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Kenya

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Birds Of Kenya

More than 1000 species of birds can be found in Kenya. For serious birders and ornithologists this safaris offers you the chance to view and study a large variety of these species which include eagles, vultures, hornbills, weavers, flamingos and ostriches and many others.

Safari Code: GE 011
Duration: 15 Days

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Day itinerary as follows:

Day1: Nairobi

Arrive Nairobi and transfer to a Nairobi Hotel for an overnight BB

Day 2: Nairobi-Samburu/Shaba

Breakfast and depart to the more dry areas north of Mount Kenya and reach Samburu National Park. Lunch .Afternoon game drive; look for rare species of birds like the African Hawk Eagle, Bat Hawk, and Red necked Falcon, Collared Pratincole, and many others not forgetting the common birds which make close to 500 species. You will also find Grevy zebra, the reticulated giraffe, the Gerenuk and the Oryx – all unique to the Samburu National Park. Return to camp before sunset.
Dinner & Overnight Sarova Shaba

Sarova Shaba Lodge

Day 3: Samburu/Shaba

Spend another full day watching birds and making your own Bird check list of the Samburu Reserve,
Dinner & overnight Sarova Shaba

Day 4: Samburu/Shaba-Mt.Kenya

Breakfast and early start, drive through the impressive landscape of the dry lands of Samburu areas and head for Mount Kenya.
Arrive in time for Lunch.
Here you will find Forest birds like different species of Turacos Sunbirds, Paradise and many more.
Dinner & overnight – Castle Lodge/Mountain lodge

Day 5: Mt.Kenya – Aberdare Ranges

Early morning birds walk. Breakfast and then depart for Aberdare Ranges. Arrival Outspan in time for lunch. Later you will be transferred to Tree Tops/The Ark for in the heart of Aberdare National park for dinner and Overnight.

Day 6: Aberdare Ranges-Lake Nakuru

Take your breakfast and drive heading for Lake Nakuru. Main attraction of Lake Nakuru is the spectacular birdlife. People come from all over the world to bird watch here.
Here a lot of water Birds are in large numbers. Flamingoes are found here in thousands.
Arrive for lunch.
Afternoon go for a Birds watching drive.
Dinner & overnight –Flamingo Camp/Lion Hill

Lion Hill Lodge

Day 7: Lake Nakuru

Have a full day of birds watching in the bushes and around the Lake.
Dinner & overnight –Flamingo Camp/Lion Hill

Day 8: Lake Nakuru- Lake Baringo

After early breakfast, you leave for L.Baringo .Arrive and relax by the shores of the lake. Afternoon take a Boat ride to Island Camp.
Dinner & Overnight-L.Baringo Island Camp

Island Camp Baringo

Day 9: Lake Baringo-Lake Bogoria

You will have your breakfast and take a boat ride crossing the lake .The Driver Guide will pick and transfer you shortly to L.Bogoria where you will spend the whole day watching birds around the Alkaline lake and the Hot springs.
Picnic lunch will be provided for the day.
Later Transfer to L.Baringo by road to connect a Boat Ride for an Overnight at L.Baringo Island Camp

Day 10: Lake Bogoria-Kakamega Forest

Early Breakfast, take picnic Lunches and drive through the Kerio Valley and Sirikwa Plateau .You will arrive Kakamega forest Late Afternoon. This is one of the biggest and Indigenous forest we have in Kenya.There is plenty of Bird life, Turacos, Hornbills, Love birds and many other species.
Dinner & overnight-Rondo Retreat Centre

The Kakamega National Reserve is a 36 km2 reserve, situated at the north end of the Kakamega Forest, in Western Province, Kenya, at an elevation of about 1560 m, along the northeastern edge of the Lake Victoria basin. Along its eastern edge rises the partially forested Nandi Escarpment which runs along the western edge of the Rift Valley. The Kakamega Forest is generally considered the eastern-most remnant of the lowland Congolean rainforest of Central Africa.

Faunally and florally, Kakamega is dominated by central African lowland species, but due to its elevation (predominantly between 1500 m and 1600 m) and proximity to the formerly contiguous Nandi Forests it also contains highland elements and is thus unique. The forest boundary (including the reserves) encloses about 238 km2, of which less than half is still indigenous forest.

Throughout the forest are a series of grassy glades, ranging in size from about 1 to 50 ha, with a few larger clearings. The origins of the glades are uncertain. Some are certainly recent clearings, but others predate recent records. These may have originated from past human activity such as cattle grazing or may be the result of herbivory and movements by large mammals such as buffalo and elephants (both now extirpated from the region). The glades vary a great deal in structure, some being open grass and others having a considerable number of trees or shrubs. A number of streams and small creeks run through the reserve. The larger creeks are usually bordered by a few to tens of meters of forest on either side which divide the glades, while the smallest creeks flow through open grasslands, often forming small marshy patches.

Day 11: Kakamega Forest

Spend full day in Kakamega forest exploring the bird species as will as the plant species.
We have many species of plants with medicinal value. The local Guides will help you understand them.
Dinner & overnight-Rondo Retreat Centre

Rondo retreat Centre

Day 12: Kakamega Forest- Masai mara

After breakfast depart for Masai Mara through the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy the plains and savannahs of Africa.
Here you will learn more about the savannah bird species.
You will arrive Masai mara for lunch, the worlds leading wildlife protected area with highest wildlife density and diversity. This is home to the annual great wildebeest migration
Lunch and leisure
Afternoon depart for game drive.
Dinner and overnight-Basecamp FB/Similar

Basecamp Masai Mara

Day 13: Masai mara

Early morning Birds viewing drive return to the camp in time for breakfast.
Enjoy a guided tour to the neighboring Maasai community.  Visit the local school, the health dispensary and the tree plantations. Through this excursion you will discover more about the Local community culture. Experience another dimension of being on safari!  Walking the savannah gives you a stronger feeling of being present, of being in your spirits. Identify savannah birds as you walk. Feel the strong scent of the cocktail ant, spot a Martial eagle, follow tracks of lions and hyenas, and embrace the vibrating savannah together with the Maasai.
Dinner and overnight Basecamp Masai Mara/similar

Day 14: Masai Mara

Early morning game viewing drive, Find the early birds, feel the cool air of the morning. Return to the camp in time for a well deserved breakfast. Afternoon another birds watching drive,
Dinner and overnight Basecamp/similar

Day 15: Masai Mara-Nairobi

Breakfast and depart from Basecamp to Nairobi. Star last game viewing drive on route through the reserve.  Arrive in Nairobi late afternoon for connecting flights or an overnight in Nairobi.

This program is inclusive of:

  • Accommodation Bed and Breakfast Nairobi hotel.
  • Accommodation Full board in all the Lodges during safari
  • Game Drives,
  • Park Fees in all National Parks and Reserves, Camping Fees and/or Group Ranch Fees
  • All Transfers from pick-up in Nairobi to drop-of in Nairobi in a Tour Minivan.
  • English speaking Driver/Walking Guides
  • Flying Doctors evacuation cover within Kenya

This program is NOT inclusive of:

  • International Flights
  • Tip, drinks, extra activities


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