Seldomseen Holiday Cottages


Self Catering

Twinstreams Cottage is quaint but it is our favourite and one we would recommend for newly weds. Birdwatching is best from August through to early December as this time that the migrant birds arrive and everyone is singing. The rainy season is best for ferns, orchids, mushrooms and butterflies.

Seldom-seen cottages are the perfect location for those on the lookout for some peace and quiet and some fresh mountain air. A charming and comfortable getaway nestled in the beautiful Bvumba Mountain region in an area overlooking Mozambique.  

This area is rich in plant life and the valley and forest surrounding it is home to hundreds of bird species. Many of these shy creatures are elusive and can only be heard but those with some patience and a keen eye will enjoy quite the birding experience during their stay.

Seldom seen comprises of three cottages and a lodge, the venue is suitable for small group retreats. Our cottages come with either double or single bedrooms, baths, and showers, and in the larger rooms comfortable lounges with fireplace. Witchwood lodge comes with a kitchen as well. 

For activities on-site, birding is the major feature because there are 2 resident experts who conduct guided bird walks. A birding information sheet is available on request; guests can choose to go early in the morning or later in the day at 3 pm. Many rare varieties have been spotted in the area such as the orange thrush, Square Tailed Drongo, Swynnerton's Robin, and the Collared Sunbird.

For those who are willing to explore the area, there are many sights to see including the Vumba Botanical Gardens, Nyamheni for mountain climbing, The Leopard Rock Hotel for Golfing, or a fun evening at the hotel-casino or some fine dining at Inn on the Vumba. 


Nyamheni Road, Bvumba

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