The Great Ruaha River where we are situated acts as a life force for abundant wildlife including a large listing of endemic, aquatic and migratory birds. Fish Eagle stay perched high above looking for prey, their familiar screech filling the air just before they dive towards their target. Water birds include Goliath Herons skimming the water’s surface in search of fish, whilst flocks of Egyptian Geese fly by and land on the banks and tickbirds groom snoozing hippos.
The Selous is a spectacular birding destination with over 440 bird species being recorded. Some birds to look out for include the African Skimmer, White-crowned Lapwing, Spotted-flanked Barbet, Palm-nut Vulture, Chestnut-backed Finch-lark, Open-billed Storks, Golden Pipit and the Rock Pratincole. Our guides love sharing their knowledge of all the bird life that is located in the Selous Game Reserve.