14-Days Bird Watching
Arusha, Tarangire, Natron Manyara, Serengeti Eyasi and Ngorongoro
This 14-Days Bird Watching Safari you will manage to tour to destination with a lot of bird species, and many more that migrates from Europe and Southern Africa. Tanzania is probably one of the greatest places on the planet for birders. From the gigantic Marshall eagle to the delicate sunbird, the elusive Shoebill to the omnipresent Marabou, there is certainly something to please any keen twitcher!
The 14-Days Bird Watching Safari will take you to Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Natron, Manyara, Serengeti, Lake Eyasi and Ngorongoro. These are superb birding destinations in their own right.
Day 1: Arrival to Tanzania
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, met by our professional safari guide/ driver, who will transfer you to either the East Africa Hotel or any other as your budget says. Dinner and overnight. At our Hotel Arusha Tourist Inn Hotel
Days 2: Arusha National Park
The day begins with pre breakfast birding around the Lodge grounds, sighting fire finches, variable sun-birds,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.
Day 3&4: Tarangire National Park
Breakfast and then drive to Tarangire National Park,which lies to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasailand and the best-kept secret on the northern safari circuit. See panoramas of wide savannah grasslands dotted with open acacia woodland studded with large Baobab trees, a heard of animals like : buffalo, cheetah, dikdik, dwarf mongoose, elephants, fringe-eared Oryx (antelope), gazelles, giraffes, hartebeest, hyenas, impala, jackals, leopards, lions, long-necked gerenuk (antelope), ostrich, pythons, Vervet monkey, warthogs, waterbucks, wildebeest and zebra. dinner and overnight at Tarangire campsite/panorama
Day 5&6: Lake Eyasi
This is a breeding site for the Lesser flamingoes in East Africa. After breakfast at the camp, drive to Lake Natron passing active volcanic mountain Oldoinyo Lengai till your camp/lodge for lunch and check in. in the afternoon you unwind the lake for full day
Day 7&8: Transfer to Lake Manyara
After breakfast, head to Lake Manyara which is known for bird landing site, the lake and because it does not have an outlet, it is a very good habitat for flamingoes and many other water birds which are attracted by the white soda in the lake.
The birds that you are likely to find in this area include; Ash starling, Gray-headed kingfisher, Palmnut vulture, Panganilongclaw, Peter’s twinsport, Raptors, Silvery-cheeked hornbill, spotted morning thrush, Yellow-collared lovebird. The Lake enriched animals like the buffalos, Cape clawless otter, cheetahs, Egyptian mongoose, elephants, giraffes, hippos, impalas, leopards, lions, short-eared galagos (or bush babies), warthogs and wildebeest dinner and overnight lake manyara campsite
Day 9,10,11&2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park
This day is very interesting because you learn a lot. After your breakfast, you will enjoy two game drive for the whole morning and afternoon, with a lunch break for refreshments and a short relaxation at the lodge or camp site. At Serengeti National Park, you will be in position to view all the big five and other animals like the zebras, gazelle, antelopes, wildebeest, and a few carnivores like the lions, leopards, hyenas and cheaters.Note that animals like wildebeest and zebras do migrate in June and July. overnight seronera campsite
Day 13: Lake Eyasi
Famous for the Hadzabe and Datoga dribes, the last bushmen in the area. You wake up early to hunt with the Hadzabe bushmen and then head back to camp/lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you do nature bird-watch in the area, including walking nearby Lake Eyasi in the afternoon you drive to Ngorongoro crater rim for overnight at the samba campsite
Day 14: Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast, head down to Ngorongoro crater, a natural wonder, an extinct Volcano that collapsed around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast super bowl where almost every game can be spotted. At the top of the crater,you will see animals like buffalos, Zebras, wildebeest, gazelle that depend on the open grasslands in the crater,as they graze, the predators are also in the corner waiting to get their share. Carnivores include; the black-manned lion, the leopard and hyena. See a soda lake which attracts countless water birds like flamingoes, a favorite place for carnivores to kill. Perhaps this is the reason why Ngorongoro is called the “Garden of Eden”. Because you take a long time viewing the beautiful wild, it is advisable to carry packed lunch enroute. Transfer to Arusha for, dinner and overnight.
End of 14-Days Bird Watching Safari