15 Days Birding and Wildlife Adventure Tour in Kenya.

15 Days 14 Nights
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On this bird watching tour, you will encounter several bird species from the prominent conservation area in Kenya, not to Miss Samburu national reserve home to about 390 species of birds supported by a gallery of the forest, open arid savanna, and shrubs. Samburu boasts a sizeable population of rare birds from northeast Africa such as Golden-breasted starling, Somalia bee-eater, and vulturine guineafowl among others. Encounter the rich montane avifauna of Mount Kenya, this area presents 6 destination endemic birds and a home to over 54 of the African tropical montane biome species, there is also a good number of regionally and globally threatened species, some of the species include the Abbott’s Starling, Lesser Kestrel, Olive Ibis, Abyssinian Owl, Scarlet-tufted Sunbird, Lammergeier, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, Jackson’s widowbird, Sharpe’s Longclaw,  African Crowned Eagle, Cape Eagle-Owl, Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike, African Grass Owl, Long-tailed Widowbird, and Kenrick’s Starling and many more. There is also a variety of game species like Sykes monkey, Black-and-white Colobus Monkey, Bushbuck, Olive Baboon, Waterbuck, Black Rhino, Cape buffalo, African Elephant, Leopard, Genet Cat, Bush Pig, Giant Forest Hog, Spotted Hyena and many more. Visit Lake Bogoria known for about 350 birds on its list, with an estimated two million lesser flamingos which is the main attraction alongside greater flamingos as well. This comes along with the formidable number of bird species. Kakamega tropical forest is located in western Kenya closer to the Ugandan border; the forest is home to Ross’s Turaco, Turner’s Eremomela, Blue-headed Bee-eater, Grey Parrot, Great Blue Turaco Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Red-headed Bluebill, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, White-chinned Prinia, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Vieillot’s Black Weaver, Turner’s Eremomela, Green Hylia, Snowy-headed Robin-Chat, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Olive-Green Camaroptera, African Broadbill, Black-billed Turaco and Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye, Green-throated Sunbird, Dusky Tit, Luhder’s Bush-Shrike, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, White-spotted Flufftail, Black-crowned Waxbill, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, White-breasted Negrofinch, Equatorial Akalat, Blue-headed Bee-eater, Common Wattle-eye, White-tailed Ant-Thrush, Jameson’s Wattle-eye. Lastly on this birding trip encounter Masai Mara birding spots with more than 500 bird species inclusive of savannah species and very rich in raptors with 57 species present and seasoned migratory birds between November to April. This birding tour is available throughout the year.

15 Days Birding and Wildlife Adventure Tour in Kenya Highlights;

  • Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the Hotel in Nairobi city.
  • Day 2: Birding Chania and Thika Falls.
  • Day 3: Whole Day  Birding Wajee and Karatina
  • Day 4: Birding Transfer to Samburu National Reserve
  • Day 5: Birding Samburu Game Reserve
  • Day 6: Birding Transfer to Mout Kenya Game Reserve
  • Day 7: Birding transfer to Lake Baringo
  • Day 8: Birding Whole Day Lake Baringo
  • Day 9: Birding Kakamega Forest Reserve
  • Day 10: Birding Kakamega Forest and Transfer to Kisumu
  • Day 11: Transfer to Maasai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 12: Birding transfer to Lake Naivasha
  • Day 13: Birding Whole Day Lake Naivasha
  • Day 14: Transfer to Mombasa Coast
  • Day 15: Explore Mombasa Coast

The Package Includes;

  • Services of English-speaking local guides.
  • All accommodation from the night of day 1 to the night day 16
  • All meals
  • Drinking water
  • Tropical Birding tour leader with telescope and audio playback gear
  • All airport transfers
  • All ground transport in a suitable safari pop-top vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  •  2 boat trips – one on Naivasha and one on Baringo

The package Exclusion;

  • Optional tips to the tour leader; tips for luggage porters at hotels
  • International flights
  • Additional drinks apart from those included such as alcoholic beverages
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Excursions not included in the tour itinerary
  •  Extras in hotels such as laundry service, minibar, room service, telephone calls, and personal items

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the Hotel in Nairobi city.

We would suggest flights arriving on British Airways into Nairobi – Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Depending on time/method of arrival,we will transfer to the Hotel Nairobi, rest of the day relaxing and recovering from Jet lag.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

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Day 2: Birding Chania and Thika Falls.

After breakfast, we will depart for the highlands. Passing through Nairobi, we will reach Thika, overlooking the Chania & Thika Falls and birding. We will then continue to Thiba Paddyfields for waterbirds, and finally to Wajee Camp, where the endemic Hindes Babbler is resident.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 3: Whole Day Birding Wajee and Karatina

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4: Birding Transfer to Samburu National Reserve

Pond and then Drive to Samburu National Reserve.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 5: Birding Samburu Game Reserve

We will spend the entire day Birding and Game viewing in the Park.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

6

Day 6: Birding Transfer to Mount Kenya Game Reserve

After breakfast, we will drive out of the reserve, and up into the highlands again. In the afternoon,we will drive Birding on Mt Kenya.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 7: Birding Transfer to Lake Baringo

Transfer across the Solio Plains, and skirt the Aberdares to Thompson’s Falls, and the nearby marsh. We will then descend into the Rift Valley, and up to Lake Baringo, where we can spend the evening in the camp grounds.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 8: Birding Whole Day Lake Baringo

All day will be spent in the vicinity of Lake Baringo, exploring the cliffs and lakeshore areas.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

9

Day 9: Birding Kakamega forest Reserve

After breakfast, we will drive through the spectacular Kerio Valley and then head south to Kakamega forest,where we will spend the afternoon in the northern part of the forest reserve.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 10: Birding Kakamega Forest and Transfer to Kisumu

We will spend the first half of the Day in the southern part of the reserve,after which we will drive Kisumu.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 11: Transfer to Maasai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, we will transfer to the Masai Mara Park.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 12: Birding Transfer to Lake Naivasha

We will leave the Mara,game viewing and heading across Loita Plains and to Lake Naivasha country Club.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 13: Birding Whole Day Lake Naivasha

The first half of the morning will be spent around the shores of Lake Naivasha and in the afternoon we will drive back in Nairobi passing by the Limuru Pond before arriving in Nairobi.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 14: Transfer to Mombasa Coast

Today we will head for a long drive heading to the coast overnight at Scorpion Villas.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 15: Explore Mombasa Coast

We will explore the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, with its many rarities. We will also look over Mida Creek for waterbirds and drive to Mombasa staying at the WhiteSands in Mombasa.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Note: At the end of the Tour one may take an option to spend a couple of Days by the Beach and arrange to Fly Mombasa to Nairobi connecting with the Outbound Flight Home.

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