What you will see in abundance though is birdlife. Malachite Sunbirds can be easily viewed in the heath and moorland areas of the Karanga Valley on the Machame Route. These stunningly beautiful birds have a distinctive bright metallic green colouring and a small scarlet patch on their chests and can often be seen hooking their long beaks into giant lobelias to extract the nectar.
Mountain buzzards, crowned eagles and the rare Lammergeyer giant vultures can also be spotted on the slopes.
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