10 Days Bird watching tour

Tanzania is one of Africa’s best birding destinations. It has one of the most abundant species lists of any African country: over 1,100, of which over 800 species are resident, and nearly 200 are regular migrants. There are 22 species endemic to Tanzania, and a further 43 near-endemic. Migrants are present from November to April

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Day 1-2: Parrot Bushcamp

After some shopping in Arusha with a picnic lunch, you will be driven to Parrot Campsite; the campsite is adopted by having different bird’s species around.

Watch out for the yellow-collared lovebird, and the rufous-tailed weaver and ashy starling which are endemic to the dry savannah of north-central Tanzania.

From our bush camp, you can see the Stocking-thighed Ostrich, the Kori Bustard, a smaller group of hornbills and Helmeted Guineafowl.

Overnight; Parrot Bush Camp

 

Day 3-4: Ngorongoro (Ndutu areas)

Driving through the Ngorongoro Highlands towards the Ngorongoro Conservation area, with spectacular Crater view, on the way to Ngorongoro Ndutu area with game viewing.

 

A pleasant atmosphere for bird photography, Ndutu has white and Abdim’s storks around the lake which is breathtaking to witness at dawn and dusk each day. At Ndutu you can also spot the Fischer’s Lovebirds, the endemic Grey-breasted Spurfowl, Bush birds such as Blue-capped Cordon-blue, Green-winged Pytilia, Beautiful Sunbird, White-crowned Shrike and Slate-colored Boubou.

Overnight; Camp/lodge booked

 

Day 5: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast drive to the endless plains of the Serengeti caching the different species of birds in Serengeti Plain.

Serengeti is a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. Serengeti is famous for the significant migration and chances of seeing the big 5 and other game.

Overnight; Camp/lodge booked

 

Day 6: Serengeti National park

Serengeti is home to the Lilac-breasted roller and the endangered Grey-rumped spurfowl, Fischer’s lovebird, and the babbler-like Rufous-tailed weaver.

The Serengeti is also home to the honeyguide which lives in a symbiotic relationship with the Rattle (Honey Badger) as it leads the Rattle to beehives

Overnight; Camp/lodge booked

 

Day 7: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning game drive at Serengeti viewing aToday you will be driven back to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with your picnic lunch and game en route

Overnight; Camp/lodge booked

 

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater

With over 500 species recorded, Ngorongoro offers excellent birding. Among the birds to be seen are white-eyed slaty flycatcher, Livingstone turaco Ostrich, Kori bustard, crowned crane, the secretary bird and migratory birds which are present from November to April. There are also some specialized grassland birds that are resident in the crater.

Overnight; Camp/lodge booked

 

Day 9 – Karatu

Walking at Gibbs Farm overnight Arusha

 

Day 10 – Flight

After breakfast drive to Arusha National Park with picnic lunch for a game drive, late afternoon drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure.