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  • Is a specialized Bird Watching Safari Operator doing East African Safaris. We take you to Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Operating Big game and Professional Bird Photographic Safaris for Individuals, Small groups and Families. Customized Unqiue Itineraries to cover Endemics and Specialities with Top local bird guides. Email:

Zanzibar and central Tanzania July-August 2010

  • This short trip report outlines a visit to Zanzibar and central Tanzania (Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa National Park, the nearby Kilombero floodplain and Ruaha National Park)...Oscar Campbell reports.

Tanzania Endemics and Rarities June 2009

  • Many of the birds we were trying to see are endangered and in remote locations; several have only been described within the last 15 years. Consequently, although we tried for as many as we could, we knew that realistically we would never see them all. However, we did see most of them, plus a few “extras”...Gary and Marlene Babic report.

Northern Tanzania Jan 2007

  • In January 2007 I spent two weeks in northern Tanzania. Tanzania boasts a large number of unusual and endemic bird species, and a list which nearly exceeds that of neighbouring Kenya and almost equals Uganda...Jan Vermeulen reports.

Central Kenya and Northern Tanzania 28 June - 13 July 2003

  • The inclusion within the itinerary of the Tanzanian sites ... probably resulted in a lower trip list than might have been achievable otherwise.  However, we were anxious to try to see certain key species endemic to Tanzania, namely Ashy Starling, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Yellow-collared Lovebird, Fischer's Lovebird, Grey-breasted Spurfowl and the Tanzanian race of Spike-heeled Lark....Gruff Dodd reports.

Zanzibar 24-27 October 1999

  • After spending two weeks in Kenya David Kelly followed up with three days in Zanzibar to add to his list....


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Some Useful bird books for Tanzania:
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Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa
Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe: Buy from or

  • This field guide to a spectacular region for birding covers all the resident, migrant and vagrant birds of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, describing a remarkable 1388 species. The plates show 3400 images illustrating all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Set opposite the plates are concise descriptive accounts describing identification, status, range, habits and voice, and range maps for each species.

Collins Illustrated Checklist: Birds of Eastern Africa
Ber Van Perlo: Buy from or

  • I took this book with me for a two week family holiday in Kenya where I visited Tsavo game parks, coastal regions and also went on a bush walk near Mombasa. As a beginner to African birds I found the illustrations and brief descriptions very helpful and in some cases it was superior to the larger reference books that I had studied before I went.

Lonely Planet: Watching Wildlife: East Africa
David Andrew, Susan Rhind: Buy from or

  • This invaluable guide covers more than 100 bird and wildlife-watching destinations in East Africa, (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.). The itineraries include the Bwindi Impenetrable, Lake Mburo and Murchison Falls National Parks. Each featured destination is accompanied by maps to the best sites. An extensive photo gallery features all the main bird and mammal groups. Recommended.

The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals
Jonathan Kingdon: Buy from

  • Superb, concise and compact enough to use in the field. All the mammals you are ever likely to encounter on a trip to africa. For anyone with an interest in African mammals, there really is no substitute. More than 700 illustrations by the authoritive and acclaimed Jonathon Kingdon.

Collins Safari Guide: Birds of East Africa
David Hosking, Martin Withers: Buy from or

  • This guide covers all the common birds found in East Africa and the major areas visited by safaris - Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia. Each species is illustrated, with the differences betwen the male and female pointed out.

Recommended travel books for Tanzania

Bradt Safari Guide: Northern Tanzania: Available direct from Bradt travel guides
Philip Briggs: Buy from or

  • An indispensable companion for the wildlife enthusiast and birdwatcher on safari in Tanzania. There is excellent coverage of the National Parks, a wildlife section with information on key endemic species  and a valuable itinerary planner.

Lonely Planet: East Africa
Hugh Finlay, Geof Crowther : Buy from or

  • While sometimes flawed and annoyingly out of date, LP's East Africa remains one of the best guides to the region. Travel info is mostly reliable, and the hotel/hostel write ups make finding somewhere to crash far easier.

Lonely Planet: Trekking in East Africa
David Else : Buy from or

  • East Africa has some of the world's most spectacular national parks and trekking routes. This guide, covering Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Zambia, provides practical information on how to prepare a trek, what to take, the best trails and how to hire a guide.
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