New trip reports: Peru & Tanzania

I was in Peru last month and a report from a week’s trip is here. 21 species including Red Uakaris, Amazon Manatee and Sechuran Fox.

Meanwhile Bob Berghaier went to Tanzania twice and saw lots of big game, plus lots more of the smaller stuff too

Northern Tanzania, 2014: Bob Berghaier, lots of big game with more unusual species including Acacia Rat.

Southern Tanzania, 2014: Bob Berghaier, with more unusual species including Tanganyika Tree Squirrel, Iringa Red Colobus, Small-eared Greater Galago & Honey Badgers.



  1. tembo10 5 years ago

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for the incredibly detailed write-ups of your recent trip to Tanzania. Lots of great information there for anyone planning a safari to this country. Just to follow up on your question about the Reedbuck, only Bohor Reedbuck are known from the Mikumi area. Southern Reedbuck are found mainly south of the Rufiji in the Selous GR and further to the west in the Miombo of Ruaha and Katavi NPs. There was a lot of confusion about the respective distributions of the two species in the past, as people often recorded them as just ‘reedbuck’, but we’ve mostly sorted that out now. I can send you the PDF’s for the two species from our Tanzania mammal field guide if you’re interested.


    • Bob Berghaier 5 years ago

      Hello Charles,

      Very pleased to read that you found the reports useful. Thanks as well for answerimg the Mikumi reedbuck question. Are you planning to publish the Tanzania field guide?


  2. tembo10 5 years ago

    Hi Bob,

    The book is already out and you can get it at all major bookshops and online sellers. Its called a field guide to the larger mammals of Tanzania.


  3. Bob Berghaier 4 years ago

    Charles, I saw that your guide is being offered by Princeton Press and plan to buy it.


    • Bob Berghaier 4 years ago

      Good Evening Charles,
      I purchased your book and want to compliment you and your coauthors for the best African mammal guide I have ever read. It is well organized, easy to use and has very good photographs to help with identification. After reading your description of the differences between Egyptian & slender mongoose I understand why you questioned my 2002 Ngorongoro black mongoose sighting. If I had your book in my hand at the time I would have been able to make a proper id. I now have to say that mongoose was a maybe an Egyptian. The one I saw last May on the road to Serengeti Sopa definately was. Have you thought about a similar guide for Kenya?

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