Tanzania Birding Safaris – Bird Watching Safari Tours & Bird Species

Searching for the best birding safari Tanzania has to offer? We are happy to organize for you an amazing birding safari in Tanzania. Bird watching in Tanzania offers incredible joy and a chance to deepen your understanding of avian life. When you book a bird watching safari in Tanzania, you get to venture into the wilderness in search of various bird species, and the thrill of adventure unfolds.

During your Tanzania birding safaris, you'll have the opportunity to encounter some of Africa's rarest bird species. Often overlooked by many travelers, birding is one of the most rewarding travel experiences, and Africa boasts some of the world's finest birding opportunities. See some of our Tanzania birding safari packages below.

Top Tanzania Birding Safari Tours

Tanzania is home to a multitude of East African endemic bird species, including those found in the Miombo (south-central African) region.

In addition to birding, travelers have the chance to observe a diverse array of wildlife species, including Africa’s renowned “Big Five” animals: lions, leopards, buffalos, and elephants.

Tanzania also offers access to some of the continent’s most iconic locations, such as the great rift valley lake teeming with flamingos, Serengeti National Park with its thriving populations of big cats and the annual wildebeest migration spectacle, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the world’s tallest mountains, among others.

Birding Safari Tanzania

In a dedicated effort to preserve nature, Tanzania has set aside approximately 30% of its land area, equivalent to about 975,000 square kilometers.

It has earned recognition as one of the world’s four significant birding destinations, boasting biodiversity hotspots characterized by unique bird, reptile, and mammal species, particularly within the African lowland forests where numerous bird species thrive in the treetops.

Birding opportunities abound in various locations, including the renowned Eastern Arc Mountains, the coastal forests of East Africa, the Serengeti ecosystem, Mahale Mountains, the southern highlands, Pemba Islands, the Kilombero river valley, and more.

With an impressive tally of approximately 1,134 recorded bird species and continuous discoveries, Tanzania’s birdlife continues to captivate enthusiasts.

Among the bird species you may encounter are kingfishers, ostriches, storks, superb starlings, waterfowl, fish eagles, flamingos, hornbills, lilac-breasted rollers, and crowned cranes.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area alone boasts over 500 distinct bird species, while the Serengeti region is home to three Tanzanian endemics.

Birding can be enjoyed year-round, with the optimal months being from June to August and December to February, coinciding with bird migration periods in search of mates and sustenance.

Adequate birding attire is essential, given that activities often take place in forests or wetlands.

It’s advisable to bring a quality camera for photography, binoculars, mosquito repellent, and other essentials.

Whether you are a solo birder, a researcher, a family, or a group of friends, Tanzania offers world-class accommodations spanning from luxury to budget options, along with various transportation choices.

Depending on your preferences and budget, we can organize a birding safari in Tanzania, where your ultimate adventure awaits.

Tanzania’s natural landscapes, including forests, lakes, mountains, and scenic terrains, provide ideal settings for birding activities, guided by knowledgeable experts who will impart valuable birding insights and explanations to enhance your experience.

Tanzania Safari Types

There are various Tanzania safari types that you can book to make your holiday unique.

Check out some of them below.

There are more Tanzania holiday types that can make it easy for you to plan a specific tour type.

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National Geographic
Gorilla Doctors
Dian Fossey
Dian Fossey
Fauna & Flora
Uganda Safari Guides Association
Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife Educational Center
Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities
Tourism Uganda

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