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Boutique Safari is one of the few companies that offer bird watching safaris with expert and specially trained bird safari guides. The company founder and proud Maasai warrior, Abby Olemisiko, leads most of our bird safaris. Born in a village near Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, Abby grew up with a passion for birds. He only needs to hear a bird call or see it fly for a few seconds to be able to identify the species.

Abby
Abby

Tanzania has some particularly outstanding national parks filled with prolific birdlife, particularly in the north. Here are Abby’s three favourite places to see birds in Tanzania:

  1. One of the best starting points for bird safaris is Lake Manyara National Park – a bird-watching paradise with over 400 species recorded. Here are a few species that you might be lucky enough to spot:
Silvery-cheeked hornbill
Silvery-cheeked hornbill
Northern carmine bee-eaters
Northern carmine bee-eaters
Yellow-billed kite
Yellow-billed kite

2. Tanzania’s famous Ngorongoro Crater is also a ‘must-see’ destination for bird-lovers – famous for its crowned cranes, kori bustards, secretary birds and ostriches. It’s common to see all of Africa’s largest birds in a single day! The crater is also known for its raptors including kites, tawny eagles and bateleur eagles.

Grey crowned crane
Grey-crowned crane
Kori bustard
Kori bustard
Tawny eagle
Tawny eagle
Lesser flamingo
Lesser flamingo

3. Finally we explore the outstanding array of birds in Serengeti National Park. Over 500 species are found here in Africa’s Garden of Eden. From lilac-breasted rollers, to bee-eaters and snake eagles the Serengeti is filled with flying creatures.

Red-necked spur fowl
Grey-breasted spurfowl
Lilic-breasted roller
Lilic-breasted roller
Red-billed teal
Red-billed teal

If you are incredibly lucky, you might even witness the birds in action. In a recent bird safari in the Serengeti, Abby watched this brown-snake eagle catch a black cobra. After a massive struggle the eagle eventually flew off with a hard earned meal.

Brown snake eagle with snake.
Brown snake eagle with snake.

Book now for your Boutique Safari bird watching safari with an expert and specially trained bird safari guide like Abby!

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Boutique Safari is the only Maasai owned and staffed safari company in East Africa. We offer unforgettable and meaningful safaris and tours throughout Tanzania and Kenya. Explore our extraordinary nature and connect with the Maasai people and culture. Empower a community while on safari.