Bird watching safari on foot walks and on safari vehicle, Bird watching Tanzania safari is tailor-made safari for bird lovers. the identification is conducted in Longido Game Controlled Area, Lobo, Serengeti, Seronera, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire national Parks. This safari will take a total of 7 days bird watching trek and another 7 days bird watching safari in combination with wildlife game safari for 7 days.
Longido Game Controlled Area is one of the best protected area in Tanzania that is perfect of the bird lovers- This beautiful Acacia Savanna area is the home to more than 300 different species of birds.
The selection of our wilderness light mobile camps and the lodges will give you more opportunity to watch and spot birds while at your tent or lodge veranda. The fun thing during this safari will be a competition to spotting and identifying the bird(s) type and number of birds among you each day. Enjoy your wonderful birds shooting with your camera adventure in scenic Tanzania.
Day 1: Arusha to Longido village.
Drive for about 2 hrs towards Namanga boarder heading to Longido mountain 2,629 meters (. The car drops us off somewhere in the bush and immediately we start our bird watching safari on foot).
We walk all day long, some time we stop in the shade of Umbrella Acacia tree for short breaks. Our support vehicle will camp somewhere ahead of us in the bushes. Our camping crew will prepare our tents all meals and everything to make our life easy. In the evening we arrive at the camp for dinner and accommodation
Day 2: Longido Maasai land
We start early in the morning after breakfast we continue to walk in the Acacia Savanna we expect to see more birds in this second day. Our camping crew will take down the tents and move ahead of us (10-20kms). They will pitch the camp somewhere in the bushes and wait for us to arrive in the late afternoon.
We eat our packed lunch boxes in midday as we stop for lunch break in the bush. We continue to walk and identify our bird in the afternoon we arrive at our mobile camp for dinner and accommodation.
Day 3: Longido to Kitumbeine.
After breakfast we start our day. We take our packed lunch boxes with us, we head west, we continue to watch and identify more different species of birds, as usual our camping crews always move ahead of us pitch the tents and prepare everything for you. Arrive at our camp before six we spend our night at Kitumbeine village bush camp
Day 4: Oldoinyo Lengai and Kitumbeine mountain.
After breakfast, we start our day early in the morning. We continue to walk and watch our birds as we advance forward the beautiful views of Oldoinyo Lengai and Kitumbeine Mountain will start to be seen 100m ahead of us.
We spend the night at our wilderness mobile camp at Nagarirat swamp camp.
Day 5: Ngusero and Olbalbal Nderemu swamps
We start our day early in the morning walking to the swamps around the camp. These two swamps attract many species of birds in the area. These are Ngusero and Olbalbal Nderemu swamps. bush picnic lunch en route. After lunch continue with bird watching safaris. Meals and accommodation at Gelai wilderness camp.
Day 6: Gelai to sunken crater.
We spend our day as dictated by bird movement in the dry area
Lake Natron, this huge salt lake which hosts millions of flamingoes can start to be seen as we continue to walk in Gelai Lumbwa area. Spend the night at mobile Lumbwa area
We spend the night at mobile camp near Lake Magadi before Sunken Crater
Day 7: Sunken Crater to Lake natron Camp
This is the last day of our bird watching safari on foot. This is also the last day for our camping crew. While we make our final trek with bird watching they will be taking down the camp and meet us on their way back to our base in Arusha.so time to say bye bye to them.
If you did not tip them last night this will be the time to tip them with a staff clients group photo.
Then we walk for a short distance before our safari vehicle comes to pick us up near sunken crater (shimo la Mungu is a small crater)we will have a good chance to see it before we head to Lake natron for dinner and accommodation.
The views of Ol doinyo Lengai on the way to lake Natron will be a main attractions with its sulphur smelling and very hot weather. The lake Natron views from far as you approach the camp will be so attractive with its flamingos flying up and down. In the evening you will have a great opportunity to visit the shores of Lake Natron to watch flamingoes. Lake Natron is the best breeding site for flamingoes in Africa. There are beautiful waterfalls not far from natron camp if time permits it would be nice to go for a swim.
Spend the night at Natron River Camp. Full board.
Day 8: Drive Lake Natron to Serengeti national park. (5-7hrs drive)
This will be a long day in a bumpy and rough roads but adventurous.game viewing en route Dinner and overnight at Lobo wildlife Lodge or similar.
Day 9: lobo to Serengeti.
After early breakfast, we will spend the whole day watching birds in Serengeti National park as dictated by bird movements. Serengeti is the paradise of birds more than 600 species have been recorded.
Late afternoon, we drive back to the Lodge and spend our night at Seronera Wildlife Lodge or similar.
Day 10: Serengeti.
Another day we spend the whole day watching birds in Serengeti National park as dictated by bird movements.
Meals will be either bush picnic lunch or hot lunch at the lodge.
Late Afternoon, we drive back to the Lodge and spend our night at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
Day 11: Serengeti to Ngorongoro.
After breakfast, continue to watch birds in Serengeti for the half day then proceed to the Ngorongoro Serengeti gate. This is the border between Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro conservation area authority entrance fees and then we head to Ngorongoro conservation area for dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge or similar.
Day 12: Ngorongoro crater.
Leave the lodge early in the morning with our packed lunch boxes for a crater tour for 4-6 hours.
“This is the largest unbroken caldera in the World surrounded by steep walls rising 610 meters from the crater floor. This natural Amphitheatre measures about 16 to 19kms across in diameter and has an area of 259sq Kms.”
Picnic lunch in the Crater While driving around your eyes and cameras won’t avoid seeing a good number of wildlife around. We expect to see many grassland and aquatic birds.
Picnic lunch at the crater floor with. This is the point that you will witness different species of birds coming close to you trying to grab your lunch box.
After lunch drive to Karatu for Meals and overnight at Endoro Lodge.
Day 13: Lake Manyara National Park.
After breakfast drive down the rift valley, escarpment to the famous parks with lots birds lake Manyara national park.
The park offers a blend of woodland, open bush, and lake. The Mahogany and sausage trees are alive with blue monkeys and vervets. Elephants feed off fallen fruit while bushbuck, waterbuck, baboons, aardvark, civet, the shy pangolin and leopard, all make their home in the forest.
Lake Manyara is a magnet for birdlife and a kaleidoscope of different species can be found around its shores, including huge flocks of flamingoes. The large variety of mammals, reptiles, birds and the different types of vegetation, all within a small area make Lake Manyara a diverse and particularly memorable place to visit. We will probably watch more birds in this beautiful park. Expect to watch will be an aquatic bird (water birds) forest and savanna birds.
Picnic lunch en route.
Late afternoon we drive to Tarangire National Park where we will spend the night at the Tarangire Osupuko Lodge.
Day 14: Full day in Tarangire National Park.
After breakfast, we spend the whole day in this park watching birds as dictated by their movements.
The Tarangire National Park boasts a vast number of baobabs that first capture the eye as you enter Tarangire National Park. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them.
Tarangire National Park covers approximately 2,600 square kilometers and, in the dry season, is second only to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in concentrations of wildlife. The park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of Tarangire River. Huge herds of elephants gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rains when they migrate again to new grazing areas. This is also home for so many species of birds in Africa.
Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Osupuko Lodge.
Day 15: Tarangire – Arusha.
Early breakfast at the lodge.
Morning game birds watching a drive in Tarangire , Hot lunch at the lodge.
Late afternoon drives back to Arusha.
Dinner and overnight at Snow Crest hotel.
Day 16: Arusha- international flight back home OR Zanzibar extension.
Leisurely breakfast at your Hotel.
Morning last minute gift shopping with African Swahili lunch.
Pm transfer to Kilimanjaro international airport for your international flight back home OR to Arusha airport for your extension to Zanzibar beach island for spice and beach tours
NET RATE PER PERSON TO PAY IN US DOLLARS IS:
|16 days bird watching safari Tanzania||2 PAX||4 PAX||6 PAX|
|$6,438||$ 5,288||$ 4,904|
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT IS USD : 630.
INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE RATES:
- Transportation in a 4WD vehicle (Maximum 6 Pax in a vehicle) as specified in the Itinerary.
- Accommodations and meals as specified in the itinerary.
- Park fees as specified in the itinerary.
- Safari Guide services
- Complimentary Mineral water (1 liter bottle per Pax per day.)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE:
- Local and International Air Transportation
- Items of a personal nature, i.e. Telephone, Laundry, beverages etc
- Tips(Recommended $ 25 and above per day)