TANZANIA BUDGET BIRDING TOUR – 16 days.
This Tour Departs anytime with a minimum of Two Persons, subject to availability of bird guides.
Day 1:Arrive Dar es Salam night by the Beach.( services are Bed and Break fast only )
Day 2: Drive to Mikumi National Park,birding & Big game viewing on the way. ( Bed & Breakfast )
Day 3: Morning Birding Miombo woodlands and on to Mikumi Park ( Bed & Breakfast )
Day 4: Drive to Ruaha, through Iringa Town.Over night Ruaha bandas – all meals Included.
Day 5: We are scheduled to spend a full day game viewing,photography and birding in the Ruaha National park. We should be able to encounter all the Big game in the park as well as birds and Repitiles.Over night at the Ruaha National Park Bandas. All meals included
Day 6: Another day in Ruaha. All meals included
Day 7: After the excitement in Ruaha,we will have an optional pre breakfast bird walk around the camp before checking out of Ruaha to the Udzungwas. Enroute, we will have more opportunities birding as we drive again East words into the mountains.Depending on time of arrival in the Udzungwa mountains, we will join in one of the trails up the mountain,birding for Coastal forest species including Trumpeter Hornbills. The evening will see us at the Udzungwa View Mountain Lodge Bed and Breakfast .
Day 8: To day we are scheduled to drive to one of the highlight sites of this Tour. The Kilombero Flood plains further South East.This is where new bird species have been recorded in the recent years.The Kilombero Weaver, Kilombero Cisticola, white tailed Cisticola and one other un named-un described Cisticola species are found in this flood plains. Others are the Coppery tailed Coucal and the stunning Zebra waxbill. After the excitement here, we will drive back to Udzungwas. Bed & Breakfast
Day 9: Morning in the Udzungwas,drive on to Mikumi,spent some time in the park and afternoon drive to Morogoro. Over night Bed & Breakfast
Day 10: This morning we are set to drive to what should be the most highlight of the trip – the Usambara mountains. We will begin with a visit to the East Usambara Mountains at Amani Nature reserve. All meals included.
Day 11: Birding Amani Nature reserve. All Meals included
Day 12: We will start the day with an optional pre breakfast birding before we transfer to the East Usambara mountains at Amani Nature reserve. Depending on time of arrival, we will bird the lower forest edges of Amani Nature reserve before we arrive at our basic accommodation at the Amani Rest House for Dinner and Overnight. All Meals included
Day 13: Transfer to West Usambaras,birding on the way.All Meals included
Day 14: Day Birding West Usambara mountains. All meals included
Day 15:Transfer to South Pare Mountains, birding for dry country specialties.
Day 16: Depending on flight details,could catch Bus back to Dar es salaam for evening Flight Out ,or drive to Kilimanjaro Airport and catch Flight Out or onward connections for the Tour Extensions.