Tanzania Birds Photography Tour

Tanzania Birds Photography Tour

Trip duration

10 days/ 9 nights

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN TANZANIA – ARUSHA

Our Tanzania Birds Photography Tour will start in Tanzania’s tourism capital, Arusha.

On this day, if we have an early arrival, we may explore local attractions around Arusha. Otherwise, we can relax and enjoy the nice Arusha birds from our lodge.

Night in Arusha.

DAY 2, 3 AND 4: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Leaving early, we shall drive straight to Tarangire National Park. This park is often regarded as the land of Elephants and Baobab trees; and here many birds await us. Big game will also be encountered as we bird; such as African Lions and Leopards.

We shall enjoy birding here for the next two days of our Tanzania Birds Photography Tour.

Nights in Tarangire.

DAY 5: LAKE MANYARA TO NGORONGORO CRATER

We shall head to Lake Manyara, a pristine soda lake in the Rift Valley. Here we see lots of birds and during good time, lots of Flamingos are seen in the soda waters. The local game is mainly composed of monkeys. Others include Savannah Elephants, Maasai Giraffes, African Lions and much more.

In the afternoon, we shall carry on with our Tanzania Birds Photography Tour, and proceed to the Ngorongoro Crater, a large and scenic crater located at about 2000m above sea level. This crater is about 600m deep and has an amazing view both from the top and inside the crater.

Night in Ngorongoro.

DAY 6: NGORONGORO CRATER

Today, on our Tanzania Birds Photography Tour, we shall descend to the crater floor for more birding. Descending down the crater floor takes you through great scenery and you get to experience the local Euphorbia tree varieties.

Many birds will be encountered in the crater. Herds of wild animals are plenty inside the crater as well as wonderful views of the crater walls. Look out for the local African Lions, Black Rhinos, Common Zebras, assorted Gazelles, Nile Hippos and Blue Wildebeests.

Night in Ngorongoro.

DAY 7, 8 AND 9: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK 

We shall later head to Serengeti National Park; the top location for our Tanzania Birds Photography Tour. The following days will be spent scouting the vast Serengeti as we enjoy birds and photography. We shall spend time looking around some of the famous rock outcrops, often referred as Kopjes.

Look out for mammals such as Leopard, Cape Buffalo, assorted Gazelles, Maasai Giraffe, Wildebeest, Common Zebras, Savannah Elephant and African Lions.

Here you shall also get an opportunity to learn all about the famous migration and get to follow in the steps of the Wildebeests in a lovely Kopje, modelled to imitate the migration cycle.

Nights in Serengeti.

DAY 10: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO ARUSHA

On this day we shall drive back to Arusha picking some extra birds on the way. We shall also hope to pick any species we missed earlier in Ngorongoro Conservation Area; as we transect through.

In the afternoon, we shall take an airport transfer for our flights home; marking the end to our exciting Tanzania Birds Photography Tour.

 

 

Highlight birds

Golden-winged Sunbird, Taita Fiscal, Black-fronted Bush-Shrike, Magpie Shrike, Pearl-spotted Owlet, Blue-capped Cordon-bleu, Spotted Thick-knee, Woodland Kingfisher, Gabon Nightjar, Fischer’s Lovebird, Yellow-collared Lovebird, Black Coucal, Swahili Sparrow, Rosy-breasted Longclaw, Pink-breasted Lark, Southern Ground Hornbill, Tanzania Red-billed Hornbill, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Schalow’s Turaco, Saddle-billed Stork, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse,

Red-throated Tit, Black Bishop, Heuglin’s Courser, Grey Crowned Crane, Kori Bustard, Secretarybird, Lesser Flamingo, Greater Flamingo, Chestnut-banded Plover, Crested Guineafowl, White-tailed Blue-Flycatcher, Karamoja Apalis, Lyne’s Cisticola, Hunter’s Cisticola, Southern Grosbeak Canary, Goliath Heron, Great White Pelican, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Fire-fronted Bishop, Grey-breasted Spurfowl, Hildebrandt’s Francolin, Coqui Francolin, Meyer’s Parrot, Banded Parisoma, Green Woodhoopoe, Brubru, Usambiro Barbet, Red and Yellow Barbet, Superb Starling, Ashy Starling, Hildebrandt’s Starling

Highlight mammals and others

Leopard, African Lion, Cheetah, Black Rhino, Maasai Giraffe, Savannah Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Nile Hippopotamus, Nile Crocodile

Habitats covered

Savannah, Wetlands, Semi-arid Scrubland, Highland Forest

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania endemic Birds, Serengeti

 

Tanzania Birds Photography Tour
Tanzania Birds Photography Tour
Tanzania Birds Photography Tour
Tanzania Birds Photography Tour
Tanzania Birds Photography Tour
Tanzania Birds Photography Tour
Tanzania Birds Photography Tour
Tanzania Birds Photography Tour

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