6 Days birding Safari Kenya

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Description

On this 6-day birding safari in Kenya, we bird lake Elmentaita which is the breeding spot for thousands of pelicans and over 100 migratory bird species, the lake is endowed with over 400 bird species, about 13 globally endangered and 8 regionally threatened bird species are also residents here. We also visit Soysambu Conservancy with over 450 recorded species of birds inclusive of the most popular Pelicans and the Flamingos species. Masai Mara National Reserve has so much more to offer beyond the typical game drive. The park is rich with the ‘African Big 5 such as Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, and Rhino, mara is also exceptional with over recorded 500 bird species. And this makes it a birding haven. Popular Bird Species seen on this safari in Maasai Mara are Rosy-breasted Longclaw, Kori Bustard, Secretary bird, Southern Ground Hornbill among others include Rufous-bellied Heron, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Familiar Chat, Dusky Nightjar, Schalow’s Turaco, Grey-crested Helmetshrike, Sooty Chat, Square-tailed Nightjar,  Red-necked Spurfowl, Red-winged Francolin, Secretarybird, Temminck’s Courser, Rosy-breasted Longclaw, Wattled Plover, Saddle-billed Stork White-headed Vulture, Ruppell’s Vulture, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Green-capped Eremomela, Black Coucal, Kori Bustard, Bush Pipit, Rufous-chested Swallow, Southern Ground Hornbill, White-tailed Lark, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Trilling Cisticola, Long-tailed Cisticola, Flappet Lark, Athi Short-toed Lark, and Magpie Shrike among many, many more. After your birding experience visit the giraffe center in Nairobi and appreciates the conservation effort of the community, the best time to visit Kenya for the birding trip is between October and February. Join us as we take you on a memorable Sustainable Birding safari in Kenya. We’ll make sure you don’t miss out on anything!

6 Days birding Safari Kenya Highlights;

  • Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to the Lodge
  • Day 2: Birding Lake Elmentaita and Soysambu Conservancy
  • DAY 3: Transfer to Masai Mara Afternoon Game Drive
  • DAY 4: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives in Masai Mara
  • DAY 5: Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre Excursion
  • DAY 6: Airport Transport

Package Includes;

  • All transfers to and from arrival & departure dates
  • Transport as per itinerary in Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 vehicles with pop-up Roof
  • 2 nights Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • All meals and All accommodation
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guide throughout
  • All Conservations Fees

Not Included;

  • Optional tours and gratuities.
  • Hotel porterage
  • Restaurant tips throughout tour

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to the Lodge

Arrive in Nairobi, gateway to your thrilling Kenya safari; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to acclimate to your new time zone and prepare for the African adventure that awaits you
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

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Day 2: Birding Lake Elmentaita and Soysambu Conservancy

Morning drive through the lush Great Rift Valley to your camp on the shore of the ‘pink’ Lake Elmentaita, overlooking the vast unspoiled plains. After lunch at the camp, take a guided nature walk to learn about the ecosystem and the different birds found here. Later, join a game drive to Soysambu Conservancy, a 48,000-acre wildlife conservancy, which protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. It is home to an astounding variety of flora and fauna, including elegant Rothschild giraffes, eland, zebra, and more!
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3: Transfer to Masai Mara Afternoon Game Drive

Travel to the magical Masai Mara National Reserve in the southwest corner of Kenya, renowned for its spectacular game viewing. Lunch at the camp, before going out on the afternoon game drive. The vast savannahs are a stunning backdrop to the diverse and abundant wildlife dominated by lions, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos, as well as antelopes, gazelles, and hippos
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives in Masai Mara

Set out early for a morning optional hot air balloon safari. Take off in a hot air balloon as you view the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before joining the rest of your group on the morning game drive. In the afternoon, enjoy your final game drive in the Mara. Return to your camp in time for dinner
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5: Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre Excursion

Bid farewell to the Mara and return to Nairobi. In the afternoon, travel towards the Ngong Hills to visit the Karen Blixen Museum, once the farmhouse of the prominent author of Out of Africa. Continue to the Giraffe Centre, where you hand-feed the Rothschild giraffes from an elevated feeding platform and learn more about the successful breeding program and extensive conservation efforts. Spend the rest of the day and evening at leisure in this energetic city
Meal plan: Breakfast

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Day 6: Airport Transport

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meal plan: Breakfast

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