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15 Days Kenya Tanzania Birding Safari Tour Adventure

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15 Days
Availability : 2019 -2020
Min Age : 6

15 Days Kenya Tanzania Birding Safari Tour adventure will start in Nairobi, the tourism capital of Kenya. Kenya Tanzania Birding Safari Tour adventure experience is a discovery of what these exciting destinations offer in terms of avian (bird life), big game viewing, people, mountains and scenery, and not forgetting the wealth of experience behind them.

Kenya Tanzania is one of the richest bird areas in the world. With a wealth of different habitats often close to each other, it’s quite easy to spot over 100 species in one day. Although many of the birds are brightly colored and exotic looking, they are generally quite easily recognized; within a day or two you will be identifying the various species with ease! Their main habitats include water, open plains, woodlands and farmlands.

Kenya has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa with around 1090 bird species recorded. At least eight of these are national endemics. Around 170 species of Kenya’s birds species are Pale arctic migrants (11 species of them with a local breeding population too), mainly from Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Siberia. Another 60 species migrate regularly within the Afro tropics or from Madagascar. Some 335 species are found in forest; 230 species are entirely forest dependent and 110 species are “forest specialists” requiring intact, undisturbed habitat and forty species of global conservation concern are known to occur in Kenya. Four of these are critically endangered, two Endangered and 16 species are Vulnerable.

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On or near water, you will find bright Pink Flamingos, Hammer kops, Iridescent Kingfishers, Plovers, Herons, Storks, Geese, Cranes, Jacanas and of course the magnificent African Fish Eagle. In certain places along the Kenyan coast, you will find breeding pairs of Osprey.

The open Savannah plains where the majority of the big safaris take place, excellent bird watching opportunities for some unusual ground dwellers will occur. The ground Hornbill, at nearly 110 cm. tall, is one of the largest and most visible; the tall Secretary bird is also seen often. Eagles, Vultures, and Ostrich the largest birds on earth are spotted frequently.

The smaller plains birds such as the Ox-peckers, Snowy White Egrets, brilliant sunbirds and bustards are also found in abundance. You can’t miss seeing birds on any game drive!  Near the woodlands, you’ll find yet more species with Starlings of every color, Bee-eaters, Drongos, Hornbills, Shrikes, the beautiful Lilac-breasted Roller, Barbets and Guinea fowl.

Departure & Return Location

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

8:00 am

Price Includes

  • 14 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Transportation at destination

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees


  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect on 15 Days Kenya Tanzania Birding Safari Tour Adventure

Arriving into the big city airports, frequently the first birds spotted are the urban and farmland dwellers, such as the Wagtails and Weaverbirds, with their huge nest colonies. Even a short two or three day safari will provide an excellent species count for the ardent bird watcher. A longer trip will ensure a superb introduction to the over 1,000 species found in East Africa.

What can be more beautiful than watching a huge variety of birds? Surely they will charm you with their colorful feathers, sound singing and diversity. From our range of itineraries, we can customize one or a combination to make your exclusive bird watching experience special for you. Share your ultimate safari with us and let us make your ornithological dreams come true

15 Days Kenya Tanzania Birding Safari Tour Adventure

Day 1 Arrive in Nairobi

You will be met off your flight by a representative. The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located 20kms from the capital city, Nairobi. The temperatures are warm and moderate. It is inhabited by more than 4,000,000 people of all races offering a wide variety of different cultures. Overnight at the Nairobi Safari Club on bed and breakfast booked on Bed and Breakfast

Day 2Nairobi - Mount Kenya National Park Safari

Commence your safari at 9 am and drive north to Mount Kenya National Park at the Mountain Lodge Serena in time for lunch. The only ‘tree hotel’ ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya’s legendary Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendors of an ancient rainforest. Floating 2,195 m high on the flanks of Kenya’s highest mountain and secreted deep within her largest forest reserve, the lodge offers not only the champagne-clarity of mountain air, the tranquility of the forest and a colorful cavalcade of wildlife but also the chance of scaling the icy peaks of Africa’s second-highest mountain. Afternoon forest walks, leisure, and overnight floodlit game viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Lodge Serena (BLD)

Day 3Mount Kenya National Park Safari - Samburu Game Reserve Holidays

After breakfast, continues north to Samburu Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives in the area. Samburu Game Reserve lies in the lower curve of the dry northern Kenya region. The main water source, the Uaso Nyiro River, feeds the riverine forest and swamps. The patches of forest and doum palm dotting the landscape provide an ideal setting for primates, hippo, and crocodile. Elephant families visit the river’s shallows to immerse in the cool water. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge (BLD)

Day 4Of the 15 Days Kenya Tanzania Birding Safari Tour Adventure: Samburu Game Reserve Holidays

Full day in Samburu with game drives in the morning and afternoon. All meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge. (BLD)

There have been more than 390 bird species recorded in Samburu and Buffalo Springs national reserves. The reserves protect a variety of habitats, home to different bird species including arid acacia savannah, scrub and gallery forest alongside the Uaso Nyiro River. The dry, open country offers very rewarding birding opportunities and boasts a number of northeast African dry-country species shared with Ethiopia and Somalia, such as vulturine guineafowl, Somali bee-eater and golden-breasted starling.

Day 5Samburu Game Reserve Holidays - Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary Holidays

After breakfast depart to this private game sanctuary. The afternoon is free for optional activities as game viewing, walking safaris or night game drives. Includes a visit to a chimpanzee sanctuary. The sanctuary also boasts of “The Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo) plus an exciting catalog of; giraffe, zebra, Eland, Oryx, waterbuck, Grant’s gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, cheetah, silver-backed jackal, hartebeest, baboon, and several hundred bird species.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp is designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury. One of only four private game reserves in Kenya, it also allows such unforgettable pleasures as night game drives, guided bush walks and both horse or camel riding across its game-teaming plains. Lunch, dinner & overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, B, L, D.

Day 6Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary Holidays - Lake Nakuru National Park Adventure

After breakfast we depart to Lake Nakuru National Park via Nyahururu Falls, arriving for lunch. In the afternoon proceed on a game drive along the lakeshores. Lake Nakuru National Park was created in 1961, and since then the park has increased considerably in size and now covers an area of 200sq km. The lake lies in the park and has been given the conservation world’s Ramsar Site designation. It is a shallow soda lake, and is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes with “the world’s greatest ornithological spectacle”.

There is the opportunity of viewing thousands of flamingos along with tens of thousands of other bird species. There are areas of grassland, bush, forest, and rocky cliffs and there are many other animals to be viewed: white rhino, the rare Rothchild’s giraffe, waterbucks, warthogs, large herds of buffalo, Thomson’s gazelle, leopard, hyrax, hippos and many more animals. Return for dinner and overnight Flamingo Hill Camp or Lake Nakuru Lodge. (BLD)

Day 7Lake Nakuru National Park Adventure - Masai Mara Game Reserve Adventure

Depart after breakfast and drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve. Arrive for lunch and afternoon game drive. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge. (BLD)

Lake Nakuru is a great birding destination with more than 500 species recorded. The soda lake is a birding hotspot and supports a lot of birdlife, including large flocks of pelicans. Unfortunately, flamingos are no longer the drawcard here as unfavorable conditions have driven them to other Rift Valley lakes. Nakuru is also one of the best places in Kenya to see the striking, long-tailed widowbird. There is a good variety of raptors including Verreaux’s and long-crested eagle.

Day 8Of the 15 Days Kenya Tanzania Birding Safari Tour Adventure: Masai Mara Game Reserve Tours

Spend the full day in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge. (BLD)

The Masai Mara isn’t one of Kenya’s birding hotspots. However, with more than 500 bird species recorded, this isn’t a bad place to mark off a lot of Kenya’s savannah species from your bird list. The park is particularly rich in raptors with 57 species present. Bateleurs can often be seen soaring above the grassy plains and predator kills are a good place to find six species of vultures scavenging. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Optional activities:
-Visit a local Maasai village for a Maasai cultural tour: US$ 25 per person
-Hot air balloon ride: US$ 450 per person

Day 9Masai Mara - Lake Victoria, Speke Bay Tours

After an early breakfast, drive to Speke Bay Lodge on the shores of Lake Victoria via the Isebania border post with picnic lunch. The afternoon is free for activities like bird watching, fishing, nature walks, and boating. Overnight at Speke Bay Lodge. (BLD)

There are several excellent birding areas around Lake Victoria. The Swamps are one of the last refuges of the endangered Papyrus Gonolek and Papyrus Yellow Warbler, while Ruma is the only place in Kenya where the migratory Blue Swallow has been sighted.

Day 10 Lake Victoria - Serengeti National Park Tours

Drive from Speke Bay to Serengeti arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge (BLD)


The Serengeti has more than 500 bird species recorded, and the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of Africa’s Endemic Bird Areas (land important for habitat-based bird conservation), hosting five bird species found nowhere else, half of which are confined to the Tanzanian portion of the ecosystem.

Day 11Of the 15 Days Kenya Tanzania Birding Safari Tour Adventure: Serengeti National Park Travel

Full day in Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. (BLD)
Optional activities:

-Visit a local Maasai village for a Maasai cultural tour: US$ 70 per group
-Hot air balloon ride: US$ 500 per person

Day 12Serengeti National Park Travel - Ngorongoro Crater Travel

Morning game drives in Serengeti. After lunch drive to Ngorongoro Crater via the Olduvai Gorge. Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. (BLD)

Both the Ngorongoro highlands and the crater offer excellent birding, with over 500 species recorded. Birdlife in the highland forest is rich and interesting. Among the birds to be seen are white-eyed slaty flycatcher and Livingstone turaco. A number of specialized grassland birds are resident in the crater. Most noticeable are ostrich, kori bustard, crowned crane and the secretary bird. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Day 13Ngorongoro Crater - Lake Manyara Travel

Half-day Ngorongoro crater tour with a picnic lunch. Drive to Lake Manyara National Park for an evening game drive. Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. (BLD)

Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded. Even a first-time visitor to Africa can reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. A big array of water-associated birds including pink-backed pelicans, herons and storks, sacred and glossy ibis, and black egret are easily seen around the hippo pool. When the water level is right, the lake is also home to thousands of pink-hued flamingo, but it isn’t usually possible to see the big flocks due to limited roads near the water’s edge. More than 50 birds-of-prey have been recorded including the crowned eagle and African hawk-eagle. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Day 14Lake Manyara - Amboseli National Park Vacation

Drive to Arusha and continue to Namanga border with picnic lunch en route. Immigration and change of vehicles. Continue to drive to Amboseli National Park with spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak. Afternoon game drives to see the largest herds of elephants in Kenya against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro. Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge. (BLD)

Amboseli is a good birding destination and more than 420 species have been recorded here. The swamps are great for water-associated birds such as egrets, herons, pelicans and crowned cranes. Large numbers of flamingos may be present in the Wet seasons (March to May and October to December). The grassland areas offer some interesting ground birds such as Hartlaub’s bustard and the localized Pangani longclaw. The acacia woodland holds some dry country specials such as steel-blue whydah, white-bellied go-away bird and the Von der Decken’s hornbill.

Day 15 Of the 15 Days Kenya Tanzania Birding Safari Tour Adventure: Amboseli - Nairobi

Take an early morning game viewing drive in Amboseli. After breakfast, transfer back to Nairobi for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant before transfer for your outward flight home or consider adding on our Zanzibar beach holiday package (BL).

15 Days Kenya Tanzania Birding Safari Tour Adventure

15 Days Kenya Tanzania Birding Safari Tour Adventure
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