Bird Watching Safaris
If you a bird lover, Tanzania is one of the African best birding safari destination. With more than 1130 bird species including migrants and marine birds in it’s national parks and other wildlife reserves, Tanzania is becoming one of the worlds birds haven to visit.
Tanzania Bird Safaris
Tanzania is one of the famous birding safari destinations. Whether you are a professional photographer or just having passion for birds, Tanzania is an ideal bird watching safari destination. The large number of bird species makes Tanzania one of the leading African countries to have a high concentration of birds both resident and immigrants.
Even though you can find birds in almost every national park and wildlife reserve but the most prominent bird watching places are Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and southern part of the Serengeti national.
Arusha National Park is one of the Tanzania’s bird watching safari destinations, with more than 400 bird species in a concentrated in a small area. You may see a white-faced whistling duck, with its whistling three-note lament, or a dusky flycatcher. Tawny eagles and buzzards hover above Ngurdoto Crater, whilst the Momella Lakes is the place for water birds and waders. Lake Manyara National Park offers pink flamingos, pelicans, storks, cormorants, hornbills, heart lab turaco, speckled mouse birds, fire finch, fisher love birds, wood peckers and many other species.
Tarangire is also one of the Tanzania’s best bird watching safari destinations, it’s a home of more than 400 bird species mostly residing from the woodlands and Tarangire swamps. In Tarangire you can have an opportunity to watch musked weavers, eagles of all kinds, yellow bishops, crown cranes, stalling, ostriches, buffaloe weavers and many more.
Birds found in the southern part of Serengeti National Park are normally following the greater migration of wildebeest where the movement of animals becomes feasting moment for birds while they tend to feed on the flying insects like grasshoppers, butterflies, ants and other species of insects residing in the grass habitats. Predator birds like lappet faced vultures, rupelled griffon vultures, martial eagles, town eagles and small predator birds like harriers, black shoulders kite, African fish eagles, white stocks and many more are also found in the southern Serengeti during wildebeest calving season.
The best time for Bird Watching Safari
The best to visit Tanzania for the bird watching safari is from April to June, this is green season in most of the northern Tanzania national parks.