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Tanzania Birdwatching Safaris: Expert Tanzania Birding Tours & Tanzania Ornithological Expenditions and Trips to Tanzania
ACBT2A: Tanzania Birding, Wildlife & Beyond Safari (13 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:

ITINERARY: Tanzania Birding, Wildlife & Beyond Explorer

Day 1: 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, Temminck’s courser, Heuglin’s Coutrser, White browed sparrow weaver, Fischer’s starling, Hildebrandt’s 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 Decken’s 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 water birds.
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 Mountain Lodge.

Day 5 + 6: Tarangire National Park
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 egret...

Day 7 + 8: Lake Manyara National Park
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 park’s 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 park’s bird list covers 380 species.
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.

Day
: 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 Park
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.

Day13: 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.

PRICE GUIDE: 2016-2017 (Tanzania Travel Planner)
NO. OF
PAX
PER PERSON
SHARING TWIN
SINGLE ROOM
SUPPLEMENT
EXTRA
NIGHT
2-4
USD 3736
USD 935
USD 245
5-8
USD 3581
USD 935
USD 245
8-12
USD 3399
USD 935
USD 245
12+
USD3191
USD 935
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.
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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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