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Tanzania Birdwatching Safaris: Expert Tanzania Birding Tours & Tanzania Ornithological Expenditions and Trips to Tanzania
ACBT1A: Tanzania Birding Highlight (9 Days)

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, 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 true safari for keen naturalists, for people interested in something else than just viewing wildlife from the comfort of their vehicle. The best birding spots are the Acacia woodlands, plains of Sinya, the Mountain Forests of Arusha National Park and Ngorongoro, the Baobab country in Tarangire, the Rift Valley escarpment and the forests at Lake Manyara and the Serengeti Plains in search of the most interesting bird species. Learn More >
Here is your day-to-day itinerary for this bird watching trip:

Tanzania Birding Highlight: Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Arusha, Tanzania
Arrival, Meet our Representative /Driver /Guide, Pickup from Point of entry (Kilimanjaro International Airport). You will be driven in a 4WD Minibus/Land Cruiser /Land Rover ,depending on group size, in either case the Safari Vehicles are specially designed for Safari with pop-up roofs for game viewing and a guaranteed window seat for each passenger. Transfer to Arusha Town with Dinner and Overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge.You will be briefed by your Tour Leader on arrival at the Lodge.

Day 2: Arusha, Ilboru Safari Lodge
The day begins with pre Breakfast birding around the lodge grounds,sighting small flocks of African fire finches,variable Sunbirds,Common Bulbuls and Olive Thrush. Breakfast and head north of Arusha to experience a walking safari ,visiting Arusha's only reliable site of White Fronted bee eaters then go searching for the rare Spike heeled Lark in the open grass lands of Oldonyo Sambu village; Spectacled Rechinow`s weavers,Yellow bellied eremomella,Vonderdakens and Red billed Hornbills and many dry country specialities shall be identified, we then have our Bush lunch under a tree shade as the sun will be at its hottest period of the day. We return to our lodge in the afternoon and continue with local birding around the Lodge. Dinner and Overnight. Ilboru Safari Lodge

Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Early break fast 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 at Ikoma Bush Tented Camp.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Pre breakfast. searching for Tanzanian endemics in the Serengeti to include; the Fischer’s Lovebird and Grey breasted Spurfowl. 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 for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Second full day Birding and game viewing on the Serengeti plains.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
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 at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 7: Tarangire National Park
The Day begins with an early breakfast, 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 at the Tarangire Porini Luxury Tented Lodge.

Day 8: Tarangire National Park
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. Over night at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Day 9: Tarangire National Park
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 at your Lodge.

Day 10: Back To Arusha + Depart
Tarangire - Arusha , catch PM flight home

NB: Itinerary changes may be made due to local conditions beyond our control.

PRICE GUIDE: 2016-2017 (Tanzania Travel Planner)
USD 2899
USD 735
USD 245
USD 2781
USD 735
USD 245
USD 2699
USD 735
USD 245
USD 2591
USD 735
USD 245
ABBREVIATION KEY: NO. Of Pax = NO. Of Participants, USD = U.S. Dollar
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Tanzania Birdwatching Safaris: Expert Tanzania Birding Tours & Tanzania Ornithological Expenditions and Trips to Tanzania
INCLUDED In Our Bird Watching Safaris in Tanzania
Airport Meet and Greet Services with assistance
Complimentary authentic safari hats
All airport transfers with assistance
Free Arusha City Orientation Tour on arrival (Day 00)
Complimentary baggage handling of two pieces per person
Free excess baggage storage in Arusha
Bed and breakfast accommodation in Arusha at the selected city hotel
Transport in a custom-built 4x4 safari vehicle with window seat guarantee
All park entry fees and a Comprehensive Bird Checklist [Download Copy]
Full board accommodation whilst on Safari
A pair of standard Binoculars in each car (Guests urged to take their own)
Complimentary bottled mineral water on safari and birding drives
Unlimited birding drives and options per day whilst on safari
Services of an English - speaking and professional Safari Driver
Services of an Multi-Lingual and professional Tour Leader*
Membership to AMREF's Flying Doctors Medical Evacuation Services*
NB: Government taxes and levies are EXCLUDED
EXCLUDED In Our Bird Watching Safaris in Tanzania
International airfares (unless otherwise stated)
Travel Insurance and Personal Accident Cover (Highly Recommended)
Tourist Entry VISA fees to the specific country of visit
Accommodation whist in the city before of after the Tanzania Safari
Bird watching gear, such as binoculars, cameras and allied equipment
All expenditure of personal nature such as phone, internet and laundry
Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions such as village visits etc
Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides, porters, or hotel / lodge staff.
Further Information and Getting Started
At AfriChoice!, we have a wide range of carefully designed birding safaris and trips to explore the diverse bird species in Tanzania that will give you a rewarding Bird Watching Adventure. AfriChoice! offers the best opportunity to realize an unforgettable bird watching safari in Tanzania. We limit our guests to 4 clients per guide in order to ensure personalised attention to every guest. Your bird watching safari consultant will always be at your assistance should you need a birding safari to Tanzania. DO NOT hesitate to Contact Us >
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