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5 Days
Availability : 2019 - 2020
Nairobi
Nairobi
Min Age : 10
Max People : 40

5Days Kenya Birding Guided Safari Holidays tour in Kenya with a professional local bird guide takes you through the great Kenyan lakes and to the plains of Masai Mara Game Reserve. Kenya has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa with around 1090 bird species recorded. From the soda-encrusted, flamingo-filled Rift Valley lakes to alpine Mt. Kenya and the western lowland forests at Kakamega.

These habitats, combined with bird-rich savannas, Tsavo’s semi-deserts, Sokoke’s coastal forests, and of course, the parks that make it the world’s premier big mammal watching destination, make Kenya a perennial favorite in Africa. This is not surprising when you consider you will probably see more bird and mammal species than any other African tour.

Kenya Birding Guided Safari Holidays

Around 170 species of Kenya’s birds species are Palearctic 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 Afrotropics or from Madagascar. Some 335 species are found in forest; 230 species are entirely forest dependent.

We pride ourselves as the leading company in Kenya which offers regular scheduled birding safaris. There are over 1100 bird species of birds in Kenya found in various parts of the country ranging from fragment of tropical rain and montane forest, fresh water, semi-alkaline and alkaline lakes located in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, semi-arid bushes and the sweeping savannas. All these habitats combined together provide you with the most memorable birding safari you have ever had. You can see an approximate of over 300 species for shorter birding tours and over 600 species for longer birding holidays

Kenya Birding Guided Safari Holidays

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5Days Kenya Birding Guided Safari Holidays Tour Details

Kenya is an amazing beautiful country that offers not just the best birding in Africa but some of the best birding on earth. Kenya is one of only 15 countries globally where more than 1,000 bird species have been recorded, and it lies third on the African avian diversity list after DR Congo and Tanzania. This list includes the world’s two largest birds (common and Somali ostrich, now regarded as separate species) and its bulkiest flying creature (Kori bustard), along with a wealth of raptors and a dazzling array of colorful bee-eaters, turacos, parrots, rollers and passerines.

Departure & Return Location

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

8:00 am

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Lunch on the last day of the safari
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect on 5Days Kenya Birding Guided Safari Holidays

Birdwatching is rewarding everywhere in Kenya. For dedicated birdwatchers, a well-planned two-week itinerary is likely to result in a trip list of 350–400 species, a figure that compares favorably with anywhere in the world.

The variation in habitats this Kenya birding tour cuts across, guarantees a water-mouthing list of birds and other wildlife. This Kenyan bird watching safari will cover grassland to open bush-land where birds are relatively easy to see and we will also see some of Kenya’s forest bird species at Kakamega

We will see the most significant biomes like the Somali–Masai, the large Afro-tropical and the small Lake Victoria basin species as well as a few members of the Sudan–Guinea Savanna biome. We ensures that you visit the best bird watching hot spots in Kenya, like the Masai Mara, Nairobi national park, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, lake naivasha, lake baringo, Samburu, meru national park and Kakamega forests

  • Transport based on a 4x4 Land cruiser with pop up roof
  • Park entry fee where applicable
  • Accommodation and all meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Service of an English speaking driver
  • Guarantee of going for this trip
  • Game viewing drives as per the Itinerary
5Days Kenya Birding Guided Safari Holidays Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi - Naivasha

After breakfast we depart from our Nairobi hotel for a scenic drive through the Great North road to Lake Naivasha. Stop en-route at the view points of the Great Rift Valley for stunning views arriving Lake Naivasha by mid-morning for bird walk before time for lunch at LAKE NAIVASHA LODGE. During our full day field trip to Lake Naivasha, we study the birds of the region such as herons, fish eagles, ospreys, black crakes, and lily-trotters. Dominated by the shadow of Mt. Longonot, few lakes in the world have a more commanding or spectacular setting than Naivasha. We also have an excursion to the Elsa mere Center. Lake Naivasha being on the Rift floor is home to an incredible variety of species. Over 450 species have been recorded here. Dinner and overnight stay at LAKE NAIVASHA LODGE (LD)

Day 2Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru

This morning we leave Naivasha and head for Lake Nakuru Park, regarded by avid birders’ as the greatest World ornithological spectacle on the Earth. The park is famous for its millions of pink flamingos lining on the lake shore, arriving by mid-morning at Lake Nakuru for a game drive en route before checking-in at LAKE NAKURU LODGE for Lunch. Afternoon game drive followed by a walk along the shores which will also allow us to see the many wild animals in the park and especially the park is the Sanctuary to the Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. Here we’ll have the chance to look out at some of the common species like the lesser and Greater Flamingos, African fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chat, Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans plus other intra- African Migrants. Dinner and Overnight stay today will be at LAKE NAKURU LODGE (BLD)

Day 3Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

After breakfast, drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley the longest rift in the crust of the Earth to Masai Mara Game Reserve the unspoiled Savannah. Masai Mara is actually the northern portion of the Great Plains ecosystem in the neighboring Tanzania called Serengeti. It is a home to the “big five” lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant as well cheetah, zebra, giraffe and vast herds of plain antelope and numerous and other wildlife. After lunch, afternoon game drive is planned in search of the big five. As sun starts to edge dip into the horizon, it will be perfect time to photograph the beautiful Mara rolling plains. Don’t forget this is the right time to spot the shy leopard. Dinner & overnight at MARA SOPA LODGE (BLD)

Day 4A full day in the Mara

A full day in the Mara, 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 cisticola 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. All meals, dinner and Overnight stay will be at MARA SAROVA TENTED CAMP.

Day 5Masai Mara - Nairobi

After breakfast, we drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Toona Tree Restaurant where you can enjoy some good Italian food, Check-in to day room at Nairobi hotel. Farewell dinner Later early in the evening, will be hosted by our company at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant considered “Africa’s greatest eating experience” (if you love barbecue it doesn’t get better than this), and home to the “Simba Saloon” one of the cities most popular night clubs. Thereafter you will be transferred to the airport in time for your International departure flight.

SAFARI ICLUDES:

Extensive bird watching Game drives
All meals included while on safari
All applicable Game Park entrance fees
Safari vehicles carry mineral water
Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Professional Safari guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back
Transport in 4×4 Toyota land cruiser

PRICES EXCLUDE;

International Airfare
A visit to a Masai Village
Accommodations in Nairobi
Cost of obtaining passport and visas
Gratuity for your professional driver guide
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), Nature walks etc
Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

NOTE:

5 % Discount on the existing prices apply only for the safaris to be undertaken during the low season.
Low season: April, May & June. Low rates are applicable
Guaranteed departure: – a minimum of 2 persons.

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