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Seldomseen Cottages

Seldomseen Cottages

The Eastern Highlands is an outstanding birding area and there are a number of specials. The top bird to see is the Swynnerton's Robin which lives and breeds in small patches of the forest. The birds like to nest in dragon plants Dracaena fragrans, and Seldomseen has several of these legendary sounding plants.

The facility is situated in its own small private reserve with walking trails through the surrounding forest. The secluded gardens around the cottages are excellent for finding several special species, including the endemic Robert's Warbler. A protea stand within the Seldomseen property draws the Bronzy Sunbird and Gurney's Sugarbird when in flower.

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Details of the cottages

The self-catered cottages are fully equipped with stove, fridge, cutlery/crockery and linen. The cottages are serviced daily and the facility is currently managed by Harry and Sandra Beru under the ownership of Ken and Sue Worsley.

An excellent chef/cook, Sandra is available for breakfasts and dinners if you'd rather concentrate on birding and walking! All visitors should bring all their own food and drink. Groceries and fuel are available in Mutare at present but power cuts and communications are sometimes a major problem. Bring torches, lights and don't expect much mobile phone coverage.

Guided Bird Walks - two resident birding guides live on site and have years of experience between them. Peter Mwadziwana and Buluwezi Murambiwa who are well -known to many past birding guests!

Witchwood Lodge - 3 large and 2 small bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with baths, large lounge, dining room, ktichen and fireplace. Sleeps 9.

Crimsonwing Cottage - The main cottage has one main bedroom and one single with 2 extra day beds. One bathroom with shower. Nearby is the second cottage bedroom, bathroom with shower. Sleeps 7.

Twinstreams Cottage - Consists of 2 cottages. The main cottage has one bedroom with double bed and an optional extra bed in lounge. The second cottage contains two single beds. Bath. Fireplace. Sleeps 4-5.

Swynnerton Cottage - suitable for a family. One main bedroom with double bed and one room with two single beds. Shower. Sleeps 4.

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