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We’ve developed a range of dedicated solo holidays & solo travel packages; exclusively for people booking on their own. Around 40% of all our passengers are solo travellers.
Zanzibar & Selous - Special birding departure - 14th January 2013
Make the most of the 'green season' in Selous Reserve to observe the amazing diversity of birds. Meet our birds guru and ground handler of Southern Tanzania, David Guthrie and see his introduction to the birding environment.
Why join us in January?
January and February is when many winter migrants come to Selous. The stunning northern carmine bee-eaters are a favourite attraction, often swooping around your car in vast numbers, catching insects disturbed by the vehicle. Another migrating bee-eater, the Eurasian, also arrives in large numbers to join their resident white-fronted, white-throated, little, and rare Boehm’s bee-eater cousins.
What can you see?
This is the period when you sometimes see incredible gatherings of Maribou storks, bateleur & martial eagles, and other raptors combing the ground in vast numbers swallowing up winged termites.
Gather round the waterhole
Around the lake there is always an amazing array of birdlife, malachite, pygmy, pied and giant kingfishers, fish eagles, goliath herons, all manner of waders, including the uncommon white headed lapwing, and the fabulous African Skimmer, making its low level forays across the water.
Another favourite migrant, inhabiting seasonal pools from the December rains, is the wonderfully weird knob-billed duck. Brown headed parrots abound in the woodland near Sable Mountain, along with purple crested turacos, and narina’s trogon. The thick riparian forest which follows the course of our dry riverbeds is also a rich habit for birds and it’s residents include the marvellously melodic forest weaver.
David Guthrie, Southern Tanzania Ground Manager
Here's a taste of the beautiful variety of birds below...