Bird Watching Tour, Tanzania North West & East 10 days

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

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

Destination Guide
Mkomazi National Park

It is park in savanna surrounded by many mountains including Mt. Kilimanjaro, also neighboring Tsavo West National Park, 400 species of birds are recorded. It is also known for black rhino and African wild dog.

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.

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.

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.

Tour Itinerary
Day
1
PM
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to Moshi
Movement
Kilimanjaro airprt
1hr drive
Moshi
Meal
  • B Nil
  • L Nil
  • D Hotel
Overnight Moshi
Moshi Leopard Hotel
HB
Day
2
AM
Transfer to Same
PM
Bird watching at Mkomazi NP
Bird of the day
Red-billed Parrot (Pionus sordidus), Zanzibar Red Bishops (Euplectes nigroventris), White-headed Mousebird (Colius leucocephalus) and Rosy-patched Bush-shrike (Rhodophoneus cruentus).
Movement
Moshi
2hr drive
Same
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Same
Nzoroko Hotel
FB
Day
3
Whole day
Bird watching at Mkomazi NP
Bird of the day
European roller (Coracias garrulus), Golden-breasted starling (Lamprotornis regius), Rufous-crowned roller (Coracias naevius), and Von der Decken's hornbill (Tockus deckeni).
Movement
Mkomazi NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Same
Nzoroko Hotel
FB
Day
4
Whole day
Bird watching at Transfer to Arusha
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
Mkomazi NP
4hr drive
Arusha
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Arusha
Mount Meru Hotel
FB
Day
5
AM
Transfer to Tarangire NP
PM
Bird watching at Tarangire 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
Arusha
3hr drive
Tarangire
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Tarangire National Park
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
FB
Day
6
Whole day
Bird watching at Tarangire NP
Evening
Transfer to 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
Tarangire
3hr drive
Lake Manyara
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • 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 Ngorongoro Conservation Area
PM
Bird watching at Forest at the ridge of the crator
Bird of the day
Common ostrich (Struthio camelus), Hildebrandt's francolin (Pternistis hildebrandti), Fulvous whistling duck (Dendrocygna bicolor), Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), and Dusky turtle dove (Streptopelia lugens).
Movement
Lake Manyara
1.5hr drive
Ngorongoro
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
FB
Day
9
Whole day
Bird watching at Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
FB
Day
10
AM
Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport
Movement
Ngorongoro
4hr drive
Kilimanjaro
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Nil
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