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Tanzania Bird Watching

Information on a number of key birding locations in Tanzania, including:

  • Arusha Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Lake Manyara Park
  • Tarangire Park
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Mikumi National Park
  • Udzungwa National Park
  • Usambara Mountains and Amani Nature Reserve

In the extreme southeast corner of the park there are several pools of fresh water which form oases in otherwise dry country. These pools attract a wide variety of water birds and mammals.

Serengeti National Park - Over 350 recorded bird species include 34 species of raptors, six vultures, plus kori bustard, ostrich, lesser flamingo, and several with a comparatively restricted distribution such as rufous-tailed weaver.

Selous Game Reserve - The rich birdlife includes knob-billed duck, southern ground hornbill and bateleur eagle.

Ruaha National Park  - Tanzania’s best kept secret is the due to its relative inaccessibility, Ruaha is Africa as it once was centuries ago, yet with all the comforts that today’s traveller expects. Thousands of birds flock to Ruaha on their annual migration from Europe to Asia, and 465 bird species have been sighted in the park. The park's residents include kingfishers, plovers, hornbills, green wood hoopoes, bee-eaters, sunbirds and egrets.

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