This small, simple property is perfectly located for you to discover a wide variety of birdlife, whether it be on the deserted sands that the property overlooks or around the manmade pools dotted throughout the grounds. Friendly service will ensure you have a relaxing stay at Tanji Bird Reserve Eco-Lodge, allowing you to focus your mind on more important things, like unpacking your binoculars for another morning of birdwatching.
The four simple lodges each house two basic, cool and comfortable rooms, which sit discreetly like miniature observatories gazing out to the deserted beach beyond.
Appropriately for a property located within a nature reserve is the ecological nature of the site itself. Although there's some use of solar power, there are no hot water showers, in order to save electricity. There's also a reliance on local ingredients for meals – some of which are grown on-site or sourced at the local Tanji Fishing Village. Meals are taken al fresco and the dishes are simple, enjoyed overlooking the beach from the elevated dining area.
Expert guiding around the local area
Currently on government-owned land, the eco-camp at Tanji Bird Reserve is a community-based project run by local people. Bird guides working in the reserve are available for hire; alternatively, you may choose to take a local boat excursion to Bijoul Island or explore the sights, sounds and smells of nearby Tanji Fishing Village where locals bring in their catch.
The real allure of the place, though, is the wildlife, and particularly the birds which are here in abundance. Woodland and savannah birds, sea birds and raptors; what could be better than enjoying an open-air breakfast surrounded by an array of birds darting amongst the trees?
Combine Tanji Bird Reserve in a twin-centre break
As this property is ideal for birdwatchers, we think it's the perfect addition to a twin-centre stay with one of the coastal hotels, or with Mandina Lodges for a more luxurious wildlife experience inland. Find out more by ringing our sales team.