Overview of Engikaret Plains Day Tour
Engikaret Plains day tour itinerary was designed to offer visitors, a short but very deserved bird experience. Engikaret Lark Plains located about 50 km north of Arusha City.
The Itinerary for Engikaret Lark Plains Day Tour
Your bird guide will pick you up at your accommodation at 6.00 am. And then, you’ll depart your lodge to Engikaret Lark Plains for a lovely full-day bird watching experience. It is just about a one-hour drive from Arusha City.
As soon as you arrive there, you’ll meet the Masai local guide as an Engikaret Village representative. It’s a formality of the village government that all visits to the Lark plains must involve him in. He will join you on this tour for about 2 hours before he abandons you. And you will continue with the tour in the peripheral areas regardless of the absence of him. Later in the afternoon, the driver-guide will drive you back to the lodge in Arusha for dinner and overnight.
End of your day tour. And perhaps the beginning of another program with us.
Engikaret Plains Day Tour – Bird List
Following here is a Bird list of the Engikaret Lark Plains and the peripheral areas, to mention a few.
Spike-heeled (Beesley’s) Lark, Red-capped Lark, Capped Wheatear, Taita Fiscal, Common Fiscal, Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark, Rufous-naped Lark, Long-billed Pipit, Short-tailed Lark, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Foxy Lark, Somali Short-toed Lark, Singing Bush Lark, Kori Bustard, African Ostrich (the Masai race), etc
Also in the peripheral areas, you can see birds (to mention a few).
Lanna Falcon, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Lilac-chested Roller, White-bellied Canary, Rosy-patched Bush-shrike, Black-crowned Tchagra, Fischer’s Starling, Superb Starling, Hilderbrandt’s Starling, Sunbirds (a variety), Cisticola (a variety), Red-and-yellow Barbet, d’Arnaud’s Barbet, Northern Pied Babbler, Rufous Chatterer, etc.
And also: Namaqua Dove, African Mourning Dove, Ring-naked Dove, Laughing Dove, Eastern Chanting-Goshawk, Helmeted Guineafowl, Blue-naped Mousebird, Speckled Mousebird, White-headed Mousebird, Fork-tailed Drongo, African Hoopoe, Red-billed Hornbill, Von der Decken’s Hornbill, African Grey Hornbill, Nubian Woodpecker, Red-billed Firefinch, African Grey Flycatcher, etc
Perhaps, you’ll (depending on the season) see as well as animals like:
Giraffes (the Masai race), Grant’s Gazelles, Thomson’s Gazelles, Wildebeest, Lesser Kudu, Gerenuk, and Slender Mongoose
Engikaret Plains Day Tour – Inclusions and Exclusions
Services Included in
- Pick up and drop off at your lodge/hotel in Arusha
- Engikaret village fee
- Picnic lunch, and bottled drinking water (1.5 to 2 liters) per person
- Service of an English speaking bird-guide
- Transport is a 4 x 4 Vehicle with a pop-up roof
- International flights
- Accommodations (before and after a tour)
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee
- A tip to the driver-guide (bird guide)
- Laundry Services
- All items of a personal nature