Tour Overview

This itinerary has been carefully designed with much emphasis to individuals with a specific interest in birds. Kenya is a top destination for every ’birdwatcher’. With the varied landscapes, from open savannah to the tropical rainforest of Kakamenga, fresh-water and alkaline lakes of the rift valley to the semi arid north of kenya and the long coastline, there’s habitat supporting over 1,100 species inclusive of the migratory species. Kenya lies on the equator ensuring  greater opportunity to find both the northern and southern bird species in one safari. A specialist drvier guide and proffesional local bird experts accompanys you on guided walks. Apart from birds, there’s a better opportunity to see the big five animals, i.e. elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino and the visit to samburu presents a chance to see the samburu special five of Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich and gerenuk – all exclusively found on the northern part of Kenya. The trip can be arranged all year round and can be customised to fit individual requirements.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi.

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your city hotel for overnight.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu

Early breakfast, drive to Naro Moru River lodge arriving in time for lunch followed by a forest walk/birding with a local guide. Continue to Samburu, arriving late evening. Game drive as continue to camp.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 3: Samburu

Full day in Samburu with a morning and evening game drives. Overnight in Samburu.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 4: Samburu – Lake Naivasha

Early breakfast, followed by a short morning game drive out of Samburu en route to Thompsons Falls, lunch at Thompsons Falls Lodge and birding in the near surroundings. Continue to Naivasha for overnight

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru

Breakfast followed by a one-hour boat tour on lake Naivasha and guided walk at crescent island sanctuary. Thereafter you will have a guided birding tour at Hells Gate National Park with local expert in. Drive to Lake Nakuru arriving late evening with game drive.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 6: Nakuru – Lake Baringo.

Breakfast followed by a morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, later drive to Lake Bogoria Spa Resort for lunch. Afternoon visit in Lake Bogoria National Reserve and continue to Lake Baringo for overnight.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 7: Lake Baringo           

Full day at Tumbili Lodge with a guided birding walk in the area with local expert and afternoon boat tour on Lake Baringo.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 8: Lake Baringo – Kakamega Forest Reserve.

After breakfast, drive to Kakamega Forest and Rondo Retreat, arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon guided birding around the retreat with local expert.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 9: Kakamega Forest Reserve.

Full day guided birding in Kakamega Forest with local expert. The only remaining tropical rain forest in Kenya, Kakamega forest is believed to be a remnant of a larger forest which stretched between central Africa to East Africa. Over 400 bird species have been recorded here. Primates like the colobus monkey and the rare de Brazza’s monkey are found here. The reserve is accessible throughout the year – however the best time to visit is the dry season of between November and February.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 10: Kakamega Forest Reserve – Masai Mara Reserve.

Early breakfast, carry picnic lunches and drive to Masai Mara Reserve. Arrive late afternoon with game as you continue to camp.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 11: Masai Mara Reserve.

An early morning balloon safari over the Mara (optional extra) or take an early morning game-drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. After lunch proceed on a late evening game-drive

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 12: Mara Reserve – Nairobi.

Breakfast followed by a morning game drive en route towards Nairobi. Visit Karen Blixen Museum followed by lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages Restaurant. Later, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.

End of services.

Optional Extras.

  • Hot air balloon ride.
  • Masai village visit.

Tour Inclusions/Exclusions

Includes:

  • Safari starts and ends in Nairobi.
  • Full board accommodation at the lodges/camps i.e., breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Complimentary bottled water in the vehicle.
  • Equator crossing point.
  • Transport in a 4wd safari Land-cruiser.
  • Thompsons Falls.
  • Unlimited game drives.
  • A professional English-speaking driver guide – a bird expert.
  • All Park entrance fees.

Excludes:

  • International Flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel & medical insurance.
  • Laundry, tips.
  • Extra meals, drinks.

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12 Days: Ultimate Kenya Bird Safari
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