8 Days Bird’s Watching Tour: Ngorongoro, Manyara, Tarangire, Serengeti, Arusha National Parks.

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Tour Details

These are specialized adventures safaris for photographers of all capacity levels. In Africa photography adventures safaris include nature, habit, habitat of animals, birds frequent exceptional features, speckled uncommon actions and/or other more. Each trip organized by us is led by a extremely qualified naturalist tour Leader who is also an expert nature photographer. We do organize photography tour with even fewer guests apart from just organizing a group tour, this aim at making certain way in for the best shots. Our focus is to open room for you to capture exceptional images of Wildlife and Landscapes.

We offer Tailor-made birding all over Tanzania as you may be interested. Our tours often begin earlier and proceed till sunset, to make the most of it to the best light. We are here to offer solutions in photography possibilities.

Follow our below itinerary as a guide for birds watching that offers some of the best birds viewing in Africa. Though our itineraries are amendable according to client’s requests.  It doesn’t restrict incase you have specific places you admire to visit for your preference birds life, fell free to contact us.

Incase of Languages: If you prefer to have a guide who he is speaking one among the following languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, and Germany, will be offered too.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Google Map)

Arusha Airport (ARK) (Google Map)

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Pickup on arrival
  • Professional private English-speaking safari guide and Safari cook
  • Exclusive use of safari Jeep 4×4 (enclosed with pop-up roof for game viewing)
  • Accommodation on arrival and during safari as detailed.
  • All National Parks entrance fees for sightseeing, concession and camping fees
  • All meals during safari, that is breakfasts, packed lunches and dinner
  • Bottles of mineral water, tea & coffee, juice;
  • Contributions and payments to local community projects.

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
  • Tips for airport transfer drivers, safari guide, hotel and camp staff; (optional 20$/ person per day)
  • Expenses on personal bar bills for premium brand drinks, souvenirs, etc
  • Voluntary excursions/activities included in itinerary
  • Other Items of personal nature. (Laundry, beverages and telephone)

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport

Upon arrival at JRO you will welcomed guided into your vehicle and get transferred to the Hotel in Arusha. Depending on the plane arrival time, you will spend the rest of the day as it pleases you. Either you can relax at the hotel or go for an excursion around Arusha town. Preliminary talk about your Safari program will be the following day, prior departure.
Dinner and Overnight at preferred Hotel category, be it LUXURY: Mount Meru Hotel. COMFORT: Impala Hotel. SIMPLE: Mc Ellys Hotel.

Day 2Arusha Hotel /Arusha National Park

After breakfast depart to Arusha National Park, with packed lunch, then walk in the forest adjacent to Mount Meru. Here we will be escorted by an armed ranger from the Park, and make a visit to Momela Lake in search for water birds. Some of the fascinating species of birds are: Grey Heron, Little Egrets, Hartlaubs turaco, Greater Cormorant, Little Grebe, Silvery cheeked hornbill, White starred robin, Montane white eye, Waller’s starling, White fronted bee-eater, Tropical boubou, White eared Barbet, Mountain buzzard, Maccoa duck, Crowned Eagle, Narina’s trogon among many others.
Dinner and Overnight: As preferred either LUXURY: Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge or Mount Meru game Lodge. COMFORT: Momella wildlife Lodge or Hatari Lodge. EASY:Camping at any Arusha National Park Public campsite.
NB: Any other accommodation in Arusha National Park of that same category mention above may be applicable.

Day 3Arusha Park / Tarangire National Park

After breakfast depart to Tarangire National Park with picnic lunch. On arrival to the park, you will be led on a tour by our bird specialist guide. Here you will encounter a lot of interesting species such as; Black shoulder Kite, Red and yellow barbet, Sunbirds, Red billed Quelea, Great white Egrets, Violet tipped courser, Heuglin’s Courser, Orange bellied parrot, Yellow collared lovebird, Red & yellow barbet, Saddle billed Stock, Mottle throated spine tail, Abyssinian Scimitar bill, Greater honey guide, African Hawk eagle, Black chested snake eagle, Brown snake eagle, Goliath heron, Ashy Starling.
Dinner and Overnight at LUXURY: Tarangire Safari Lodge or Tarangire Sopa Lodge. COMFORT: Roika Tented Lodge. EASY: Camping at the Tarangire public Campsite.
NB: Any other accommodation within Tarangire National park of the same Category mention above may be applicable.

Day 4Tarangire Park / Lake Manyara National Park

After an early breakfast, you will receive short brief from the professional driver guide before safari commence. Later drive to Lake Manyara with packed lunch and conduct a walking safari on the Rift Valley Escarpment. Lake Manyara National Park lies at the foot of the Great Rift Valley and it covers 330 square km. The Park has a forest supported by presence of underground water. Lake Manyara National Park has a diversity of habitats that is Forest, Acacia woodland, underground water and the alkaline lake. The park has a list covering up to 380 species of birds.
These are among many other interesting species of birds you will encounter at Lake Manyara National Park: Lilac breasted roller, Rough breasted roller, Southern black flycatcher, Silvery cheeked hornbill Madagascar pratincole, Chestnut banded plover, European bee-eater, Ping backed pelican, Marabou stork, Cattle egret, Yellow-red billed stock ,Dusky turtle dove, Palm nut vulture, Egyptian vulture, , Purple crested Turacco, Taita fiscal, Red bill hornbill, Grey hornbill, Ground hornbill, Crested guinea fowl, Black winged stilt, African spoon bill, Egyptian goose and Spur winged plover.
Dinner and Overnight at LUXURY: Lake Manyara Serena or Ngoro-Ngoro Farm House. COMFORT: Bouganville Safari Lodge or Country Lodge. EASY: Panorama Safari Camp or Twiga campsite.
NB: Any other accommodation within Lake Manyara National park of the same Category mention above may be applicable.

Day 5Lake Manyara National Park / Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority.

After an early breakfast depart towards the Highlands of Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. Full day game drive with picnic lunch, if lucky enough view ‘’the big 5’’ in the Crater. This day we will also conduct a walking safari in the forest looking for forest birds.
Ngorongoro too has variety of bird species, among interesting species you may encounter here are: Golden winged sunbird, Mountain yellow eye, Mountain greenbul, Tropical boubou, Augur buzzard, Black saw wing, Grey capped warbler, Black kite, Red knobed coot, Avocet, Anteater chat, Baglafecht weaver, Hunters cisticola, Red rumped swallow, Montane nightjar, Schalows Turaco, Scaly Francolin, Grey capped warbler, Black kite, Red knobed coot, Avocet grey heron, secretary bird, Paradise flycatcher, Dusky flycatcher, White eye slaty flycatcher.
Dinner and Overnight at LUXURY: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. COMFORT: Ngorongoro Lodge or similar category. EASY: Camping at Simba public Campsite.
NB: Any other accommodation within Lake Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority of the same Category mention above may be applicable.

Day 6Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park.

After breakfast depart with packed lunch to Serengeti National Park. This beautiful park is the home to more than 2 millions large animals. Its vast “endless plains” makes it even more attractive and easy to spot wildlife even from far. This is where the famous Great Migration of Wildebeest, Zebra and other antelopes still on progress. You will spend two days Game driving by a 4×4 safari jeep in this vast Park and its different habitats. Among interesting species you may encounter in this Park are: Nubian vulture, Lilac breasted roller, Von der Decken’s Hornbill, Hildebrandt’s starling, Silverbird, Red throated tit, Bare faced go away bird, Pink throated long claw, Cliff chat, Grey breasted spurfowl, Usambiro barbet, White backed vulture, White headed vulture, Ruppels vulture, Secretary bird, Grey headed social weaver, Speckled fronted weaver, Western plantain eater, Fischer’s lovebird, Brown parrot, Kori bustard, Sooty chat, Verreaux eagle.
Dinner and Overnight as preferred, that is; EASY: Camping at Seronera public campsite or Camping at Mbuzi mawe.
NB: Any other accommodation within Serengeti National Park of the same Category mention above may be applicable.

Day 7Serengeti National Park.

Full day game drive within Serengeti National Park, exploring to view and taking photos of wildlife.
Meals and Overnight at Preferred above Lodges/ Campsites.

Day 8Serengeti / Back Arusha.

After breakfast you will enjoy again game drive, this time on your way back to Arusha. On arrival later on you will be transferred to the airport for your next destination flight. That marks the end of touring with us.

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