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The end of 2019 is approaching at the rate of knots with very little birding planning time left this year. It seems that 2020, along with the golden rays of opportunity, are floating tantalizingly close. So in an effort to thwart the stress of needing a holiday from your holiday early next year, we decided to present you with some tours that could bring you a welcome reprieve from the busyness of a new year.

Booking a tour can be stressful. But once you are on the tour, you realise that it was worth the minor inconvenience of checking and rechecking documents and luggage as you leave home and drive to the airport, before you get on the plane.

Some handy tips to help make sure you are covered on your birding tour can be found in our blog articles on Endemic bird species in Tanzania and Technology and Gear to get your excited about birding.

Top Tanzania Tours

Tanzania is our home and speciality destination. Tanzania Birding offers a range of safari tours to help you have a great birding trip. They range in length and activity, and can also include photography and big game tours. This makes it easy to fit your adventure in with your schedule, hobbies and budget. 

7 Days Northern Tanzania – 7 days birding express

Birding, wildlife and photography. A 7-day private tour. Depart from anywhere. Your size and your style. Includes Arusha area Endemics, Tarangire NP and a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater and Ngorongoro Highlands. This tour is available year-round.

7 Days North-Eastern Tanzania – Birding on Borrowed Time

7 Days private birding tour with wildlife and photography. Depart from anywhere with your size and style group. Includes Arusha area Endemics, Mkomazi Dry Country Specials and West Usambara Endemics. Can be taken all year round.

Tanzania Birding and Cultural experience – 12-day experience 

The featured destinations are Arusha Maasai Steppes, Masai Cultures, Lake Manyara and Village cultural Walks, Ngorongoro Highlands Hike, Hadzabe Traditional hunters and gatherers tribesmen, Datoga Black Smith smelters, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge Museum and the Serengeti Plains. The tour includes cultural, birding and photographic opportunities and can be taken all year round, except for April and May.

Tanzania Birding the North – 12-day tour

This tour visits Serengeti, Ndutu region, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Arusha and Tarangire National Parks, and includes Wildebeest migration and calving, the Big Five, and Birding and Photographic opportunities. This tour is available year-round at your pace, with your size party.

Tanzania Birding the South – 14-day tour

The featured areas of this tour are Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi, East Udzungwas, Ruaha National Parks, Kilombero Flood Plains and Miombo woodlands Birding. The tour is available all year except – Mid April to Mid May. The tour is a birding safari with lots of wildlife and photography opportunities.

Tanzania Birding in Luxury – 14-day slow pace birding, photography and big game safari

This tour visits Ndarakwai Private Ranch, Serengeti, Ndutu region, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Parks with Big Five, slow pace Birding and Photographic opportunities. Take this tour any time of year with your size party.

Photo: Timothy Kadlecek

Best of Northern Tanzania Birding and Big Game Photographic safari – 14 days

This 14-day tour can be taken at leisure with the best of photographic opportunities, visiting Arusha National Park, Lake Victoria, Central Serengeti, and Tarangire Park, to name a few. This tour is available all year round.

East and Southern Tanzania Birding – 18-day tour

This is a fixed departure tour which leaves each year on:

14 – 31 March

14 – 31 July

02 – 19 December.

This tour visits Arusha, Mkomazi NP, South Pare Mountains, West and East Usambaras, Amani Nature Reserve, Mikumi NP, East Udzungwas, Ruaha National Parks, Kilombero Flood Plains and Miombo woodlands Birding, and Ruaha NP with birding, Big Game and Cats Photographic Opportunities.

Lake Victoria to the East Coast – 21-day tour

This is a fixed departure tour which leaves each year on:

07 – 27 January

04 – 24 May

October 20 – 18 November

The tour features Lake Victoria, Serengeti, Ndutu region, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Arusha, Lark Plains, Mkomazi NP, West and East Usambaras, and Pemba Island Endemics and Beach, taking in plenty of birding, game and photographic opportunities.

The Grand Tanzania Anniversary route – 31-day tour

This grand tour takes in Lake Victoria, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Arusha, Lark Plains, Mkomazi NP, West and East Usambaras and Pemba Island Endemics and Beach, Mikumi NP, Udzungwas, Kilombero Flood Plains, Miombo Woodlands, and Ruaha National Park, with incredible birding, photographic and Big 5 opportunities. The tour is customised to the group and its style.

To book your exciting 2020 birding safari, get in touch with us at

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