|Safari Name||16-Days Bird watching special safari|
Day 1: From Arusha town to Longido game controlled area
We drive for about 2 hrs towards Namanga boarder heading to Longido mountain 2,629 meters (. The car drops us off somewhere in the bush and immediately we start our bird watching safari on foot). We walk all day long, some time we stop in the shade of Umbrella Acacia tree for short breaks. Our support vehicle will camp somewhere ahead of us in the bushes. Our camping crew will prepare our tents all meals and everything to make our life easy. In the evening we arrive at the camp for dinner and accommodation
Day 2:Full Day Birdwatching
We start early in the morning after breakfast we continue to walk in the Acacia Savanna we expect to see more birds in this second day. Our camping crew will take down the tents and move ahead of us (10-20kms). They will pitch the camp somewhere in the bushes and wait for us to arrive in the late afternoon.
We eat our packed lunch boxes in midday as we stop for lunch break in the bush. We continue to walk and identify our bird in the afternoon we arrive at our mobile camp for dinner and accommodation.
Day 3: After breakfast we start our day
We take our packed lunch boxes with us, we head west, we continue to watch and identify more different species of birds, as usual our camping crews always move ahead of us pitch the tents and prepare everything for you. Arrive at our camp before six we spend our night at Kitumbeine area.
Day 4: Oldonyo Lengai and Ketumbeine Mountain
After breakfast we start our day early in the morning. We continue to walk and watch our birds as we advance forward the beautiful views of Oldonyo Lengai and Ketumbeine Mountain will start to be seen 100m ahead of us.
We spend the night at our wilderness mobile camp Nagarirat swamp camp.
Day 5: Ngusero and Olbalbal Nderemu swamps
We start our day early in the morning walking to the swamps around the camp. These two swamps attract many species of birds in the area. These are Ngusero and Olbalbal Nderemu swamps.bush picnic lunch en route. After lunch continue with bird watching safaris. Meals and accommodation at Gelai wilderness camp.
Day 6: Gelai to Sunken Crater or windy camp
We spend our day as dictated by bird movement in the dry area
Lake Natron, this huge salt lake which hosts millions of flamingoes can start to be seen as we continue to walk in Gilai Lumbwa area. Spend the night at mobile Lumbwa area. We spend the night at mobile camp near Lake Magadi before Sunken Crater
Day 7: Sunken Windy camp to Lake Natron camp
This is the last day of our bird watching safari on foot. This is also the last day for our camping crew. While we make our final trek with bird watching they will be taking down the camp and meet us on their way back to our base in Arusha. If you did not tip them last night this will be the time to tip them with a staff clients group photo.
Then we walk for a short distance before our safari vehicle comes to pick us up near sunken crater (shimo la Mungu is a small crater)we will have a good chance to see it before we head to Lake natron for dinner and accommodation.
The views of Ol doinyo Lengai on the way to lake Natron will be a main attractions with its sulphur smelling and very hot weather. The lake Natron views from far as you approach the camp will be so attractive with its flamingos flying up and down. In the evening you will have a great opportunity to visit the shores of Lake Natron to watch flamingoes. Lake Natron is the best breeding site for flamingoes in Africa. There are beautiful water falls not far from natron camp if time permit it would be nice to go for a swim. Spend the night at Natron River Camp
Day 8: From Lake Natron to Serengeti National Park
This will be a long day in a bumpy and rough roads but adventurous. We spend the night at the luxury lodge call Lobo wildlife Lodge.
Day 9: Serengeti
After early breakfast we will spend the whole day watching birds in Serengeti National park as dictated by bird movements. Serengeti is the paradise of birds more than 600 species have been recorded. Late afternoon, we drive back to the Lodge and spend our night at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
Day 10: Serengeti
Another day we spend the whole day watching birds in Serengeti National park as dictated by bird movements.
Meals will be either bush picnic lunch or hot lunch at the lodge. Late Afternoon, we drive back to the Lodge and spend our night at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
Day 11: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
After breakfast we start our day. We continue to watch birds in Serengeti for the half day then we head to the Ngorongoro / Serengeti gate called Naabi gate. This is the border between Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro conservation area authority entrance fees and then we head to Ngorongoro conservation area for dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
Day 12: Ngorongoro crater
We leave the lodge early in the morning with our packed lunch boxes for a crater tour for 4-6 hours. “This is the largest unbroken caldera in the World surrounded by steep walls rising 610 meters from the crater floor. This natural Amphitheatre measures about 16 to 19kms across in diameter and has an area of 259sq Kms.”
Picnic lunch in the Crater. While driving around your eyes and cameras won’t avoid seeing a good number of wildlife around. We expect to see many grass land and aquatic birds. Picnic lunch at the crater floor with. This is the point that you will witness different species of birds coming close to you trying to grab your lunch box. After lunch drive to Karatu for Meals and overnight at Endoro Lodge.
Day 13: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast drive down the rift valley escarpment to the famous parks with lots birds lake manyara national park. The park offers a blend of woodland, open bush, and lake. The Mahogany and sausage trees are alive with blue monkeys and vervets. Elephants feed off fallen fruit while bushbuck, waterbuck, baboons, aardvark, civet, the shy pangolin and leopard, all make their home in the forest.
Lake Manyara is a magnet for birdlife and a kaleidoscope of different species can be found around its shores, including huge flocks of flamingoes. The large variety of mammals, reptiles, birds and the different types of vegetation, all within a small area make Lake Manyara a diverse and particularly memorable place to visit. We will probably watch more birds in this beautiful park . Expect to watch will be aquatic bird (water birds) forest and savanna birds. Picnic lunch en route. Late afternoon we drive to Tarangire National Park were we will spend the night at the Tarangire Osupuko Lodge.
Day 14: Full day in Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we spend the whole day in this park watching birds as dictated by their movements. The Tarangire National Park boasts a vast number of baobabs that first capture the eye as you enter Tarangire National Park. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. Tarangire National Park covers approximately 2,600 square kilometers and, in the dry season, is second only to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in concentrations of wildlife. The park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of Tarangire River. Huge herds of elephants gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rains when they migrate again to new grazing areas. This is also home for so many species of birds in Africa. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Osupuko Lodge.
Day 15: Tarangire – Arusha
Early breakfast at the lodge. Morning game birds watching drive in Tarangire ,Hot lunch at the lodge. Late afternoon drive back to Arusha. Dinner and overnight at Snow Crest Hotel.
Day 16: Arusha- international flight back home OR Zanzibar extension
Leisurely breakfast at your Hotel. Morning last minute gift shopping with African Swahili lunch. afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro international airport for your international flight back home OR to arusha airport for your extension to Zanzibar beach island for spice and beach tours
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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The best game viewing areas on the continent of Africa is a highly debated topic, but Tanzania with its attractions including Serengeti, wildebeest migration, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Mount Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Beaches, is one obvious contender. Tanzania is a fascinating travel destination that has been blessed with real beauty and it offers something for everyone. Mt Kilimanjaro, with its 5895 metre altitude is the highest mountain in Africa. The Serengeti National Park with its seemingly endless plains, is one of the best wildlife resorts in the world and then there is the Ngorongoro Crater with its unbelievable density of animals.It is also the site of Olduvai Gorge, where Professor Leakey discovered the earliest known footprints of hominoid man.The “Northern Circuit” includes Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Oldupai Gorge and the Serengeti National Park. The northern parks, are justifiably world-renowned, especially if you are there to witness the enormous herds of the Great Migration or to take a balloon or riding safari across the vast grassy plains. The escarpment of the Great Rift Valley creates a dramatic volcanic landscape and some of the most fertile grazing grounds on earth; thus this is home to the largest herds on the planet, and the highest concentration of predators in the whole of Africa.
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