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Birding safari


 

The tourism industry in Tanzania is not well developed like in other African countries such as Kenya. However, the country haws various tourist attraction sites. The most common tourist attraction sites are situated in the Northern parts of the country. The major tourist attractions include Mt. Kenya which is the highest mountain in Africa and Serengeti national park. The Serengeti National Park is famous for the seasonal migration of wild animals. Other tourist attraction sites include the Ngorongoro reserve which is a volcanic caldera. The Reserve offers an excellent game viewing. Tourism is also common on the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and other areas. Birding safari is common in Tanzania.


Tanzania is a wonderful bird watching destination in the world. Tanzania has almost 1038 bird species that have been recorded. Tourist taking birding safari in Tanzania is able to see the different kinds of birds. In addition, the country is the 3rd largest in Africa in terms of bird species. Tourists taking birding safari in Tanzania are able to see some of the rare birds in the world like raptors, plovers and parrots. Also, tourists taking birding safari in Tanzania are able to see turacos, bee eaters and starling. Other birds include weavers, pipits and sunbirds. Companies offering birding safari in Tanzania have specialized guides who make the birding safaris to different areas a success. The guides have specialized training in bird life.


People or tourists taking birding safari in Tanzania can visit major bird attraction sites. First, tourists taking birding safari in Tanzania can visit the Northern parks. The Northern parks house various species of birds common in Tanzania and other parts of the world. Tourists taking birding safari in northern parks are able to see Tanzania specialties like Fischer’s love bird, Rufous Tailed weaver and arshy starling. Also, they are able to see yellow collared love birds. Other birds found in the Northern parks include   vultures, eagles, hawks and woodpeckers. Moreover, tourists taking birding safari in Tanzania can visit the Southern Parks. There are different parks in the southern parts of the country that people taking birding safari in Tanzania can visit like Mikumi, Ruaga and Selous. Second, tourists taking birding safari in Tanzania and specifically the southern parks are able to see Miombo woodland specialties.


Examples of Miombo woodland specialties include pale billed and trumpeter hornbill. Other birds include Reichenow’s woodpecker and violet crested turacos.

 

Third, tourists taking birding safari in Tanzania can visit the Eastern Arc Mountains. The flora and fauna of the mountains have developed into a number of endemic species and near endemic species. Tourists can take birding safari in Tanzania and different kinds of eastern Arc mountains like Uluguru, Usambara and Udzungwa. Tourists can see the African tailorbird, chapins apalis from the Usambara Mountains.


Lastly, tourists can take birding safari in Tanzania and to western parts of the country. There are various islands and mountains in the western parts of the country that tourists taking birding safari in Tanzania can visit. Examples include Rubondo Island and Mahle mountains. The mountains and island have different kinds of birds that tourists can see. The bird attraction sites listed above have made Tanzania one of the best tourist destinations in the world in terms of birding safari. This has in turn led to increase in number of tourists taking birding safari in Tanzania.