14 Days Private Tour - Departs anytime. (Tour departs anytime - any group size - with our top local bird guides.)
Day 01. Arrive Arusha Kilimanjaro International Airport
Arusha. After arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, we head to a lodge/Hotel near Arusha National Park.
Day 02. Visit Arusha National Park
The Arusha National Park and particularly the Momella Lakes offer gorgeous bird-watching opportunities. The national park is inhabited by over 400 different migrant and resident bird species. The most famous bird species in the Arusha National Park are water fowls such as little grebes, eagles, pochards, geese, hamerkop, red shark, spurwinged goose, woodpecker, herons, secretary bird, grey parrot.
Day 03. Drive to the Lark Plains and onto the Ngorongoro Highlands
The annual migrants from Europe and Asia inhabit the Ngorongoro Crater between September and April. Among the migrant birds in this area you can see the Lesser Kestrel, the European swallow, European bee eater, the Northern Wheatear, European roller, Pallid Harrier, Caspian Lapwing and the Montagu's Harrier. Furthermore in the wet season you can see the Rosy-breasted Long claw and large flocks of European storks. On the bare grounds or sand tracks in the Ngorongor Crater you can see nests of Ostiches, Kori bustards, Secretary birds, Grey crowned Cranes, the ground nestling Northern Anteater Chat, Rufous-napped Lark, Capped Whater, Fischer's Sparrow lark, Red capped Lark and the Grassland Pipit. The tree nestling birds of the Ngorongoro Crater are the Superb Starling, Rufous Tailed Weaver and the African White backed Vulture. The Ngorongoro Crater is also inhabited by birds of prey such as: the Augur buzzard and the Long-crested eagle. The soda lakes of Ngorongoro are the breeding grounds of thousands of flamingoes and other water birds such as ducks, waders and herons.
Day 04. Drive to Lake Zone, Long drive to Lake Victoria
Today it will be a full dad drive upon arrive you will go direct to the lodge for rest.
Day 05. Day birding and photography Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria is the largest of Africa's Great Lakes and the largest tropical lake in the world. It is home to over 400 species of birds to thrill and excite both keen ornithologists and nature lovers. Vistors can view a wide variety of birds on any one day including Malabou storks, Kites, Kingfishers, Bee-Eaters, Weavers and Swallows. Its importance for biodiversity is highlighted by the fact that there are 17 important bird and biodiversity areas directly connected to the lake system, and more in the wider Lake Victoria Basin. The lake supports Africa's largest inland fishery, and its resources and ecosystem help sustain not only the birdlife but the livelihoods of communities across the region
Day 06. We will drive into Central Serengeti
Long drive to central Serengeti, long drive but enjoyerble as you will see nice land scape, birds on the way
Day 07 - 10 birding in the Central Serengeti
Ndutu shart grass plain, & Ndutu region Apart from animals, the Serengeti is one of the greatest places to visit for birders, with over 500 species recorded. The oldest and largest ecosystem, the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, is one of the most important points for African Endemic Bird Areas. The area is home to rare bird species, including five that can only be found in this part of the world. Some of the sighted bird species include: Grey-breasted spurfowl, Rufous-tailed weaver, Usambiro Barbet, Grey-Crested helmet-shrike, and other special birds are easy to spot in this restricted area, including Grey-breasted spur fowl, which is commonly seen around Seronera Area in the central Serengeti, Rufous-tailed weaver, Usambiro Barbet, Grey-Crested helmet-shrike, and others. Since the majority of the bird species are permanent inhabitants, there are just a few migratory birds that come to the park for breeding during particular times of the year. The park's environment has aided the uncommon bird species' ability to leave in good conditions. The many bird species seen in the park are attributable to the park's diverse plant cover. The vegetation of the savannah, which includes open grasslands, riverine vegetation, and forest. The diverse vegetation attracts a variety of bird species, making it an excellent birding target. The number of bird species is infinite; all you need is enough time to see them all during your Serengeti birding safari. You also need well experienced bird guide that is well vast with the different parts of the endless plains of Serengeti.
Day 11. Drive to the Crater Floor
Bird watching and later at Karatu village After leaving the Great Rift Valley, the road climbs to the edge of the magical crater. We'll keep our eyes peeled for flowering Leonotis; if we find a patch, we might get to savor the coolest sunbird spectacle in Africa, with the impressive Golden-winged, coppery-colored Bronze, and iridescent purple Tacazee Sunbirds all competing for nectar from the same flowers. Descending into the crater with its towering vertical walls is like finding Africa's Garden of Eden. Inside, we seek myriad grassland and woodland birds, as well as scavenging vultures amidst a thronging wildlife spectacle virtually unequalled on earth. 30,000-some big mammals are resident here, and a decent proportion of them can be seen from a single view point within the crater, an indescribably magnificent sight.
Day 12. & 13
Morning local birding at Tarangire Park The low baobab-clad plains and fever-tree groves here support many cool species including three Tanzanian endemics and near-endemics: Ashy Starling, Yellow-collared Lovebird, and Rufous-tailed Weaver. The lush grasses are full of ground birds like Northern White-bellied Bustard and both Red-necked and Yellow-necked Francolins. This is one of the better places to see elephants, which can occur in great numbers along the Tarangire River.
Day 14. Return to Arusha
and onward, flights, connections, extensions or departures. End
- Government taxes
- Bottled drinking water
- English speaking guide
- Full board accommodation
- All park fees and emergency evacuation insurance
- 4X4 specialized Land Cruiser with pop up roof for 360 degrees game viewing
- Any other drinks not mentioned in this itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Pre and post-safari accommodation
- Items of personal nature (e.g. cameras, visa, and travel insurance)