Birdwatching

Tanzania offers some fine birding opportunities with the miombo woodlands and dambos around the Rufiji River in Selous Game Reserve being of particular note. Equally, Ruaha National Park is home to many East African species that aren't found any further south. In both, you'll find more than 350 different bird species.

At Udzungwa Mountains, you'll discover many forest birds typical of the Eastern Arc forests, as well as two very restricted endemics: the rufus-winged sunbird and the Udzungwa partridge.

Even Tanzania's Indian Ocean islands have their birding interest. For example, Pemba Island has four endemic species including the Pemba green pigeon and the Pemba scops owl.