10 Days Tanzania Safari, Bird Watching & Wildlife Viewing Safari In Tanzania Tour Northern Circuit

10 Days Tanzania Safari Bird Watching & Wildlife Tour SAFARI OVERVIEW

10 Days Tanzania Safari, 10 Days Tanzania Tour

Your 10 days Tanzania safari is a 9 nights 10 day safari in Tanzania tour, offering you superb bird watching and wildlife viewing experiences in Tanzania’s classic northern circuit safari destinations: Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park.

During this 10 days Tanzania safari bird watching & wildlife tour, you have a great chance to marvel at some of the highest concentrations of wild animals to be found anywhere on our planet, including millions of Wildebeests, Gazelles, and Zebras; many Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs; huge herds of elephants, buffalos, and Giraffes, as well as Black Rhinos, Hippos, Hyenas, Jackals, Crocs, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Impalas, and much more!

You also have a great opportunity to see Tanzanian endemics and specials bird species such as Fischer’s Lovebird, Yellow-collared Lovebird, Ashy Starling, Grey-breasted Spurfowl, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Beesley’s Lark, Flamingos, White-bellied Go-away-bird, Grey-crested Helmetshrike, Secretarybird, Bateleur, Kori Bustard, Lappet-faced Vulture, and Golden-winged Sunbird, all this amidst spectacular scenery in one of Africa’s wildest, most stable and least spoilt destinations!

This 10-day Tanzania safari bird watching & wildlife tour can be customized to suit your interests, please let us know how you want it and we shall give it to you beyond your expectations.

10 Days Tanzania Safari Bird Watching & Wildlife Tour PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Birdwatching in the finest safari destinations in Tanzania
  • Enjoy thrilling daily game drives
  • View huge herds of elephants in Tarangire
  • See Africa’s Big Five animals in their natural habitat
  • Spot Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs on thrilling hunts
  • Marvel at breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater
  • Opportunity to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Search for Lake Manyara’s tree-climbing lions
  • Drive through picturesque landscapes & villages

10 Days Tanzania Safari Bird Watching & Wildlife Tour FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Arusha

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

Day 3, 4 & 5: Serengeti National Park

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day, 7, 8 & 9: Tarangire National Park

Day 10: Depart

10 Days Tanzania Safari Bird Watching & Wildlife Tour SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport – Transfer to Arusha

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park and do a game drive

Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Whole day in Serengeti National Park

Day 5: Another full day in Serengeti National Park

Day 6: Game drives in Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 7: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater and transfer to Tarangire Park

Day 8: Full day in Tarangire National Park

Day 9: Full day in Tarangire National Park

Day 10: Transfer back to Arusha & depart

10 Days Tanzania Safari Bird Watching & Wildlife Tour DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive AT Kilimanjaro International Airport & Transfer to Your Hotel Arusha

At Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by our company representative, who will take on a comfortable transfer to the cool, lush, and green city of Arusha, less than an hour away to the west. You will receive a briefing about this exciting 10 days Tanzania safari bird watching & wildlife tour

and then you will be dropped off at your overnight hotel in the city for your first night in Tanzania.

If you have a few hours to spend today, depending on your arrival time, you may do a city tour of Arusha or a short trip to some close locations to kickstart your birding. The area around Arusha is a great place to see raptors, including Steppe and Tawny Eagle, Bearded Vulture, and a variety of other falcons and eagles.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Impala Hotel/Arusha Coffee Lodge/Kibo Palace Hotel

Midrange: – Outpost Lodge

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Pick up from the airport.
  • Transfer to a hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park and Do Game Drive

After breakfast, have your packed lunch and drive to the plains north of Arusha town.

The plains are home to the last 100 or so Beesley’s Larks on Earth, and you’ll search hard for this critically endangered Tanzanian endemic. Other interesting bird species here include Sandgrouse, shrikes, migrant wheatears, pipits, and Common Nightingale. Afterward, enjoy your packed lunch and drive to the fabulous Lake Manyara National Park, arriving at your lodge in the late afternoon.

After some relaxation, go game viewing and birding in the park. A spectacular part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara’s rich variety of natural habitats are set around the soda lake, itself a haven for clouds of flamingos and other fantastic waterbirds. With over 400 bird species, this is a paradise for birding enthusiasts!

The forested valleys are home to Silvery-cheeked Hornbill and Crowned Eagle, and open savannah plains support a large elephant population as well as giraffes, buffalo, and many antelope species. There are fewer predators but topping the list are rare tree-climbing lions. You’ll return to your lodge for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Manyara Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 2½ hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Lake Manyara
  • Afternoon birding and game viewing

Day 3: Transfer To Serengeti National Park & Enjoy An En-Route Game Drive In The Evening

After an early breakfast, have your packed lunch and set off on a 5-6 hour drive north. Pass through wonderful landscapes, Maasai villages, and Ngorongoro.

Your destination today is the rolling grasslands known to the local Maasai as Siringeti – the place where the land moves on forever – and one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders, the Serengeti National Park. One of the oldest ecosystems on earth, Serengeti hosts the world’s greatest remaining concentration of plains animals.

The park is world-famous for its annual wildebeest migration, an iconic and dramatic scene in wildlife documentaries for decades, and a true bucket list experience. Serengeti is also home to over 500 bird species, including about 11 endemic or near-endemic species such as Fischer’s lovebird, Grey-breasted spurfowl, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Usambiro barbet, and Grey-crested helmet-shrike.

On arrival, enjoy a game drive as you continue to your camp in central Serengeti. The area forms part of “the Great Migration” and is home to Seronera Valley, one of the best places in Africa to see the Big Cats (lions, leopards, and cheetahs) on thrilling hunts.

Arrive at your camp in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 250km/5-6 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Serengeti
  • Evening game drive and bird watching

Day 4: Whole Day in Serengeti National Park

On day 4 of your 10 days Tanzania safari bird watching & wildlife tour, enjoy an early breakfast, and then set off on a morning game drive. You’ll return to your camp for lunch and some time to relax before going out in the park again in search of more animals and birds in the afternoon.

You will explore the beautiful Seronera Valley, with its endless stretches of savannah-covered open plains, encountering herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topis, buffalos, elephants, giraffe, elands, impalas, and waterbucks alongside their associated predators: lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas. Although it’s always difficult to find, this is one of the best places in East Africa for leopards.

You’ll also tick off many of the Serengeti’s star birds including Meyer’s Parrot, Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Temminck’s Courser, Secretarybird, Southern Ground Hornbill, Rüppell’s Vulture, Swahili Sparrow, etc.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full day birding and game viewing

Optional Activity: –

  • Hot air balloon safari

Day 5: Another Full Day in Serengeti National Park

On day five of your 10 days Tanzania safari bird watching & wildlife tour, experience another full-day safari in Serengeti. You will have breakfast and lunch at the lodge, with morning and afternoon game drives included.

Being a vast park, the second day in Serengeti National Park offers an opportunity to view areas that you might have not explored on the previous day and a chance to view more games, birds, scenic views of geological features like Kopjes, and many more. After another fantastic day in Serengeti, return to the lodge for the final dinner and overnight here. Tomorrow you go to the most famous crater on Earth!

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drives in Serengeti

Optional Activity: –

  • Hot air balloon safari

Day 6: Game Drives in Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

After a delicious breakfast, embark on morning en-route birding and game viewing as you depart the plains of Serengeti to the rugged forested hills of Ngorongoro. Pass through beautiful Masai villages en route. Your destination is Ngorongoro Crater. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch.

After lunch, descend 2000 feet to the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is a natural geological wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to the highest density of big game in Africa. Formed by a massive volcanic eruption, this world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera (264km2) boasts astonishing 25,000 large mammals including all the Big 5 and plenty of predators.

In addition to mammals, birdlife within the caldera and on the top of the crater rim is superb. Over 500 species are known from this area including the endemic Rufous-tailed weaver, the beautiful Golden-winged sunbirds, and pink Flamingoes.

After a game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ngorongoro Crater Lodge/Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Budget: – Karatu Simba Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.140km/3-4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Ngorongoro
  • Game drives

Day 7: Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater and Transfer to Tarangire National Park

After an early breakfast, have your packed lunch and embark on a 3-4 hours morning drive inside the magical Ngorongoro crater.  Descending into the crater with its towering vertical walls is like finding Africa’s Garden of Eden.

Inside, you seek myriad grassland such as Kori bustard, Black-bellied Bustard, Grey-crowned cranes, Common Ostrich, Secretarybird, Southern ground hornbills, etc. You will also look for woodland birds, as well as scavenging vultures amidst a thronging mammal spectacle virtually unequaled on earth.

Later in the morning, ascend back up to the crater’s rim enjoying some more highland forest birds. As you move higher keep your eyes open for flowering Leonotis; if you find a patch, you might get to savor the coolest sunbird spectacle in Africa; the impressive Golden-winged, coppery-colored Bronze, and iridescent-purple Tacazee Sunbirds all competing for nectar from the same flowers.

Then embark on a drive south to Tarangire National Park, a less explored birding gem. Arrive at your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Morning game viewing and birding in Ngorongoro Crater

Day 8: Full Day in Tarangire National Park

Begin your day 8 of the 10 days Tanzania safari bird watching & wildlife tour with an early breakfast at the lodge and then go into Tarangire for a full day of birding and game viewing. You will return to the lodge for lunch and some downtime before you head back out again.

Tarangire is one of our favorite parks in Tanzania, partly because it is quieter than the other reserves, but also because of its incredible natural beauty.

The park is most famous for its mid-year dry-season game viewing when tens of thousands of animals gather at the life-giving Tarangire River, including Tanzania’s largest elephant herds. You will see towering baobabs – the bizarre ‘upside-down trees’ – in Tarangire and it is also the one place in Tanzania where arid-area antelope such as the fringe-eared Oryx and the long-necked gerenuk can be seen

The park supports cool bird species including three Tanzanian endemics and near-endemics: Ashy Starling, Yellow-collared Lovebird, and Rufous-tailed Weaver. The lush grasses are full of ground birds like Kori Bustard, Common Ostrich, Southern Ground Hornbills, and Red-necked and Yellow-necked Francolins

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day game drive

Optional Activity: – Night game drive

Day 9: Full Day in Tarangire National Park

Start your day with an early breakfast at the lodge and then back into Tarangire for a full day of birding and game viewing. You will once again return to the lodge for lunch and some downtime before we head back out again.

Apart from the specials, another 550 species of birds have been recorded in Tarangire and you will search for White-bellied Bustard, Woodland Kingfisher, Red-billed Buffalo Weaver, Lilac-breasted Roller, Bearded Woodpecker, Southern Red Bishop, Knob-billed Duck, Banded Parisoma, Red-winged Prinia, Green Wood Hoopoe, Brubru, Magpie Shrike, Red-and-yellow Barbet and many more.

Raptors are also well represented in Tarangire, and you’ll have a chance to tick White-headed, White-backed, Hooded, and Lappet-faced Vulture, Bateleur, Brown Snake Eagle, Tawny, Martial Eagles, African Hawk-eagle, African Harrier-hawk, Little Sparrow hawk, Pygmy Falcon, Verreaux’s Eagle-owl, Pearl-spotted Owlet, and African Scoops Owl. You’ll return to the lodge late in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day game viewing and birding

Optional Activity: – Walking safari

Day 10: Transfer Back To Arusha & Depart

After breakfast, embark on a 3-hour drive back to Arusha. You may stop for some last-minute shopping. You then make your way to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flights home, and the end of your lovely 10 days Tanzania safari Bird Watching & Wildlife Tour

End of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari Bird Watching & Wildlife Tour

10 Days Tanzania Safari Bird Watching & Wildlife Tour SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof &AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

10 Days Tanzania Safari Bird Watching & Wildlife Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfers (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Arusha (Arranged on request)

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