Overview

Our new tour explores the famous and quintessential birding and wildlife reserves of northern Tanzania, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. The tour will focus on Tanzanian endemics and regional specials whilst having ample time to marvel at some of the highest concentrations of wildlife to be found anywhere on our planet, and all this amidst spectacular scenery in one of Africa's wildest, most stable and least spoilt destinations! Some of the many regional specials and endemic birds that will target on this tour are the beautiful Fischer’s and Yellow-collared Lovebirds, Ashy Starling, Grey-breasted Spurfowl and Rufous-tailed Weaver. With Mt. Kilimanjaro as a backdrop, we will search for the highly localized Beesley’s Lark, one the world’s rarest lark species with perhaps no more than 250 birds left! Our tour uses a superb standard of accommodation and comfortable safari vehicles with pop-up roof hatches to optimize viewing. This is an incredible and immensely rewarding birding safari is augmented by some of the most outstanding mammal viewing the world has to offer.

Tour Facts Top Birds
chances for millions of flamingos; Fischer’s & Yellow-collared Lovebirds; Ashy Starling; Grey-breasted Spurfowl; Rufous-tailed Weaver; Beesley’s Lark; Rosy-patched Bushshrike; Blue-naped Mousebird; Von der Decken’s Hornbill; White-bellied Go-away-bird; White-headed Buffalo Weaver; Grey-crested Helmetshrike; Karamoja Apalis; Secretarybird; Bateleur; Kori Bustard; Silverbird; Blue-capped Cordon-bleu; Lappet-faced Vulture; Schalow’s Turaco; Tacazze, Golden-winged & Eastern Double-collared Sunbirds;
Top Mammals
the 'Big Five' and typical African megafauna, Cheetah, Serval, Gerenuk, Giraffe, Spotted Hyena, Bat-eared Fox, Thomson’s & Grant’s Gazelles, Topi, Hartebeest, Bohor Reedbuck, Eland, Hippopotamus Kirk’s Dik-dik, Oribi, ‘Defassa’ Waterbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Common Zebra, Black Rhinoceros
Habitats Covered
lowland & montane forests, Acacia savanna, rivers and wetlands, rocky gorges, grassland, Baobab-studded grasslands,
Expected Climate
warm to hot, dry conditions, but cool at higher elevations and rain can be expected
Max Group Size
6 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
undemanding, but some relatively long drives
Accommodation
comfortable lodges
Ease of Birding
mostly easy birding
Other Attractions
Oldupai Prehistoric site, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Maasai, African curios
Photographic Opportunities
outstanding
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Wayne Jones was a true professional. In addition, he was warm and kind. Also, he is an excellent manager of time. We got the target birds and were given enough time to get ready for checklist & dinner. Wayne also set up excellent photo experiences.

Our Tanzania: Highlights of the North tour was a wonderful experience. Nigel Redman was a superb leader with an in-depth knowledge of the birds of East Africa which he generously shared throughout the trip. His many years of experience in leading birding tours showed: he was an expert in spotting and identifying birds and, most importantly, getting participants on the bird quickly. Nigel's own enthusiasm and delight in birds was contagious and his good humour set the tone for a very enjoyable tour. He and local guide Roger were true professionals and we would love to travel with either again.

Wayne Jones is an excellent guide and very personable. He seems to see everything and is so patient with everyone. He is well organised and things happen when he says they will. This trip was just an overall wonderful experience.

[Cuan's] enthusiasm for birding was unbeatable. He made every effort to make sure all members of the party saw every bird.... [He] respected all levels of birding knowledge and ability within the group, making those with beginning ability feel just as valued as the advanced birders.

David Hoddinott and indeed the drivers and Alison were all amazing - making this a life-changing experience. Everything went far better than expected throughout the tour in my opinion. I do not see how it could have been improved. Well done to all!

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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