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Planning a birding safari?

Then you need a Bird—watching Specialist... and that's me—Mark, I will go down to every last birding detal...

As you can tell by our name—SHRIKE, we are passionate about birds. I am a Tanzanian bird—watching specialist that has been expertly crafting birding itinerary and professionally guiding birders through the heart of Africa's wilderness since 2005.
Tanzania is a birding paradise, unlike anywhere else on Earth. It offers a kind—of—bird—watching experience that will change your life forever if planned perfectly. My guests always come back saying that they have just experienced a birding safari—of—A—Lifetime.
I've personally traveled throughout East Africa and spend lots of my time every year working from the Serengeti and Mwanza office—Tanzania. You and I both share the same interest—Birding; I always offer birding safari experiences that will exceed your expectations. I am the father of four children and with my wife, we go birding as a family every now and then.

Mark
Birding Safari Specialist...

Mark's Top 7 Lodges & Tented Camps for Birding

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TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE | TARANGIRE

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    Tarangire Safari Lodge is the soul of birding in Tarangire National Park, and your room offers a panorama of landscape, sky, river, and wildlife with the massive majesty of savannah woodland...

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GIBB'S FARM | NGORONGORO HIGHLAND

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    Fresh food, fresh air, and fresh perspectives abound at Gibb’s Farm (a three-time Travel + Leisure Top Safari Lodge in Africa).

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SPEKE BAY LODGE | LAKE VICTORIA

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    Located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania; only 10 minutes drive from the Serengeti National Park, Speke Bay is part of Speke Gulf, named in 1858 after the famous explorer John Hanning Speke who discovered Lake Victoria to be the source of the Nile. Over 250 species of bush, swamp, and water birds live on the Lodge's 85 hectares of savannah.

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KIRAWIRA SERENA CAMP | SERENGETI

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    Designed to replicate the classic hunting camps of famous hunters like Baron Bror Blixen and Denys George Finch Hatton—an English aristocratic big-game hunter and the lover of Baroness Karen Blixen, a Danish noble-lady who spoke about him in her autobiographical book "Out of Africa".

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KIOTANEST | ARUSHA

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    All meals are home—prepared with fresh ingredients to suit your tastes and preference. There are over 100 species of birds recorded on the Kiota property?

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LAKE NDUTU TENTED LODGE | NDUTU PLAINS

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    It is difficult to imagine a more spectacular setting for Lake Ndutu Tented Lodge, a tranquil oasis nestled into a savannah's endless plains overlooking Lake Ndutu.

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KAMBI YA TEMBO | KILIMANJARO

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    Kambi ya Tembo is an adventurous camp located on the northern face of Mount Kilimanjaro with fantastic views of the mountain and expanded plains of the African savannah where you can really enjoy birding in the area

HOW TO ACCURATELY WORK WITH MARK

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Call, Chat or Send Mark an inquiry, the choice is yours; just click to the GET STARTED button below...

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He will then craft and send you a detailed itinerary based on your interest, preferences and wishes as mentioned on the custom form.

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He closely work with you to fine-tune the itinerary until it exactly suits well with your style and wishes.

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He confirms the accommodations and ask you to lock in your trip with only 30% deposit and then pay the rest in instalments, with no interest or fees.

We had an incredible safari with Shrike Safaris! Our private local safari guide went out of his way to make this safari a memorable experience for me. He was knowledgeable and more attentive and told us a lot of interesting stories about the life of local people, the African ecosystem, birds, etc...

Quannetta Edwards (Tucker), PhD

Professor at Western University of Health Sciences, California, US

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM MARK

A Birder at Heart

Tanzania is my homeland; I know Tanzania birding better than anyone else even Google can't compete with me, yes! I am serious... And, I do offer a way to experience birding in Tanzania ethically, comfortably, and intimately.

 Custom—Approach

I'll offer you choices, flexibility, accomplished guides, and local experts on every stage of the planning until we make the final itinerary. I will expertly craft a custom safari specifically for you from start to finish. Everything we discuss is specifically tailored for you

Attention to Detail

It's part of the Shrike DNA to get my hands dirty and immerse myself into your last details. Apart from the custom approach, the charm and wit behind the Shrike success is scrupulous attention to detail in everything that we do.

We are 100% Committed

Once I have planned your itinerary down to the last detail, so we are not deviating from it, even for a second! I and our talented birding guides will deliver on our promises, inclusions, meals, activities, accommodations, birding, and guiding as I have planned.

START PLANNING WITH MARK

Share your dream adventure details with Mark to get started..!

PLEASE NOTE:

Before you ask Mark to organize a birding safari for you; you must understand that this is only for travelers serious about exploring this part of the World they have dreamt of... If you are looking for the cheapest birding safari or want to make your birding safari on the back of poorly paid birding guides or you think that a budget of $ 200 is somehow going to turn your safari into A—Once—In—A—Lifetime—Experience... then, Mark is not the right specialist for you.

But if you are ready to perfectly plan your bird—watching safari, get in touch with Mark—A bird at heart and highly trained birding specialists. He will tailor a birding itinerary specifically for you.By the way, we recommend you reach out to him ASAP as he organizes only a few trips at a time. He gives each trip his full attention and this helps him to assure the success of each trip—and, more importantly, your complete satisfaction.