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8 Days
Availability : 2018 - 2020
Nairobi
Nairobi
Min Age : 10
Max People : 40

8 Days Africa Birding Tour offers luxuriously long stays in each game park, abundant time for rich wildlife viewing sessions. The breadth and scope of this exciting 8 Days Africa Birding Tour encompasses everything for which Kenya  is famous for, the magnificent scenery, the breathtaking wildlife, the excitement and adventure. This 8 Days Africa Birding Tour takes you through Kenya’s major birding spots; you will walk on the forest, have boat rides and enjoy the nature. Africa bird watching holiday is a splendid way of seeing this marvelous and highly scenic country’s many endemic birds, not to mention some great mammals. We can honestly say that our Best of Africa birding tour is the best one week African birding itinerary.

Birding in Africa is so diverse and it’s done in the most scenic destinations of southern and East African countries. The first time traveller’s shouldn’t miss out on these fantastic destinations. Africa Birding Tour started long way ago and bird watchers come annually into Africa for this purpose. Africa is a continent where you still find forests and lakes which are the livelihood basis for bird life. Africa has very many species spanning over 500,000 different types of birds straying and living within the continent some of which are migratory therefore traverse to the other continents when necessary.

Africa is rich in birding opportunities, for beginners and professionals alike. With more than 1080 species, Uganda and Kenya general birding areas are incredible. The sought after Albertine Rift is particularly rich with endemic species and makes two countries one of Africa’s most sought-after birding destinations. You’ll find all types, including forest birds, papyrus birds, Albertine endemics and Savannah birds.

Kenya Birding Safaris will expose you to different bird species in Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha the botanical Gardens, Kakamega and Lake Victoria. During this  birding  tour, expect to see bird species including  Ross’s,the Great blue Turacco, palm Nut vulture, African Grey parrot and  Whilst bat Hawk, pells fishing owl, white winged warbler, papyrus warbler, waterfowl ,Palm-nut vulture, African white-backed vulture, African cake, Black-bellied bustard, crowned plover and Hooded Vulture, lesser Flamingos, Red-capped lark, Raptors, Dierderik Cuckoo and Wahlbergs. You will stay in Kenya’s top lodges while on this safari.

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8 Days Africa Birding Tour in Rift Valley
Africa Birding Tour | Kenya Birding Safaris

Join us on this 8 Days Africa Birding Tour in Rift Valley for a great African safari experience tracking the birding species in the Great Rift Valley Lake. The lakes includes: Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria and Masai Mara National Park. It requires maximum concentration and observation.

Bird watching in Africa started a long way ago and bird watchers come annually into Africa for this purpose. Africa is a continent where you still find forests and lakes which are the livelihood basis for bird-life. Africa has very many species spanning over 500,000 different types of birds straying and living within the continent some of which are migratory therefore traverse to the other continents when necessary.

Due to its abundant sunshine and perfect weather, the bird watchers are ever in Africa where there are different species to research and take photographs of. Ornithological tours and safaris as much as they are best in Africa, are not cheap travel packages since it requires some specialty in the knowledge and livelihood of bird species by specialist birders / tour guides.

Departure & Return Location

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

7:00 am

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect on 8 Days Africa Birding Tour
Africa Birding Tour | Kenya Birding Safaris

Kenya is a paradise for bird watchers, with over 1080 recorded bird’s species to be observed in their different habitats. Flamingo’s pelicans and storks are in abundance on the lakes, while birds of prey are to be observed widely North and South of the equator. 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 able to identify various species with ease. Their main habitats include water, open plains, woodlands and farmlands.

Due to its abundant sunshine and perfect weather, the bird watchers are ever in Africa where there are different species to research and take photographs of. Ornithological tours and safaris as much as they are best in Africa, are not cheap travel packages since it requires some specialty in the knowledge and livelihood of bird species by specialist birders / tour guides.

  • 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
8 Days Africa Birding Tour - Itinerary
Africa Birding Tour | Kenya Birding Safaris

Day 1Nairobi- Naivasha- Nakuru

Met at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta international airport by our tour manager, briefed on your safari and then drive to Naivasha and Nakuru having a stopover at the view point to view the magnificent Gregory Rift Valley. View birds that inhabit Lake Naivasha, the highest rift valley lake in Kenya. The lake has over 350 species of birds. Look for flocks of cormorants, kingfishers, and pelicans among other species of birds. As a better option, take a boat ride as you watch the birds. Lunch en route. Proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Lake Nakuru on the Floor of the Rift-Valley; here we will see the spectacular gathering of lesser Flamingos in there hundreds of thousand together with an abundance of other water birds like the Western Reef Heron, Lesser Jacana, and black-headed Gull. We will also look for Acacia forest species, including Green-wood Hoopoe, Coqui Francolins, Rufous-naped and Fawn-colored Larks, scarce Grey-crowned Helmet-shrike, Arrow-marked Babbler, Bearded Woodpecker, Mottled swift and White-shouldered Cliff Chat. On the baboon cliff we shall be on the lookout for fox Kestrels and other species of falcons. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Nakuru Safari Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2Full day at Lake Nakuru

Early morning breakfast, followed by full day game viewing and bird-watching .Lake Nakuru national park is a world well known habitat for birds as flamingoes flock here in thousands feeding on crustaceans and small animals that in habit the lake as well as the algae. The flamingoes are accompanied by other species of birds including the gregarious white pelicans ‘fishing’, geese, jacanas, secretary birds, fish eagles and the vulturine fowls found in the bushy and forest parts of the park among other birds. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Nakuru Safari Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3Lake. Nakuru – Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria

Have an early game viewing, followed breakfast. Mid-morning at leisure. Have lunch and drive to Lake Baringo. Lake Baringo is one of the flesh water lakes on the floor of Kenya Rift Valley. Watch out for the red bishop, the solitary pink backed pelicans, fish eagles among other bird.

Lake Baringo & Lake Bogoria

From Lake Nakuru we head North-west towards the fresh water Lake Baringo, with a stopover near the Menengai crater and here, we find the Brown Parisoma and Brown Snake-Eagle in these farm lands. At Lake Baringo and its environs, we search for rare species restricted to the north-western part of the country including Jackson’s Horn bills, Nubian Nightjar, Brown-tailed Rock Chat, Northern Grey Tit, Gambaga flycatcher, Mouse-colored Penduline Tit, Beautiful Sunbird, Bristle-crowned Starling, Jackson’s Golden-backed, Little and Northern Masked Weavers. In the evening we visit several sites looking Spotted-Eagle Owls, as well as the White-faced Scops Owl. Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo country club Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4Of the 8 Days Africa Birding Tour : Full Day Birding Activities at Lake Baringo

After breakfast, have a full day birding activities as Lake Baringo has a multitude of birds. 400 species have been recorded here. Have an experience of bird watching on foot or by boat. Have lunch at the country club. Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Country Club. Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5Of the 8 Days Africa Birding Tour : Travel to Kakamega, sight seeing en route

Travel to Kakamega after breakfast and sight see en route. Lunch en route. Check in at Rondo Retreat in Kakamega forest.
Dinner and overnight at Rondo Retreat Resort. Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6Of the 8 Days Africa Birding Tour : Full Day - Birding Activities at Kakamega Forest

After breakfast, have full day birding activity at Kakamega forest with a picnic lunch. The forest is well known for diversity of birds. There are 367 species of birds that have been recorded here.

Kakamega Forest
In this Western part of Kenya, the remnant Congolese rain forest has species which are found nowhere else in Kenya. This includes Blue-headed Bee-eater, African Broad bill Toro Olive, and Shelley’s Greenbuls, Grey-throat Barbet, Black-faced Rofous Warbler, Black Weaver, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Brown-throat Wattle-eye among others. We will venture further field outside the forest for some more western specialties like Rock Pratincole, White-chinned Prinia, Marsh Widowbird, Black Bishop, Red-headed Lovebird, Green Crombec, Red-chested Sunbird, Purple Starling, Locust Finch, Zebra Wax bill, Brown Twinspot, Bar-breasted Fire finch and be on the lookout for rare Speckled-breasted Woodpecker and Bedouin Snake-eagle. Dinner and overnight at Rondo Retreat meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7Of the 8 Days Africa Birding Tour : Kakamega – Dunga beach – Kericho

After breakfast do the last bird watch at Kakamega forest. Have lunch and do birding at Dunga Beach on Lake Victoria. Bird species found around Lake Victoria but rarely if ever seen anywhere else in Kenya include the Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Blue Swallow, Swamp Flycatcher, Greater Swamp-warbler, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Caruthers’ Cisticola, Papyrus Gonolek, Red-chested Sunbird, Red-headed Quelea, Slender-billed Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Black-throated Seedeater and the Papyrus Canary. Later drive to kericho for dinner and overnight at kericho tea hotel Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8Kericho - Nairobi – Departure

After breakfast, early morning birding and then drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant. After lunch, depart for JKIA for your outbound flight. Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

SAFARI INCLUDES:

Extensive Game drives
All meals included while on safari
Full board Accommodation
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 Birding Safari guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back
Transport in 4×4 Toyota Mini Van with Pop up Roof

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, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
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

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