Morocco: hotel situated in the Ourika valley, on the way to oukaimeden.
Good quality/ price ratio, well-looked after rooms are somewhat luxurious for the price (260 dirham for 3 people, Apr 2015).
Situated in Gir Forest, Gujarat, India. Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary-Sasangir is a 1412 sq km hilly tract of dry deciduous forests, acacia scrub, evergreen and semi-evergreen flora and grasslands, fed by rivers and streams. Among the many water-bodies in the reserve is the Kamleshwar Dam, known for its large crocodile population. Gir National Park has about 411 lions and about 400 leopards, making it one of the major big-cat concentrations in India. Sambar and spotted deer, nilgai, chousingha (the world’s only four-horned antelope), chinkara (Indian gazelle) and wild boar thrive in Gir National Park. Jackal, Striped Hyena, Jungle cat, Rusty-spotted cat, Langur, Porcupine, Indian hare & Pangolin are among the other mammals of Gir National Park. There are about more than 300 type of birds in Gir National Park make it Heaven for Birders & Ornithologist. Asiatic Lion Lodge has 16 cottages with en-suite modern bathrooms and all eco friendly modern room amenities, Varandah with safari chairs and an Indian seating inside for plenty of privacy. Swimming Pool and free Wifi is available. One can Find more than 55 species of birds in and around Asiatic Lion Lodge
Scotland: next to Fife Ness and Denburn Wood, both very good places for seawatching and searching for autumn rarities (Yellow-browed, Hune’s and Pallas’s Warblers among others). The Eden Estuary is 30 minutes’ drive away. Good qulaity/ price ratio taking into account the high price of U.K. accommodation from 70 € for a double with a generous breakfast. Excellent attentive service, very welcoming. Everything is very clean, modern furniture, impeccable.
Rural apartments in Roncesvalles, near Pamplona, Basque country. 24 apartments for 2, 3 and 4 people, ideal for watching raptor migratiom and for searching for Black and White-backed Woodpeckers in the nearby beechwoods. From here you can make excursions to the Selva de Irati which is just 14km away and one of the classic sites for Middle-spotted Woodpecker, the French Basque country and the Señorio de Bertiz o Balagua Natural Park. The house consisits of 24 apartments for 2, 3 and 4 people. Each comes with a kitchen-diner-sitting room, bedrooms and attached bathrooms. Two-person apartments cost 80€ in high season and 70€ in low season. Four-person apartments cost 135€ and 120€. Good.
Basque country, Spain: comprised of two holiday apartments, Baias and Añana, which have a “Two key” category and a capacity of 4 and 9 pax respectively. They are found next to the small town of Pobes, 20km west of Vitoria-Gasteiz and 60km south of Bilbao- you can get there from these cities on good roads in 20 min and 40 min . The apartments are fully-equipped, bright and roomy, with excellent views. Añana has 4 bedrooms, a sitting room (with an ornithological reference library at your disposal), and across a large communal area for relaxing there is a spacious 100m2 private terrace. There is a kitchen with dishwasher and the apartment has disabled access. Baias is an attic apartment on the second floor with a study and fitted lounge with a high-res plasma TV where you can view your photos from the hides. With aircon. 40 species of bird have been photographed from the hides next to the house and 15 species are regularly seen, including Great and Blue Tits, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Eurasian Blackbird, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Common Buzzard and Black and Red Kites in summer and winter respectively. Soon visitors will have the chance to use […]
An ideal place to stay in the area of Gujarat (western India), when visiting The Little Rann of Kutch. It offers rooms distributed in small individual houses throughout the garden. Very spacious and clean, decorated with pictures of birds, with fans and terrace. Food, self-service, is served in a large open room offering typical delicious Indian food fit for western stomach. In the garden you can bird during the central hours as there are some good trees as well as a pond (Sykes’s Warbler, Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher, Pied Kingfisher, Indian Pond-heron, Hume’s Leaf-warbler, Purple Sunbird …). They have wi-fi in the reception area and they organize safaris to the nearby Little Rann of Kutch.