On Safari, most people are so excited to see the Big 5 or the larger walking wildlife. But I am going to add, keep a look out for birds. There are so many lovely birds you will get to spot on Safari. From the common but oh so beautiful lilac breasted roller to the lifers. You know what I am talking about if you are a birder?
Into birding, do let us know before you head out on Safari. We will let our guide know so he can bring all the birding books for you and him to pour into on your game drive.
If not, just enjoy them with your binoculars.
You will find hundreds of resident birds and many that fly all the way from Europe and Americas. Those birds that have flown from other places come here to Tanzania and other East and Southern African countries at the risk of being netted. A lot of countries on their route will poach and illegally trap them.
But there is hope.
Organizations around the world who love birds are spreading the word to people like you and me who were not aware of such activities. Paul Oliver was the one who opened my eyes when we were birding in Lake Natron. He told me about the plight of the wadders, who are being netted by the thousands when flying over the Mediterranean countries.
I leave you with some lovely birds captured on my Safaris. Every time I go on Safari, I learn to love them more and more. Your turn? Come shoot them, with your camera.