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Admire the best of Birding Safaris in East Africa Kenya and Tanzania home to more than 1000 bird species. Birding Safaris Africa, Kenya & Tanzania have amongst the greatest number of fledgling species than any of other African countries. More than 800 species are inhabitant and about 200 are transitory species, a major number of them are endemics and more than 56 species are under danger. Tanzania has more than 80 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) covering more than 167,000km2, and perceived under criteria set by Bird-life International.

Tanzania National PArks

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Birding Tanzania
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More than 1000 bird species More than 80 Important Bird Areas.

East Africa is a land of wonders, from dramatic landscapes to amazing flora and fauna. Geographically, the terrain of this region range from the lowest coastal regional up to 5895m at the highest point of Africa Kilimanjaro mountain. Different habitats are found within this landscapes ranging from coastal beaches and reefs, desert to fresh water lakes, soda Lakes, Rivers, bush and grasses, woodlands, semi-arid country and lush forest. East Africa is not only highlighted with Kilimanjaro Mountain there is Serengeti the scenery of the Great wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro Crater and the Grater Rift valley. This land also hosts some stunning avifauna that benefit from this diverse landscapes. Tanzania has 80 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that includes regions in which there is a high level of endemism, or that comprises of a globally endangered species. Book our Birding safari in Tanzania and you will never forget the experience.

Some of these IBAs are part of our Tanzania Safaris. On  safari you can possibly encounter some of the species listed below and you will have more information about these IBAs.

Important Bird Areas on our Tanzania Safaris
Northern Tanzania Southern Tanzania Coastal & Zanzibar
IBAs Mt Kilimanjaro
Mt Kilimanjaro
Beachfront Forests
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Northern Tanzania Safaris


Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus)
(Gypaetus barbatus)

Mount Kilimanjaro & Arusha

The inclines of Kilimanjaro are held in forest somewhere around 1500m and 3000m, with both woodland and snow capped bird species occurring here.Enjoy the first day of your Tanzania Safari exploring the vegetation of Arusha National Park & wetlands of Ngurdoto Crater, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. A percentage of the fowls you can hope to see are recorded on the right.

amazing wetlands & waterbirds

Ngurdoto Crater

Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor
Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus
Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Silvery cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes brevis
Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes bucinator
Unusual or endemic* to region:
Alpine Chat Cercomela sordida
Lammergeier* Gypaetus barbatus

Kori Bustard
Kori Bustard
(Ardeotis kori)

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is World Heritage recorded and a Biosphere Reserve. The range is embodied the famous Ngorongoro Crater – the world’s biggest unbroken caldera –the Crater highlands; a chain of wiped out and given way volcanoes and the eastern piece of the Serengeti Plains.

Enjoy and exploring the different scope of territories that occur here, from wetlands and alkaline lakes to timber-lands and open fields. The zone is home to more than 550 types of bird species,most of them are endemic.Listed on the right are some of the fowls that you can hope to see.

Jackson’s Widowbird

“From January to April, this friendly feathered creature changes from being a little dreary employment into a dull,long tailed winged bird that moves about quickly to pull in a mate.

Jackson depicted the tricks… as ‘a really ludicrous sight’: guys set up a little zone in long grass in which they more than once bounce around, with hops getting great more than 50cm in stature. They move like this throughout the day, most eagerly in the early morning and late evening.”

David Andrew/ Susan Rhind

Viewing Wildlife East Africa

Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus rubber
Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
Kittlitz’s Plover Charadruis pecuarius
Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor
Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture Gyps rueppellii
Unusual or endemic* to region:
African Water Rail Rallus caerulescens
Fischer’s Lovebird* Agerpornis fischeri
Jackson’s Widowbird* Euplectes jacksoni
Northern Anteater Chat* Myrmecocichla aethiops

Little Bee-Eater
Little Bee-Eater
(Merops pusillus) Secretary Bird
Secretary Bird
(Sagittarius serpentarius)

Serengeti Plains

This most famous and celebrated National Park in Africa is Tanzania’s largest at almost 15,000km2.  The Serengeti consists of vast, seemingly endless grass plains in the south-east of the park, punctuated by twisted, solitary acacia trees and large kopjes.  In the western corridor where the Grumeti River runs, there are riverine forests, hills, valleys and plains.

Whilst it is most famous for its million strong Great Wildebeest Migration, the Serengeti is also home to over 500 bird species.  The highest bird numbers and diversity occurs from October to April. Some of the birds that you can expect to see here are listed on the right.

Vast Grass Plains

Riverine Forests, Hills & Valleys

Over 500 bird species


Secretary Bird
“Standing 1.2m high & striding up to 20km a day, this high stepping bird is unique to Africa.  It kills its prey with a rain of swift kicks from thick, powerful feet and snakes are stamped to death in a lethal flamenco.

Its body & head resemble those of a large eagle, but other traits suggest a common ancestry with storks.

Courtship flights are very raptor-like and include graceful swoops from great height in a “pendulum display” as well as tumbling in mid-air with feet outstretched towards each other.”
David Andrew/ Susan Rhind
Watching Wildlife East Africa


Common ostrich Struthio camelus
Chestnut weaver Ploceus rubiginosus
Little bee-eater Merops pusillus
Malachite kingfisher Alcedo cristata
Marabou stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus
Pin-tailed whydah Widua macroura
Secretary bird Sagittarius serpentarius
Superb starlings Lamprotornis superbus
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaicus
European Roller Coracias garrulous
Levaillant’s Cuckoo Oxylophus levaillantii
Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Unusual or endemic* to region:
Fischer’s Lovebird* Agapornis fischeri
Grey-breasted Spurfowl* Francolinus rufopictus
Rufous-tailed Weaver* Histurgops ruficaudus

Southern Tanzania Safaris


Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
(Leptoptilos crumeniferus)

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha presently is the largest National park in Tanzania after Usangu Game Reserve being added, Ruaha is more or less unknown and less visited and generally untouched wild. It is found on a dry focal level, and is limited by the Mzombe River to the north and the Ruaha River to the south.

The natural life and vegetation found in this move zone is an extraordinary mix of Eastern (Acacia-Combretum) and Southern (Crachystegia) African species. The Park incorporates riverine vegetation and baobabs that give hollows to numerous bird species. There are more than 400 types of bird species , and during your time in the this park you can hope to see some of the birds recorded on the right.

Untouched wilderness

Vegetational transition zone

Stately Baobabs

Brown Parrot Poicephalus meyeri
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus
Pale-billed Hornbill Tockus pallodirostris
Pink-backed Pelican Oelicanus rufescens
Purple-crested Turaco Tauraco porphyreolophus
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver Bubalornis niger
von der Decken’s Hornbill Tockus deckeni
Unusual or endemic* to region:
Ashy Starling* Lamprotornis unicolor
Eleonora’s Falcon Falco eleonorae
Yellow-collared Lovebird* Agapornis personatus

African Fish Eagle
African Fish Eagle
(Haliaeetus vocifer)

Selous Game Reserve

Despite the fact that Selous Game Reserve is little known, it has been World legacy recorded and is one of the biggest ensured regions in Africa at more than 50,000km2. The Reserve comprises of plains punctuated by slopes and periodic rough outcrops cut by the relentless Rufiji River; the banks of the waterway progressively offer path to the rough precipices of the staggering Stieglers’ Gorge. The bunch of tributaries structure a system of lakes and tidal ponds, joined by channels of water.

The highlights of this park incorporate the boat and walking safaris, both of which take into account bird watching perception from an alternate point of view. With more than 440 bird species recorded in Selous,some of the bird types you can hope to see are recorded on the right.

Biggest African Game Reserve

Relentless Rufiji River

System of Lakes & Lagoons

Strange Boat Safari

African Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus crptoxanthus
Common Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Crowned Hornbill Tockus alboterminatus
Dickson’s Kestrels Falco dickinsoni
Green wood-Hoopee Phoeniculus purpureus
Unusual or endemic* to region:
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris
Pel’s Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli
White-backed Night Heron Gorsachius leuconotos


Coastal & Zanzibar Safaris


Striated Heron
Striated Heron
(Butorides striatus) White-faced Whistling Ducks
White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata)

Coastal Forests

The coastal area of both Tanzania & Kenya are rich ecologically, profoundly differing and home to more than 450 types of bird species. The coast incorporates thick woods, shrubberies, mangroves, stream bays, saltpans, tidal mudflats and seaward islands. The area is hence of real significance for some aquatic birds, including migratory waders. During your time on the terrain drift,some of the birds you can hope to see are recorded on the right.

More than 450 types of fowls

Naturally Rich & Highly Diverse

Forests & Mangroves

Stream Inlets, Saltpans, Tidal Mudflats

Seaward Islands

Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis
Striated Heron Butorides striatus
Water Thick-Knee Burhinus vermiculatus
Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea
White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata
Curlew Sandpiper Cakidris ferruginea
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinerus
Unusual or endemic* to region:
African Water Rail Rallus caerulescens
African Pygmy Kingfisher
African Pygmy Kingfisher
(Ispidina picta)African Jacana
African Jacana
(Actophilornis africanus)


Zanzibar Island is well known all over the world for its spices and exceptional coral reefs. With more than 200 bird species on the island, there is a different scope of avifauna here, including both endemic species and subspecies. There are two IBAs here and both are essential for water birds, for example, terns and waders.

The indigenous Jozani Forest Reserve is the only forest at present and is home to more than 40 bird species including a few endemic bird types. Amid your time in Zanzibar, you can hope to observe some bird species as listed on the right.

Flavor & Coral Island

Indigenous Forests

Endemic Species & Subspecies

Waterbird asylum

African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
African Pygmy Kingfisher Ispidina picta
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Crab Plover Dromas aedeola
Dark-backed Weaver Ploceus bicolor
Dimorphic Egret Egretta dimorpha
East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi
Mangrove Kingfisher Halcyon senegaloides
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Unusual or  endemic* race:
Fischer’s Turaco* Tauraco fischeri
Grey Sunbird* Cyanomitra veroxii
Little Greenbul* Andropadus virens

Little Egret
Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)


Pemba lies on the north of Zanzibar Island and around 50km off the Tanzania mainland. Regardless of its closeness to Zanzibar, it experiencing few visitors and generally it remains remote. The biggest remaining patch of woodland, Ngezi forest, has a lavish wilderness like shelter with thick cover on the woods floor and is home to four endemic species.

The close-by Misali island is sheltered in forest and our disengaged shoreline retreat is encompassed by mangrove woods. Amid your time on Pemba island, you can explore these territories and hope to see some of the bird species species recorded on the right.

African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer
Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus
Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus crptoxanthus
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Unusual or  endemic* to Pemba :
Pemba Green Pigeon* Treron pembaensis
Pemba Scops Owl* Otus pembaensis
Pemba Sunbird* Cinnyris pembae
Pemba White-eye* Zosterops vaughani
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