Tanzania Endemic Tour

When you think about Tanzania; the great migration, The Serengeti plains, Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro Mountains comes to mind. For the birding passionate this is a bucket list birding destination. With more than 30 endemics and more than 800 residents included in a bird list of just under 1300 species you can looking forward to unbelievable birding opportunities when we visit Tanzania.

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Day 01: Pick up from the airport Drive to the hotel

Day 02: Lark Plains to Maasai Bomas and Oldonyosambu. Target: Southern Grosbeak Canary, Kenya Sparrow, Abyssinian (Schalow´s) Wheatear, Hildebrandt´s Starling, Lyne´s Cisticola, Athi Short-toed Lark, Fischer´s Sparrow Lark, Beesley´s Lark, Short-tailed Lark, Rufous-naped Lark, Red-capped Lark, Red-throated Tit, Fischer´s Lovebird, White-headed Mousebird, Horus Swift, Scaly Chatterer, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrous, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting, Long-billed Pipit, Ashy Cisticola, Red-fronted Barbet, Little Rock Thrush, Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Northern Crombec etc.

Day 03: Drive to Amani Nature Reserve, East Usambara Targets: Coastal Cisticola, Zanzibar Red Bishop, Green Tinkerbird, Eastern Golden Weaver, Red-throated Twinspot, Dark-backed Weaver, Plain-backed Sunbird, Usambara Hyliota, Little Yellow Flycatcher, Fischer´s Greenbul, Little Greenbul, Placid Greenbul, Lowland Tiny Greenbul, Eastern Nicator, Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike, Pale Batis, Green-backed Woodpecker, Mombasa Woodpecker, Red-tailed Ant-Thrush, Tanzania Illadopsis, Cabanis´s Bunting, Southern Citril, Red-backed Mannikin, Purple-banded Sunbird, Amani Sunbird, Banded Green Sunbird, Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird, Red-tailed Ant-Thrush, Waller´s Starling, Kenrick´s Starling, Mosque Swallow, Shelley´s Greenbul, Green-headed Oriole, East Coast Boubou, Pale Batis, Forest Batis, Green-backed Honeybird, Green Barbet, Usambara Eagle-Owl, Southern banded Snake Eagle, Grey Cuckooshrike, Fischer´s Turaco, Green-backed Woodpecker, Southern Yellow White-eye. etc

Day 04: Full day birding in Amani. We have 3 main targets in Kwamkoro Tea Plantation; Targets: Kretschmer´s Longbill, Long-billed Forest Warbler and Sharpe´s Akalat. Evening birding around the camp same birds. Same area

Day 05: Full day birding in Amani same targets as day 03 and 04

Day 06: Drive to Magamba Forest (West Usambara) drive to Lushoto Mullars Lodge Birding in Magamba Forest Targets; East Coast Boubou, Grey Olive Greenbul, Cliff Chat, Spectacled Weaver, Southern Citril, Red-faced Crimsonwing, Usambara Weaver, Usambara Double-collared Sunbird, Usambara Akalat, White-chested Alethe, Usambara Thrush, Waller´s Starling, Sharpe’s Starling, Spot-throat, Red-capped Forest Warbler, Black-headed Apalis, Bar-throated Apalis,  Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler, Shelley’s Greenbul, Montane Tiny (Usambara) Greenbul, Stripe-faced Greenbul, Black-headed Mountain Greenbul (race Usambarae), Fülleborn´s Boubou, Forest Batis, Green-backed Honeybird, Moustached Tinkerbird, Green Barbet, African Goshawk, Hartlaub´s Turaco, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Bar-tailed Trogon, White-starred Robin, Southern Yellow White-eye, Grey Cuckooshrike, Mountain Buzzard, Olive Pigeon, Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon, Oriole Finch, Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle, ect

Day 07: Birding in Magamba, same birds same targets

Day 08: Morning birding in Magamba if needed, then drive to Same for the South Pare White-eye. Sleeping Elephant Motel. Targets; South Pare White-eye, Southern Citril, Usambara Double-collared Sunbird, Waller´s Starling, Black-headed Apalis, Evergreen Forest Warbler, African Yellow Warbler, Placid Greenbul, Stripe-faced Greenbul, East Coast Boubou, Pallid Honeyguide, Moustached Tinkerbird, African Goshawk, Hartlaub´s Turaco, Eastern-Bronze-naped Pigeon etc

Day 9: Morning birding outside the Mkomanzi National Park and Nyumba ya Mungu dam  then drive to Arusha. Targets: Blue-capped Cordonbleu, Tsavo Sunbird, Black-bellied Sunbird, Eastern Black-headed Batis, Tiny Cisticola, Spot-flanked Barbet, Red and Yellow Barbet, Purple Roller, Mouse-colloured Penduline-Tit, Hunter’s Sunbird, Scaly Chatterer, African Skimmer, Straw-tailed Whydah, Pin-tailed Whydah, Steel-blue Whydah, Southern Grosbeak Canary, Pringle’s Puffbuck, White-headed Mousebird,  Pink-breasted Lark etc other water bird

Day 10: Full day birding in Mererani to Masai Steppes. Target; Southern Grosbeak Canary, Grey-headed Silverbill, Black Bishop, Tsavo Sunbird, Pink-breasted Lark, White-headed Mousebird, Malagasy Pond Heron, White-cheeked Tern, Collared Pratincole,  Dwarf Bittern, Golden-breasted Starling, Hunter’s Sunbird, Black-capped Social Weaver, Northern Crombec, Black-throated Barbet, Rufous Chatterer,  Pygmy Batis

 Day 11: Full day birding in Tarangire National Park. Targets; Blue-capped Cordonbleu, Grey-headed Silverbill, Black Bishop, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Ashy Starling, Hildebrandt´s Starling, Yellow-collared Lovebird, African Grey Woodpecker, Coqui Francolin, Northern Pied Babbler, Fischer´s Sparrow Lark, Swahili Sparrow, African Crake, Three-banded Courser, Yellow-throated Sandgrous, Black-faced Sandgrous, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrous, Desert Cisticola, Zitting Cisticola, Rattling Cisticola, Croaking Cisticola, Flappet Lark, Pearl Spotted Owlet etc.

Day 12: Arusha National Park. Targets; Pangani Longclaw, Abyssinian Crimsonwing, Green Twinspot, Dark-backed Weaver, Taveta Weaver, Eastern Double-collared Sunbird, Abbott´s Starling, Waller´s Starling, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Little Greenbul, Black-headed Mountain Greenbul, Stripe-faced Greenbul, Black-throated Wattle-eye, Red-fronted Parrot, African Goshawk, African Cuckoo-Hawk, African Crake, Hartlaub´s Turaco, Broad-ringed White-eye, Hildebrandt´s Francolin, Scaly Francolin, Maccoa Duck, Abyssinian Crimsonwing, Crowned Eagle,Bar-tailed Trogon, Narina Trogon, Lesser and Greater Flamingos.

Day 13: Kiligolf USA River. Target birds: Kiligolf: Pale White-eye, Grey Olive Greenbul, Long-tailed Fiscal, Pallid Honeyguide, Brown-breasted Barbet, Southern Citril, Red-throated Twinspot, Blue-capped Cordonbleu, Red-backed Mannikin, Grey-headed Silverbill, Black Bishop, Chestnut Weaver, Amethyst Sunbird, Crested Francolin, Northern Brownbul, Pallid Honeyguide, Taveta Weaver, Thick-billed Weaver, Golden backed Weaver, Painted Snipe, White-backed Duck.

Day 14: Duluti+ Ngaresero

Morning birding  around lake Duluti, evening birding  Outside the Ngarasero lodge. Target  Birds: African Wood Owl,White eared barbet,Giant kingfisher,Malachite kingfisher,Pied Kingfisher,Commong Moorhen,Grey olive greenbul,Red throated twinspot,black throated wattle-eye,little greenbul,pygmy kingfisher,Ruppel’s robin chat,little grebe,Madagascar pond heron,

Day 15- Drive to the airport

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