Cultural Tours


Birding Safaris

Do you have special interest in birds of East Africa?

Tanzania is a great ornithological destination. The national checklist of 1,100 bird species is the third-highest in Africa, representing more than 10% of the global avifauna, and a well-planned two-week itinerary is likely to result in a trip list of 300-plus species.

Popular savannah game reserves such as the Serengeti and Selous are no less rewarding for birds than for mammals, and make an ideal introduction to the more conspicuous and widespread species. For more experienced birders, the forested Eastern Arc Mountains are the country’s biggest attraction, since they harbour a high proportion of the 35-odd endemics whose range is limited to Tanzania.

Birding is good throughout the year, but the prime season is Sept-April, when resident populations are boosted by the many Palaearctic migrants that spend the northern hemisphere winter in Africa. The European winter also broadly coincides with East Africa’s rainy season, when several resident species undergo an ‘ugly duckling’ transformation from drab brown to bright breeding colours.

  • Plan a birding safari with DOTAS and experience the difference.
  • We are experts in birds and have exceptional Birding Guides who are knowledgeable and who knows where you can sport birds you wish to see
  • Rubondo island National Park have more than 200 birds species.
  • Prepare your birding scope ready for a birding safari with DOTAS.
  • Serengeti National park have innumerable number of birds more than 500 species have been recorded, birds which can be found in these Parks are listed here.
  • Lake Manyara National Park is also a picturesque for variable birds along the shallow Lake and along the evergreen forest.
  • Proceed with Birding Safari to Tarangire National Park where you can identify more than 200 species, imagine this Park is home to more than 500 species.
  • Arusha National Park along the Momela Lakes and in the surrounding thick forests more than 400 species has been recorded.
  • Your birding safari is not complete until when you visit Eastern Ark Mountains in Lushoto, Mazumbai rainforest for Turacos and other hundreds of Bird species which have been recorder.

LARGE TERRESTRIAC BIRDS

Ostriches, Kori bustard, Southern ground horn bill, Secretary bird, helmeted guinea fowl, Francolins.

WATER BIRDS

Pelicans, Flamingos, Herons & egrets, storks, ibises & spoonbills, cranes esp. crowned crane, hamerkop, jacanas, cormorants & darters, skimmers, lapwings & waders, Moorhens, water fowls.

RAPTORS

Eagle, Vultures, Kites, Falcons, Buzzards. Kestrels, Ospreys, Goshawks,

OTHER COMMON BIRDS

Hornbills, Turacos & go – away birds, Plantain eaters, Crows, Rollers, Coucals, Starlings, Oxpeckers, Bulbuls, African Drongo, Flycatchers, Thrushes & Chats, wagtails, shrikes, Boubous, Widows birds & Bishops, Love birds & Parrots, Doves & Pigeons, Cuckoos, Hoopoes, king Fishers, Bee- eaters, Barbets, Mouse birds, Trogons, Woodpeckers, Honey guides, Swallows & Swifts, Tinkerbirds, Orioles, Cisticolas, Pipits & Longclaws, Sunbirds, Weavers & queleas,Whydas, Waxbills & Firefinches, Seedeaters & Manninkins,