Tanzania is a fantastic destination for Birdwatching Safari, offering its breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity. If you are passionate about birdwatching look no further, Tanzania offers unique and unparalleled Birdwatching Safari experiences that attract bird enthusiasts around the globe. Besides Arusha National Park and Lake Manyara National Park, all Tanzania National Parks and Game reserves have amazing habitats of birds. The most spectacular part of Tanzania’s Birdwatching destination is that birdlife may vary from one park to another depending on the nature of the habitat. Tanzania is home to over 1,100 bird species recorded in Tanzania, most of them found in one of the most famous Northern Circuit Parks, the Serengeti National Park. Here are the 10 most spottable bird destinations in Tanzania.
Top 7 Tanzania’s Birdwatching Safari Destinations.
Serengeti National Park; The Serengeti is not only known for its iconic Wildebeest Migration or Wildebeest Calving but also a heaven for Raptors also known as Birds of Prey. As you explore the sky in Serengerent National Park you may spot majestic African fish eagles, Secretary birds striding through the grasslands, and vultures ridding the thermals. This park is home to 400 bird species.
Ngorongoro Crater: Wetland Wonders; The Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This park is famous for its ‘Big Five’ and hosts a group of water birds around its lake. Flamingos, Crowned cranes, and Waterfowl create a captivating scene against the backdrop of the crater landscapes. This park is home to over 550 bird species.
Arusha National Park; Arusha National Park is home to over 400 bird species, which makes it a trove for birdwatchers. The most famous bird species in Arusha National Park are waterfowls including hamerkop, red sharks, spurwinged geese, woodpeckers, herons, little grebes, eagles, pochards, geese, and grey parrots.
Lake Manyara National Park; From its famous ‘Tree-Climbing Lions‘, Lake Manyara National Park also enchants birdwatchers with its diverse birdlife from Lake Manyara. The lake attracts pelicans, storks, and Flamingos. This park consists of over 400 bird species.
Tarangire National Park; Is famous and known for its iconic baobab trees. This park hosts remarkable species including yellow-collared lovebirds, hornbills, and raptors soaring above the savanna. This park is home to over 550 bird species.
Ruaha National Park; Is Tanziania’s largest national park, a sanctuary for birdlife including red-billed hornbill, lilac-breasted roller, and diverse vulture species. Over 571 bird species were recorded in this park.
Selous Game Reserve (Nyerere National Park); This is a southern circuit park crossed by the Rufiji River which makes perfect for bird habitat. This park is home to over 445 bird species recorded in Tanzania.
When To go on Birdwatching Safari in Tanzania
Tanzania’s Birdwatching safari experience varies throughout the year depending on the given park, migration pattern, and given weather conditions. The best time for birdwatching on your target species is the dry season (June to October) as the reduced vegetation enhances visibility and the wet season (November to May) sees an influx of migratory birds. We offer day trips to the most famous bird destinations in Tanzania.