Enquire Now

Birding & Mammals | 12 Days

Birding & Mammals takes you to the Northern of Tanzania to bird several destinations such as Arusha national park, Tarangire, National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park. Tanzania is a great ornithological destination with a total of 1114 bird species recorded, 30 bird species are endemic, 44 are accidental, and four have been introduced by humans. Tanzania takes the 3rd position in Africa to host the highest number of birds hence representing more than 10% of the global avifauna. Birding Safari can be booked throughout the year however the best season for this tour is during November through April. During this period, Tanzania hosts a large number of European and north African migratory birds and it is also a nesting time for resident species. Spotting birds in their breeding plumage is very easy during this season.

PRICE: On Request

Day-1 | Arrive in Arusha

Upon arrival in the northern city of Arusha, your driver will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your hotel. After unpacking and unwinding, take some time to head out and admire the views. Not only does this city sit at the foot of the 14,980-foot (4,566-m) Meru Volcano, but at certain places, you can also spot the snow-capped table of Kilimanjaro. Coffee lovers will want to hit a café and sample this country's famous robusta and arabica roasts. After all, Tanzania is the third-largest coffee producer in Africa, and this bean is its largest export crop.

Overnight at River trees Country Inn Lodge
Meals : Dinner

The inn is a charming country estate that was once an old coffee farm, and still retains the nostalgic air of a well-loved homestead. Sprawling ten acres of fertile greenery, the grounds are a natural extension of Mt Meru’s sloping foothills, and offer a sanctuary for the birds and wildlife indigenous to the area. Elegantly rustic cottages are dotted along the river and in thickets of tall trees, while lush lawns and birdsong make for a peaceful and picturesque setting. Set in the heart of an area rich in nature reserves, montane forests and vibrant village culture, the scope for exploration is endless.

Day-2 | Full day Game drive / Birding in Arusha National Park.

Have an early morning breakfast and leave the lodge at 0600hrs to Lark Plain with picnic lunch for full day walking safari and bird watching trip in Arusha national park in search for birds like African fish eagle, Hartlaub’s turaco, Little grebe, African olive pigeon, Peregrine falcon, Red-fronted parrot, Augur buzzard, Bar-tailed trogon, Bearded vulture, Black saw-wing, Egyptian goose, Cinnamon-chested bee-eater, Tawny eagle, Great crested grebe, Narina trogon, Scaly francolin, Silvery-cheeked hornbill, Southern pochard, Verreaux’s eagle among others. You will also encounter number animals including the elephant, hyena, buffalo, giraffe, hippopotamus, baboon, zebra, and a wide range of antelopes. We are also likely to see an interesting array of mammals including black-and-white colobus monkey, blue monkey, elephant, buffalo, red duiker, bushbuck, waterbuck and giraffe. Retire and drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay River Tree Country Inn.

Overnight at River trees Country Inn Lodge
Meals : Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3 | Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Have breakfast and transfer from Arusha national park to Tarangire national park for big game and bird watching trip. Tarangire hosts over 500 bird species; making it a great bird watching site. The Ashy starling, Red bellied parrot, Red and yellow barbet, Speckle-fronted weaver and Tawny eagle are the common birds in Tarangire national park.

Overnight at Tarangire Kati Kati Tented Camp
Meals : Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 | Full day birding in Tarangire National Park.

After breakfast, head to the park for full day big game viewing and bird watching in search for birds like; African grey flycatcher, Ashy starling, Bare-faced go-away bird, Donaldson-Smith’s nightjar, Vulturine guineafowl, Great white pelican, Rufous-tailed weaver, Mouse-coloured penduline tit, Northern pied babbler, Northern white-crowned shrike, Ostrich, Pink-breasted lark, Slate-coloured boubou, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Yellow-collared lovebird among others. You will also meet several wildlife including the Elephant, Hippo, Giraffe, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Lion, Hyena, fringe-eared oryx and peculiar, long-necked gerenuk,

Overnight at Tarangire Kati Kati Camp
Meals : Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 | Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara for bird watching, arriving late afternoon for lunch at the camp. In the evening, you will do bird around the camp in search for birds like White faced whistling duck, Helmeted guineafowl Pheasants, knob-billed duck, Egyptian fowls, Yellow- necked Francolin, Grouse and Scaly Francolin, Greater and Lesser Flamingo among others.

Overnight at Manyara Kati Kati Camp
Meals : Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 | Full Day Birding In Lake Manyara National Park

Have breakfast and set off for a full day big game and birdwatching in Lake Manyara National Park to look out for birds like; Abdim’s stork, African fish eagle, African grey hornbill, African hawk eagle, African jacana, Grey crowned crane, Hamerkop, African spoonbill, Baglafecht weaver, Greater flamingo, Pink-backed pelican, Sacred ibis, Comb duck, Crowned eagle, Great white pelican, Hottentot teal, Lesser flamingo, Little stint, Pied avocet, Southern ground hornbill, Spur-winged goose, Pied kingfisher, Saddle-billed stork, Silvery-cheeked hornbill, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Yellow-billed stork among others. You may see animals such as Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest among others on this day.

Overnight at Manyara Kati Kati Camp
Meals : Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7 | Birding in Ngorongoro Crater.

After breakfast descend to the crater floor for full day crater tour in search for birds like; African spoonbill, Augur buzzard, Capped wheatear, Greater flamingo, Eastern double-collared sunbird, Egyptian vulture, Fan-tailed widowbird, Hartlaub’s turaco, dove, Hildebrandt’s francolin, Hildebrandt’s starling, Jackson’s widowbird, Scarlet-chested sunbird, Schalow’s wheatear, Kenya rufous sparrow, Northern anteater chat, Kori bustard, Livingstone’s turaco, Namaqua Red-and-yellow barbet, Rufous-tailed weaver, Rosy-throated longclaw, Speke’s weaver, Verreaux’s eagle, White-eyed slaty flycatcher among others. You will also see several wildlife in Ngorongoro crater including Elephant, Wildebeest, Black Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Lion, Cheetah, Hyena etc.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Meals : Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 | Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast drive to Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge site for game viewing and birding to look for over 500 bird species such as Ostriches, Secretary birds on the grasslands, Kori bustard, the Black Eagles above the Lobo hills, larks, fiches and raptors among others.

Overnight at Nyikani Tented Camp
Meals : Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 9, 10, 11 | Bird Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we head to the great Serengeti National Park – one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. During our stay here, we can experience the annual migration of around two million blue wildebeest, together with a quarter of a million Burchell’s zebra and half a million Thompson’s gazelles. Endemic bird species we hope to encounter include rufous-tailed weaver, Fischer’s lovebird and grey-breasted spurfowl. The Coqui francolin is common on the plains along with the short-toed and short-tailed larks and Fisher’s sparrow lark. The large population of mammals result in a number of mortalities by predators or disease, which support a high number of vultures including white-backed, white-headed, lappet-faced and griffon vultures.

Overnight at Nyikani Tented Camp
Meals : Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 | Transfer to Arusha & depart

After breakfast, we fly to Arusha where we will have time to visit Cultural Heritage for lunch before transferring to hotel for access to a day-use room to freshen up before our evening flight home.

Overnight at Day Room
Meals : Breakfast Lunch & Dinner


Jan 1- Feb 29 | High Season $ 6,886 $ 4,484 $ 3,702 $ 3,251 $ 2,981 $ 2,862
Mar 1- Mar 31 | Shoulder Season $ 6,689 $ 4,384 $ 4,234 $ 3,101 $ 2,831 $ 2,712
Apr 1- May 31 | Low Season $ 6,389 $ 4,184 $ 4,034 $ 2,901 $ 2,631 $ 2,512
Jun 1- Jun 30 | High Season $ 6,886 $ 4,484 $ 3,702 $ 3,251 $ 2,981 $ 2,862
Jul 1- Sep 30 | High Season $ 6,886 $ 4,484 $ 3,702 $ 3,251 $ 2,981 $ 2,862
Oct 1- Oct 31 | High Season $ 6,886 $ 4,484 $ 3,702 $ 3,251 $ 2,981 $ 2,862
Nov 1- Dec 15 | Shoulder Season $ 6,886 $ 4,384 $ 4,234 $ 3,101 $ 2,831 $ 2,712
Dec 16- Dec 31| High Season $ 6,886 $ 4,484 $ 3,702 $ 3,251 $ 2,981 $ 2,862

Price Includes

  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Professional English speaking safari guide
  • Transportation with use of 4X4 safari vehicle
  • Complimentary bottled water while on safari

Price Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Beverages unless on an all inclusive basis