Bird watching

Overview

About Bird watching in Tanzania

Tanzania stands out as a premier birdwatching destination in Africa, boasting over 1,000 bird species. The country’s varied landscapes, ranging from savannas and forests to wetlands, offer a rich diversity of birdlife for enthusiastic birdwatchers. Tailored birding safaris take enthusiasts to prime locations, guided by professionals well-versed in the intricacies of bird identification.

Key destinations, such as Lake Manyara National Park, are home to impressive gatherings of flamingos, storks, pelicans, and an extensive array of 400 other bird species. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area hosts unique endemic species like the yellow-collared lovebird, while the Usambara Mountains shelter distinctive Eastern Arc endemics. Migingo Island in Lake Victoria attracts migratory swallows, and Ruaha National Park boasts a remarkable 571 recorded bird species.

Commencing early in the day when bird activity is at its peak, birding safaris utilize spotting scopes and binoculars for identifying species and observing behaviors that may elude the naked eye. Typically conducted in small 4×4 vehicles capable of navigating off-road terrain, these safaris may also include brief day hikes into forested areas to enhance the chances of sightings.

For avid birders, a Tanzanian birdwatching safari guarantees encounters with a plethora of avifauna in unspoiled wilderness settings. Accompanied by expert ornithologist guides, you’ll witness a broad spectrum of species, from the vibrant hues of flamingos to the elusive forest-dwelling birds. Through attentive observation aided by top-notch optics, you’ll leave with a comprehensive life list filled with memorable bird sightings.

Best destinations for Bird watching

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Serengeti National Park

Tarangire National Park

Ngorongoro crater

Lake Manyara National park

Arusha National Park

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Breakfast at the camp will be followed by a guided walk to visit Lake Natron. This lake is famous as a breeding site for lesser flamingoes in East Africa. Return to your camp for hot lunch and short relaxation. Later, in the afternoon, you will be taken to the Eangaresero waterfalls whose water is believed to have curative values, thus many visitors prefer to swim there before retiring back to your camp for dinner and accommodation.

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