10 Days Birdwatching Tanzania
Bird watching Tour 10 Day
Day 1: 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 .
Pick up and drop at Namanga the Kenya/Tanzania Border is possible and arrangements can also be made to pick up at Airport from Nairobi Kenya or arrange pick up in Nairobi by Shuttle bus, Nairobi – Arusha.
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
* Extra Border Transfers shall be charged if arrivals shall any other than Kilimanjaro Airport. Enquire current transfer charges. Visas will also be required depending on Nationalities-you can acquire Visas on arrival at the Border crossing.
Day 2: The day begins with pre breakfast birding around the Lodge grounds, sighting fire finches, variable sunbirds, Bulbuls and Olive Thrush. Breakfast and head for Arusha national Park with our packed Lunches, visit the various crater lakes catching up with the Macoa ducks, Egyptian Geese, Hotentot teal, Comb duck and many unusual waders.
The forest may reward you with Trogons and orange bellied Parrots.After we have had our packed Lunches we then drive out of the Park to go out experiencing a walking safari north of Arusha, visiting Arusha`s only reliable site of White Fronted bee eaters, then go searching for the rare Spike heeled Lark.The evening seeing us back to our Lodge in Arusha for Dinner.
Day 3: Early breakfast with our Lunches packed, we drive the long journey to the Serengeti arriving in the evening. A variety of Sand grouses and guinea fowls will parading our way as drive to the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ikoma Bush Tented Camp.
Day 4: Pre breakfast bird walk, 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 should be displaying as we drive along. Returning in the evening to your Tented Camp.
Day 5: 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 large flocks of both lesser and greater Flamingos on the Soda Lake, a variety of Raptors such as Batleurs, Martial Eagles, Yellow billed Kites, Augur Buzards and Black winged Kites should be seen soaring above the skies. Many large mammals shall also be added on our list. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge.
Day 6: Depart the Ngorongoro conservation area after breakfast, drive into the jungles of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara is famous for her tree climbing Lions, large schools of Hippos at the Hippo pool and the Maji moto hot springs. You will then take your picnic Lunch at one of the many Picnic sites set aside by the park Authorities and then continue exploring the Lake Manyara jungles, where a good list of wild life will be added to your previous record. Drive out of the park boundaries in the evening into E Unoto Retreat Tanzania’s only true 5 Star Luxury Lodge set in a remote Maasai Country where bird walks can be arranged.
Day 7: We will have an optional Pre breakfast bird walk around E Unoto Retreat, after breakfast you will have the option to go out game viewing full day back in the Manyara Jungles or just relax at your Balcony where birding opportunities are superb. You can then later join in a walk exploring the local surroundings where again you will have further chances of birding for waders and a mix of dry country species as well as meeting up with the local people. Dinner at your Lodge.
Day 8: Day the 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. Dinner and overnight at the Tarangire Safari Lodge.
Day 9: Full day exploring Tarangire Plains. In addition to the many Birds spotted, Tarangire has the highest concentration of Elephants per square kilometer in East Africa .We will spend the entire day game driving within the park after which we will return to our Lodge for Dinner and Over night.
Day 10: Depending on flight arrangements, we may have an opportunity birding and game viewing in Tarangire before we return to Arusha for our Outbound connections.
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If there will be need to overnight in Arusha so a s to catch up with flights the next day, accommodation arrangements shall be made and clients will pay services direct to Hotel/Lodge in Arusha. Range of Hotel/Lodge in Arusha to be booked for the last night can be discussed on arrival.