Our Kenya and Tanzania birding tours take us to these remarkable African safari destinations, each boasting a bird list in excess of a thousand species! As such they epitomize Africa’s reputation as "the birding tours continent", hosting a profusion of outrageously colorful and easily observable birds. Augmenting this incredible birding, our tours guarantee you "front row seats" to the finest mammal show on the planet. Over our many years of operation in this region, we have tailored an exciting portfolio of tours to satisfy every visitor, from hardcore birders to travelers seeking a more diverse vacation blending birding, wildlife and cultural activities with luxury game lodges. Our Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game birding tours are designed to maximize both big game and birdwatching experiences by selecting the very best and most accessible destinations of these two fantastic African nations. On our Tanzania birding tours we explore the floor of the legendary Ngorongoro Crater, literally teeming with mammals and birdlife, the endless plains of the Serengeti, and the verdant riverbeds of Tarangire. In Kenya we visit key reserves offering a variety of habitats, from Amboseli in the shadows of Mt. Kilimanjaro, to the montane forests of Mt. Kenya, fantastic Shaba in the dry Samburu region, as well as Lake Nakuru, glowing pink with up to two million Lesser Flamingos! Offering over 450 bird species and unparalleled African mammal experiences, it’s no surprise that this remains one of our most popular tours. Furthermore, a small group size of just 6 guests makes for a very personalized experience.
Our Tanzania - Mega Birding tour has been specifically designed to target virtually all the Tanzanian endemic bird species, including such megas as Udzungwa Forest Partridge, Dapplethroat and the endangered Uluguru Bushshrike. Our 26-day Tanzania birding tour adventure begins on the idyllic island of Pemba. Thereafter we launch our assault on the numerous Eastern Arc Mountain endemics, taking us into the remote reaches of the Udzungwa, Uluguru, Ukaguru and Usambara Mountains, where a number of exceedingly range restricted species are found. Our exploration continues with a visit to the Kilombero Swamps for three newly discovered species, before making our way into the dry Acacia woodlands and game filled plains of northern Tanzania.
Our new Tanzania - Highlights of the North 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.