Spend a day in Arusha National Park which has a prolific volume of birdlife – there are more than 400 species in this park! From Arusha, venture into Tarangire which is also famed for its unique species (many endemic); there are more than 500 resident and migratory species here. From Tarangire fly into the Eastern Serengeti where you can experience more of a “general safari”, though there are a large number of eagles, hawks, and buzzards which nest in the area and will keep the twitchers enthralled. After the Serengeti, fly to Rubundo Island and spend 4 nights exploring this isolated island. This region is a birder’s dream – with hundreds of unique species (largely water-birds). In fact, new species are regularly being identified!
Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you will be met and transferred to Arusha Gran Melia Hotel where you will spend two nights.
Day 2: Arusha National Park
Today you will spend the day in Arusha National Park. The park is small but varied, with spectacular landscapes and offers an abundance of birdlife in the 3 distinct areas: Ngurdoto Crater, grasslands and the shallow alkaline Momella Lakes.
Day 3, 4 & 5: Tarangire National Park
Spend 3 nights at Tarangire Safari Lodge. Tarangire is famed for its birdlife and attracts twitchers from across the globe. There are more than 500 species of resident and migratory species in this park alone. We’ll allocate you a guide with a special interest and expertise in birding.
Day 6 & 7: Serengeti National Park
Continue your adventure to encounter the great migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras as they span across the Serengeti ecosystem. Explore the central/south/north or west depends on the migration movements and spend the next two nights at Acacia Camps in the center of Serengeti.
Day 8 & 11: Rubondo Island (lake Victoria)
Fly from the Serengeti to Rubondo Island where you will stay at Rubundo Island Camp for the next 4 nights. The only lodge located on this island sanctuary, this place is to be enjoyed by only a handful of fortunate (and intrepid) travelers!
Day 12: Fly Back Home or Zanzibar beach
Time to head back into civilization! Fly back home or extension to Zanzibar beach for relaxation or to Kigali for Gorilla trekking on your own onward flight and accommodation arrangements.