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7 day Birding Safari Kenya

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Our 7 day Birding Safari in Kenya is created for Birdwatchers who want to see alot of Kenya's avifauna of over 1100 species. This ornithological safari tour focusses on the Great Rift Valley lakes, and includes 3 of these ~ Lakes Nakuru, Naivasha & Baringo, as well as 2 nights in Masai Mara, so that you get to see some of the other wildlife for which Kenya is so renowned such as the Big Cats and vast herbivore herds.



Highlights


- Visit birder’s paradise – Lake Nakuru, Naivasha and Lake Baringo, as well as Masai Mara.
- Stay at Safari Properties which offer luxurious accommodation and a range of amenities.
- Embark on 6 Private Safari game drives with our Professional Driver-Guide, dedicated to making your trip a success. The game drives will have an emphasis on Bird Watching.
- Take Two exciting 1-hour Boat Safari rides , one each at Lake Naivasha & Lake Baringo, along with an expert local guide during which you have the chance of seeing numerous bird species.
- Enjoy stunning scenery which includes a photo stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint, a visit to the Mara River and a drive to a cliff top overlooking Lake Nakuru.
- Opt for a Savannah Picnic Lunch in the game reserve – at no extra cost.
- Meet the most prolific tribe in East Africa – the Maasai, during a visit to a traditional Maasai village.
- Tour departs daily, subject to availability, Starting and Ending in Nairobi.
- Option of adding several activities such as a Hot Air Balloon Flight, Nature walks and enjoying a relaxing massage during your trip { optional activities are at additional cost }.

itinerary


Day 1

08:00 hrs Start of Safari in Nairobi with a scenic drive down into the Great Rift Valley, onwards to Masai Mara Game Reserve. En route stop at the Rift Valley viewpoint. Arrive in Masai Mara for lunch. An afternoon 3.30pm game drive follows, during which you explore parts of this world famous reserve and see its exceptional wildlife.

Return to the lodge by 6.30pm in time for dinner.

Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 2

Today you have the full day to enjoy your time in Masai Mara.

Take an early morning gamedrive before breakfast starting at 6.15am. Most animals are most active at this time of the day.

After breakfast, you have time at leisure and can relax by the pool.

Following a relaxed lunch, you will be taken into the reserve for your afternoon gamedrive.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 3

After an early breakfast and check out, proceed to exit Masai Mara by 8.30am, with a brief game drive en route. Proceed to Lake Naivasha, approximately 4.5 to 5 hours by road.

Arrive in time for lunch.

Lake Naivasha is blessed with a stunning variety of birdlife – in the afternoon you get to experience a thrilling boat ride at the lake with an expert local boat guide who will point out some of the local birds and the lake’s other wildlife as well.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge.

Day 4

You may enjoy a bit of a lie-in if you wish as today after breakfast, you depart for the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park, less than a 2 hour drive. This scenic lake is a Bird & Rhino Sanctuary, especially famous for its millions of pink flamingoes and for its thriving White Rhino population.

Arrive for lunch. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive and spot a myriad of birds as well as the park’s mammals and Big Cats.

Return to your overnight camp by 6.30pm.

Dinner & Overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.

Day 5
Ascend Lenana !

After an early breakfast, exit the park with a game drive en route, and proceed north westwards to the fresh water Lake Baringo, located in the heart of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. The lake and its semi-arid surroundings are not only a birder’s paradise, but also offer a picturesque setting with beautiful landscapes.

Upon arrival at the lake shore, you will be transferred by motor boat to Island Camp, built on a small island outcrop in the lake. Arrive in time for lunch.

In the afternoon you are welcome to wander the grounds and vicinity of the camp spotting the abundance of its rich birdlife. The camp is also quite a relaxing and tranquil place to be , and has one of the most scenically located swimming pools we’ve come across, overlooking the lake and the surrounding hills and valley escarpments.

Dinner and overnight at Island Camp – Lake Baringo.

Day 6

Enjoy a late, relaxed breakfast. Proceed for an exciting mid-morning boat ride on Lake Baringo with an expert local guide who will help you spot the numerous local birdlife as well as other wildlife such as crocodile and hippo, both of which are common in Lake Baringo. During your boat trip, your guide will also ‘bait’ Fish Eagle, and you get so see them up close as they glide past your boat to feed on the fish.

Return to the camp for lunch. Rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at Island Camp – Lake Baringo.

Day 7

After breakfast, depart by 9 am back to Nairobi where you started your safari about a week ago.

The drive will take about 5.5 hours. Enroute you may stop briefly at places of scenic interest such as at the Rift Valley Escarpment Viewpoint.

Arrive Nairobi by 3 pm. Transfer to the airport for your flight home or drop off at your hotel.



Accomodation during the Safari


Day 1 : Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Day 2 : Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Day 3 : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Day 4 : Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

Day 5 : Island Camp , Lake Baringo

Day 6 : Island Camp , Lake Baringo



photos


fish eagle lake baringo
giraffe masai mara
lake nakuru flamingoes
african jacana lake baringo
flamingo hill  lake nakuru
mara sopa  lodge
island camp swimming pool
lake baringo rift valley

price & dates


Travel Dates Per Person Sharing (US $)
03 Jan - 31 Mar 17 2400
01 Apr - 30 June 17 2200
01 July - 31 Oct 16 2750
01 Nov - 20 Dec 16 2300

Tour Price Includes:
-Accommodation as specified in the itinerary on Fullboard* basis in the lodges, and on Bed & Breakfast basis in Nairobi.
- Exclusive transport in a safari tour microbus with a gameviewing roof hatch and UHF radio.
- 6 safari gamedrives for the tour.
- Services of a professional, English speaking Driver-guide including all his expenses/allowances.
- Fuel, driver and car park fees, driver's allowance.
- All park entry fees for clients, driver cum guide and vehicle.
- Bottled water in the safari vehicle - Two 500cc bottles per person per day.
- 24 hour Back Up support if required.

* Full Board basis includes 3 meals per full day starting with Lunch , ending with Breakfast.


Tour Price Excludes:
- International flight tickets and visa costs.
- Tips, drinks, laundry, calls, and all such costs of a personal nature.
- Credit Card Surcharge of 4% or Bank Transfer Fees of USD 50.

To Enquire about this Safari, tell us How many you are [ Adults / Children], required Room Plan, and your Dates of Travel - we shall reply promptly, usually before 12 hours: In case of Children please state the age at the time of Travel: