Birding in Tanzania

From the majestic Gorillas to the pristine Zanzibar Beaches, and the captivating East Africa Coastal Beaches, Bird Tanzania Safaris offers exclusive safari experiences, including private chartered flights and guided tours in modified safari jeeps to witness the awe-inspiring Wildlife Migration.

Bird Tanzania Safaris, a proud extension of Bird Uganda Safaris, delivers exceptional East African safari experiences meticulously based on research. Our dedicated teams rigorously evaluate each safari to guarantee top-notch value for your investment.

As the preeminent birding experts, we seamlessly unite the East African region into a singular, extraordinary birding and wildlife destination. Whether your adventure takes you to Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, or a combination of these spectacular countries, we provide tailored experiences to meet your preferences.

Our commitment extends beyond safaris. We empower youth, particularly those in conservation areas, and dedicate special attention to women birders who have gained global recognition. These inspiring individuals are among the professional guides you will encounter on your East Africa Safari Experience.

Our mission is to create unforgettable, positive experiences that you will cherish and share with your peers for years to come. Your satisfaction is paramount, and we tailor our services based on your preferred duration, type of guide, areas of interest, and the ideal time of year for your journey.

Explore where the spirit of adventure leads you.

Face of East Africa Birding


A Pioneering Figure in East African Tourism and Birding

Born and raised in Western Uganda, Herbert Byaruhanga's remarkable journey began at the tender age of nine when he started working to pay for his school fees. In one of his most astonishing life episodes, some of his former students returned to teach him while he was still struggling to complete his secondary education. Nevertheless, his determination saw him through to university, where he earned a degree in tourism.

In the late 1990s, Herbert founded the Uganda Bird Guides Club, a pivotal move that connected him with the Chairman and Treasurer of the Global Council of BirdLife International. This connection led to his sponsorship for training in South Africa as a trainer of bird guides across Africa. Since returning from South Africa in 2001, Herbert has conducted numerous training sessions throughout East Africa, establishing the largest network of site guides in the region. In Uganda alone, over 95% of the guides have been trained under his mentorship.

Herbert's influence extends to the empowerment of women in birding. He has been instrumental in the establishment of Uganda Women Birders, Kenya Women Birders, and Rwanda Women Birders, and he has recently begun forging ties with Tanzanian guides.

Well-known for his extensive travels across East Africa and the world, Herbert has visited most of the prime birding locations in the region.

He is well-connected with site guides, tour leaders, tour operators, and hotels throughout East Africa and is a respected figure in the global birding community. He also holds a seat on the World Bird Fairs Council. Herbert currently serves as the President of the Confederation of Uganda Tourism Associations, the apex body representing the tourism private sector in Uganda.

Additionally, he is a member of the East African Tourism Platform, which unites the region's tourism associations.

Having guided numerous birding groups from around the world, Herbert is revered in Uganda, often referred to as "Mr. Product Knowledge" and affectionately known as the "Papa of Tourism."

Tanzania Birding Safaris

Tanzania Wildlife Photography Tour is a dream come true for nature photographers, offering unparalleled access to some of the world’s most extraordinary wildlife and landscapes

Tanzania Wildlife Photography Tour

Join us on this amazing safari throughout the famous game parks like Manyara, the vast plains of the Serengeti where you are likely to enjoy the annual wildebeest migration, the spectacular Ngorongoro Conservation Area including the impressive Ngorongoro Crater, and also the “pearl of East Africa”, Lake Manyara national park. This tour package starts and ends in Arusha, one of the big administrative cities in Northern Tanzania.

The tour is led by professional wildlife photographers and local guides who have extensive knowledge of the region. Participants travel to some of Tanzania’s most iconic national parks and conservation areas, known for their stunning scenery and abundant wildlife

Best of East African Birding and wildlife

Optimal Period: December through February

Destination: Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda

Expert Guides: Local guides, with inclusion of proficient local female birders

Tour Highlights: Birdwatching, Big Game Safaris, Primate Encounters, Witnessing the Wildebeest Migration and Calving, Immersion in the Diverse People and Cultures of

East Africa Accommodation Standard: Quality Mid-Range accommodations throughout the entire journey

East Africa is renowned for its rich biodiversity, offering some of the best birding and wildlife experiences in the world. The region encompasses diverse ecosystems, from savannas and wetlands to mountains and coastal areas, providing habitats for a vast array of species

Kenya and Tanzania are renowned for their spectacular wildlife safaris, offering some of the best experiences for viewing Africa's "Big Five" (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros) and other diverse species in their natural habitats

Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Safaris

This tour will take you to some of the famous game reserves in these two countries as you combine wildlife and cultural experience.

This experience will be enhanced by interaction with the locals in every national park visited. This will be done through village and community walks, observing the way of life of the locals.

Birding Destinations in Tanzania

Serengeti National Park

Ngorongoro Crater

Tarangire National Park

Lake Manyara

Arusha National Park

Selous Game Reserve

Tanzania Wildlife and Birding

The Wildebeest Migration

The wildebeest migration, often referred to as the Great Migration, is a continuous cycle of movement involving over 1.5 million wildebeest, along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles. This natural spectacle occurs throughout the year, with specific highlights depending on the time of year.

It involves over a million animals moving in a circular path across the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystem. Wildebeest, along with other animals, follow an old route in search of food and water. They start by giving birth in southern Tanzania's Serengeti, near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Then, they travel in a clockwise direction to the Masai Mara in Kenya, before returning at the end of the year. Along the way, many animals are hunted by predators, but many more are born, keeping the cycle going.

Tanzania Birding and Wildlife Safaris

Any Questions

If you have any inquiries regarding Tanzania birding tours converse with Bird Tanzania Experts. Our expertise covers destinations such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Zanzibar.

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