Dar es salaam may seem an unlikely place to need birdwatching programme,indeed many people think that the only birds in the city are crows and sparrows.Nevertheless,out of total of 1097 birds in Tanzania among 407 species have been seen in Dar es salaam and its surrounding areas.This is one of the best cities in the world to watch thousand of migrants waders alongside its unspoilt coastline from September to April.Furthermore Dar es salaam has been blessed with a lots of gardens,shrubs and coastline Forest Reserves such as Pugu hills and Kazimzumbwi/dondwe, where can found those frugivorous,insectivorous,seedeaters and carnivorous species.In general we can say Dar es salaam is INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION with Birdlife International which they have called Important Bird Areas or IBAs, thus means Dar es salaam is essential birds paradise habitat.
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MLIMANI CITY BIRDWATCHING
This is Tour which surround University of Dar es salaam environment where abundant of aquatic and forest species easily found.such as sindpiper,grebe,white faced whistling ducks,herons(kusitara),thick knees,cormorants(mnandi mkia mrefu)..Steppe eagle,long claws,green coucal(ukiki),kingfishers,sunbirds,bee-eaters,wattle eye,barbets,flycatchers,weavers,palm nut vulture,doves e.t.c
Place to meet- Mlimani city.
Time- 6:00am/7:00am To 11:00am
OCEAN CORRIDOR BIRDWATCHING
This birdwalk is alongside ocean corridor from ferry Fish market to salander bridge.where abundance aquatic species Waders, Migrants can found.such as sandpipers(mchekea mwezi),ruddy turnstone(geuzamawe),plovers,curlew,whimbrel(sauti saba),Black winged stilt(mlonjo),Gulls,tern(membe),thick knees, Flamingos e.t.c
Place to meet- steers at samora avenue street(opposite British council).
Time-6:00/7:00am To 11:00am
SOUTH BEACH BIRDWATCHING
This is so famous suburb in Dar es salaam for its attractive beaches and posh Resorts with its accommodation services.Nevertheless its beautiful surrounding environment which been covered with wealth species of birds lives with wonderful dawn chorus that makes the most of it.KIBUGUMO VILLAGE its about 10kilometre from Kigamboni. Is our nice choosen destination for birdwalking..there are species such as buzzard, babblers,wattle eye,Batis, falcon,Rollers(kambu kijivu),greenbul(kuruwiji),thrush,chats(kurumbiza),barbets, Mousebird(kuzumburu) etc.
Place to meet-Steers at Samora avenue street(opposite British Council)
Time-6:00/7:00pm To 11:00am
*Transport-Bajaj/Tuk Tuk from Kigamboni to Kibugumo,then back to Kigamboni with Ferry fare..
*Snacks and water
PUGU HILLS AND KAZIMZUMBWI BIRDWATCHING TOUR
Both Pugu and Kazimzumbwi forest Reserves is a coastal forest that situated about 20-25kilometre from Dar es salaam city centre.This forest is one and only found nearby commercial city Dar,nevertheless its richness in flora and fauna with several endemic species makes it to be popular with its ecosystem.. there are some species bushrike,hornbill,trogon, weaver(mnana),citril, twinspots, starling,buzzard, hawks,eagles,hoopoe,coucal(dudumizi),swifts,swallows,etc
*** IT IS A DAY TRIP
*Place to meet-Kijiji cha Makumbusho/a village museum.Steers at city centre(opposite to British Council).
*Time to meet-6:00am to 5pm
*Transport Bajaj/tuk tuk
*Breakfast and Lunch
*Water. and fruits available in the way
COST: 100$ per person