3 Day Birding Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara

3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS
  • 3 Day Birding Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara

Description

3 Day Birding Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara safari takes you for bird watching adventure trip to see several birds like Ashy starling, Banded green sunbird, Fischer’s lovebird, Grey-breasted spurfowl, Iringa akalat, Kilombero weaver, Loveridge’s sunbird, Moreau’s sunbird, Mrs Moreau’s warbler, Pemba green pigeon among others. On the same safari, you will meet a number of wildlife such as; the black rhinos, crocodiles, Impalas, hippos, common Eland, cape buffalos, elephants, water buck, giraffe, waterbucks, wild strawberries, olive baboons, lions, topis, Blue wildebeest, and the African leopards among others.

3 Day Birding Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara highlights.

  • Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
  • Day 2: Birding Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 3: Bird Lake Manyara national park- Transfer to Arusha

Tour experiences

  • Game drives at national parks
  • Visits to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara national parks

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Meet and greet your bird watching guide and drive drive on tarmac road for about 120 km to Tarangire National Park for game drive / birding safari to look for birds like; ashy starlings, red and yellow barbets, yellow necked spur fowl, speckle fronted weaver, northern white crowned shrike, grey headed kingfishers, red bellied parrot, francolins, lilac breasted rollers, red billed hornbill, falcons, ostriches and many more. You will also spot several wildlife such as Lions, Zebra, Oryx, Leopards, Elephant, dik dik, Buffalo, Python, Impala and more. Dinner and overnight at your booked lodge.

Luxury: Chem Chem Lodge

Midrange: Kuro Tarangire lodge

Budget: Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Birding Ngorongoro Crater

Wake up early morning for breakfast and set off for Ngorongoro Crater birding tour to look for birds like; African spoonbill, Egyptian vulture, Hildebrandt’s spurfowl, Anteater chat, Capped wheatear, Augur buzzard, Eastern double-collared sunbird, Fan-tailed widow bird, Kenya rufous sparrow, Greater flamingo, Scarlet chested sunbird, Hartlaub’s turaco, Hildebrandt’s starling, Jackson’s widowbird, Kori bustard, Namaqua dove, Red-and-yellow barbet, White-eyed slaty flycatcher,  Livingstone turaco, Rufous chatterer, Rufous-tailed weaver , Rosy-throated longclaw, Schalow’s wheatear, Speke’s weaver, Verreaux’s eagle, and the White-naped raven among others.

Most safari activities are done from the Crater floor which is about 19.2 km of diameter, 610m deep and 304 sq. km. You will encounter animals like Rhinos, Leopards, Lions, Buffalos and Elephants among others that normally live in this wonderful caldera. Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ or the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’ by most adventure enthusiasts. After your tour, drive to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Midrange: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Bird Lake Manyara national park- Transfer to Arusha

Have an early morning breakfast and later drive to Lake Manyara National Park for half day birding safari. Lake Manyara national park is a paradise for hard-core and amateur birders. On this day, look out for birds in Lake manyara national park like; lesser flamingo, pink-backed pelican, marabou stork, yellow-billed stork, African jacana, white stork, malachite kingfisher, Abdim’s stork, black stork, open-billed stork, white-throated bee-eater, saddle-billed stork, great cormorant, long-tailed cormorant, white pelican, grey-headed heron, african darter, African spoonbill, red-and-yellow barbet, little bittern, dwarf bittern, black-crowned heron, cattle egret, common squacco heron, little egret, black heron, great egret, black-headed heron, purple heron, sacred ibis, glossy ibis, egyptian goose, black-winged stilt, spur-winged goose, hottentot teal, Southern pochard, red-collared widowbird, Ruppell’s griffon vulture, African hawk-eagle, pied avocet, little stint, hamerkop, pied kingfisher, grey-headed kingfisher, little bee-eater, silvery-cheeked hornbill, African grey hornbill, goliath heron, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Southern ground hornbill, grey crowned crane, Fischer’s lovebird, Baglafecht weaver, d’Arnaud’s barbet, spectacled weaver, black-headed weaver, Southern red bishop, black bishop, Verreaux eagle, African crowned eagle, matial eagle, bateleur, bat hawk, Egyptian vulture, African fish eagle, augur buzzard among others.

You will also meet a number of mammals, such as Wildebeests, Bushbucks, Waterbucks, Baboons, Monkeys, Zebras, Lions and Leopards on a lucky day! Have lunch and drive back to Arusha to end your 3 Day Birding Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.

3 Day Birding Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara includes;

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral Water (3 liters per person per day)
  • All national park fees
  • Overnight stays in tents or lodge
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, camping furniture etc.)
  • VAT fees and taxes

3 Day Birding Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara excludes;

  • Any personal expenses, TIPS, porter charges
  • Any camera fees, additional entry fees, additional guide charges
  • Any meals apart from those included
  • Any soft drinks, beer or liquor bills, telephone, laundry charges and expenses of personal nature
  • Room service charges and mini bar consumption charges
  • Cost for optional activities
  • Any other services which are not mentioned in the package.
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