Number of Days

30 Days


Tanzania Birding

Best Time

May, September, November – March

30 Days Birding Tanzanian endemics

A 30-day birding safari focused on Tanzanian endemics promises an extraordinary adventure for bird enthusiasts. Tanzania boasts a diverse range of habitats, from lush rainforests to expansive savannas, making it an ideal destination for birdwatching. Here’s an overview of what you might experience during this exciting journey


  • Game Drive
  • Gorilla Experience
  • Wild Life Encounters
  • Cultural Encounters

Birding Tanzanian Endemics Detailed Itinerary

Day 1-4: Arusha and Mount Meru

  • Arrival in Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania’s northern circuit.
  • Begin birding around Mount Meru, exploring montane forests.
  • Highlights might include the White-starred Robin, Scaly Francolin, and Mountain Yellow Warbler.

Day 5-8: Tarangire National Park

  • Visit Tarangire National Park, known for its large elephant population and diverse birdlife.
  • Observe species like the Yellow-collared Lovebird, Ashy Starling, and Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill.

Day 9-14: Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park

  • Birdwatching in the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Explore the Serengeti, home to the Lilac-breasted Roller, Fischer’s Lovebird, and Grey-breasted Spurfowl.

Day 15-18: Lake Manyara and Lake Eyasi

  • Visit Lake Manyara for Pink-backed Pelicans, African Fish Eagles, and more.
  • Birding around Lake Eyasi may yield species like the Hadada Ibis and Yellow-throated Sandgrouse.

Day 19-21: Mkomazi National Park

  • Journey to Mkomazi National Park for the rare Friedmann’s Lark and Usambara Eagle-Owl.

Day 22-25: Amani Nature Reserve and Usambara Mountains

  • Explore the Amani Nature Reserve, renowned for its biodiversity.
  • Birding in the Usambara Mountains may reveal the Usambara Weaver and Usambara Akalat.

Day 26-30: Pemba and Zanzibar Archipelago

  • Fly to Pemba Island and Zanzibar for coastal and marine species.
  • Observe the Pemba Green Pigeon, Amani Sunbird, and Zanzibar Red Bishop.

Throughout the journey, you’ll have the chance to encounter numerous other species, both endemic and migratory, as well as experience Tanzania’s stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. Keep in mind that the exact itinerary may vary based on factors such as seasonal bird migrations, weather conditions, and specific birdwatching goals.

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