Birding

Collared Sunbirds in Saadani National Park

Providing such diverse ecosystems, from open savannahs to rain forest, from mangroves and river shores to coast lines, a wide variety of birds are calling Tanga region their home.
With more than 500 species of birds alone in the East Usambara mountains, birding is a rewarding experience not only for bird lovers.

What to see:

  • Endemic Birds such as Long-tailed Fiscal (Lanius cabanisi), Zanzibar Bishop (Euplectes nigroventris),
  • Migrant Birds such as herons, bee-eaters and the European Roller
  • Endangered Birds such as Usambara Eagle Owl (Bubo vosseleri), Usambara Weaver (Ploseus nicolli), Amani Sun bird (Anthreptes pallidigaster) and Long Billed Tailorbird (Orthotomus moreaui), Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)

  • Members of TATONA for Birding:
  • Fish Eagle Point, Mkadini
  • Peponi Beach Resort, Kigombe
  • Kijongo Bay Beach Resort, Sange
  • Tembo Kijani EcoLodge, Sange
  • Emau Hill - Amani Forest Camp, Amani Nature Reserve
  • Kijani Collection, Gongo Village, Saadani National Park