4 days Bird watching in Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater

4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS
  • 4 days Bird watching in Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater

Description

4 days Bird watching in Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater takes you to one of the best birding sites in Tanzania to look for endemic birds and other species like Fischer’s lovebird, Grey-breasted spurfowl, Hildebrandt’s starling, Rufous-tailed weaver, Grey-crested helmet-shrike, Usambiro barbet. You will see several Ducks, Plovers and Lapwings, Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies, Pigeons and Doves, Sandpipers and Allies, Cuckoos, Nightjars and Allies, Rails, Gallinules, and Coots, Herons, Hawks, Eagles, and Kites, Old World Flycatchers, Weavers and Allies, Egrets, and Bitterns, Waxbills and Allies among others in both Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater.

4 days Bird watching in Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater can be done throughout the year however, the best time to visit Tanzania for bird watching safari is during the period of November to April to spot both migratory and resident bird species.

Ngorongoro crater hosts a number of bird species of approximately 500 species that can be seen around the Ngorongoro conservation area during a birding safari including birds of prey, water birds, tree nestling birds, grassland birds among others.

4 days Bird watching in Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater highlight

  • Day 1: Transfer to Serengeti national park
  • Day 2: Full day bird watching in Serengeti national park
  • Day 3: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater for bird watching.
  • Day 4: Half day birding in Ngorongoro crater – Transfer to Arusha

Day 1: Transfer to Serengeti national park

Meet and greet your birding guide for quick briefing about your 4 days Bird watching in Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater and later drive to the park in search for the following bird species; White-faced Whistling-Duck, Kittlitz’s plover, brown-chested lapwing, common ringed plover, Caspian plover, African Pygmy-Goose, Red-billed Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, three-banded plover, Knob-billed Duck, chestnut-banded plover wattled lapwing, Egyptian Goose, Spur-winged Goose, Garganey, Hottentot Teal, Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Wigeon, and Yellow-billed Duck Cape Teal, Northern Pintail, African Black Duck, Eurasian Teal, Southern Pilchard and maccoa duck, African Green-Pigeon, Kori bustard, common ostrich, greater flamingo and lesser flamingo, helmeted Guinea fowl and crested Guinea fowl, white-fronted plover, Laughing Dove, harlequin Quail, Crested Francolin, Yellow-necked Francolin, Gray-breasted Francolin, Hildebrandt’s Francolin, Red-necked Francolin, Coqui Francolin, Red-winged Francolin and Shelley’s Francolin, little ringed plover, Scaly Francolin, long-toed lapwing, Tambourine Dove, Namaqua Dove, White-bellied Bustard, Buff-crested Bustard etc. Retire and drive the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner.

Day 2: Full day bird watching in Serengeti national park

Wake up early morning for breakfast and head to the park for game drive / bird watching activities to look for Serengeti’s avifauna such as Little Grebe, Rock Pigeon, Great Crested Grebe and Eared Grebe, Hartlaub’s Bustard, Dusky Turtle-Dove, Black-faced Sandgrouse, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Mourning Collared-Dove, Ring-necked Dove, Red-eyed Dove, Speckled Pigeon, Black-bellied Bustard, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Denham’s Bustard, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Schawlow’s Turaco, White-bellied Go-away-bird, Hartlaub’s Turaco, Ross’s Turaco, freckled nightjar, red-chested cuckoo, Levaillant’s cuckoo, black cuckoo, common cuckoo, African cuckoo, white-browed coucal, pied cuckoo, Klaas’s cuckoo, Green Sandpiper, Eastern Plantain-eater, Dideric cuckoo, Common Greenshank, black coucal, great spotted cuckoo, African emerald cuckoo, sombre nightjar, pennant-winged nightjar, white-rumped swift square-tailed nightjar, slender-tailed nightjar,  Common Sandpiper, common swift, African swift, Allen’s gallinule, lesser moorhen, red-knobbed coot, Eurasian moorhen, African swamp hen, Terek Sandpiper, Gray Crowned-Crane, Little Stint, Jack Snipe, Water Thick-knee, Nyanza swift, African Crake, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, white-headed lapwing, black-bellied plover, little swift, Horus swift, Senegal lapwing, Little Egret, Hadada Ibis, Spotted Redshank, blacksmith lapwing, spur-winged lapwing, Temminck’s Stint, Sanderling, lesser sand-plover, black-winged lapwing, crowned lapwing, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Common Snipe, Wood Sand piper, African Snipe, African Spoonbill, Little Bittern, Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Striated Heron, Black Heron, Cattle Egret, Glossy Ibis, Dwarf Bittern Gray Heron Black-headed Heron, Squacco Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, African Sacred Ibis among others.  On this day, you will also meet several mammal animals like; Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, African elephant, wild dogs, Rhinoceros, Hyenas, wildebeests and zebras. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater for bird watching.

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro crater for another exciting birding tour to look for some birds which you might have missed in the previous days like; ostriches, rufuos tailed weavers, guinea fowls, flamingos, kori bustards, yellow billed storks, white pelicans, grey crowned cranes, black winged lapwing, reed warblers, plovers, secretary birds, bee-eaters, saddle bills, herons, kingfishers, martial eagles, woodpeckers, falcons, shrikes, paradise flycatchers, fishers sparrow lark, cisticolas, starlings, waxbills, yellow throated longclaw, thick bellied seed eaters among others. Flamingos can be seen around Lake Magadi or Lake Makat which are soda lakes found in the Ngorongoro crater. Retire and drive to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Half day birding in Ngorongoro crater – Transfer to Arusha

Wake up early morning and head to Ngorongoro crater for half day bird watching safari in search for birds like; rufous chatterer, black kite, Hildebrandt’s spurfowl, black winged lapwing, rufous winged sunbird, red and yellow barbet, ashy starling, Usambara weaver, kori bustard, the lesser flamingos, Hunter’s cisticola, rufous sparrow, rufous tailed weavers, long billed tailor birds, Pangani longclaw, red faced barbets, Egyptian vulture, Hartlaub’s turaco, white winged apalis, little yellow flycatcher, fan tailed widowbird, northern pied babbler, sterling’s woodpecker, long tailed fiscal, grey chested helmet shrike, African tailorbird among others. Have lunch and transfer to Arusha to end your 4 days Bird watching in Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater safari.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

4 days Bird watching in Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater includes;

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • Round airport transfers
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals As specified in the day-by-day section
  • Drinking water

4 days Bird watching in Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater excludes;

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items like Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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