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7 Days
Availability : 2019 - 2020
Min Age : 10

7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari is one of our popular itineraries from our menu of birding tours in Kenya. This Birding Photography Safari holiday goes to the fresh water Lake Naivasha, the alkaline lakes of Nakuru and Elementaita. With minimal transfers in the Rift Valley, all of your daylight hours are for quality bird watching. Naivasha with different habitats: fresh water lake, open savanna grasslands and acacia woodlands present an opportunity to record a high number of Kenya bird’s species in a very relaxed way. Lake Nakuru is not only for flamingos but also for numerous species of water birds.

We offer Sustainable high quality Birding safari which directly contribute to the conservation of local birds and wildlife. We’ve designed our 7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari to take you to the heart of the region’s best Kenya Birding photographic locations. Our 7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari or Africa bird watching tours site map gives you information about how we enjoy birding safari in Kenya: observing birds in their natural habitats in a relaxed way. Competent bird guides, good selection of habitats for a variety of Kenyan bird species, easy walks so that you are not cooped up in a minibus throughout your birding tour and flawless ground logistics are the hallmarks of our Kenya birding safaris.

Experience Kenya birding tours in iconic Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara (birds) safaris including bird sightings of the flamingo’s, little egret, greater Blue-eared starling, heron and a white pelican with encounters of both resident and migratory birds. A perfect birding safari holidays in Kenya for both birdlife & wildlife including; Cape buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion.

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Kenya has one of the richest avifauna’s 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 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 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.

From the world’s biggest bird, the Ostrich, to spectacular flamingos that congregate in their millions at the various Lakes of the Great Rift Valley and camouflage them in pink, Kenya holds some remarkable birding sights that you have to see them to believe. With eleven percent of the world’s species – some 1089 different varieties, Kenya’s birding is one of the best in the world.  It is not unusual for birding trips to record 300-600 different varieties on a short trip or to record more than 120 at a particular site on a single day!

Departure & Return Location

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

8:00 am

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees


  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect on 7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari

The variety of birds in Kenya is made possible by the favorable climate, diverse habitats and geographical features that make it a suitable migratory route for birds. Even without venturing outside Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, more than 600 resident and migratory bird species are found; more than in any other capital city, and more than in most countries.

Bird watching is good all year round in Kenya. The rainy seasons of April and November coincide with migration of birds from and to Europe and Asia, and some of the top day’s totals have been recorded at that time. Migrants make up only about ten percent of Kenya’s birdlife. Spectacular birds of the bush –guinea fowl, go-away birds, rollers and barbets, to mention but a few – are active all year. To see Kenya’s rarest, indigenous and unfortunately endangered birds, the bird enthusiast needs to seek out forests or highland grasslands tucked away amongst various farmlands.

  • Extensive bird watching Game drives
  • All meals included while on safari
  • All applicable Game Park entrance fees
  • Full Board accommodations in all the Game Parks
  • Safari vehicles carry mineral water
  • Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
  • Professional birding guide Transport in 4x4 Toyota Mini Van
7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari Itinerary

Day 1Of the 7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari: Arrive in Nairobi

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport (morning flight), met by our representative and later transferred to Nairobi Safari Club Hotel where you will check-in and later we proceed to Nairobi National Park, an ornithological paradise starter within the city environs. Afternoon guided visit to National Museum Bird Gallery, Followed by a short bird walk at Nairobi National Museum Botanic Garden. Here we anticipate seeing species like the Variable Sunbird, Bronze Sunbird and the Collard Sunbird, African Goshawk, Palm swift, Baglafetch Weaver, among others. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Nairobi Safari Club Hotel or similar one. (BLD).

Day 2Of the 7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari: Nairobi - Lake Elementaita

Morning departure to Lake Elementaita arriving in the mid-morning bird walk to try and identify available species like the Feral lovebird, Avocet, Klaas’ cuckoo, Glossy ibis, Black heron, Red billed Teal, Black tailed godwit among others before time for lunch at Lake Elementaita Lodge. An afternoon bird walk around the lodge environs before time for Dinner and overnight at Lake Elementaita Lodge (BLD).

Day 3Of the 7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari: Lake Elementaita - Lake Nakuru

After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National Park known as “The pink Heart Of Kenya” because of the millions of Flamingoes that cover the lake with pink shine. Afternoon game/bird viewing, dinner and overnight stay will be at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Day 4Of the 7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari: Lake Nakuru National Park

Today we will spend the whole day bird watching at the park and if lucky enough we have the chance to see the shy cat “the Leopard” mostly seen in this park before returning for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we have some time to relax before embarking on our late afternoon game drive to try and capture what was not seen during the day before the dusk engulf us. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Lake Nakaru Lodge.

Day 5Of the 7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari: lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha

After breakfast we depart from Lake Nakuru for a scenic drive through the Great North road to Lake Naivasha arriving 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. Activities include reliving the experience of Joy Adamson and Elsa while viewing “Born Free.” 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

Day 6Of the 7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari: Hell’s Gate National Park

After breakfast, a morning bird walks with the aim of viewing birds on the shores of the Lake with a few hours of relaxation before lunch. Afternoon visit to Hell’s Gate National Park, which is a breeding ground for vultures in Kenya e.g. Lammergeyer vultures we also anticipate for species like Imperial eagle, Schalow’s Wheatear, Chin-spot batis. Dinner & overnight tonight will be served at Lake Naivasha Lodge (BLD).

Day 7Of the 7 Days Kenya Birding Photography Safari: Lake Naivasha - Nairobi

We break our transfer back to the airport in the Limuru area where we visit the Kiambethu Tea Plantation. We enjoy a talk on tea (from the growing up to when it lands in your cup), weather allowing have lunch in the beautifully manicured garden and do a short bird walk in a stretch of indigenous forest. A garden is a great place for birding: we may spot Manikins, Grosbeak Weavers, Firefinches, Double-collared Sunbirds, Hartlaub’s Turacos – just to name a few of them. In the late afternoon, we transfer back to the airport where we say goodbye.

Package Includes:
Transport in a 4×4 Toyata Mini Van with a pop-up roof -each person is guaranteed a window seat
Services of a professional English speaking guide
Accommodation in a double/triple room
Game drives as per the itinerary
Game parks or national parks entry fees;
Three meals per day whilst on safari
1-litre Mineral water per person per day
Complimentary return airport transfers in Nairobi

Safari Price excludes:
Cultural visits to Maasai Villages costs US$ 25 per person
Masai Mara Balloon safari @ 450 Dollars per person can be arranged on request
Personal effects
Kenya Visas
pre and post safari hotel accommodation in Nairobi


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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