8 Days Birding in Tanzania
Bird watching Tour 8 days:
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: Our Day begins with a brief Bird walk around the Lodge gardens,then drive from Arusha via Moshi the base of Mt Kilimajanro through the dry country side of Hedaru where we stop for a local Bird walk with aims of finding dry country specialities such as the Taveta golden weaver and the Black bellied Bustard, we then transverse the old rock system of the Pare mountains into the famous Usambara ranges for Lunch at the Lawns Hotel Lushoto. After Lunch we straight go into hiking the Magamba Rain forest trails searching for the most rare and other Tanzanian endemics to include the Usambara weaver, Usambara Akalat,Dapple throat and many green bulls-We then aim at returning to our Lodge at dark with chances of finding the nocturnal and endemic Usambara Eagle Owl. Dinner and overnight at the Mullers Mountain Lodge.
Day 3: After breakfast we again do the forest trails aiming at finding species not identified the last evening, return to the Lodge for an early lunch, leaving as with time to drive to the Amani botanical gardens in East Usambara mountains. We arrive at Amani in the evening in time for dinner at the Amani Rest House.
Day 4: Full day East Usambara with exploration of the Tea Estates at Karamjje. East Usambara is home to many other un usual species which we will be discovering on one of our various forest walks; the Uluguru violet backed sun bird and the endemic Little green sun bird as well as the small Amani sun bird could be Identified. Others will include forest species such as a variety of Turacos, sunbirds, Brown bulls, Trogons and Green Bulls. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at the Amani Rest house.
Day 5: After the excitement in the mountain forest, wedrive to Moshi for lunch at the Marangu hotel at the base of Mount Kilimajaro. If the weather is good, you may have chance to see the snow iced peak of Mt Kilimanjaro. The evening brings us back to Arusha at the IIboru safari Lodge for Dinner and over night.
Day 6: This day will be spent in Tarangire Park adding up the list on the Tanzanian Endemics with the Endemic Ashy Starling and the Yellow collard Lovebird. Lunch and dinner at the Tarangire Porini Luxury Tented Lodge.
Day 7: Full day exploring Tarangire Park for Birding. Dinner and Over. Night at your Lodge.
Day 8: Tarangire – Arusha and rest of the day spent in Arusha National Park depending on flight arrangements. PM Flight Home.
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If there is a need for an overnight stay in Arusha, you may take a flight 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.