This tour takes you to
visit 4 National parks located in the southern of Kenya, where you will
stay for 3 nights in Amboseli National Park and 1 night in Tsavo West
National Park 1 night Salt lick with game drives. Accommodation can be
either at luxury, standard lodges or camping as per your choice. We
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On this safari you will visit one of the main sources of water supply in Mombasa Kenya that is the mzima springs. you will also visit Amboseli National Park and get a glimpse of the Mount. Kilimanjaro. You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas, also peoples and culture. Availability 90%
Minimum Rate Per Adult: US$
Departing From: Nairobi
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights Kenya Bird Watching Safaris
Departure Time: 0800 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)
Minimum Persons Required: 2Accommodations: Luxury lodge
Best Time: All round the year
11 Days Kenya Bird watching Safari
Days 1 Nairobi
On arrival you will be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to a Nairobi hotel where you will spend your overnight stay. After lunch we will pay a visit to the National Museum birds galley and later have an excursion tour of the Nairobi City. Dinner and Overnight at a Nairobi Hotel.
Day 2 Maasai Mara - Bird watching
Great Rift Valley onto the world most famous Game Reserve Masai Mara. Stop en-route at the viewpoints of the Great Rift Valley floor for stunning views arriving Mara in time for lunch. This reserve has a vast area of rolling grasslands with scattered pockets of acacia woodland. Interesting species such as: Secretary bird, numerous vultures among them Lappet Faced Vulture & the White Backed Vulture, eagles and hawks, Watt led Plover, Yellow-Throated Sand-Grouse, Bare-Faced Go-Away bird, Gabon Nightjar, Lilac-Breasted Roller, Ground Hornbill, Sooty Chat, and a wide variety of Larks, Pipits and Widow Birds. In the thick riverine forest bordering the Mara and Talek rivers, several notable birds are found: African finfoot, Livingstone's turaco, Ross's Turaco, Giant and Woodland Kingfishers, Blue Flycatcher, Double-Toothed Barbet and occasionally the rare Pel's Fishing Owl. Dinner and overnight stay at Keekorok Lodge or Sarova Mara Tented Camp.
Day 3 Maasai Mara
After our morning breakfast leave the lodge with our picnic lunches and spend the whole day exploring the wonders of this famous game reserve returning late in the evening for our Dinner and Overnight stay at Keekorok Lodge or Sarova Mara Tented Camp.
Day 4 Lake Naivasha Full Day Bird Watching
After breakfast, we depart for Lake Naivasha National Park. You will have a bird walk before time for lunch at Lake Naivasha Lodge. Lake Naivasha being a fresh water lake on the rift is home to an incredible variety of bird species. Over 400 species have been recorded here. Some of these birds are African darter, squacco heron, Black headed heron, Egyptian goose, Pied kingfisher, African fish eagle, Grey headed gull, Spur- Winged goose, White faced whistling duck, Jacana, Red knobbed coat, Malachite kingfisher. An afternoon option of either a boat ride or a visit to Hells Gate National Park before returning for Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Lodge.
Day 5 Lake Nakuru Bird watching
After breakfast, we leave Lake Naivasha for Lake Nakuru National Park, regarded by many as the greatest world ornithological spectacle on earth for it millions of flamingoes that congregates at the lake every year. Arriving by mind-morning at the Lake for a game drive en-route before check-in at lake Nakuru Lodge for Lunch. Afternoon game drive followed by a walk along the lakeshores to try and identify the available waders. A late afternoon game drive will allow you to see the many wild animals in the park like the Rothschild giraffe, impalas Thomsons gazelles and not to mention the park is home to the Black and white Rhino. In Nakuru you will look out for the common bird species to include Rock Thrush, Lesser and Greater Flamingoes, Rupp ells long tailed starling, Green wood hoopoes, African Fish Eagle, Tawny Eagles, and many other winter and intra African Migrants. You will also be taken to a cliff viewpoint overlooking the lake. Dinner and overnight stay tonight will be at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
Day 6 Lake Nakuru
Spend the whole day bird watching at the Acacias of Lake Nakuru National Park. If lucky enough today we have a chance to see the shy cat the leopard, mostly seen in this park before returning for lunch at the lodge and relax for a few hours before taking another game drive to try and capture what was not seen during the day before the dusk engulfs us. Dinner and overnight stay tonight will be at Lake Nakuru Lodge
Day 7 Aberdares Bird watching
After breakfast, leave for the Aberdare and drive past the Kikuyu Agriculture farmlands of Coffee and Tea Plantations, in the highland region of Kenya. Aberdare has it share of bird species. Well arrive in time for lunch at the Aberdare Country Club, which was built by British settlers during the colonial era. Afternoon we spend our day by taking a late bird walk. Here we expect Birds such as Giant Kingfisher, Black Duck, Hartlaub's Turaco, Grey Apalis, Rufous Chatterer, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, and Crowned Hornbill and up to nine sunbird species. Dinner and over night stay will be at Aberdare Country Club.
Day 08: Mt Kenya
After breakfast we leave for the Aberdare and head for the luxurious and exclusive Mount Kenya Safari Club. This club was founded by Hollywood star William Holden. Well enjoy spectacular views of Mount Kenya snowcaps and later have a bird walk around the lodge environs. We may relax by playing golf, swimming, horse riding or fishing or have a walk a round the club as it has excellent gardens. Tonight we shall enjoy a formal English dinner at the club. Overnight at Mount Kenya Safari Club.
Day 09: Amboseli
After our breakfast, we bid fare well to Mt. Kenya and head for Amboseli National Park via Nairobi for lunch and later proceed to Amboseli National Park. The Park is set at the floor of the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. The park encompasses dry lakebeds, savannah woodland, and extensive swamps constantly fed by springs emanating from the mountain. The water attracts a wide variety of bird and animal life The Park has a prolific population of elephants. Other animals likely to be seen here are buffalo, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, Masai giraffe and zebra. An evening game drive will be provided. Dinner and Overnight stay tonight will be at Ol Tukai Lodge.
Day 10: Amboseli
Full day at Amboseli National Park. Here we anticipate species such as Black faced Sand Grouse, Black smith Plover, common Moorhen, Black Heron, Crested Francoline among many other dry land species. Today we have an option to pa visit to the Masai Villages. Afternoon can be spent swimming in one of the lodges but at an extra cost. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight stay tonight will be at Ol Tukai Lodge.
Day 11: Nairobi
After a leisurely buffet breakfast, we depart for Nairobi arriving by lunchtime. We will take a Complimentary lunch at Carnivore Restaurant, one of Africa's most famous restaurants for Mouth watering barbecue. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to home.
Transport in 9 seater Tour Van with pop up roof
Tour bus fitted with Hi-Fi radio
Accommodation at Lodge
All park entrance fees
All Government taxes and levies
3 Meals a Day
One Litre Mineral water a day while on safari
Two Nights accommodation in Nairobi
H/B accommodation at Mombasa white sands hotel with sea front beaches
BIRD WATCHING IN KENYA
BIRD WATCHING SAFARIS IN
Kenya is a paradise for bird watchers, with over 1080-recorded birds species to be observed in their different habitats. Flamingoes pelicans and storks are in abundance on the lakes, while birds of prey (smaller and bigger) are to be observed widely North and South of the equator.
Preserved rainforests are the ultimate areas for bird watching. Kakamega forest with 320 species and Arabuko Sokoke with 200 species, aberdares, mt. Kenya and mt. Elgon forests are worth noting. Contact us for an exclusive bird watching programme.
Birds in Kenya. With the fact Kenya has got open grasslands, and even still, most of its part is covered with bush, many resident as well as migratory birds flock it throughout the year, for shelter and this makes it easy for tourists to watch them.
One of the unforgettable sight that you can spot on tours to Kenya, are the spectacular flocks of pink flamingos that cover the lakes of Kenya. Generally, on their tour, tourists can see a lot of birds-probably between 300-600 species of birds can be spotted.
While Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogaria in Kenya shelter the largest populations of flamingo in the world, there are other soda lakes still, where many species of water birds reside as they continue sifting through their salty water in quest for fish. Some of these lakes include; Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Lake Elementaita, which are mostly enjoyed by pelicans, flamingos, fishing eagles, herons, kingfishers, grebes and others. There is also bird life in the smaller lakes of Kenya, for example in lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria.
It is important to note that there is a variety of bird life in Kenya, they range from the very tiny weaverbirds, to the giant Ostrich. Some of the large birds that one can see on tours to Kenya include the following; - pelicans, herons, egrets, stocks, darter, spoonbills, ibis, hawks, kestrels, eagles, vultures, kites, harriers and buzzards.
Some of the tinny birds
in Kenya that may be spotted on the tours
include; sparrows, weaverbirds, finches, pipits, sunbirds, babblers,
flycatchers, shrikes, orioles and robins. These mainly live in the open
grasslands. However, there are other birds that one can se in Kenya, of
which include; plovers, owls, lapwings, doves, cuckoos, hornbills,
ducks, barbets, woodpeckers, quail, and guinea fowl.
The Ostriches can be spotted walking proudly across the savannah or even in Ostrich farms where they are kept for meat and feathers.
Kenya Bird watching Safaris