Tanzania Safaris Tour | Where to go for Birding Safaris in Tanzania Confidence Africa Tours
Tanzania is one of the best bird-watching safaris tour destinations in Africa with 1140 species including 200 migratory birds and 74 seabirds. Bird-watching safaris tour in Tanzania is at their best when it rains for migrants and nesting residents. Outstanding birding spots include Arusha National Park, home to 400 birds in a variety of habitats in a small area. You may spot a white-faced whistling duck with its three-part whistle or a dusky flycatcher. Forest Eagles and Vultures fly over the Ngurdoto Crater, while the Momella Lakes is the ideal spot for waterfowl and waders. Lake Manyara National Park features pink flamingos, pelicans, storks, cormorants, hornbills, and many more with over 400 recorded species. Greater and lesser flamingos are also found in Ngorongoro Crater, and millions are found en masse at their breeding grounds in Lake Natron.
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Where to go for Bird-watching safaris in Tanzania?
Tarangire National Park
The Tarangire Marshes are home to over 550 species, including lumbering kori bustards, ostriches, secretarybirds, and helmeted guinea fowl on the drier plains, where weavers and turtledoves are also common.
Serengeti National Park
A 500-species bird-watching safari in Tanzania in the Serengeti features the endemic Fisherman’s Lovebird, a small, colorful parrot also found in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Gray-crowned crane.
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Crested bustards and needle bills nest on the plains below Mount Kilimanjaro, best known for its white-bellied and purple-capped abbot starlings, alpine hills, and scarlet malachite sunbirds, while bearded vultures lurk.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park features pink flamingos, pelicans, storks, cormorants, hornbills, and many more with over 400 recorded species. Greater and lesser flamingos are also found in Ngorongoro Crater.
Selous Great Game Reserve
A bird-watching safaris tour in Tanzania to southern parks with Confidence Africa Tours overlaps the ranges of southern and eastern species. With over 440 checklists recorded for the Selous Great Game Reserve.
Ruaha National Park
A twitcher’s paradise, Ruaha National Park is home to 570 species including the yellow-necked sunbird, giant kingfisher, and cinder starling. Katavi also has a large population of waterfowl in the rainy season.
Where Else to go for Birding and Wildlife Safaris in Tanzania?
Zanzibar – Tanzania Safaris
Zanzibar protects 268 species including large frigatebirds, the African paradise flycatcher, the wood bat, the spotted buckskin fluffy tail, and the impressive fisherman’s turaco with iridescent blue wings and cap. Among its 400 species, many migratory shorebirds can be found among the Saadani’s estuaries and mangroves on an African bird-watching safaris tour holiday in Tanzania. The Eastern Arc Mountains are important with 30 short-range endemic species.
Kitulo Plateau National Park – Tanzania Safaris
Kitulo Plateau National Park is the ideal place to see Blue Swallow and Denham’s Bustard, while Mkomazi Game Reserve is home to Friedman’s Skylark and Shelley’s Starling. The forests of the Udzungwa Mountains are home to the Udzungwa Partridge, Olive Robin, White-breasted Alethe, and Sharpe’s Akalat.
Uluguru Mountains National Park – Tanzania Safaris
The Uluguru Mountains are home to the Loveridge Sunbird and the Uluguru Shrike. While the Usambara Mountains are not well explored, a birding tour of the forest will find globally endangered Usambara Eagles, Sokoke and Scops Owls, Long-billed Tailbirds, and Usambara Weavers, while in the coastal forests of Lindi Livingstones are flycatchers and southern banded short-toed eagles. Confidence Africa Tours can customize bird-watching holiday safaris in Tanzania to visit the most likely feathered habitats with a trained observer and guide who will help add many amazing tick marks, birding photos, and videos to your visual checklist.