Bird Watching Safari
In Northern Tanzania

Bird Watching in Northern Tanzania takes you to a destination with a resident population in excess of 1,388 different bird species, and many more that come down and up here 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!

- Highlights

  • Tour of Ngorongoro Crater
  • Big five Spotting
  • Visit Tarangire
  • Explore Serengeti
  • Arusha Town
  • Maasai Traditional Life

- Itinerary

The national parks to the north of Tanzania have been formed through the moving together of two tectonic plates and, as such, this is an area that is both barren and fertile in equal amounts. The main National Parks of the Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Tarangire are very good for large raptors and scavengers, but, if you are looking to get away from the “flock” then Bird Watching in Northern Tanzania Safari will lead you to a few additional areas below:

Arusha National Park Canoeing

1: The Momella Lakes

The Momella lakes are located in the north of Arusha National Park, these lakes are fed by underground streams and are a mecca for water birds in particular. Species commonly seen here include flamingo, pelican, little grebe and a variety of herons, ducks and waders are also common.

Lake Natron flamingo

2: Lake Natron

The Lake Natron is fed by underground springs and the Ewaso Ngiro River, Lake Natron is one of the famous Rift Valley Lakes and sits to the north of the Ngorongoro Crater, on the border with Kenya. This inhospitable region or caustic waters and parched earth is the main breeding ground for East Africa’s 2.5 million or so lesser flamingo who rally here in the summer months of August and September. As a sheer spectacle on its own, it is something worth seeing.

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3: Rubondo Island

Rubondo island is situated in the southern reaches of Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island is an often forgotten corner of Tanzania and, only now, is it becoming more developed and connected once more. This island has many great features but one of these is that, with its forested and freshwater habitats, it is very popular for bird species of all kinds.

Safari package INCLUDES

  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Arusha
  • Two  nights Hotel accommodation in Arusha town on the day of arrival.
  • Extended 4 x 4 luxury safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari English Speaking guide
  • Professional safari cook
  • Entrance fees to all national parks.
  • Accommodation at basic camping during the safari full board
  • Camping fees at all national park.
  • Ngorongoro Crater fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals.

Safari Package EXCLUDES

  • Tanzania Visa
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 550 per person), should be booked in advance
  • Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and cook

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Safari Packing List

General Packing List

  • We highly recommend you to pack as light as possible. Always remember to leave space for souvenirs and gifts.
  • You should ensure that you have all the travel documents including passports, visas and money in your person.
  • A small pouch or a bag that hangs around the neck is recommended.
  • Strong and comfortable shoes, preferably waterproof are highly recommended.
  • Cotton and breathable socks.
  • Sandals or flip-flops

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport and Visa
  • Flight tickets
  • Your Safari Program
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Address book
  • US$ cash / Credit Card

First Aid Kit

  • Pain killers e.g. aspirin or Panadol (prescribed by your physician)
  • Insect repellent and mosquito repellents.
  • Crème for itches and rashes (i.e. Benadryl itch relief stick)
  • Cold and allergy medicine
  • Bandage, gauze and tapes
  • Malaria pills
  • Stomachache medicines
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Prescription antibiotics effective against a wide range of bacteria
  • Antihistamines
  • Ibuprofen
  • Prescription Medications
  • Multi vitamins

Electronics:

  • Camera, extra batteries and charger, memory cards, mini-tripod
  • Flashlight and headlight
  • UK plug adapter and transformer / voltage converter, if applicable
  • Personal music device

For the domestic flight here are the luggage restriction

  • Fastjet: hold baggage of up to 20kg and Handbag of 6kg per passenger.
  • Precision Air, hold baggage of up to 20kg and Handbag of 6kg per passenger.
  • Small Chartered and scheduled flights (Coastal Aviation, Flight Link, Air Excel, Regional Air, Safari Link, <
  • Tropical Air and Zan Air), hold baggage of up to 15 -20kg per passenger.

Luggage

  • Waterproof Soft-sided bag of up to 20kg
  • Waterproof Backpack or small bag that you can hang around the neck

Dressing

  • Casual and loose fitting clothing like short/long sleeved shirts (camouflage clothes are recommended)
  • Lightweight breathable pants
  • Long-sleeved fleece or sweater for evenings and/or early mornings.
  • Night dresses/pajamas
  • Sun hats and scarf for the dust
  • When visiting the village, women should avoid short pants or sleeveless blouses/shirts or short skirts that do not cover the knees out of respect for the local customs and traditions

Toiletries

  • Small towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap (bar or gel soap), conditioner and shampoo with less fragrance
  • Body Lotion
  • Facial tissue and normal wet tissues
  • Comb and small mirror
  • Anti – bacteria gel, hand- wipes and Kleenex

Other

  • Maps, guidebooks
  • Binoculars
  • Money
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Candies and snacks
  • Playing cards, games and reading material
  • Travel pillow

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Our Contacts

Tel - +255 754 583455 / +255 685 496297
info@meruslopestours.com
www.meruslopestours.com

Office & Location

 Sokoine Road Arusha 
P.O. Box 10395,
Arusha - Tanzaania