However, these birds are also some of those that were seen during the recent Avian Adventures tour in Tanzania. The itinerary for this tour that included Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks, Ndutu and Ngorongoro Crater was very similar to previous years and there have been quite a number of blogs about Tanzania in the past, most recently here, here and here. So this time I’m just going to share some photographs and I’ve chosen to include those of the nine bird families referred to.
This was my sixth time in Tanzania and it really has become my favourite among the Avian Adventures tours that I lead. There is nothing not to like about it. It is definitely one of the world’s top wildlife destinations. We were there mainly for the birds but we still saw 40 mammal species including the so-called ‘big five’. Huge numbers of Wildebeest and Zebras provide a great spectacle and backdrop to some really good birding and everyone enjoys seeing the big cats and the small ones – this year, as well as Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs, we saw African Wildcat and Caracal.
And the photography is much easier than it is in Portugal...