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Tanzania Birding – Birding The North!
Birding, Wildlife, and Photography.

12 Days Private Tour – Departs anytime.

Tanzania private tours
Photo by Sadik Kassam

Tour departs anytime – your style – your group size

Tour Location and Duration:Northern Tanzania – 12 Days Ground
Arrival/Departure Port:Arusha Kilimanjaro International Airport
Featured Destinations:Serengeti, Ndutu region, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Arusha, and Tarangire National Parks
Highlights:Wildebeest Migration and Calving, the Big Five and Birding and Photographic opportunities
Best time to visit:November through to June each year
Traveling pace:Your style - your group size - your pace
Local Bird Guide:On request and subject to availability
Accommodation style: Standard Tourist class to Eco Medium Tented camps
Connecting or Extension Tours: Pemba Island Endemics and Beach Birding. West Usambaras, Ndarakwai Ranch, and Mkomazi NP. Pre or post tour arrangements on Request
Tour Details, Bird and Mammal List, Price and availability:Email

Northern Tanzania Birding Itinerary at a glance

DayItineraryHotel NameWiFi
1Arrive Arusha Kilimanjaro International Tanzania, Meet and Transfer to Korona Villa or Ngaresero MountainKorona Villa or Ngaresero Mountain LodgeYes
2Meet Field Crew in the morning at 8:00am. Drive to Arusha NP, Birding and Big game viewing for the rest of the day. Late afternoon return to Arusha at your hotel for Dinner and overnight.

Activity: Birding, Photography and Big game viewing.
Korona Villa or Ngaresero Mountain LodgeYes
3Depart your hotel at 8:00am, start the official day of the safari, drive westwards towards Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. Will have a short break for a Hot Lunch on the Karatu Village, after Lunch, drive to the check-in point at the Ngorongoro Conservation Gates and drive on to the Ndutu region of South Eastern Serengeti Plains. Birding and big game viewing on the way to the Lodge. Arrive for Dinner.

Activity: Optional Bird Walk around the Hotel grounds before or after. Mostly driving the rest of the day.
Ndutu Safari LodgeYes
4&5Days exploring the Ndutu Region, if between Jan and April, the Wildebeests should be calving at this time, plenty of calves, plenty of predators, plenty of Migratory and Breeding Birds too. Big Cats a target!

Activity: Big game viewing, Photography and slow pace birding
Ndutu Safari LodgeYes
6Morning Birding and Big Game viewing in the Ndutu area, Early lunch and drive to the Central Serengeti Plains. Birding and Big Game viewing on the way.

Activity: Big Game viewing, Photography and slow pace birding
Katikati Medium Camps or Kubukubu Tented LodgeNo
7A day exploring the Central Serengeti!

Activity: Big Game viewing, Photography and slow pace birding
Katikati Medium Camps or Kubukubu Tented LodgeNo
8Early Breakfast. Take a picnic lunch and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, once of the Crater Floor Birding & Big game viewing the rest of the day. Here is our chance to see the endangered Black Rhino. After the excitement on the Crater Floor, we ascend the Crater walls and drive to Tloma Hotel near the Karatu Village on the slopes of the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Activity: Big Game viewing, Photography and slow pace birding
Tloma LodgeYes
9The Day starts with an early breakfast. Make own picnic lunches and drive to the Lake Manyara Jungles for the rest of Day Birding & Big Game viewing. Late afternoon we return to our Tloma Hotel for dinner and overnight. Plenty of water birds, Forest and Acacia Birds calling and in full display.

Activity: Big Game viewing, Photography and birding
Tloma LodgeYes
10After a relaxing breakfast, we will embark on an Optional Bird walk (short hike) to the Ngorongoro Highlands, birding for high altitude birds and nature close-ups on the slopes. For those with the option of an exotic birding style, will relax on the Gibbs farm Grounds, inspecting Feeders with birds coming in and out. After Lunch, drive to Tarangire National Park.

Activity: Optional Bird Walks and Hikes
Tarangire Safari LodgeYes
11Visiting the Baobab Led Country of Tarangire National Park, at this time of the year Elephants use the Baobab tree for both shed and “snack”. The day will be birding & Big Game viewing. Breakfast, lunches, and dinners at the Lodge.

Activity: Big Game viewing, Photography, and birding
Tarangire Safari LodgeYes
12Morning in Tarangire, after lunch, depart for Arusha to catch International Flight Home.End

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