If you're a bird lover, enjoy traveling, and have few days off from work or are planning a break then you have to take a Tanzania Birding Safari. Africa is not only a wildlife heaven, but also an ornithological paradise. The exclusive bird safari package from us is a once in a lifetime opportunity for discovering variety of bird species all at the same place.

According to African Bird Club which is a working towards the conservation of bird species in Africa, there are almost 2,500 bird species from 111 bird families out of which 1,800 species are considered to be native to Africa while 700 being migratory. Tanzania located in Eastern part of Africa, gets the lion share of bird population in Africa and it alone represents 10% of the global avifauna. 1,100 unique bird species residing in Tanzania makes it the third-highest bird population country in Africa. Selous Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area are evaluated to be the best places for spotting birds, but other national parks like Tarangire National Park, Gombe, Katavi National Park are not far behind. Islands on the Zanzibar archipelago also accommodate variety of sea bird avifauna such as Green Wood-hoopoe, Crowned Hornbill, Forest (Dark-backed) Weaver and Pale-breasted Illadopsis.

Maasai Mara, although not considered as an ideal Bird Watching Spot, you'll definitely get to see a handful number of corncrakes, ostriches, white headed vultures, secretary bird, and lilac breasted rollers along with others.

Here Are The Highlights Of Our Tanzania Birding Safari Packages:

  • Exclusive safari tour for bird watching.
  • 2,500 unique bird species to be spotted, 1,800 of which are native.
  • Tour to all major national parks.
  • Sightseeing of all wild animals including the Big Five in Africa.
  • Cultural and hiking tours.

Tanzania is definitely a kind of place for birders with even the slightest interest, and it guarantees a wonderful enthralling experience. So we, at Professional Safari Africa, provide best Tanzania Birding Safari for a great safari retreat. Contact us at Mob: +255 787 263 357 to get in touch with us.

  • Tanzania Birding Safari

Tanzania is an amazing birding destination. Out of 1134 species of birds, currently recorded in country, a visiting birder on a 3 week birding trip can expect to see as many as 700 species of birds. But it is not only the number of species which sets Tanzania apart. Tanzania protects some of the world’s largest and most pristine wilderness areas and wildlife reserves and the quality of wildlife watching and birding in the wilderness areas of Tanzania are unsurpassed. Globally endangered species are still common and up to 39 endemic species (depending on the systematic definition one follows) occur in the country and most can be seen by any birder in a comfortable safari.

Above 30% of the country area of about 975,000 Sq. Km has been conserved. A staggering land mass and a sign of real commitment for conservation. Tanzania straddles the border between the Southern African Miombo belt, the East African savannahs and the central African lowland forests which makes for a great diversity of species which can be viewed in relative ease in Tanzania . Tanzania is also recognized as one of the world’s four mega hot spots. Such bio-diversity hot spots for endemism feature high uniqueness of birds, reptiles, anurans, mammals and plants. We run birding safaris to all those destinations; Including the world renowned Eastern Arc Mountains, the east African coastal forests, the Kilombero river valley, the Serengeti eco-system, the southern highlands, Pemba Islands and Mahale mountains.

We operate birding tours in all parts of Tanzania and will be happy to design for you a tour that suits all of you budget and birding needs. A unique perspective on Tanzanian wildlife and landscape is that it has numerous places for birding as well as game viewing. Mostly the birding safaris are done on the lakes or rivers. But it is unfortunate to state that the country having the biggest and the deepest lake in Africa, Tanzania visitors have relatively little opportunity for canoeing safaris. When it comes to the canoeing safaris in Tanzania only the national parks like Arusha and the Lake Manyara comes to mind. These are the parks where the canoeing is possible only on lakes. Over the years canoeing in Momella Lake and the lake Manyara has become the most sensible way of game viewing. This is all canoeing on lakes, not rivers and the safaris are no longer than 3-hours.

We started our canoeing operations in Lake Manyara National Park after El Nino flooded most of the park and a canoe was a very sensible means of game viewing. This was the first adventure activity to be allowed in any Tanzanian National Park and we are still the only outfitter allowed to operate this activity for the parks. Sadly Lake Manyara dried up but now we offer canoe safaris inside Arusha National Park Momella Lake (Arusha National Park)

Enjoy a peaceful and scenic canoeing safari following the shorelines of small Momella Lake. View buffaloes, bushbuck, giraffes, hippos and many water birds living in and close to the water

  • Where do we meet: Small Lake Momella (Inside Arusha National Park)
  • Starting point: Small Lake Momella
  • Finishing Point: Small Lake Momella
  • Starting Time: anytime between 07.30 and 16:00
  • Duration: 2 2.5 hours
  • Strenuousness: low
  • Equipment used: canoe boats
  • Price: $65 per person

Apart from the above price you need to pay TANAPA canoeing fees $20 per person and park fees of $45 per person at the gate of the park.

  • Lake Duluti (Arusha)

Glide across the smooth surface of this small Crater Lake and view birdlife seldom seen; Giant kingfisher, Fish eagle, Darters and many more. Surrounded by forested crater walls this is a very special and quiet canoeing experience. View hundreds of cattle egrets returning to an island in the lake to roost for the night.

  • Starting point: Mountain Village Lodge (Tengeru)
  • Starting time: anytime between 07.30 and 16:00
  • Finishing Point: Mountain Village Lodge
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Strenuousness: low
  • Equipment used: canoe boats
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