Tanzania Bird Watching Safaris
Tanzania is well known for ornithological importance and is a premier destination for a bird watching safari.
With more than 900 resident bird species and almost 200 regular migrants, Tanzania has the third largest species list in Africa. 23 of these species are endemic and 36 are globally threatened.
Tanzania has 80 Important Bird Areas
Tanzania’s important bird areas (IBAs) cover about 18% of the land area. All in all Tanzania has 80 IBAs, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Natron and Zanzibar.
A Tanzania bird watching safari can be booked throughout the year, but the prime bird watching safari season is September to April, because many migrant birds, especially from Europe, come to spend the winter time in Africa.
Bird Watcher’s Paradise
Tanzania is a bird watcher’s paradise with hundreds of species. To mention only a few examples, there are the ostrich, flamingos, storks, crowned crane, waterfowl, fish eagle, hornbills, lilac-breasted roller, superb starling, kingfishers and canaries. In the Serengeti you can find three Tanzanian endemics and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home of more than 500 different bird species.