Tanzania - Birds & Big Game

      Arusha, Tanzania

      VB
      Ventures Birding Tours
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      85 reviews
      Nov 20 - Dec 10, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 5
      Tanzania - Birds & Big Game
      Arusha, Tanzania

      Ventures Birding Tours
      • Email address verified
      85 reviews

      Nov 20 - Dec 10, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 5

      About this trip

      This tour consists of 19 full days of unforgettable birding in the Republic of Tanzania, one of the premier wildlife destinations in the world. On this tour, we should have plenty of time to see and photograph a range of endemic bird species found only in Tanzania while visiting world-famous wildlife destinations such as the Serengeti, Ngorogoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park to enjoy the country’s big game as well. This incredible venture takes us to a wide variety of ecosystems and top birding sites in the country, including Lake Victoria, Pemba Island, and the endemic-rich montane forests of the Eastern Arc Mountains. The November timing of the trip ensures maximum bird diversity, with thousands of migratory birds from Europe and North Africa present while local birds will have their breeding plumage on display. In addition, depending on the rains we should catch the start of the wildebeest migration as the animals move southward from Kenya into the northern Serengeti plains, which should be a highlight for many. To ensure maximum enjoyment, each participant will have a window seat in the 4x4 safari vehicles we’ll be driving in.

      What’s included

      • Food
      • Accommodation
      • Ground transportation
      • Guide services

      What’s not included

      • International Airfare
      • Alcoholic beverages
      • Laundry
      • Gratuities
      • Items of personal nature

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy

      Room-sharing

      $12,950
      Deposit: $1,300
      Single Traveler

      For those wanting their own room

      $13,930
      Deposit: $1,300


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      VB
      Ventures Birding Tours
      85 reviews
      Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

      Reviews

      MC
      Great trip. Vicky knows her ducks and other waterbirds and where to find them. We look forward to more trips with her as a guide
      By Mike C for Duck Day in Asheville on Feb 13, 2024
      The trip was very enjoyable, in spite of the cold weather. Michael Werndley is a great guide and fun to be with. The main attraction was the chance to see up to ten species of owls, many of which can often be seen after migrating down from more northern areas in Canada. The group saw a Snowy Owl, Hawk Owl, Barred Owl, and (the major attraction) two impressive Great Gray Owls! Other local species included Snow Buntings, Common and Hoary Redpolls, a Northern Shrike, Canada Jay, Pine Grosbeaks, Golden Eye, numerous Bald Eagles, and a Merlin (sitting atop our hotel in Minneapolis). In addition, the group saw many winter species common to our own area. An unexpected treat was the sight of three wolves totting along the frozen harbor shoreline in Duluth! A great time was had by all!
      By Peter H for Northern Minnesota 2024 - Owls & Winter Finches on Feb 05, 2024
      Weather was a lot better than I anticipated, but even if it had been exceptionally cold, this trip is definitely worth it. To see the snow-covered landscape scenes, the beauty of the Black Spruce trees, all the native habitat for the Great Gray Owl, was an exciting and enjoyable experience. The food choices were fantastic as were the views of Lake Superior. Dress warmly and go for it!
      By Shirley A for Northern Minnesota 2024 - Owls & Winter Finches on Feb 04, 2024
      This was our second trip with Keith Watson and it was very special - he is wonderful to bird with, and to just be with. Our group was small and it made the trip that much more meaningful. We saw beautiful places, beautiful birds, and had lots of good food and good company. We had difficult weather at times and Keith was able to keep our spirits up and make it feel adventurous rather than adverse. Very grateful.
      By RHONDA B for Cranes Galore at Hiwassee on Feb 03, 2024
      This was a uniquely wonderful birding trip. Great group and great birding, with fantastic local guide, Sean, and always wonderful, Simon Thompson. We had our own chefs, one of whom traveled with us, with wonderful food and some Suriname local food. The Surinamese people were warm and welcoming. Fantastic trip!1
      By Toni M for Suriname 2023 on Dec 15, 2023
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