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Birdwatching in Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park must be on each birdwatcher’s itinerary for those doing a safari in Tanzania. More than 400 bird species have recorded in this really small wildlife park which stands out as an imposing count. Lake Momella is among the finest places in the whole of Tanzania to see various water birds such as: flamingoes, pelicans, little grebes, a profusion of herons, the common waders as well as ducks. Verreaux’s eagles and the Augar buzzards in addition to other raptors associated with the cliff can frequently be seen soaring above the impressive Ngurdoto crater. From the month of November to the finish of April, Migratory birds are seen inside the park.
Common Birds in Arusha National Park

The common Hadeda ibis

The common Greater flamingo

The common  Lesser flamingo

The common Silvery-cheeked hornbill

White-necked raven

The common Helmeted guinea fowl

Birding specials

African fish eagle

Augar buzzard

Bar-tailed trogon

Black saw-wing

Cinnamon-chested bee-eater

Egyptian goose

Great crested grebe

Hartlaub’s turaco near endemic to Tanzania


Little grebe

Narina trogon

Olive pigeon

Peregrine falcon

Red-fronted parrot

Scaly francolin

Silvery-cheeked hornbill

Southern pochard

Tawny eagle

Verreaux’s eagle

What Is The Best time for bird watching ?
Arusha National Park is excellent for birding all year round. From the month of November to the finish of April, species coming from Europe as well as the Northern part of Africa are around while the resident species begin nesting therefore it is really easy to see the birds while in breeding plumage. For that reason, Bird watching is at its finest during those months, however for vies of wildlife wachting we recommend that you visit during the dry season from June to October.

Best parks for birding

All the renowned safari parks provide amazing opportunities for watching birds and also  specials may easily be seen almost everywhere you go. Arusha National Park which is usually overlooked offers a wonderful variety of habitats and prides in an overwhelming list of approximately 400 species living within its small area. Also Lake Manyara presents a great diversity of water associated bird species.

Located close to  the border of Kenya, this active Arusha town is found on the foothills of the stunning Mount Meru at an elevation of approximately 1,500 meters. Even though this town is normally not the final destination, however, it is the most well-liked as well as convenient launch pad from which tourists can explore the well-known northern Tanzania game viewing circuit.

Within the town of Arusha nearly everything is focused around the tourism industry. Since1978 to date, it has risen from 9th biggest town to the present second largesse Tanzania town, with a total population of about 270,000 people. It is possible that the force driving the steady growth of Arusha town is the attraction of the tourist’s dollar.

This national park is normally overlooked by tourists rushing to visit the other well-known wildlife sanctuaries such as Serengeti National Park and the internationally famed Ngorongoro Crater. But a visit to Arusha National Park will reward you with thrilling walking safaris on the bottom of Mount Meru as well as canoeing trips on the Momela Lakes, in addition to enjoyable game drives. In case you some time on you, then a day or even two in this park is worthwhile.
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