5 Days Kenya birding safari in Lake Naivasha, Nakuru and Masai Mara

5 Days 4 Nights
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  • 10 days birding masai mara

Description

This safari takes you to the most popular national parks in Kenya, on this 5 days birding tour visit Lake Naivasha which is the second-largest freshwater lake and a birding haven. You will enjoy an abundance of birdlife within a few hours away from Nairobi city, the park occupies 139 square kilometers and originally it was owned by the Maasai community. Lake Naivasha National park is a highly productive and recommendable birding spot with over 300 species inclusive of the East African rift valley Endemics. The most popular birds in lake Naivasha are the saddle-billed stock, Great white pelicans, goliath heron, and the giant kingfishers, also you can encounter others like the Hottentot Teal and Red-billed Teal, Dusky Nightjar, Cape Teal, Pied Avocet, Great White Pelican, Common Greenshank, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Hilderbrandt’s Francolin, Black Heron, Goliath Heron, Maccoa Duck,  Arrow-marked Babbler, African Fish Eagle, Hybrid Lovebird, Red-throated Wryneck, Verreaux’s Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Osprey, Buff-bellied Warbler, Malachite Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, Greater Flamingo, Grey Crowned Crane, Black Cuckoo, Pied Avocet, Blacksmith Plover, Coqui Francolin, Hilderbrandt’s Francolin, African Hoopoe, Lesser Flamingo, Pink-backed Pelican, Black Cuckoo, African Cuckoo, Grey-crested Helmetshrike, Malachite Sunbird or White-backed Duck. Cape Teal, Montane Nightjar, Maccoa Duck, among others. Visit lake Nakuru national park which is a renowned birding spot with over 500 recorded species, this avian haven offers a sizeable number of pelican and an abundance of raptors like rare Verreaux’s and the long-tailed eagle among others. Maasai Mara national park offers spectacular moments with over 500 bird species inclusive of the savannah residents and migratory bird species. Maasai Mara is home to over 57 raptor species. Join us for this picturesque experience in Kenya.

5 Days Kenya birding safari in Lake Naivasha, Nakuru, and Masai Mara Highlights;

  • Day 1: Birding transfer to Lake Naivasha.
  • Day 2: Birding Lake Naivasha and Transfer Lake Nakuru.
  • Day 3: Birding Lake Nakuru and Transfer Masai Mara.
  • Day 4:  Birding Day Masai Mara National Park.
  • Day 5: Birding Masai Mara and transfer to Nairobi.

The Package Includes;

  • Transportation
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari
  • All park entrance fees
  • Service of our professional English speaking driver guide

The Package Excludes;

  • Drinks and international flights
  • Personal spending money
  • Laundry
  • Hotel in Nairobi before and after safari

Itinerary

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Day 1: Birding Transfer to Lake Naivasha.

Pick up from your hotel for a drive through the great North to Lake Naivasha arriving by mid morning for bird walk before time for lunch at the lodge. Lake Naivasha is truly a bird sanctuary over 450 bird species have been recorded here you can study birds of the region such as fish eagles, ospreys, black crakes,lily-trotters and herons. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge/camp.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

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Day 2: Birding Lake Naivasha and Transfer Lake Nakuru.

After breakfast leave Naivasha and head for Lake Nakuru famous for its millions of pink flamingos arriving by midmorning. Here you can have a chance to see some of the common bird species like the lesser and greater flamingoes, African fish eagle, tawny eagle, green wood hoopoes, great white and pink backed pelicans. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge/hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 3: Birding Lake Nakuru and Transfer Masai Mara.

After breakfast drive west past extinct mount Longonot into Masai Mara game reserve arriving in good time for lunch. This park is famous for its high concentration of wildlife and outstanding scenic views. The park boasts a bird list of over 450 species which includes-hooded vulture, secretary bird, ostrich, white headed vultures, woodpeckers, griffon vulture, Egyptian vultures, Nubian vulture, cardinal Quelea among others. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp/lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4: Birding Day Masai Mara National Park.

Full day spent in the park for wildlife and Birdwatching, the Mara birds come in every color and size. More than 400 bird species have already been recorded here, including birds of prey. Bird lovers can enjoy birds like white tipped crests, ross turacos, orange buffs, pel’s fishing owl, wary guinea fowl, long crested eagles, pygmy falcons and red winged schalows turacos. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge or camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 5: Birding Masai Mara and Transfer to Nairobi.

After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi with lunch en route arriving in the afternoon.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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