Birder’s Paradise
12 Days
Price Guide


Typically starts at US$500+ per person, per day of service


Typically starts at US$600+ per person, per day of service


Typically starts at US$750+ per person, per day of service


  • A unique itinerary to include some of the best areas in Tanzania for birding: Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Rubondo Island National Park. An ornithologist’s dream!
  • Visit Arusha National Park – a park that is often overlooked, which has endemic species
  • Includes another off the beaten path area: Rubondo Island, which teems with water-birds
  • We’ll arrange guides who have a specific interest in birds – ensuring every twitcher is satisfied!
  • All our suggested itineraries can be tailored to your personal requirements

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 based). In fact, new species are regularly being identified!


Day 1

Upon arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) you will be met and transferred to Machweo Wellness Retreat where you will spend two nights.

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Day 2

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 – 5

Spend 3 nights at Oliver’s Camp. 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.

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Day 6 – 7

Begin your adventure to encounter the great migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras as they span across the Serengeti. Fly to the exclusive and remote Namiri Plains Camp where you will spend the next two nights.

View Namiri Plains Camp

Day 8 – 11

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!

View Rubondo Island Camp

Day 12

Time to head back into civilization! Fly to Kigali (Rwanda) for your own onward flight arrangements.

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