Bird Watching

Tanzania is a country with the diversity of bird species, from the Northern circuit Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake manyara, Ngorongoro Lake Eyasi, Arusha National Park and Kilimanjaro Mountain to west lake Tanganyika, Kitulo Plateau, Lake Victoria without forgetting the Southern circuit Selous game reserve, Ruaha National park the biggest national park in East and central Africa, Udzungwa mountains and Mikumi park.

The geography is diverse leading to various climates. Although in the tropics, the higher areas are reasonably cool. Because it straddles the equator there are just two seasons - wet and dry. Tanzania's variety of species of birds, over 1114, vary in each location due to the nation's geographic diversity. From mountain forest to tropical coast, every conceivable altitude range: deserts, open savannah grassland, lowland forest, bush and scrub, lakes and mudflats.

The National Parks have open savannah grassland, bush and scrub with large rivers running through them. Top species include: Secretary Bird, numerous vultures, eagles and hawks, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Bare-faced Go-away Bird, Gabon Nightjar, Lilac-breasted Roller, Ground Hornbill, Red-throated Tit, Sooty Chat, and a wide variety of larks, pipits and widowbirds. The thick riverine forest bordering the Mara and Talek rivers, hold African Finfoot, Livingstone's & Ross's Turaco, Giant Kingfisher, Blue Flycatcher, Double-toothed Barbet and the rare Pel's Fishing Owl. The alkaline Lake Natron is also located near the National Parks; feeding ground for over one million [exceptionally two million] Lesser Flamingo. Greater flamingo are also found, in far smaller numbers. Mt. Kilimanjaro has three vegetation zones: Rain forest, Alpine Forest, and

Tanzania is a country with the diversity of bird species, from the Northern circuit Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake manyara, Ngorongoro Lake Eyasi, Arusha National Park and Kilimanjaro Mountain to west lake Tanganyika, Kitulo Plateau, Lake Victoria without forgetting the Southern circuit Selous game reserve, Ruaha National park the biggest national park in East and central Africa, Udzungwa mountains and Mikumi park.

The geography is diverse leading to various climates. Although in the tropics, the higher areas are reasonably cool. Because it straddles the equator there are just two seasons - wet and dry. Tanzania's variety of species of birds, over 1000, vary in each location due to the nation's geographic diversity. From mountain forest to tropical coast, every conceivable altitude range: deserts, open savannah grassland, lowland forest, bush and scrub, lakes and mudflats.

The National Parks have open savannah grassland, bush and scrub with large rivers running through them. Top species include: Secretary Bird, numerous vultures, eagles and hawks, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Bare-faced Go-away Bird, Gabon Nightjar, Lilac-breasted Roller, Ground Hornbill, Red-throated Tit, Sooty Chat, and a wide variety of larks, pipits and widowbirds. The thick riverine forest bordering the Mara and Talek rivers, hold African Finfoot, Livingstone's & Ross's Turaco, Giant Kingfisher, Blue Flycatcher, Double-toothed Barbet and the rare Pel's Fishing Owl. The alkaline Lake Natron is also located near the National Parks; feeding ground for over one million [exceptionally two million] Lesser Flamingo. Greater flamingo are also found, in far smaller numbers. Mt. Kilimanjaro has three vegetation zones: Rain forest, Alpine Forest, and

Tanzania is a country with the diversity of bird species, from the Northern circuit Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake manyara, Ngorongoro Lake Eyasi, Arusha National Park and Kilimanjaro Mountain to west lake Tanganyika, Kitulo Plateau, Lake Victoria without forgetting the Southern circuit Selous game reserve, Ruaha National park the biggest national park in East and central Africa, Udzungwa mountains and Mikumi park.

The geography is diverse leading to various climates. Although in the tropics, the higher areas are reasonably cool. Because it straddles the equator there are just two seasons - wet and dry. Tanzania's variety of species of birds, over 1000, vary in each location due to the nation's geographic diversity. From mountain forest to tropical coast, every conceivable altitude range: deserts, open savannah grassland, lowland forest, bush and scrub, lakes and mudflats.

The National Parks have open savannah grassland, bush and scrub with large rivers running through them. Top species include: Secretary Bird, numerous vultures, eagles and hawks, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Bare-faced Go-away Bird, Gabon Nightjar, Lilac-breasted Roller, Ground Hornbill, Red-throated Tit, Sooty Chat, and a wide variety of larks, pipits and widowbirds. The thick riverine forest bordering the Mara and Talek rivers, hold African Finfoot, Livingstone's & Ross's Turaco, Giant Kingfisher, Blue Flycatcher, Double-toothed Barbet and the rare Pel's Fishing Owl. The alkaline Lake Natron is also located near the National Parks; feeding ground for over one million [exceptionally two million] Lesser Flamingo. Greater flamingo are also found, in far smaller numbers. Mt. Kilimanjaro has three vegetation zones: Rain forest, Alpine Forest.