Arrival, Arusha, Tanzania
Arrival to Arusha via Kilimanjaro Airport or Nairobi.
Accommodation at Moivaro Plantation Lodge. The Momella
Lodge is built within lush coffee plantation with natural
streams flowing through the property from Mount Meru.
There are also plenty of natural trees which together
make the home of many endemic and migratory birds
Day: 2 + 3: Sinya Region
After breakfast departure to Sinya across a landscape
with spectacular views of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro and
plains populated by Maasai pastoralists with their herds
of cattle, sheep and goats. Arrival at lunch time. Accommodation
at Kibo Medium Camp. The next 2 days will be devoted to
game drives in open cars, and walking safaris escorted
by Morani, Maasai warriors in search of birds.
The area also hosts some of the biggest elephants in East
Africa. Interesting species : Maasai Ostrich, Kori bustard,
Crowned plover, Crested francolin, Temmincks courser,
Heuglins Coutrser, White browed sparrow weaver,
Fischers starling, Hildebrandts starling,
Wattled starling, Rufous chatterer, Rosy patched shrike,
Slate coloured boubou, White headed buffalo weaver, Black
necked weaver, Spike heeled lark, Grey wren warbler, Banded
Parisoma, Von der Deckens hornbill, White bellied
go away bird, Eastern pale chanting goshawk, African spoonbill,
Glossy ibis, Blue-naped mouse bird...
Day 4: Arusha National Park
After breakfast drive to Arusha National Park. After lunch
a walk in the forest surrounding Mount Meru ( 4.596 m
) escorted by an armed ranger will be organized. Next
day in the morning visit to Momela lakes in search of
Interesting species : Hartlaubs Turaco, Silvery cheeked
hornbill, White starred robin, Montane white eye, Waller's
starling, White fronted bee-eater, Tropical boubou, Crowned
eagle, Mountain buzzard Maccoa duck, Little grebe, Greater
cormorant, Grey heron, Little egret, White eared barbet,
Narina's trogon...Dinner and Overnight at the Ngurdoto
Day 5 + 6: Tarangire National
After a game drive to the Momela Lakes, departure to Arusha
and then to Tarangire National Park where we will reach
our camp in our private area. In the afternoon a walking
safari will be led by our guides. On the 6th day, morning
game drive in the Park and walking safari in the afternoon.
Accommodation at Kibo Medium Camp. Interesting species
: Ashy Starling, Violet tipped courser, Heuglin's Courser,
Orange bellied parrot, Yellow collared lovebird, Red &
yellow barbet, Red billed quelea, Mottle throated spine
tail, Abyssinian Scimitar bill, Beautiful sunbird, Greater
honey guide, African Hawk eagle, Black shouldered kite,
Black chested snake eagle, Brown snake eagle, Open bill
stork, White faced tree duck, Goliath heron, Great white
Day 7 + 8: Lake Manyara National
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara. Accommodation at
Serena Lodge. The next two days will be spent visiting
the Ground water forest and the Lake of the park by car
and a walking safari on the Rift Valley Escarpment. Lake
Manyara National Park lies at the foot of the Great Rift
Valley and is only 330 square kms with most of its surface
under water. The parks interest lies in its diversity
of habitats: Ground water forest, acacia woodland and
the alkaline lake, and is famous for the climbing tree
habits of its lions. The parks bird list covers
Interesting species : Dusky turtle dove, Palm nut vulture,
Egyptian vulture, Spur winged plover, Madagascar pratincole,
Chestnut banded plover, Purple crested Turaco, Taita fiscal,
Southern black flycatcher, Silvery cheeked hornbill, Red
bill hornbill, Grey hornbill, Ground hornbill, Crested
guinea fowl, African fish eagle, Black winged stilt, African
spoon bill, Egyptian goose. White pelican. Marabou stork.
9 + 10: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
After breakfast depart to the Highlands of Ngorongoro.
After lunch bird walk in the Acacia Lahai Forest close
to the lodge. Half day in the Crater on the next day,
Interesting species: Mountain greenbul, Paradise flycatcher,
Dusky flycatcher, White eye slaty flycatcher, Cinnamon
chested bee eater, Augur buzzard (white and dark morph),
Black saw wing, Grey capped warbler, Black kite, Red knobed
coot, Avocet, Black crown night heron, Anteater chat,
Baglafecht weaver, Hunters cisticola, Red rumped swallow,
Montane nightjar, Schalows Turaco, Scaly Francolin, Golden
winged sunbird, Mountain yellow eye. Dinner and Overnight
at the Lodge.
Day: 11+ 12: Serengeti National
Departure to Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is
unequalled for its beauty, and its vast endless
plains are home to more than 2 million large mammals.
This is where the famous Migration of Wildebeest, Zebra
and other antelopes take place. Two days devoted to visit
the Park and its different habitats by 4WD car. Interesting
species: Bare faced go away bird, Western plantain eater,
Fischer's lovebird, Brown parrot, Kori bustard, Secretary
bird, Grey headed social weaver, Speckled fronted weaver,
Verreaux eagle, Hildebrandt's starling, Silverbird, Red
throated tit, Pink throated longclaw, Cliff chat, Sooty
chat, Grey breasted spurfowl, Usambiro barbet, White backed
vulture, white headed vulture, Ruppels vulture, Nubian
vulture, Lilac breasted roller, Von der Decken's Hornbill.
Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge.
Back to Arusha + Depart.
Now, You have viewed many birds, endemic and migratory
birds, start journey back to Arusha either by use of our
Ltd 4x 4 vehicles or by Scheduled Flights to Arusha.
NB: Itinerary changes may be made due
to local conditions beyond our control.