5 Days Bird Watching in Tarangire and Lake Manyara

5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
  • 5 Days Bird Watching in Tarangire and Lake Manyara

Description

5 Days Bird Watching in Tarangire and Lake Manyara is an amazing birding safari package in Tanzania that takes birders to the main birding destinations Tarangire National Park which is well known for a spectacular variety of bird species totaling to about 550 species and Lake Manyara which is a home to aquatic birds like Flamingos, Pelicans and other aquatic birdlife.

Booking a 5 Days Bird Watching safari in Tarangire and Lake Manyara in Tanzania is open throughout the year however the best season for this trip is from November to April when the European and north African migratory birds are present. Nesting among the resident bird species takes place during the same time, so it is easy to see birds in their breeding plumage while wildlife viewing is best during the dry season from June to October.

5 Days Bird Watching in Tarangire and Lake Manyara highlight

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Day 2: Bird Tarangire National Park
  • Day 3: Full day birdwatching & Game Drive.
  • Day 4: Transfer from Tarangire national park to Lake Manyara
  • Day 5: Game Drive and Birdwatching in Lake Manyara – Transfer Arusha

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Upon arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport, go through all the immigration formalities and later meet your birding guide for a smooth drive to your booked hotel for check in and briefing about your 5 Days Bird Watching safari in Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Relax for the rest of the time and get ready for the next safari activities. Dinner and overnight at Arusha Planet Lodge

Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Bird Tarangire National Park

Have breakfast and starting your birding journey from Arusha with packed lunch to Tarangire national park. The drive normally takes 2 to 2½ hours from Arusha to Tarangire Park. Tarangire has great wildlife diversity and it is a home to a number of elephants. Today expect to see the following birds in Tarangire national park; African grey flycatcher, Ashy starling, Bare-faced go-away bird, Donaldson-Smith’s nightjar, Great white pelican, Mouse-coloured penduline tit, Northern pied babbler, Northern white-crowned shrike, Ostrich, Pink-breasted lark, Rufous-tailed weaver, Slate-coloured boubou, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Vulturine guineafowl, Yellow-collared lovebird among others. Retire and drive to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight at Lake Burunge Tented Lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Full day birdwatching & Game Drive.

Have an early morning breakfast and go for a game drive / bird watching trip in Tarangire National Park via Sangaiwe gate. You will start your tour from the gate towards the Eastern part of the park in search for more bird species such as; Yellow necked spurfowl, Northern white crowned shrike, Black necked weaver, White faced whistling duck, Red billed hornbill, Pygmy falcon, African marsh harrier, Woodland kingfisher, African Mourning Dove, Black headed heron, African Hoopoe, Yellow billed stork, Lilac breasted roller, Open-bill stork, Ostrich, Superb starling among others. While on your birding tour, you will encounter several animals including the rare fringe-eared oryx and peculiar, long-necked gerenuk, several wallowing elephants and buffalo, the Silale Swamp lion pride and sometimes wild dog. Return to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Lake Burunge Tented lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Transfer from Tarangire national park to Lake Manyara

Have breakfast and drive to the Lake Manyara with packed lunch to look for birds like; Abdim’s stork, African fish eagle, Saddle-billed stork, Silvery-cheeked hornbill, African grey hornbill, African hawk eagle, African jacana, Baglafecht weaver, Comb duck, Pied kingfisher, Crowned eagle, Great white pelican, Greater flamingo, Grey crowned crane, Hamerkop, Hottentot teal, Lesser flamingo, Little stint, Pied avocet, Hartlaubs Touraco Pink-backed pelican, Sacred ibis, Southern ground hornbill, Rosy crested Touraco Spur-winged goose, African spoonbill, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Yellow-billed stork among others. Dinner and overnight at Tloma Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Game Drive and Birdwatching in Lake Manyara – Transfer Arusha

Have breakfast at Tloma lodge and head to the park for another exciting adventure tour to look for several birds and animals including Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, troops of olive baboon and blue monkey, bushbuck, Pairs of klipspringer among others. Have lunch and drive to Arusha to end your 5 Days Bird Watching in Tarangire and Lake Manyara.

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

5 Days Bird Watching in Tarangire and Lake Manyara inclusion

  • 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

5 Days Bird Watching in Tarangire and Lake Manyara exclusion

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