Tanzania is well known for ornithological importance. With more than 900 resident bird species and almost 200 regular migrants, the country has the third largest species list in Africa. 23 of these species are endemic and 36 are globally threatened.
Tanzania’s important bird areas (IBAs) cover about 18% of the land area. All in all the country has 80 IBAs, for example Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Natron and Zanzibar.
Bird-Watching Safaris can be booked throughout the whole year, but the prime season is September to April, because a lot of migrants, especially from Europe, come to spend the winter time in Africa. To mention only few examples of Tanzanian birds, 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. If you are interested in Bird-Watching Safari, please contact us and we will find a fantastic itinerary with you together.