Bird Watching Tour, Tanzania North West 10 days

Tour Outline
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Starting Point
Kilimanjaro Airport
Means of Transport
Domestic flight
Private vehicle
Destination
  • Serengeti NP
  • Tarangire NP
  • Ngorongoro CA
  • Lake Manyara NP

Activities
Bird watching
Option
  • Domestic flight
  • Hiking
  • Night game drive
  • Night nature walk

Destination Guide
Serengeti National Park

Vast savanna located in northern Tanzania, it is the most popular national park in Tanzania, registered as world heritage site. Also, southern part of Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem, and famous for the migration of millions of wildebeest. It is home for a huge number of wildlife include the big 5 like lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

It is located south-east of Serengeti, famous for large number of wildlife that inhabit savanna in caldera. It is also registered as world heritage site. It is a home for rhino, cheetah, zebra and the big 5 like the lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo.

Lake Manyara National Park

It is an alkaline lake along escarpment of Great Rift Valley, located between Ngorongoro CA and Tarangire NP. It is known for tree climbing lion, also a bird watching site.

Tarangire National Park

It is located south-east of Manyara NP, 140km south-west of Arusha. It is known for scenery of wildlife and baobab trees in savanna. Migratory animals gather in dry season.

Arusha National Park

It is the nearest park from Kilimanjaro Airport, 400 species of birds are recorded. It has diversity of nature from Mt. Meru of 4,562m, rainforest, savanna to lakes. It has wildlife like giraffe, buffalo, zebra, elephant, and flamingo.

Tour Itinerary
Day
1
PM
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to Arusha
Movement
Kilimanjaro airprt
1hr drive
Arusha
Meal
  • B Nil
  • L Nil
  • D Hotel
Overnight Arusha
Mount Meru Hotel
HB
Day
2
AM
Transfer to Lake Ndutu, Serengeti NP
PM
Bird watching at Ndutu, Serengeti NP
Bird of the day
Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori), Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Rosy-throated Long Claw (Macronyx ameliae), Common Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis), and Capped Wheatear (Oenanthe pileata).
Movement
Arusha
6hr drive
Ndutu
Serengeti
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Ndutu, Serengeti National Park
Ndutu Safari Lodge
FB
Day
3
Whole day
Bird watching at Ndutu, Serengeti NP
Bird of the day
Schalow's Wheatear (Oenanthe schalowi), Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus), Ovambo Sparrowhawk (Accipiter ovampensis) and Brown Parrot (Poicephalus cryptoxanthus).
Movement
Ndutu
Serengeti
2hr drive
Seronera
Serengeti
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Seronera, Serengeti National Park
Serena Lodge
FB
Day
4
Whole day
Bird watching at Seronera, Serengeti NP
Bird of the day
Grey-breasted Spurfowl (Pternistis rufopictus), Rufous-tailed Weaver (Histurgops ruficaudus), Fischer's Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri), Green Wing Macaw Parro (Ara chloropterus), and Northern Oriole (Icterus galbula).
Movement
Seronera
Serengeti
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Seronera, Serengeti National Park
Serena Lodge
FB
Day
5
AM
Bird watching at Seronera, Serengeti NP
PM
Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Bird of the day
Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus).
Movement
Seronera
Serengeti
5hr drive
Nrogongoro
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
FB
Day
6
Whole day
Bird watching at Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Evening
Transfer to Lake Manyara
Bird of the day
Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus),Von der Dicken's Hornbill (Tockus deckeni), Red-fronted Barbet (Tricholaema diademata), White-headed Brabet (Lybius leucocephalus) and Golden-tailed Woodpecker(Campethera abingoni).
Movement
Ngorongoro
1.5hr drive
Lake Manyara
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
FB
Day
7
Whole day
Bird watching at Lake Manyara NP
Bird of the day
Yellowbill (Ceuthmochares aereus), Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator), White-billed Saw-wing (Psalidoprocne albiceps Sclater), Green-winged Pytilia (Pytilia melba), and Purple Granedier (Uraeginthus ianthinogaster).
Movement
Lake Manyara
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
HB
Day
8
AM
Transfer to Tarangire NP
PM
Bird watching at Tangire NP
Bird of the day
Common Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis), Yellow-breasted Apalis (Apalis flavida), Common White Throat (Sylvia communis), Banded Parisona (Sylvia boehmi).
Movement
Lake Manyara
2hr drive
Tarangire
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Tangire National Park
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
FB
Day
9
AM
Transfer to Arusha
PM
Bird watching at Arusha NP
Bird of the day
Little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), Narina trogon (Apaloderma narina), Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), Red-fronted parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi), Scaly francolin (Pternistis squamatus).
Movement
Tarangire
5hr drive
Arusha NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Arusha National Park
Mount Meru Hotel
FB
Day
10
AM
Bird watching at Arusha NP
PM
Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport
Bird of the day
Silvery-cheeked hornbill (Bycanistes brevis), Southern pochard (Netta erythrophthalma), Tawny eagle (Aquila rapax), Verreaux’s eagle (Aquila verreauxii), and Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca).
Movement
Arusha NP
2hr drive
Kirimanjaro Airport
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Nil
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