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bird watching

       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 is 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’s 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.

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