Sept. 11-15, 2005: Safari in Tanzania

KILIMANJARO HOME

PRELIMINARIES
Trip Participants
Selecting the Route
Guide/Trekking Company
Training for the Climb
Gear List

DIARY OF THE CLIMB
Travel to Tanzania
Pre-Climb Orientation
Day 1: to Forest Camp
Day 2: to Shira 1 Camp
Day 3: to Moir Camp
Day 4: rest day at Moir
Day 5: to Lava Tower
Day 6: to Arrow Glacier
Day 7: Western Breach
Day 8: Summit day
Day 9: Descent

Safari After the Climb

SUPPLEMENTAL INFO
Hiking  Distances
GPS Coordinates
Contact Information


After our Kilimanjaro climb, we went on a four-day safari in three game parks in Tanzania: Lake Manyara,  Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. This portion of the trip was run by Hoopoe Safaris.

Three of the four nights on safari we stayed at "tented camps." These semi-permanent camps (Kirurumu  Tented Lodge and Tamarind Camp) are more like luxury out-door hotels than camping. We also spent one night at Kifaru Lodge. The food and service were very nice for the entire safari portion of the trip.

Rick compiled the list below of all of the birds and mammals that we saw on our Tanzania trip. In the table, the "Location" column represents where the first sighting was recorded. The Location Codes are: M, Lake Manyara; Ng, Ngorongoro Crater or Rim; T, Tarangire National Park; Kili, on Mt. Kilimanjaro. In addition to the birds listed below, we saw many others that were never definitively identified. The bird names were mostly taken from the Collins Field Guide "Birds of East Africa," by John G. Williams and Norman Arlott (1963). Names of the mammals were mostly from "The Safari Companion," by Richard D. Estes (1993).

Birds

No.

Common Name

Scientific name

Location

1)

White Pelican

Pelecanus onocrotalus

M

2)

Great White Egret

Egretta alba

M

3)

Yellow-billed Egret

Egretta intermedia

Ng

4)

Cattle Egret

Ardeola ibis

Ng

5)

Hamerkop

Scopus umbretta

T

6)

Black-headed Heron

Ardea melanocephala

Ng

7)

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

T

8)

Sacred Ibis

Threskiornis aethiopicus

Ng

9)

Hadada Ibis

Hagedashia hagedash

M

10)

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

T

11)

Yellow-billed Stork

Ibis ibis

Ng

12)

African Spoonbill

Platalea alba

Ng

13)

Lesser Flamingo

Phoenicopterus minor

Ng

14)

Marabou Stork

Leptoptilos crumeniferus

M

15)

Saddlebill Stork

Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

T

16)

Openbill Stork

Anastomus lamelligerus

T

17)

Cape Teal

Anas capensis

Ng

18)

Maccoa Duck

Oxyura maccoa

Ng

19)

Red-billed Duck

Anas erythrorhynchos

Ng

20)

African Black Duck

Anas sparsa

Ng

21)

Spurwing Goose

Plectopterus gambensis

T

22)

Egyptian Goose

Alopochen aegyptiaca

M

23)

White-backed Vulture

Gyps bengalensis

Ng

24)

White-headed Vulture

Trigonoceps occipitalis

Ng

25)

Nubian Vulture

Torgos tracheliotus

Ng

26)

Lammergeyer

Gypaetus barbatus

Kili

27)

Secretary Bird

Sagittarius serpentarius

Ng

28)

Tawny Eagle

Aquila rapax

T

29)

African Fish Eagle

Haliaeetus vocifer

M

30)

Augur Buzzard

Buteo rufofuscus

Ng

31)

Bateleur

Terathopius ecaudatus

T

32)

Long-crested Eagle

Lophaetus occipitalis

T

33)

Black Kite

Milvus migrans

Ng

34)

African Hawk Eagle

Hieraaetus spilogaster

T

35)

Shelley's Francolin

Francolinus shelleyi

T

36)

Red-necked Spurfowl

Francolinus afer

T

37)

Helmeted Guineafowl

Numida meleagris

Ng

38)

Kori Bustard

Ardeotis kori

Ng

39)

Crowned Crane

Balearica regulorum

Ng

40)

Kittlitz's Plover

Charadrius pecuarius

T

41)

Three-banded Plover

Charadrius tricollaris

Ng

42)

Blacksmith Plover

Vanellus armatus

M

43)

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

Ng

44)

Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

Mg

45)

Spotted Stone Curlew

Burhinus capensis

M

46)

African Jacana

Actophilornis africanus

M

47)

Namaqua Dove

Oena capensis

T

48)

Red-eyed Dove

Streptopelia semitorquata

Kili

49)

Ring-necked Dove

Streptopelia capicola

M

50)

Laughing Dove

Streptopelia senegalensis

M

51)

Speckeled Mousebird

Colius striatus

M

52)

White-bellied Go-Away-Bird

Corythaixoides leucogaster

T

53)

Violet-crested Turaco

Tauraco porphyreolophus

Ng

54)

Yellow-collared Lovebird

Agapornis personata

T

55)

Lilac-breasted Roller

Coracias caudata

M

56)

Grey-headed Kingfisher

Halcyon leucocephala

M

57)

Striped Kingfisher

Halcyon chelicuti

T

58)

Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater

Merops oreobates

T

59)

Little Bee-eater

Merops pusillus

M

60)

Red-billed Hornbill

Tockus erythrochynchus

T

61)

Ground Hornbill

Bucorvus leadbeateri

T

62)

Verreaux's Eagle Owl

Bubo lacteus

T

63)

Yellow-crested Woodpecker

Mesopicos xantholophus

T

64)

Bearded Woodpecker

Thripias namaquus

T

65)

African pied wagtail

Motacilla aguimp

Kili

66)

Yellow-vented Bulbul

Pyconotus barabatus

M

67)

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

Chlorocichla flaviventris

M

68)

Alpine Chat

Pinarochroa sordida

Kili

69)

Stonechat

Saxicola torquata

Kili

70)

African Thrush

Turdus pelios

M

71)

Spotted Morning Thrush

Cichladusa guttata

M

72)

White-crowned Shrike

Eurocephalus ruppelli

T

73)

Fiscal Shrike

Lanius collaris

Ng

74)

Magpie Shrike

Lanius melanoleucus

T

75)

Long-tailed Fiscal

Lanius cabanisi

T

76)

Tropical Boubou

Laniarius ferrugineus

Ng

77)

Variable Sunbird

Nectarinia venusta

M

78)

Bronze Sunbird

Nectarinia kilimensis

Kili

79)

White-breasted Tit

Parus albiventris

Ng

80)

Green-winged Pytilia

Pytilia melba

T

81)

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu

Uraeginthus bengalus

M

82)

Reichenow's Weaver

Ploceus baglafecht reichenowi

Ng

83)

Rufous-tailed Weaver

Histurgops ruficauda

Ng

84)

Red-billed Buffalo Weaver

Bubalornis niger

T

85)

White-headed Buffalo Weaver

Dinemellia dinemelli

T

86)

Superb Starling

Spreo superbus

Kili

87)

Hildebrandt's Starling

Spreo hildebrandti

M

88)

Ashy Starling

Cosmopsarus unicolor

T

89)

Redwing Starling

Onychognathus morio

Ng

90)

Cape Rook

Corvus capensis

Ng

91)

Pied Crow

Corvus albus

Arusha

92)

White-necked Raven

Corvus albicollis

Kili

 

Mammals

No.

Common Name

Scientific name

Location

93)

Black and White Colobus

Colobus guereza

Kili

94)

Blue Monkey

Cercopithecus mitis

M

95)

Black-faced Vervet Monkey

Cercopithecus aethiops

M

96)

Savanah Baboon

Papio cynocephalus

M

97)

Dik-dik

Madoqua kirkii

M

98)

Impala

Aepyceros melampus

M

99)

Thompson's Gazelle

Gazella thomsonii

M

100)

Grant's Gazelle

Gazella granti

Ng

101)

Wildebeest

Connochaete taurinus

M

102)

Hartebeest

Alcelaphus buselaphus

Ng

103)

Plains Zebra

Equus burchelli

M

104)

Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis

M

105)

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

Ng

106)

Lion

Panthera leo

Ng

107)

Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta

M

108)

Golden Jackal

Canis aureus

Ng

109)

Silver-backed Jackal

Canis mesomelas

Ng

110)

Waterbuck

Kobus ellipsiprymnus

T

111)

Slender Mongoose

Herpestes sanguineus

T

112)

Warthog

Phacochoerus aethiopicus

M

113)

Black Rhinocerus

Diceros bicornis

Ng

114)

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus amphibius

M

115)

Cape Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

M

116)

Elephant

Loxodonta africana

M

 

 

Copyright 2005. Michael E. Coltrin, Albuquerque, NM. All rights reserved.