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Tanzania Birding – Lake Victoria to the East Coast!
Birding, Wildlife, and Photography.

21 Days set departure.

 Lake Victoria to the East Coast Tanzania
Photo by Stewart Bentley

Tour departs each year :

January 07
May 04
October 20

– 27 January
– 24 May
– 18 November

Tour Location and Duration:Lake Victoria to the East Coast. 21 Days Ground only.
Arrival/Departure Port:Arusha Kilimanjaro & Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport
Featured Destinations:Lake Victoria, Serengeti, Ndutu region, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Arusha, Lark Plains, Mkomazi NP, West and East Usambaras, and Pemba Island Endemics and Beach.
Highlights:Lake Victoria Specials, Northern/Eastern Tanzania Endemics, Wildebeest Migration, the Big Five, Forest and Acacia Birding and plenty of Photographic opportunities.
Best time to visit:October / November, January, May
Traveling pace:Scheduled Birding Tour
Local Bird Guide:Included
Accommodation style: Standard Tourist class to Eco Medium Tented camps and best available in remote mountains
Connecting or Extension Tours: None
Tour Details, Bird and Mammal List, Price and availability:Email tours@tanzaniabirding.com

Lake Victoria to East Coast Itinerary at a glance

DayItineraryHotel NameWiFi
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1Arrive Arusha Kilimanjaro Intl Tanzania, Meet and Transfer to Korona Villa Korona Villa Yes
2Meet Field Crew this morning at 8:00am, drive to Arusha NP, Birding and Big game viewing rest of the day. Late afternoon return to Arusha at your hotel for Dinner and over night.

Activity: Birding,Photography and Big game viewing.
Korona Villa Yes
3Depart your hotel at 7:00am, start the official day of the safari, drive westwards towards Lake Victoria, and the Serengeti. We will take a picnic Lunch out of Arusha, being along day of driving, we will have limited birding stops on the way as our target will be to get to the Serengeti on time. Once on the Serengeti, we will commence our Birding and Big game viewing on the way to our accommodation.

Activity: Birding and Big game viewing on the Serengeti
Tented Camp on the SerengetiYes
4All the Birding and Big game viewing on the Serengeti, trying to catch up with the Serengeti Big Cats and the Serengeti Endemics.

Activity: Big game viewing, Photography and slow pace birding
Tented Camp on the SerengetiYes
5This morning we will drive Westwards of the Serengeti to Lake Victoria crossing the Serengeti`s Western Corridor to Lake Victoria.

Activity: Big game viewing, Photography, and birding
Spekebay LodgeYes
6Day scheduled bird walks on the Spekebay Lodge grounds and surroundings.

Activity: Scheduled Bird walks and Optional Boat Ride on Lake Victoria
Spekebay LodgeYes
7After this exciting Birding adventure on Africa`s Largest inland Sea, we will take ourselves again through the Western Serengeti into the South Eastern Plains of the Serengeti to the Ndutu region. All-day Birding and Big game viewing.

Activity: Birding and Big Game viewing
Ndutu LodgeYes
8All Day Birding and Big game viewing in the Ndutu area.

Activity: Birding and Big Game viewing
Ndutu LodgeYes
9Early Breakfast. Take a picnic lunch and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. Once on the Crater ,Floor Birding & Big game viewing the rest of the day. Here is our Chance for the endangered Black Rhino. After the excitement on the Crater Floor 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
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
12This morning we will depart Tarangire NP for the Lark Plains North of Arusha, Birding for the endemic and special Larks and related dry country birds in the area.Ngaresero Mountain LodgeYes
13Pre-breakfast Bird walks on the Lodge grounds, to catch up with the Mt Meru specials and anything that may be at its last western edge towards the East Coast. We start the Second Leg of the tour driving East Words into the Dry Masaai Steppes that is full of a bunch of special dry country birds, after several birding stops, we will check-in at the Elephant Motel near Same Village.

Activity: Just Birding and Bird Photography
Elephant Motel Yes
14Pre-breakfast Birding around the South Pare Mountains dry country bushes and then have the rest of the day in Mkomazi National Park. Lunches locally.

Activity: Just Birding and Bird Photography, a few Mammals may be seen.
Elephant Motel Yes
15Morning driving to high elevation of the South Pare Mountains for the South Pare White-eye endemic and midafternoon drive to the West Usambara Mountains.

Activity: Just Birding the endemics and Bird Photography
Mullers Mountain LodgeYes
16Day Birding the West Usambara for the Usambara Endemics and Specials.

Activity: Just Birding the endemics and Bird Photography
Mullers Mountain LodgeYes
17This morning we will check out of the West Usambaras to the East Usambaras as we get closer to the East Coast. Birding stops on the way and arriving in time for local birding around the East Usambara Lower forest before getting high into the Amani Nature reserve.

Activity: Just Birding the endemics and Bird Photography
Amani Rest HouseYes
18Big Day Hunting for the Amani Nature Forest – East Usambara Specials and coastal endemics.

Activity: Just Birding the endemics and Bird Photography
Amani Rest HouseYes
19Morning Final local Birding in Amani Nature reserve and East Usambara Mountains. Catch Local Flight to Pemba. Meet and Transfer to our Resort.

Activity: Just Birding the endemics and Bird Photography
Pemba ParadiseYes
20All Morning Birding for the Pemba Endemics and evening search for the Scopes Owl on Pemba.

Activity: Just Birding the endemics and Bird Photography
Pemba ParadiseYes
21Catch Local Flight to Dar es Salaam via Zanzibar. Depending on International Flight will be in time for onward International Departures out of Dar Es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport.End

Price and Tour Details

18 Days East to Southern Tanzania Birding
9 Days Tanzania Wildlife and Nature Tour
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