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Kenya western Birding Safaris

“If have ever seen magic it has been in Africa “  John Hemingway

Kenyan western birding Safaris

  1. Masai mara National Reserve 
  2. Lake Victoria 
  3. Kakamega Forest
  4. Lake Baringo 
  5. Lake Bogoria
  6. Lake Nakuru 
  7. Aberdare NAtional Park
  8. Lake Naivasha

All our safari can be customized to meet our client needs.

13 days

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

On arrival you will be picked by our representative who will brief you on the safari and take you to your hotel (Nairobi airport homestay) and take a rest for the night.

Day 2: Masai mara National Reserve

Early in the morning after breakfast you shall en-route to Masai mara National reserve from Nairobi, where you will start your safari. This scenic park is described by many as the top park not only Africa but the world The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five”. Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different birds species. Birding will be busy with several transects across this vast Savannah. you will spend the days in the park travelling across different habitats in search of this reserve’s incredible birdlife! meals and overnight at Loyk mara campsite.

Optional Accommodation

Day: 3-4 Lake Victoria

Early in the morning after breakfast you will leave towards lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world.you,ll  do some exceptionally bird watching along the local riparian area for two days. all meals and overnight at Rusinga Island Lodge.

Optional Accommodation

Day: 5-6 Kakamega forest

After breakfast, you will proceed to Kakamega Forest. This beautiful forest is home to various mammals including bush pigs, giant forest hedgehogs, Colobus monkeys, Debrazzar monkeys and pottos. Some of the birds to be seen here include the Blue Headed Bee Eater, Black Billed Turaco, Turner’s Eremomela and Grey Parrots.  you will arrive in time for lunch and enjoy  a midday Bird watching in the serenity of the forest. The next day after breakfast, you will extend the bird watching exercise to exploit the many bird species that the forest has to offer. Later in the afternoon you will drive to the next bird spot in Baringo. all meals and overnight at Rondo retreat Center.

Optional Accommodation

Day: 7 Lake Baringo

 You will arrive in time for dinner and overnight at Lake baringo. Lake Baringo which host over 400 species of bird and is considerd as one of the best birding locations this planet can offer. you will conduct birding  walk around the scrub land and the cliffs surrounding the lake. you will have a boat ride experience and ride in to the lake in search of waterbirds. Meals and overnight at Sandai Resort.

Optional Accommodation

  1. Valley Inn Hotel
  2. Taidy’s Suite Eldama Ravine

Day: 8 Lake Bogoria

You will depart towards Lake Bogoria early in the Morning, lake Bogoria is a volcanic soda lake  where the hot springs are a local attraction. It is also a local attraction to bird life since they are found in huge quantities especially the Lesser Flamingos that are found in their thousands. Late in the afternoon we will hit the road towards Lake Nakuru National park where you will check in for dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.  

Day: 9 Lake Nakuru

 After an early morning breakfast, You will leave with your packed lunch and experience a full day game drive at the park as we look for variety of about 350 bird species found in  Lake Nakuru.  We will then head back to the lounge for dinner and overnight.

Optional Accommodation

  1. Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodges
  2. Hillcourt Resort & Spa

Day : 10-11 Aberdares National Park

from Nakuru,  we will proceed to Aberdare National Park. The park has over 250 bird species including the Jackson’s Francolin, Sparrow hawks, among many. The park is also host many other wildlife that you will enjoy watching in our birding Safari, as you enjoy birding the whole day. Meals and overnight for the day will be at The Ark Hotel. The next day,After breakfast you will cross the tip of the Aberdare Mountains stopping briefly to admire 73m plunge of Thompson’s Falls, you will have another stop at Equator for an early lunch then proceed to your final safari destination at lake Naivasha. 

Optional Accommodation

Day 12-13 Lake Naivasha

You will arrive at lake Naivasha for dinner and overnight at Naivasha Kongoni Lodge.  Lake Naivasha Lake is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake and its surroundings are rich in natural bounty, Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life, making Naivasha to be known as a world class birding destination. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows. The region surrounding the Lake is well worth exploring. There are two more smaller lakes nearby, Oloidien, and Sonachi, a bright green crater lake. On our first day we will explore lake  Naivasha looking at the onshore and offshore birds we will also take a boat ride and look for some water birds. The next day we will do an early morning birding within the lake. Late in the Afternoon we will hit the road to Nairobi marking the end of our Safaris.

Optional Accommodation

included

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals

excluded

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Drinks