitebacked Night-heron, Blackcrowned Night-heron, Purple Heron, African Black Duck, Half Collared and Malachite Kingfishers and African Crake.

There are 108 families of birds in Africa, 17 of these unique to the continent. Among the endemic families are mousebirds, turacos, woodhoopoes, sugarbirds, whydahs and guineafowl as well as the Secretary bird and Hamerkop, which are sole representatives of their families.

The Sabi Sand Nature Reserve's biodiversity of habitat makes for a rich diversity of species that includes the renowned 'Big 5' namely - Ground Hornbill, Martial Eagle, Saddle Billed Stork, Kori Bustard and Lappet Faced Vulture.

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