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Tanzania has over 500 species of birds, from Red Hornbill to the Secretary bird.Birding will give you a rare opportunity to places and parks that are not so common in regular itineraries, thus offering more untouched wildlife in their natural habitats, plus Parks like Mkomazi National Park has beautiful climate high on the Mountain Arc on the eastern side of Northern Tanzania, proving to host such beautiful birds.
You will be able to identify some birds, as everyday you will keep seeing different birds and at different spots.We recommend 10 to 15 days safari providing maximum exposure and satisfaction for Bird Watching.Make sure you bring your Bird checklist guidebook with you.
Like most of our safaris, they can be extended or reduced days to cater to clients' requirements.Also, extensions could be extra days on safari, or combining Zanzibar and Pemba Island beaches for leisure and relaxation.
Parrots are forest dwelling birds. Although they have been documented in the mountain forest of Kilimanjaro and Meru, they are all over eastern arc mountains.
Bee-eater: This specie is very colorful and wonderful to watch, usually perched on fences and trees. They feed on bees and wasps. There are about 4 types of bee-eaters commonly seen in Tanzania, they differentiate themselves by colors and size. commonly found in Lake Manyara, Highland forests, Usambara, Coastal areas and Southern Tanzania.
Fish eagles are usually seen on the trees near water bodies. Skilled at fish catching. The river banks offer spectacular view of birds.
Crowned-Crane a graceful, long legged bird, it looks like a stork and heron.. Cranes are grassland dwelling birds. They are widely distributed in swamps, lake shores and grassland, commonly seen in pairs, small parties and flocks.
Secretary birds: An unusual looking bird of prey found on the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire. It has a quill-like feather on its head, and it is so pompous when it stride. Secretary birds rarely fly and do so when absolutely necessary.
Ostrich: The largest bird in the world. It is the most well-known bird, Ostrich is flightless. Mostly found in the northern plains
Marabou stork, a scavenger normally seen with other vultures sharing a carcass. It has huge beak and the deep pink pouch swinging on the neck.