Anytime in the week, i am available.
English and Swahili
I am very keen on finding birds, i know exact places in which they found, also i am familiar with sounds of the birds
Mazumbai forest reserve
Horn bills, Weavers, sun birds,
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, fishing, swimming, beach, surfing, sky diving
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, backpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile
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Attend: concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, />Participate: night life, party, dance, club, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, revival, ceremony, flash mob, round table
Play: cards, sports, boardgames, billiards, chess, checkers, lawn games, water sports, computer games,
Pugu Hills, Kigamboni, University Campus, Bagamoyo and Countrywide
Brown Breasted Barbet, House Crow, Hammerkop, Water Thicknee, Hadada Ibises, House Sparrow, Waterbirds etc
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, swimming, beach, surfing, diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobileVisit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion,concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, social games, computer games, casino
Nightingale , Finfoot, black duck. Can see 100 species in a day.
Arusha national park,
Nairobi has over 600 species of birds. More than any capital (and many countries!)in the world. Within a couple of hours from the city there's an amazing variety of habitats, from salt pan to highland forest; from freshwater lakes to grassy plains.
African Finfoot , Grey-olive greenbul, Peter's Twinspot
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, snakes, mammals. swimming, beach, surfing, travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, portage, canoe, pilot, museum, restaurant, vineyard, arboretum, concert, theatre, live music, bar, rock, classical, wine, yoga, drawing. Gardening
I like birding. I am also an ornithologist professional. My interest has been on the forest birds of the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania but I am currently working on the waterbirds of the Malagarasi-Moyovozi Flood Plain in western Tanzania. I worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania before moving for a teaching post a the University of Dar es Salaam. I am also a Species Guardian for the Critically Endangered Uluguru Bush-shrike under the BirdLife International Prevention of Extinction Programme. Although I may not be able to physically guide visitors/friends but I have a good network of birders in Tanzania, and I know many places, therefeore I could provide helpful information and connections.
I am a keen birder working with my colleague in this place. In case i am not available, i can connect you with my counter part for the great experience.
You are welcome
Arusaha, Themi Valley Eco and Cultural Tourism Homestay, Plot 120, Kanisa Road
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino
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Davis Kibuga Hails from western Uganda adjacent Queen Elizabeth National Park. He is assessed, licensed and registered tourist guide by Uganda Tourism Board to work along East African community tourism destinations as a local tour guide.
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Best bird watching season in Tanzania
Tanzania and like any other area or country in Africa southern Sahara, birdlife and bird watching is always good all year around. But it’s better between late August to late April when most of the migratory birds are present and when the native bird species are nesting and in breeding plumage they look very colorful.
Serengeti National Park
The best of the best national park in the world. Classic safari, big 5present (rare rhinos), 100s of big cats, wildebeest migration, exceptional bird watching experience!
Tarangire National Park
Located in the main safari route, and so much less crowded like any other park in Tanzania. Experience 4 of the big 5, a lot of wildlife in the dry spells. See elephants, big cats, watch 100s of birds.
Mkomazi National Park
The bridge between the northern safari circuit and other coastal wildlife, a lot to see; birds, mammals, reptiles and other easterly attractions.
Mikumi National Park
Located between Dar es salaa and Iringa cites and borders with Africa’s largest game park the Serous. Large herds of game, superb photography, various mammals and animals grazing in the open grasslands of this park
Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Alternatively known as Eastern Arc Mountains, with huge and tall trees rising up to a height of 2000m high! Udzungwa recorded as the largest and with most diverse ecosystem in Africa
Ruaha National Park
Western Tanzania isolated park with rare views and outstanding landscapes! The park size is contributed by the Usangu Game reserve and wetlands making it one of the largest parks in east Africa.
Arusha National Park
Black-Headed Gonolek, Usambara Weaver. Udzungwa Bushrike. Kilombero Weaver, Red-Faced Barbet, Usambara Hyliota
Juantxo & Fernando Uganda Trip Testmonial;
In November 2022 I and my friend were in Uganda for three weeks Birding Trip. That was my second trip to Uganda and this time Kibuga Davis was our excellent guide and driver. He organized our trip from day of inquiry to end of trip was excellent; he guided us along all Birding spots and sites. Our trip was focused to see Uganda Albertine endemic birds and among we managed to see 20spp! Arrangements to trek for mountain gorillas with him was excellent and we received out trek certificates, has an Excellent knowledge of the bird life of Uganda and he is a very nice companion.
If someone is planning a trip to Uganda, I can recommend him without any rejection. He is excellent budget Birding Trip planner, very patient bird guide and spotter amongst the guides I have ever seen! You can reach Davis by simply texting him on his WhatsApp contact +256701928094 as its very quickest way I used to communicate to him.
Denise Donelle Uganda Trip Testimonial;
I took the 21-day Ugandan bird-watching tour and I must say right up front that the birding expertise was of high caliber, both Davis and Robert being excellent birders.
We did manage to see quite a few species of animals (other than birds) including a fair number of primates like mountain gorilla (even though I had not purchased the trekking permit) in Bwindi NP (on the Buhoma Community Camp property, near the cabins), chimpanzees (again I had not booked any trekking) in both Kibale and on the Royal Mile as well as 8 other species of monkeys.
We also saw giraffes, Ugandan kobs, impalas, oribis, duikers, elephants, hippos, giant forest hogs, spotted hyenas, side-striped jackals, one leopard, warthogs, striped ground squirrels, a few chameleons and even an East African epauletted fruit bat. We also saw numerous butterflies during the tour.
As for birds we saw a total of 524 species and heard (only) another 13 species. The tour took us literally around the country which brought new species at every new location. Each new location also often brought local guides with local knowledge (of the area and of the birds/animals to be found there) but Robert's and Davis' expertise could also be relied upon whether a local guide accompanied us or not.
Ugandan people are very friendly, welcoming and helpful and the country is amazingly beautiful. Each new park or region bringing with it its own version of beauty
Mieczyslaw Kuzma Uganda Trip Testmonial:
In March I was in Uganda for two weeks. That was my second trip to Uganda and this time i was again on the road with Kibuga Davis. He has an excellent knowledge of the bird life of Uganda and he is a very nice companion. if someone is planning a trip to Uganda, I can recommend him without any rejection.
Dr Matthew Dryden Uganda Trip Testmonial;
Dear Davis, Can I thank you for an amazing trip around Uganda. I enjoyed it so much. We saw so much wild life, in particular many species of birds, and that was due to your expertise and knowledge for which I'm very grateful. You were very efficient in all the travel arrangements and in organizing places to stay, as we as all the certificates and permits for the gorilla and chimpanzee tracking.
You were also a great travel companion. I have no hesitation in recommending your expert service to anyone considering at trip to Uganda.
Dr. Matthew Dryden Hampshire Hospitals & RIPL, Porton
Kim Jeff Kenya Trip Testimonial
Thanks Davis for your patience throughout my trip in Eastern Kenya, I have enjoyed my trip because of your great bird guiding experience. I look forward to travel with again soon!
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Mafia Ornithological and Research Centre
The few remaining forest patches ought to be declared reserves and encroachment stopped before they become too small to support some of the forest wildlife.
Distribution of the resident bird populations can be associated with these habitat-vegetation types:
2 Inter-tidal mud flats and beaches
3 Coastal thickets
4 Cultivated and built-up areas
5 Swamps and ponds
8 Coastal forest
It seems reasonable to begin a survey of Mafia's birds around Chole Bay, where most visitors begin their holiday. They are driven from the informal airport in Kilindoni along one of the two main dust roads of Mafia, to the lodges overlooking one of the most unspoilt and biologically interesting bays in Tanzania.
Chole Bay, protected from the ocean to the east by a group of small islands and islets, is extremely shallow for the most part and bordered by mangrove swamps and sandy beaches. At low tide vast areas of the southern end of the bay are exposed to reveal soft silts and sand with coral rock platforms and pools rich in marine invertebrates.
Shore birds, (as the Americans call them), or waders (the term used in Europe and Africa) are small- to medium-sized long-legged birds. Many spend their breeding season by rivers and on marshes in the far north of Eurasia whilst other species prefer the lake edges of more central and southern regions. They are long-distance fliers, and after breeding, many travel thousands of kilometres across sea and land, to more favourable regions of the world. Many waders pass through Eastern Europe, to arrive on the east coast of Africa. Some continue to the Cape in South Africa where, after a few months, they return once more.
Chole Bay provides a temporary resting and feeding station for many waders continuing further south, whilst others may spend all their winter here. Between September and April birds can be seen busily feeding amongst the pools at low tide where they select worms, shellfish, crustaceans and even small fish. Each species is adapted in bill length, length of leg and in size to allow maximum efficiency for collecting food but with little competition between species.
As the tide advances, mixed parties become more concentrated along the upper shore. As each approaching high tide covers their food, flocks can be seen flying over the incoming water, towards the mangrove swamps and rocky islets to the north and east of the bay where they safely rest and preen until the water begins to recede once more.
Whimbrel, with their long curved bills, Grey Plover, lacking their summer black bellies, are perhaps the commonest waders; Ringed Plover, Curlew Sandpipers, Little Stint and Greenshank make up the numbers from the far north. There are other waders less familiar to the ornithologist from Western Europe; Greater Sand Plovers which breed from Jordan to central Asia, and Terek Sandpipers, their up curved bills appearing out of proportion to their dumpy bodies.
One of the most interesting waders is the striking black and white Crab Plovers. These heavy billed birds breed on sandy shores along the Persian Gulf and Somalia spending their off-season on the sand and mud shores of East Africa as far south as Mozambique. The successful breeding pairs are accompanied by their single smoky grey and white offspring. Chole Bay is an important feeding area for these birds. One of the most beautiful sights of Mafia is the high tide flights of Crab Plovers making their way low across the water to the sanctuary of the mangroves there to await the turning of the tide. Although most of these waders return north, a few, perhaps injured or immature birds remain through the year.
Chole Bay, marshes in the far north of Eurasia, reserves, wetlands, conservations and islands
Whimbrel, Crab Plovers, Ringed Plover, Curlew Sandpipers, Little Stint, Greenshank, Greater Sand Plovers, Terek Sandpipers, Crab Plovers
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WABLERS, WADERS, FOREST BIRDS, MIGRATORY BIRDS, RESIDENCE BIRDS
PUGU HILLS, UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, KIGAMBONI, KUNDUCHI SALT POND, GYMKHAN GROUND ETC
KIGAMBONI, PUGU HILLS AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
birdwatching, photography, butterflies, fishing, swimming, beach, Travel, walking, hiking, climbing, train, biking, long walk, backpack, cruise, tourist site, sports event, political rally, Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, Play: cards, sports,
Sedrick Silayo is web developer and Digital Marketing in Eco-Africa. Climbing,like to travel and share what the beautiful nature of his country Tanzania have to offer.
ALL WILDLIFE SAFARI AND DAY TRIPS:
MOUNTAIN KILIMANJAR VIEW AND SERENGETI,CULTURAL TOUR,COFFEE TOUR, WILDLIFE SAFARI
Mountain Kilimanjaro,Mountain Meru
Furaha Mbilinyi - Consultant Ornithologist
As part of the Bird Atlas Team Furaha has contributed enormous amounts of expertise to the collection of field data, as well as being one of the main authors of the Tanzanian Bird Guide, Africa's first ornithological field guide in a native african language. Furaha's field experience is far-ranging as he has worked in some of the most remote corners of Tanzania and in all of its major ecological zones.
More recently Furaha has been involved in Carbon Tanzania's work establishing AGB (Above Ground Biomass) in their project areas and continues to work processing data from surveys and on-going research initiatives.
Manyara NP, Amani nature Reserve, Uluguru Mountains, Udzungwa Forest, Usambara, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Woodland and Grasslands
Long Billed Tailorbird, Usambara Weaver, Uluguru Bush Shrike, Amani Sunbird
I'm wildlife officer by training with a special interest in birding. I have over 10 years experience in birding and I have seen 1005 bird species in Tanzania. Born 1981 in Dar es Salaam, I became a dedicated birder at a very young age. My passion for birding led me to study Wildlife Management at the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, Kilimanjaro. I'm English speaking bird guide.
My experience includes working as an Assistant Birds Conservation Officer at the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST), and working as a Tour Guide at Saadani Safari Lodge and a Cultural Tourism Coordinator at Saadani village. While working for WCST, I participated in a bird census organized by Wetlands International and updating of the World Bird Database funded by Birdlife International, mist netting in the biodiversity survey Uluguru Mountain for Uluguru bush shrike-Project, CEPF-Project spotted ground Thrush at Londo plateau and some Projects for REDD.
I'm also the founder of Dar es Salaam Birdwatching Programme (DBP) through which I organizes weekend birdwatching tour of Dar es Salaam and surrounding areas where my expertise in birding adds an extra dimension to the birding experience. When not organizing birdwatching tours, I splits my time between conducting birdwatching training programmes and travelling to the remotest parts of Tanzania in search of birds.
Dondwe Forest Reserve
I recommend birding Dondwe forest reserve which is in Dar es Salaam. Its eight to ten hours birding and I prefer start my activity at 06:00am and goes up to 02:00pm or 04:00pm.
Arusha in the northern circuit
Pugu Hills Forest Reserve
Pande Game Reserve
Dondwe Forest Reserve
Outskirt of University of Dar es Salaam and its oxidation ponds
Dar South Beaches; Mjimwema Salt pans, Kibugumo cultivated lands, Gezaulole, Mwembe mdogo, Kimbiji, Amani beach and Buyuni.
Dar north beaches: Jangwani salt pans, Kunduchi Mangrove forest
Ruvu south Forest Reserve.
Little yellow Flycatcher
Spotted Ground Thrush
East Coast Akalat
Southern banded Snake Eagle
In early June 2009, I spent a pleasant three hours birding with Andrew Majembe in Dar es Salaam, on the extensive grounds of the University of Dar es Salaam. We went through habitats of open water, grassland, shrubby thicket, and dry stream bed. My goal was to train my ear for the familiar East African sounds and to help distinguish between (among) confusing species. I am not a lister, so that I didn't keep track, but we did see and hear, I'm certain, some 40-50 species, including many new to me notwithstanding several former trips to Africa. He also helped by suggesting species to look for during upcoming trips to Kigamboni and Morogoro.
Andrew was an informative and enthusiastic guide, with a very quick eye and ear that made up for my sixty-five year-old's aging senses. He was helpful in explaining some of the mysteries of sunbirds; the calls of bulbuls, doves, and cuckoos; and demonstrating the predatory behavior of the House (Indian, Zanzibar) Crows that are savaging the city bird life. I recommend him highly for all the skills of a bird enthusiast and guide--knowledge of habitat, patience with my own inexperience, an encyclopedic knowledge of local species. I'll definitely look him up during my next trip.
- Joel Plotkin
Orrtanna, Pennsylvania, USA.
I just got back from Tanzania with my wife Pia, who is also a birder. After an unforgettable safari week we spent one day birding near Dar es Salaam with Birdingpal Andrew Majembe. He was great