• Do Nothing at Kijongo Bay, Pangani, Tanzania
  • Aerial view of Kijongo Bay Beach near Saadani and Msangazi River Behind
  • Kijongo Bay Beach Aerial View Pangani near Saadani Tanzania

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Palm thrush at Kijongo Bay Resort
Dawn chorus and why birds sing?

When visiting Kijongo Bay Beach Resort, one of the things our guests often comment on, is our incredible dawn chorus. Having well established gardens, with most of our bushes and trees being indigenous, we attract a lot of birds to Kijongo. This dawn chorus can range between subtle to loud, starting just before sunrise, to around a half hour after the sun rises. Bird song is a thing of beauty from the...

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Spot-flanked barbet, sighted at Kijongo Bay Resort, Pangani, Tanzania
More Garden Birds

With the different seasons bringing different flowers and fruit, the birds in Kijongo's gardens are forever changing. Not only do we have our seasonal visitors, we also have our resident population of birds. The morning wake up call is special at Kijongo, with a cacophony of bird song, not a lot can beat that morning coffee accompanied by natures alarm clock. At the moment we will only post birds we are able...

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Little bee-eater (Merop pusillus) Kijongo Bay Resort
Bee-eaters of Kijongo Bay and surrounds

Bee-eaters are a vibrant species of bird that are found in a wide variety of terrains in Africa, Asia, Australia, New Guinea, and Southern Europe. They are a very colourful bird with slender bodies, long wings and often have long central tail feathers. The different types of bee-eaters found at Kijongo Bay Resort, are beautiful to observe, as they swoop across the pool, hawk from the bushes or are seen performing their...

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Elephant at Saadani National Park, Tanzania
Saadani Day Trip

Whilst visiting Kijongo Bay Resort, why not take a trip to Saadani National Park?

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Kingfishers of Kijongo Bay and Surrounds

With Kijongo Bay Beach Resort being next to two bodies of water, namely the Indian Ocean and the Msangazi River and mangrove forest, we are in a very favourable position for seeing kingfishers. Not to forget Saadani National Park, which is close by and also being a great area to spot kingfishers. As a species, kingfishers are very extensive, however with around ½ of all kingfishers not fishing or even eating fish,...

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African Fish Eagle in flight
Raptors over Kijongo Bay Beach Resort.

As you relax, at Kijongo Bay Beach Resort, whether lazing by the pool, on the beach or on your balcony look up to the skies and see if you can spot some of the raptors that we often see soaring overhead.

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