Tanzania Is An Amazing Birding Destination In The World Tanzania boasts a bird list of 1,038 species, the 3rd biggest in Africa. Eight of the 10 families endemic to mainland Africa are present. Raptors, plovers, parrots, turacos, bee-eaters, barbets, flamingos, starlings, weavers, pipits and sunbirds are well represented. Led by excellent guides specialized in Bird life, this safari will visit some of the most interesting areas in Northern Tanzania focusing into different habitats and ecosystems. This is a safari for keen naturalists, for people interested in something else than viewing wildlife.
We will walk in the Acacia woodlands and plains of Sinya, the Mountain Forests of Arusha National Park and Ngorongoro, the Baobab country in Tarangire, the Rift Valley escarpment and ground water forest at Lake Manyara and the Serengeti Plains in search of the most interesting bird species. In contrast to popular safaris which are oriented towards large mammal viewing, our bird watching safaris present a truer picture of the rich biodiversity of Tanzania & East Africa with attention given both to birding and to regular wildlife observation. We can arrange your tour for Bird Watching in all Tanzania safari destinations according to your needs and preference 14Days: Tanzania Bird Watching Safari $3700 per person per tour
14 Days Bird Watching
Day 01: Arrival to Tanzania Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, met by our professional safari guide/ driver, who will transfer you to either the East Africa Hotel or any other as your budget says. Dinner and overnight. At our Hotel Arusha Tourist Inn Hotel
Day 02: Arusha National Park The day begins with pre breakfast birding around the Lodge grounds, sighting fire finches, variable sun-birds,Bulbuls and Olive Thrush. Breakfast and head for Arusha national Park with our packed Lunches, visit the various crater lakes catching up with the Macoa ducks, Egyptian Geese, Hotentot teal, Comb duck and many unusual waders.
Day 03 & 04: Tarangire National Park Breakfast and then drive to Tarangire National Park,which lies to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasailand and the best-kept secret on the northern safari circuit. See panoramas of wide savannah grasslands dotted with open acacia woodland studded with large Baobab trees, a heard of animals like : buffalo, cheetah, dikdik, dwarf mongoose, elephants, fringe-eared Oryx (antelope), gazelles, giraffes, hartebeest, hyenas, impala, jackals, leopards, lions, long-necked gerenuk (antelope), ostrich, pythons, Vervet monkey, warthogs, waterbucks, wildebeest and zebra. dinner and overnight at Tarangire campsite/panorama
Day 05&06: Lake Natron This is a breeding site for the Lesser flamingoes in East Africa. After breakfast at the camp, drive to Lake Natron passing active volcanic mountain Oldoinyo Lengai till your camp/lodge for lunch and check in. in the afternoon you unwind the lake for full day
Day 07&08: Transfer to Lake Manyara After breakfast, head to Lake Manyara which is known for bird landing site, the lake and because it does not have an outlet, it is a very good habitat for flamingoes and many other water birds which are attracted by the white soda in the lake. The birds that you are likely to find in this area include; Ash starling, Gray-headed kingfisher, Palmnut vulture, Panganilongclaw, Peter's twinsport, Raptors, Silvery-cheeked hornbill, spotted morning thrush, Yellow-collared lovebird. The Lake enriched animals like the buffalos, Cape clawless otter, cheetahs, Egyptian mongoose, elephants, giraffes, hippos, impalas, leopards, lions, short-eared galagos (or bush babies), warthogs and wildebeest dinner and overnight lake manyara campsite
Day 9,10,11&12: Transfer to Serengeti National Park This day is very interesting because you learn a lot. After your breakfast, you will enjoy two game drive for the whole morning and afternoon, with a lunch break for refreshments and a short relaxation at the lodge or camp site. At Serengeti National Park, you will be in position to view all the big five and other animals like the zebras, gazelle, antelopes, wildebeest, and a few carnivores like the lions, leopards, hyenas and cheaters.Note that animals like wildebeest and zebras do migrate in June and July. overnight seronera campsite
DAY13:LakeEyasi Famous for the Hadzabe and Datoga dribes, the last bushmen in the area. You wake up early to hunt with the Hadzabe bushmen and then head back to camp/lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you do nature bird-watch in the area, including walking nearby Lake Eyasi in the afternoon you drive to Ngorongoro crater rim for overnight at the samba campsite
DAY14:Ngorongoro Crater Breakfast, head down to Ngorongoro crater, a natural wonder, an extinct Volcano that collapsed around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast super bowl where almost every game can be spotted. At the top of the crater,you will see animals like buffalos, Zebras, wildebeest, gazelle that depend on the open grasslands in the crater,as they graze, the predators are also in the corner waiting to get their share. Carnivores include; the black-manned lion, the leopard and hyena. See a soda lake which attracts countless water birds like flamingoes, a favorite place for carnivores to kill. Perhaps this is the reason why Ngorongoro is called the "Garden of Eden". Because you take a long time viewing the beautiful wild, it is advisable to carry packed lunch enroute. Transfer to Arusha for, dinner and overnight.
Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes Park fees (for non-residents) All activities (unless labeled as optional) Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section) Drinking water (on all days) All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade) Accommodation on the day before the tour departs Roundtrip airport transfer Camping equipment Sleeping bag Bath towels A professional driver/guide All transportation (unless labeled as optional) All Taxes/VAT 2 nights hotel accommodation in our Hotel Arusha Tourist Inn Hotel before and after safaris Pick Up and Drop off at the airport Sleep bags
Accommodation on the last day International flights (from/to home) Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day) Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)