The 10-day Tanzania Birding Safari offers an incredible opportunity to explore the diverse birdlife of Tanzania, a country renowned for its rich avian species. This safari combines birdwatching excursions with visits to iconic national parks and reserves, allowing you to experience Tanzania’s wildlife and natural beauty while focusing on its fascinating bird population.

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha. You’ll have the rest of the day to relax, acclimate to the surroundings, and prepare for the exciting birding adventure ahead.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, you will head to Tarangire National Park, known for its diverse birdlife. The park is home to over 500 bird species, including the beautiful yellow-collared lovebird and the endemic Ashy starling. You’ll spend the day exploring the park, observing various bird species and enjoying sightings of iconic African wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, and lions.

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park
Today, you will visit Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its flamingos and tree-climbing lions. While birdwatching around the lake, you’ll have the opportunity to spot a wide array of waterbirds, including pelicans, herons, storks, and the stunning African fish eagle.

Day 4-5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
You’ll spend the next two days in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, you can explore the diverse habitats, including grasslands, woodlands, and the renowned Ngorongoro Crater. The area is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with species like the Kori bustard, Secretary bird, and various raptors gracing the skies.

Day 6-7: Serengeti National Park
Embark on a thrilling journey to Serengeti National Park, one of Africa’s most famous wildlife destinations. The Serengeti is home to a remarkable variety of birdlife, including ostriches, crowned cranes, and vultures. While searching for these feathered inhabitants, you’ll also have the chance to witness the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and other herbivores traverse the plains in search of greener pastures.

Day 8: Lake Eyasi
Venture to Lake Eyasi, an off-the-beaten-path gem, known for its cultural diversity and unique bird species. This alkaline lake is a paradise for birdwatchers, offering the opportunity to spot species such as the Fischer’s lovebird, white-eyed slaty flycatcher, and the vibrant red-billed hornbill.

Day 9-10: Arusha and Departure
Return to Arusha for your final days of birdwatching. Explore the forests and grasslands surrounding the city, where you may encounter species like the Hartlaub’s turaco, African emerald cuckoo, and the beautiful Schalow’s turaco. On the last day, bid farewell to Tanzania as you depart from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Throughout the safari, your experienced birding guide will provide expert insights and assistance, ensuring an immersive and rewarding birdwatching experience in Tanzania’s magnificent landscapes.