Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania and Arusha
Upon your arrival in Tanzania, you’ll be welcomed and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha, the gateway to many of Tanzania’s national parks. After settling in, you can relax and prepare for the upcoming birding adventure. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to explore the surroundings or rest in anticipation of the exciting days ahead.

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
Early in the morning, the birding safari kicks off with a journey to Lake Manyara National Park. Known for its diverse birdlife, the park is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. The day will be dedicated to birdwatching, and you may encounter a variety of species, including flamingos, pelicans, and the vibrant Lilac-breasted Roller. The scenic landscapes and the backdrop of the Great Rift Valley add to the charm of this birding haven. After a full day of exploration, you’ll return to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest.

Day 3: Tarangire National Park
Today, the safari takes you to Tarangire National Park, famous for its large elephant herds and a rich avian population. Your birding adventure continues as you traverse through diverse habitats, from open grasslands to riverine forests. Keep an eye out for hornbills, vultures, and various raptors soaring overhead. The day concludes with a relaxing evening at your chosen accommodation, allowing you to reflect on the day’s birding experiences.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Highlands
A scenic drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands awaits, offering a change in elevation and birding opportunities in a unique environment. The highlands are home to numerous species adapted to this specific habitat. The day will involve exploring the lush landscapes, crater lakes, and wooded areas where you might spot turacos, sunbirds, and other highland specialties. After a full day of birding, you’ll return to your accommodation to share stories and images of the diverse birdlife encountered.

Day 5: Arusha National Park and Departure
On the final day of your birding safari, you’ll head to Arusha National Park, a hidden gem with a variety of ecosystems. The park boasts an impressive bird list, and you’ll have the chance to encounter waterfowl, forest birds, and even the iconic Crowned Eagle. After a rewarding morning of birding, there will be time for lunch before either continuing your journey in Tanzania or transferring to the airport for your departure.

This 5-day Tanzania Birding Safari promises an immersive experience for birdwatchers, combining diverse habitats, stunning landscapes, and a rich array of avian life in some of Tanzania’s most renowned national parks and highland areas.