13 Days Kenya Bird Watching safari
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Detailed Itinerary Of the 13 days Kenya Bird watching Safari
Day 1: Nairobi to Mount Kenya
Departure from Nairobi at 9.00 am for Mount Kenya NP arriving for lunch. Afternoon birding along the nearby forested trails or waiting for glimpses of the shy montane wildlife as it comes down to the nearby waterhole/saltlick. We hope to see Olive & Bronze-naped Pigeons, Silvery-cheeked Hornbills, Ruppell’s Robin Chat, White-starred Forest Robin, Mountain Greenbul, Stuhlman’s Starling and maybe Verreaux Eagle Owl. Overnight at MOUNTAIN LODGE.
Day 2: Mount Kenya
An early breakfast is followed by a morning drive up Mt Kenya’s lower slopes, through the numerous vegetation zones and onto the 10,000 ft Afro-alpine moorland. We return in the afternoon for a birdwalk along the riverine forests. Black Duck, Hartlaub’s Turaco, Crowned Hornbill, Paradise and up to eight species of sunbird Overnight at NARO MORU RIVER LODGE.
Day 3-4: Lake Nakuru
Early morning departure over The Great Rift Valley wall and onto the Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Here we enjoy outstanding game drives & bird walks all making this a truly memorable locality. Famous for flamingos, pelicans and waterbirds but equally rich in Narina’s Trogon, Arrow-marked Babbler and red-headed Weaver, Hilderbrandt’s Francolin, Montane and Dusky Nightjars and many more. Two overnights at LION HILL LODGE.
Day 5-6: Lake Bogoria/Baraingo
After a short drive north, past the hot springs of L.Bogoria and onto L.Baringo. Afternoon boat excursion to view Hippo, Crocodiles and water birds at close range. Dark Chanting Goshawk, Silverbird, Cliffchats, Jackson’s & Yellow-billed Hornbills, Brown-tailed Rock Chat, Bristle-crowned Starlings, Verreaux Eagle & Spotted Eagle Owl. Two overnights LAKE BARINGO ISLAND CAMP
Day 7-8: Kakamega
Full day drive over the Tugen Hills, through the Kerio Valley and Serikwa plateau and finally onto Kakamega Forest. Kakamega is the eastern most remnant of the great west African rain forests that once stretched the width of Africa, its flora, fauna & avifauna is fascinating. Specalities include Great Blue Turaco, Emerald Cuckoo, Blue-headed Bee-Eater, Black & White Casqued Hornbill, Black-billed and Vieillot’s Black Weavers. Two overnights RONDO RETREAT.
Day 9-12: Masai Mara
After an early breakfast we head south past Lake Victoria, and onto The Maasai Mara East Africa’s finest wildlife sanctuary. All the big game, Black Rhino, Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Topi, Eland, Thompson and Grant’s Gazelles, and many more are all well represented alongside local specialities such as Open-billed Storks, Temminck’s Courser, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Usambiro Barbet and Denham’s Bustard. Four nights at our own MAASAI MARA RIVER CAMP.
Day 13: Departure
After an early morning game drive we return to Nairobi, arriving mid afternoon, and transferred to the hotel of your choice. (Saturday). On this day there is an optional internal light aircraft flight back to Nairobi to avoid a 5-6 hour drive across the Rift Valley.
Kenya Wildlife Safari and birdwatching holiday
Price per person for 2 pax =$3545
Price per person for 4 pax=$3275
Price Per Person for 6 Pax=$3050
High season(Jan-Mar and Nov-Dec)
Price per person for 2 pax =$4545
Price per person for 4 pax=$3675
Price Per Person for 6 Pax=$3250
Peak Season (July-October)
Price per person for 2 pax=$5200
Price per person for 4 pax=$4780
Price Per Person for 6 Pax=$4260
– Transportation in a custom safari jeep with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing
– Services of a trained and experienced English speaking birding driver/guide
– Accommodations as in the Itinerary
– Meals as indicated in the itinerary
– Bottled water for use during the safari
– Game drives and park entry fees
– International air transportation to and from Nairobi
– Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips
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