Kenya is one of Africa most outstanding bird watching safari and ornithological safaris destinations and a must tour for amateur and professional birders and ornithologist as the seamless overlapping habitats provide many bird species within short distances like.
Birding safaris in Kenya are more thrilling because of the millions of flamingoes in Nakuru and lake Naivasha national park. You'll find Cattle Egrets picking insects next to Buffaloes, Ox-peckers grooming a Rhino and playful Sacred Ibis and Little Egrets. We are the most ideal birding tour operator and safari company to organize your vacation as many birding tours to Kenya are now marketed as competition of the IBAs visited and final numbers on the checklist.
The Great Rift Valley lakes and national parks in kenya are the breeding ground for several hundred species of birds in Kenya, Lake nakuru national park has thousands of both greater and lesser flamingoes including many migrants, who visit from November to March, making the area a bird watchers dream destination.
It is not uncommon to see hundreds of members of one species at ago, Lake nakuru National Park, lake naivasha national park, lake victoria National Park, masai mara National Park, And samburu national park are the perfect spot to do a birding safari. In general, birding is at its height from june to March.
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Baringo
Pick up from your hotel and drive through Limuru tea farms, descending to the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a brief stop at the viewpoint. Mt. Longonot (which is of volcanic origin) and Lake Naivasha can be seen from far. Enroute to Lake Baringo . This is one of the fresh waters lakes in the rift valley and a bird watchers paradise –it has over 460 recorded bird species and a number of hippos. Check in and in lunch at Lake Baringo county club of which the rooms have plenty of information on the areas bird life or campsite. A resident ornithologist leads walks before breakfast and in the evenings. Dinner and overnight at lodge/ campsite.
Day 2: Lake Baringo
After breakfast, take a 1-hour bird watching trip by boat to the island to view more birds and hippos. On the Island you can organize short excursions at an extra cost to see the njemp village (local tribe) and dancing, or a local snake farm. After proceed to the nearby Lake Bogoria 1 hour away. Lake Bogoria is a shallow soda lake hosting thousands of pink flamingos, a large number of other birds and the lesser kudu. Scalding hot springs and geysers at the southern end of the lake spurt and steam their alkaline waters. The flamingos feeding in the bluish water presents a rare scenic beauty. Dinner and overnight at a lodge/lampsite
Day 3: Lake Baringo – Kakamega
After breakfast, drive to Kakamega national reserve. This is the country's only tropical rain forest and formed part of the dense rain forest that stretched from West Africa, across central Africa and in to the highland areas East and West of the great rift valley. The forest is world renowned as home to several hundred species of birds including rare snake eating birds, insects, monkey and other mammals as well as countless exotic tree species. Dinner and overnight at lodge/campsite.
Day 4: Kakamega
After breakfast, spend a full day in the Kakamega national reserve with bird walks accompanied by game wardens and our driver/guides. Dinner and overnight at a lodge/campsite.
Day 5: Kakamega –Nakuru
Drive to lake Nakuru national park after an early breakfast arriving at the Lake Nakuru lodge in time for lunch. The park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and a great flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 birds species can be seen like, white pelicans and the marabou stork, all water birds that breed in the lakes alkaline waters. You may also spot white rhino, rare Rothschild giraffe, and other plain game. Dinner and overnight at a lodge/campsite.
Day 6: Nakuru – Naivasha
A pre breakfast bird spotting drive in the park and around the lake before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Drive to hells gate national park with brief stop at the Lake Elementaita viewpoint. The park is famous for its natural steaming geysers and a haven for birdwatchers. The walking/ hiking in the park gives one a sense of freedom, open vultures, verreaus eagles, augur buzzards and thousands of swifts. Over 120 species have been recorded here. Lunch at Lake Naivasha country club and the afternoon is spent at leisure either to explore the rich, bird filled gardens or an optional boat ride to crescent Island (at an extra cost). Dinner and overnight at lodge/campsite.
Day 7: Naivasha – Nairobi
After a leisurely breakfast drive back to Nairobi and drop off at your hotel or drop off at JKI Airport to catch your flight back home.
Full board Accommodation.
Transport in in a safari minibus with a popup a roof
Services of an English speaking tour driver/guide.
Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary.
All Government taxes and levies.
A bottle of mineral water per day.
All items of personal nature.
Any local or international flight and departure taxes.
Binoculars but can be organized on request