Kenya’s Charm lies in its diversity. Kenya has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa with around 1090 bird species recorded. At least eight of these are national endemics. Around 170 species of Kenya’s birds species are Pale arctic migrants (11 species of them with a local breeding population too), mainly from Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Siberia. Another 60 species migrate regularly within the Afro tropics or from Madagascar. Some 335 species are found in forest; 230 species are entirely forest dependent and 110 species are “forest specialists” requiring intact, undisturbed habitat and forty species of global conservation concern are known to occur in Kenya. The safari begins at Lake Naivasha which is birds Sanctuary, to Lake Nakuru, termed has the greatest ornithological spectacle on earth. Continue to Western Kenya- Kakamega rainforest is the only tropical rain forest in Kenya of the Guineo-congolian type that once stretched across from West Africa to East Africa. From here, proceed to Lake Victoria-is the world’s second largest fresh water lake by area. End your safari at the Famous Masai Mara before heading to Nairobi in preparation for your flight back home.

Day one,Nairobi to Lake Naivasha

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international airport and after short introductions and briefing, depart for Lake Naivasha. Stop en-route at the view points for stunning views of the Great Rift Valley. Arrival Lake Naivasha by mid-morning for bird walk before lunch at the lodge. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater Lake declared a bird sanctuary in 1967 it also supports pastoral industries of wine and flowers. During your full day field trip to Lake Naivasha, study the birds of the region such as herons, fish eagles, ospreys, black crakes, and lily-trotters. Dominated by the shadow of Mt. Longonot, few lakes in the world have a more commanding or spectacular setting than Naivasha. Lake Naivasha being on the Rift floor is home to an incredible variety of species. Over 450 species have been recorded here. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (LDBB)

Day Two,Lake Nakuru National Park

This morning leave Naivasha and head for Lake Nakuru Park, regarded by avid birders’ as the greatest World ornithological spectacle on the Earth. The park is famous for its millions of pink flamingoes lining on the lake shore, arriving by midmorning at for a game drive en route before checking-in at Lodge followed by lunch. Afternoon game drive followed by a walk along the shores which will also allow you to see the many wild animals in the park and especially the park is the Sanctuary to the Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. Here you have the chance to look out at some of the common species like the lesser and Greater Flamingoes, African fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chat, Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans plus other intra- African Migrants. Dinner and Overnight at Nakuru Sopa Lodge (LDBB)

Day Three,Kakamega forest

After an early morning breakfast, you will depart for the Kakamega Rainforest in the western highlands, en route stopping for special interest birds in the Rift valley highlands. Kakamega Rainforest is the eastern most extension of the Congo Rainforest and is without doubt the best birding destination in the entire country. Many of the species here are found nowhere else in Kenya and the list of possibilities is seemingly endless. Such avian gems as White-spotted Fluff tail, Great Blue Turaco, Bar-tailed Trogon, Blue-headed Bee-eater, Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, Grey-throated, Yellow-spotted and Yellow-billed Barbets, Golden-crowned and Brown-eared Woodpeckers, African Broadbill, 13 species of greenbul, Brown-chested Alethe, Banded and White-chinned Prinias, Black-faced Rufous-warbler, Equatorial Akalat, Snowy-crowned Robin-chat, African Shrike-flycatcher, Chestnut, Jameson’s, Brown-throated and Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyes, African Blue Flycatcher, Dusky Tit, Green-throated, Green and Northern Double-collared Sunbirds, Western Black-headed Oriole, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, Pink-footed Puffback, Grey-green and Luehder’s Bush-shrikes, Stuhlmann’s Starling, Black-billed and Violet’s Weavers, Red-headed Malimbe, Red-headed Bluebill, and Black-and-white Mannikin. Rainforest mammals to be expected are: Eastern Black-and-white Colubus, Gentle and Red-tailed Monkeys and the very active Red-legged Sun-squirrel. All meals and overnight night stay at the lodge Rondo Retreat Centre (LDBB)

Day Four,Kisumu-Lake Victoria

After an early bird walk, depart for Kisumu situated on the Northern shores of Lake Victoria where you will search for the specialties of the area, some of which are found only in the papyrus swamps surrounding this great lake. Species you are likely to see are African Open bill, Abdim’s Stork, Water Thick-knee, Long-toed Lapwing, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Blue-headed Coucal, Black-billed Barbet, Yellow-fronted Tinker bird, Greater Swamp-warbler, Swamp Flycatcher, Birds to be Red-chested and Copper Sunbirds, Papyrus Gonolek, Slender-billed, Black-headed and Northern Brown-throated Weavers, Black-winged Bishop, Fan-tailed Widowbird and Papyrus Canary. One night stay at the Impala Eco Lodge (LDBB).

Day Five,Masai Mara Game Reserve

After an early breakfast, drive to Masai Mara Game reserve. Red-clad with spears, Masai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, admirably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Arrive for check in and lunch at your lodge followed an afternoon game drive in search of wildlife. Dinner and Overnight at the Ashnil Mara Tented Camp (LDBB)

Day Six,Masai Mara Game Reserve

A full day in the Mara, the extensive grasslands are a stronghold to the threatened, migratory Corncrake and the near threatened Jackson’s widowbird. The bush and woodlands around the reserve also hold some unique bird species, more than 450 bird species have been recorded in the Mara, including 12 species of cisticola and birds of prey. Large numbers of Palearctic migrants winter in the area including Caspian plovers and white storks. Other local and unusual birds in the Mara include Rock Cisticola, Rufous Bellied Heron, Denham’s Bustard, Black Coucal, Red-Tailed chat, Pale Wren Warbler, Tabora Cisticola, Yellow Bellied Hyliota, Green-capped Eremomela and Magpie Shrike. All meals, dinner and Overnight stay will be atAshnil Mara Tented Camp (LDBB)

Day Seven,Masai Mar to Nairobi and Depart

An early morning breakfast and check out, drive to Nairobi to arrive in time for lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant. After lunch and depending on your international departure flight timings, you transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for your homeward flight. (BL)

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Departure Dates & Costs:

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This Package is Inclusive Of:

  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities
  • Meals on Full board basis in the lodges/camps has indicated on the itinerary
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari
  • Transportation by specially equipped safari vehicle (Land cruiser or Minibus) with pop-up roof based on clients requirements
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • Game drives, sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary
  • Applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation

 

This Package is Exclusive Of:

  • Meals not described in the itinerary above
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide; hotel/camp and restaurant staff; room service
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages,
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary above