Kenya Birding Safari Experience
Kenya is a unique ornithological paradise
Kenya Birding Safari Experience Bird watchers can come across plain birds, wading birds, forest birds and sea birds. This package will concentrate on giving the lovers of birds an opportunity to search their favourite bird species. Unlike the conventional tours that concentrate more on the “big five”, this package will give the watchers a chance to find the birds and see larger wildlife.
Day 1: ARRIVAL NAIROBI
Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to Fairview Hotel. Overnight Fairview Hotel
Day 2: NAIROBI – LAKE NAIVASHA
After breakfast check out and proceed to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch/. Later in the afternoon proceed for a bird walk at the lodge.
Sinclude and not limited to the White Pelican, Black Crake, Kingfisher,Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Green Woodhoopoe, White-headed Barbet, Bearded woodpecker,Bee-eater,Verreaux’s Eagle Owl hunting along the lakeshore acacias and many other resident bird species. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodgeeveral bird species have been recored around Lake Naivasha.
Day 3: LAKE NAIVASHA/HELL’S GATE
Today you will set out with your picnic lunch boxes to Hell’s Gate National Park. Over 100 bird species have been recorded here and other larger wildliffe. These include; Verreaux’s Eagles, augur buzzard, and swifts. African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, and baboons are also common.
The park is also home to klipspringer antelope and Chanler’s mountain reedbuck.
Day 4: NAIVASHA – LAKE NAKURU
You can take a break by hiring a bicycle and cycle inside the park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge After breakfast.
After a short bird walk or relax a little then check out and proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive in Lake Nakuru National park in time for lunch. Lunch at Lion Hill lodge.
1500 hrs Afternoon game drive. This is a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizable number of the endangered rhinocerous and the Rothschild giraffe. Lake Nakuru National Park is situated in the Rift Valley region of Kenya and comprises of the blue-green Lake Nakuru, bushy grasslands and yellow acacia woodlands, the Great Rift Valley Escarpments hills and ridges.
The park’s swamps and marshes are home to species. The buffalo, white rhino, zebra, giraffe, hyena and over 56 mammal species are in abundance. Your stay is in world class lodges such as the spectacular Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Lake Nakuru lodge.
Alternatively you have the option of pitching in special campsites namely Reedbuck, Nyuki, Nyati, Rhino, Soysambu, Chui and Naishi. Public Campsites at Bacpakers and Makalia equally provide additional camping options. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodgewater birds including the famed pink flamingo and around 450 terrestrial bird
Day 5 & 6: LAKE NAKURU – LAKE BARINGO
After breakfast , check out and proceed to Lake Baringo arriving in time for lunch at Lake Baringo Country Club.
Here chances of encountering Slender-tailed Nightjar, Heuglin’s Courser, Spotted Thick-knee, Northern Masked, little, Jackson’s and vitelline masked weaver, bristle-crowned starling, Hemprich and Jackson’s Hornbills, Mouse- coloured Penduline Tit, Brown-tailed
Day 7: BARINGO – KAKAMEGA
Rock Chat, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, White-faced Scops Owl, Beautiful Sunbird and much more are very high. Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Country Club
Today you will be proceeding to Kenyas only remnant in Kenya of the unique Guineo-Congolian forest ecosystem, the park offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty. For bird and butterfly watchers, this is the place to visit.
The forest is home to over 400 species of butterflies, about 300 bird species like Snowy-headed and Blue-shouldered Robbin-chats and many more.27 species of snakes.
The park also supports more than 350 species of trees and 7 primate species including the endangered DeBrazza monkey, black and white colobus monkey and vervet monkey. The Potto (the world’s slowest mammal on earth), duikers and Dik diks are also found in Kakamega. Dinner and overnight at Rondo Retreat
Day 8: KAKAMEGA FOREST
Spend the day exploring the rain forest in search of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at Rondo Retreat
Day 9: KAKAMEGA – MASAI MARA
After breakfast, check out and proceed to Masai Mara. Arrive at Kenya’s most populous park, the Masai Mara Game Reserve in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge / Mara Simba Lodge. Later proceed with game en-route to Mara Simba Lodge, Masai Mara.
Masai mara has migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Masai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge / Mara Simba Lodge.
Day 10: MASAI MARA
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge / Mara Simba Lodge.
Day 11: DEPART
After a short morning game drive we return to the lodge for breakfast, check out and proceed to Nairob. Farewell late lunch will be served at a selected restaurant. Later drop off at the airport for your flight back home.
- Local tourist taxes
- Binoculars for game drive viewing
- Bottled Water at all times while on safari
- Park or reserve entry fees – where applicable
- Driver’s salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives or sightseeing as detailed on the itinerary – where indicated
- All meals at hotels as mentioned in the itinerary – ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner )
- Ground transportation with an English-speaking driver/guide or naturalist guide
- Pick up from airport of arrival and drop off to the airport of departure while on safari
- Transport based on excellent 4X4 Vehicle (Landcruiser) with open roof for game viewing
- Full board Accommodation and If accommodation is fully booked we’ll suggest a comparable alternative
- International flights
- Tips and gratuities, which are optional
- Airport customs entry visas (currently US$ 50 per person)
- Balloon Flight Trip over the Serengeti or Maasai Mara
- Optional Night Game Drives or any tour mentioned as Optional Tours
**PLEASE NOTE: The tour can be upgraded to a higher standard accommodation at an extra cost. It can also be cheaper if less expensive (but still good quality) accommodation is used. The final cost of the tour depends on your budget and preference.