Tanzania Bird Watching

Trip Information:

Observing birds & wildlife in their natural surroundings is the main focus of our tours, and the itineraries are designed to provide the best opportunities to encounter Birds and mammals. We also strive to understand a bit of the bigger picture, such as how birds & wildlife go about their daily lives, and integrate into the environment. The quality of your experience is our number one priority and above all, our field experience is what makes us unique.
We are always based in comfortable lodging or generally the best available in the most remote part of the country. The days are sometimes long, but usually at a relaxed and easy pace, with plenty of opportunities for comfort stops, meals, and photography.

Before starting your tour get prepared with a pair of binoculars, a field guide, and a hat. Maybe a little notebook to carry in your pocket. For the Field guides of Birds of East Africa we recommend the following:
afield guide to the Birds of East Africa or Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania

 

Tour Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Arrival day:
On you arrival, Meet and greet at the airport with our staff then transferred to Arusha for Overnight. (Airport transfer and accommodation will be on your account)

 

Day 2: Manyara
After a morning breakfast, we will drive to the plains North of Arusha town, where we have the opportunity to walk the plains while birding for a number of dry country species, afterwards we will drive to Lake Manyara, arriving at our Camp in the late afternoon. We will then spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight Manyara.

 

Day 3: Manyara – Serengeti
Early breakfast with our Lunches packed, we drive the long journey to the Serengeti arriving in the evening. A variety of Sand grouses, Guinea fowls and Red necked Fracolins should be parading our way as we drive to the Lodge. Dinner and overnight in Serengeti.

 

Day 4: Serengeti
Pre breakfast. Searching for Tanzanian endemics in the Serengeti to include; the Fischers Lovebird and Grey breasted Spur fowl. Return to the Lodge for breakfast.
After breakfast we then go out for the rest of the day birding and game viewing; the Usambiro Barbets and the Grey capped social weaver, as well the Secretary Bird and the Kori Bustard should be displaying as we drive along. Returning in the evening to your Tented Camp/Campsite for Dinner and Overnight.

 

Day 5: Serengeti
Second day of Full day Birding and game viewing on the Serengeti plains.

 

Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
After our breakfast, we drive out of the Serengeti into the Ngorongoro crater where our highlight will be the endemic Rufous tailed weaver. If chance avails the golden winged Sunbird should be spotted as well as a large flocks of both lesser and greater Flamingoes on the Magadi soda lake on the crater floor, a variety of Raptors should be seen above the skies to include the Tawny and Warlberg`s Eagle. Many large mammals shall also be added on our list. Dinner and Overnight in Ngorongoro Conservations Area.

 

Day 7: Ngorongoro – Tarangire
The Day begins with an early breakfast, and then drive to Tarangire with our packed Lunches, the highlights of the day is searching for the Tanzanian endemics, again that will include the Rufous Tailed weaver, Yellow collard Lovebird and Ashy Stirling, the later occurring in only Tarangire. Dinner and overnight in Tarangire.

 

Day 8: Tarangire
After breakfast, do the Tarangire for a full day for birding along the River Bank.
The Red fronted Parrot, Red fronted Tinker bird and Magpie Shrike could be the new ones for the day, overnight in Tarangire.

 

Day 9: Tarangire
Walking the neighbouring Maasai villages for birding, return in the afternoon and bird locally around your Lodge. Evening go through your final tally of the check list. Dinner and Overnight in Tarangire.

 

Day 10: Tarangire – Arusha.
After breakfast, will drive back to Arusha and straight to Kilimanjaro Airport for your outbound flight home.

 

End of Tour.

Rates include

  •   Picnic Lunch
    •  Accommodation and meals as per itinerary above
    • National Parks entry fees and Crater fees
    • Transportation in a 4WD with safari driver/guide
    • Game Activities as per the itinerary
    • Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day

 

Rates exclude

  • Tips and Gratuities
    • Travel insurance
    • Tanzanian entry visas
    • International and Local flights
    • Airport/Airstrip transfers (We can arrange on request)
    • Flying doctors service
    • Accommodations on Arrival Day and night after Safaris(We can arrange on request)
    • All items of a personal nature
    • Champagne, cognacs, fine wines & premium brand spirits
  • Olduvai fees