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Old Wednesday 11th September 2019, 01:03   #1
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Tanzania

Hi all,

Well, i'm in the midsts of planning a 8-9 month trip to Africa and definitely am in need of some help and advice! I've pretty much sorted out a general itinerary, but there are some large gaps for some countries when it comes to independent trip reports. I'm going to break these out by country so that it's more searchable in the future. At the moment I'm looking for general advice and of course GPS coordinates if anyone out there has them. I'm also going to be in the need for lot of audio so if anyone has some solid sets and would like to share, I'd be willing to take them. Of course I am audio for about half the world to trade if needed. ;-)

As expected this trip is dubbed "No endemic left behind" with the goal of trying to clean up as much as possible. The plan is the buy a 4x4 Toyota Hillux in South Africa in January and then proceed on an intineary that heads north along the eastern part of Africa before looping back around and doing Namibia/Angola (with plane trips for Ghana, Gabon, Sao Tome).

Tanzania:
-It's surprising how little independent info there is out there for Tanzania
-Anyone have contact info/logistics info for doing Udzungwa (Uluti & Udekwa)
-Anyone try for Rubeho Forest Partridge/have info on access to Mafwemiro Forest (Chugu Hill/Mbuga Mission). Is there a better spot?
-General tips/GPS, it's a big country and there's a lot to get done so open to suggestions
-Any obscure splits/ssp in the rarely western western side of Tanzania that I should have in mind?


Ok, so a bit vague, I'll be the first to admit, but hoping those out there with more African experience can help to start guide the direction! Thanks.

Ross
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See http://www.holmen-birding-safari.com as a start. Also check out eBird and the Tanzanian Bird Atlas project (http://tanzaniabirdatlas.net/start.htm). I've lived in Kagera and have some good birding spots up that way. Minziro Forest in the far nw is brilliant but you can get many of the birds there in Uganda and Rwanda. I have 50/50 reliable spot for Shoebill in Kagera.

I'm currently in Arusha for a year or two and have started to find some good spots with help from an excellent local bird club. eMail is [email protected]. The national parks are excellent but very expensive. Local knowledge can get you plenty of birds outside the park for small cost.
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See http://www.holmen-birding-safari.com as a start. Also check out eBird and the Tanzanian Bird Atlas project (http://tanzaniabirdatlas.net/start.htm). I've lived in Kagera and have some good birding spots up that way. Minziro Forest in the far nw is brilliant but you can get many of the birds there in Uganda and Rwanda. I have 50/50 reliable spot for Shoebill in Kagera.

I'm currently in Arusha for a year or two and have started to find some good spots with help from an excellent local bird club. eMail is [email protected]. The national parks are excellent but very expensive. Local knowledge can get you plenty of birds outside the park for small cost.
Thanks Steve, will e-mail you soon with a few questions.

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