As you can tell by our name, Shrike we are passionate about birds. Founder and CEO Mark Madola is a birding expert and has passed those skills along to all of our safari guides. Come join us as we search for hundreds of rare and beautiful birds along the plains of the Serengeti, around iconic Lake Victoria, and throughout Ngorongoro Crater!
Set out in a private 4x4 safari vehicle with a specialist birding safari guide to enjoy the varied bird species found in the national parks and reserves where Shrike operates in Africa.
The absolute ultimate in birding luxury safari, Shrike's Luxury Birding & Wildlife Expedition offers the excitement and glamour of the African birding together with a romantic and indulgent game viewing featuring the most exclusive and luxu- rious resorts in all of Africa. And local flights from one destination to another serve time and end up having plenty of time to enjoy NATURE. This African expedition is more than just BIRDING and wildlife... thundering herds, hundreds of birds on the trees and plains, in the Crater and in savannah woodland. On that rare and wonderful occasion, there can be splendour and elegance beyond your wildest imagination. The following paragraph provides details of this programme and the tale of our inspiration for this exquisite birding expedition. In 1909 Teddy Roosevelt jour-neyed to East Africa with anentourage of society friends and there undertook a journey that would forever alter the world’s perception of luxury travel at its ultimate. Replete with collapsible canvas bathtubs, custom-made bed linens, exotic safari outfits and equipment, vintage wines and elegant table fittings, the party set out with 500 porters to transport and service the needs of this exclusive group in their quest to conquer the bush in elegance and luxury. It was then that the concept of the Tented Safari was born, an elaborate combination of exotic African adventure and European civility and comfort. A century later, the Africa of Teddy Roosevelt awaits the traveller who wishes to experience the splendour of the wilderness in all its raw and stunning beauty while luxuriating in the finest of services and deluxe accommodations...
Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and Lake Victoria.... just a few of the alluring names evoked at the mention of Tanzania—and all visited in unrivaled luxury on this exhilarating bird watching safari. With stays at the stylish new safari lodges—astounding properties that bring five-star élan in harmony with nature—we explore the full grandeur of this justly iconic land. From singular Serengeti plains and the rugged terrain of the Great Rift valley to the Edenic expenses of the Ngorongoro Crater, this extraordinary journey puts a thrilling new spin on your birding safari.