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Highlights
  • Guided visit to National Museum Bird Gallery
  • Chance to see exotic birds en route to the various destinations during this excursion
  • Visit to Great Rift Valley and Lake Bogoria National Park
  • Lake Nakuru National Park

Kenya is home to over 1,000 species of birds. Enjoy an extra ordinary birding session while enjoying the breathtaking view of lake, tropical rain forest and game reserve. Fully engage your senses as your eyes and ears marvel at the beauty, mannerism and vocalization of different birds. You will also get the chance to see exotic birds en route to the various destinations during this excursion. Bring along your binoculars to get the most from this wonderful journey.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Nairobi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Safari Park Hotel or Similar

On arrival at the Airport met by our representative and later transfer to the hotel. Afternoon guided visit to National Museum Bird Gallery. This is a good beginning for our Kenya bird watching Safari. Followed by, short birds walk at Nairobi National Museum and the Botanic Garden. Here we anticipate seeing species like the Variable Sunbird, Bronze Sunbird and the Collard Sunbird, African Goshawk, Palm swift Baglafetch Weaver, among others.

Day 02: Nairobi – Naro Moru

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Sweetwaters or similar

Today we leave in the morning and head Northward of “the city in the sky” towards Thika, Blue Post Inn – unique with its twin waterfalls Chania and Thika Falls provide rewarding bird watching time for birders’. Here we have an opportunity to encounter with a few coastal species that penetrate into main land following the River Tana. We could be lucky to sight the Trumpeter Hornbill, Brown Hooded Kingfisher, Zanzibar Sombre Green-bull and African Golden Weaver. Great egret, Ayres Hawk Eagle, Green sand piper, African green pigeon, Eastern bronze napped pigeon, Purple Crested Turaco, Green headed sunbird and Black cuckoo shrike. Lunch and thereafter drive towards Naro Moru. Unique birds to this area include, Eastern double collared sunbird, Alpine swift, Black Chested snake eagle, Narina Trogon, Scaly throated honey guide, Mountain Wagtail, White headed wood hoopoe, African Black Duck, Grey Cuckoo shrike and Yellow-bellied waxbill.

Day 03: Naro Moru- Mt. Kenya

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Sweetwaters or similar

Spend the day birding at this Mountain Lodge with montane forest. Rare species likely to be seen include; Green Ibis, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Harrier Hawk, Rufous Sparrow hawk, Ayre’s Hawk Eagle. Black stork, Red Fronted Parrots, Green Ibis Common snipe, Mountain Buzzard, Bronze napped pigeon Mountain white-eye, Abbots Starling, Sharpe’s Starling, Mountain Oriole and Thick-billed seed eater.

Day 04: Mt. Kenya – Lake Baringo via Lake Bogoria

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Lake Baringo Resort or similar

We leave in the morning and head for Lake Baringo with a stop at the Nyahururu Waterfalls, there are possibilities of sighting Chestnut-Winged Starlings, Slender billed starling, Rock Martin, Grey cuckoo shrike around the waterfalls. Proceed on by road into the Great Rift Valley and onto Lake Bogoria National Park. It has acacia-fichus woodland and to the north is a papyrus swamp. Birds unique to this area include Congregators of Lesser and Greater flamingo, Steppe eagle, Curlew Sand piper, Black necked grebe and Black headed Plover.

Day 05: Lake Baringo

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Lake Baringo Spa Resort or similar

Full day at Baringo with 500 species of birds having been recorded. Explore this area with field birding around Lake Baringo, its environs, the Cliffs and the bushes. There are possibilities to see rare species like, Cape Eagle Owl, White-faced Scoops Owl, Jackson’s Hornbill, Hemp rich’s Hornbill, Brown-Tailed Rock Chat, Northern Red Bishop, Northern Masked Weaver and White Billed Buffalo Weaver, Northern brownbul, Northern Brownbul, Jackson’s golden backed weaver, Little weaver, Brown Tailed Rock Chat, Goliath heron, Northern Shoveller, verreaux's eagle owl, Bristle crowned starling, Senegal Thicknee, Pygmy falcon, Blue checked bee-eater.

Day 06: Lake Baringo – Kakamega forest

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Kakamega Golf Hotel or similar

Leave Baringo after breakfast and head to an isolated remnant of the equatorial rain forest that once spread over Africa from west to east. It contains an excellent representation of bird, animal, and plant species including an array of primates. Kakamega forest’s avifauna is rich and unusual in its composition. It is a must stop for an avid birder. It makes a kenya bird watching safari complete.  Two globally threatened species reside here, Chapins Flycatcher and Turners Eremomela. The avifauna is unique not only nationally but also continentally; the forest holds large populations of Black and white Columbus and Red tailed monkeys among others. Dinner and Overnight camp at isicheno campsite.

Day 07: Kakamega forest

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Kakamega Golf Hotel or similar

Full day bird walk at the eastern most extension of the great tropical rain forest stretching from West Africa. This forest is renowned for its uniqueness and richness in bird life and species like, Turners Eremomela, Black billed Turaco, Great blue turaco, Cameroon Sombre Green bull, little grey Green bull, Yellow Bellied Wattle eye, Purple-throated cuckoo, Hairy Breasted Barbet, Grey breasted Illadopsis, African Grey Parrot, Square tailed drongo and Chapins Flycatcher.

Day 08: Kakamega forest – Lake Victoria

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Imperial Hotel or similar

After breakfast head southwards to the shore’s Lake Victoria, our bird walk will be focusing on the Dunga beach Swamp this site is home to one of the most reliable sites in Kenya for the scarce and threatened papyrus yellow warbler. Papyrus Gonolek, Swamp fly catcher, Marsh Tachgra, Jacksons golden backed weaver, Red chested sunbird, Sedge warbler, Carruthers’s Cisticola, Southern red bishop, Northern brown throated weaver, Greater swamp warbler.

Day 09: Lake Victoria – Lake Nakuru

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Sunbird lodge or similar

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park coloured with a shimmering flamingo pink from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. The lake has been named a world Ramsar site. It is the most sought after Kenya birdwatching safari destination. Nakuru National Park, a shallow and strongly alkaline lake, with surrounding acacia woodland & grassland is known for its bird life for the thousands of Lesser and Greater flamingos make this lake their home, among hundreds of other Species unique to this area which include, White winged Black Tern, Hilderbrants Francolin, African fish eagle, Steppe eagle, Grey crested Helmet Shrike, Red-capped lark, Spotted Crake. Wildlife is also in abundance here.

Day 10: Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa spa Resort or similar

Depart for Lake Naivasha morning bird walk or boat ride (Optional), one of the fresh water lakes in the Great Rift Valley. It is a significant site for Red knobbed coots, African spoonbill, African jacana and little grebes depending on water levels.

Day 11: Lake Naivasha

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa spa Resort or similar.

Full day at the lake Naivasha Region with bird walks around the Club grounds and a visit to the Elsa Mere field study center. Notable birds unique to this area include Gadwall, Spotted Red Shank, Black Tailed Godwit, and Great white egret, Black Headed Gull, Purple Swamp Hen and Mottled swift.

Day 12: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Mara Sopa Resort or similar

Drive across plains of wheat and barley to Masai Mara. The Masai Mara Game Reserve is regarded as the most magnificent natural theatre in the world. Set in the heart of Africa’s Great Plains, the Masai Mara boasts both animal and animal populations in this unspoiled wilderness.

Day 13 & 14: Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Mara Sopa Resort or similar

Two full days in the Masai, the extensive grasslands are a strong hold to the threatened, migratory Corncrake and the near threatened Jackson’s widowbird. The bush and woodlands around the reserve also hold some unique bird species, more than 450 bird species have been recorded in the Mara, including 12 species of Cist cola and birds of prey. Large numbers of palaerctic migrants’ winter in the area including Caspian plovers and white storks. Other local and unusual birds in the Mara include Rock Cisticola, Rufous Bellied Heron, Denham’s Bustard, Black Coucal, Red tailed chat, Pale Wren Warbler, Tabora Cisticola, Yellow Bellied Hyliota, Green-capped Eremomela and Magpie Shrike.

Day 15: Masai Mara – Nairobi

Meals: Breakfast.

After breakfast depart for Nairobi lunch at Karen Blixen later visit Giraffe Centre and kazuri beads for souvenirs  Dinner at Carnivore, thereafter you will be transferred to the airport in time for your International departure flight.

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Trip Includes
  • Internal transportations
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tour guide
Trip Excludes
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
Meals Included:

15 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 14 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Intimate Group - 12 max
Start City
Nairobi
End City
Nairobi
Cancellation Policy:

Our cancellation charges are determined by the fact that once we have booked with Hotels, Safari Camps and Lodges and with the local Airlines, they will charge us a cancellation fee if cancel a booking. Generally there is a 50% charge on cancellation with 14-35 days, 75% charge with 2-24 days, and 100% charge within 48 hours. It is responsibility of a traveler to have adequate cancellation insurance while travelling (see point 6:-)

Additional Information:

Itinerary Changes

Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules, it should be noted that the tour operators in Africa may be obliged to occasionally change routes and camps on safaris as dictated by changing conditions. Seasonal rainfall, bush fires or other natural occurrences may bring about such conditions. Airlines, aircraft specific flights and other transfers may also need to be changed for various reasons. Africa Safari land Tours shall not be held responsible for such itinerary changes as discussed above and shall not be held liable for any refund, provided such changes are beyond the control of Africa Safari land Tours.

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