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Fairy Tern Island Holiday

The aptly named Bird Island is a birder's paradise, the home, breeding ground and migrant stop off for hundreds of species and countless thousands of individuals.

Fairy Tern Island Holiday: Summary

Fairy Tern Island Holiday in a nutshell

It won’t take long after landing on Bird Island, the northernmost of the Seychelles archipelago, to see where it got its name from. A coral cay, bordered by 3 miles of white sand and reefs, its green interior is home to a cacophony of birdlife.

Your bungalow, one of 24 here, is a simple, slightly rustic affair, while the main lodge is comfortable but free of the frills found on most private islands. What this gives you is four days to explore at your own pace, perhaps joining resident ornithologists for a guided walk, but you’re mostly left to do as you please.

For birders, there’s nowhere quite like it. It’s most spectacular when over a million sooty terns arrive between April and October, but there is always an astonishing number of species wherever you look be they nesting on the ground, in the trees, passing through on migration or resident.

There are also giant Aldabran tortoises to be found and you can borrow snorkels and kayaks to discover the turquoise Indian Ocean waters to see turtles and a rainbow of tropical fishing on the coral reef.

At a glance

Starts: Seychelles International Airport Mahé
3 nights Bird Island Lodge - Bird Island, Seychelles Full Board
Ends: Seychelles International Airport Mahé

Bird Island Lodge

Days 1-4

Bird Island Lodge is the only place to stay on Bird Island, the northernmost island in the Seychelles archipelago. This low-rise coralline paradise, about 60 miles from Mahe, has striking sandy beaches bordered by beautifuly turquoise seas, but these are not the primary reasons to stay here. Instead, wildlife viewing is its trump card. Here the birdlife is phenomenal − it's unlike almost any other wildlife spectacle that we know.

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Bird Island Lodge

Bird Island Lodge

Bird Island, Seychelles

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Fairy Tern Island Holiday.

  • The whole island is an incredible wildlife spectacle
  • See more than a million birds nesting at the tern colony
  • Guided nature walks with resident ornithologists
  • Three miles of beach to wander and kayak around
  • Snorkel the reef with turtles & a rainbow of fish

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Fairy Tern Island Holiday: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • Birdwatching

  • Kayaking

  • Self-guided walking

  • Snorkelling

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