10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays Itinerary
10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays – Kenya is a prime destination for a Birdwatching holiday. 10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays Experience is one of its own Kind that will blow off your mind within a few munities. 10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays will engage you in a birding experience of a lifetime. The locations and destinations have been carefully selected to give you an opportunity to see some of Kenya’s best mammal and birding parks that are filled with nature’s wonders.
Day 1 Nairobi - Lake Baringo National Park
Depart Nairobi in the morning with a pick up from either your hotel/ Airport by your driver, short briefing by your Wild race Africa Safari expert in the office and later heading north as we drive down the Great Rift Valley enjoying the spectacular views. We drive past Mt. Logonot, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita and Lake Nakuru, lunch en-route to arrive Lake Baringo in the afternoon, late afternoon boat trip to watch hippos, water birds and crocodiles, Dinner and overnight at Baringo soi lodge or similar.
Day 2 Lake Baringo - Lake Bogoria
Drive back a bit south after breakfast to lake Bogoria game reserve, we drop at the park gate, Where accompanied by game ranger we start our walk 3-4 hours walk towards South end of Lake Bogoria,At the hot springs we find our camp set up, Dinner and overnight at the hot spring Safari lodge.
Day 3 Lake Bogoria Super walking experience
Start our day by visiting the Flamingos and the hot springs, The springs shoot more higher as 15 -18ft in the morning,; CAUTION MUST BE TAKEN WHILE WALKING NEAR THE HOT SPRINGS AS THESE ARE SUPER HOT; We proceed south to the end while we turn to east side of the lake, Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4 Lake Bogoria - Lake Nakuru National park tours
Early morning breakfast before we climb eastern lake wall to catch a good view of the lake in the morning,We descend back to the bush camp for full breakfast, After breakfast we drive to Lake Nakuru National park arrive Nakuru in time for lunch Followed by afternoon game drive, Animals like rhino, lion, zebra, hyena, giraffe, buffalo, Waterbuck, Impala baboon troops and many kinds of water birds; pelicans, cormorants and hundreds of thousands of flamingos are found in this park, Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or similar.
Day 5 Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha ( Hells gate National park)
Game drives early in the morning then return to the lodge for breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha by afternoon. Lunch at a camp in Naivasha followed by a visit to the adjacent Hells Gate National Park- this park can be explored on foot or by cycling- bicycles are available for hire at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight stay at Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar
Hell’s Gate is located just beyond Lake Naivasha. Famous for its natural hot geysers, eagle and vulture breeding grounds, visitors have the choice of driving, walking, camping, and cycling and rock climbing within the park. Special location to view includes Fischer’s Tower, formerly a volcano’s plug, the Central Tower and Njorowa Gorges.
Two extinct volcanos: Olkaira and Hobley’s are worth a trip. Natural steam vents rise from fissures in the volcanic rock. Obsidian, a striking black glassy rock formed from cooled molten lava is a feature of this landscape. The resident game to view includes hyrax, buffalo, Masai Giraffe, eland, Coke’s Hartebeest, lion, leopard, and some cheetah. A haven for ornithologists and rock climbers, the cliffs of Hell’s Gate are breeding grounds for vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, Augur Buzzard and thousands of swifts; and about 103 species of bird have been recorded. Dinner and overnight spent at Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Day 6 Lake Naivasha trip to Masai Mara Holidays
Break the camp soon after breakfast and drive to Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon we proceed to the game drive in Maasai Mara game reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Mara Sarova game lodge.
Day 7 Explorer Maasai Mara Travel
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sarova luxury tented camp.
Day 8 Explorer Maasai Mara Travel
Full days in the Masai, 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 palaerctic 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. Dinner and Overnight stay at the Lodge
Day 9 Explorer Maasai Mara Travel
Masai Mara safari all day bird-watching in the Maasai Mara. Along the Mara River we’ll watch for African Finfoot, Schalow’s and Ross’ Turaco, Crested Guineafowl, Woodland Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Barbet, Black-billed Weaver, Violet-backed Starling, and perhaps with luck, Pel’s Fishing Owl. Any tapping noise on the trees may be indicative of the relatively uncommon Woodpeckers (Golden-tailed and Fine-banded). Hopefully, we will be lucky enough to see some of the more difficult to see mammals such as Bat-eared Fox, Hunting Dog, Serval, and the delightful Banded Mongoose. Mara Sopa Lodge
day 10 Masai Mara National Park - Back to Nairobi
After breakfast, we drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Toona Tree Restaurant where you can enjoy some good Italian food, Check-in to a day room at Nairobi hotel. Farewell dinner Later early in the evening will be hosted by our company at the world-famous Carnivore Restaurant considered “Africa’s greatest eating experience” (if you love barbecue it doesn’t get better than this), and home to the “Simba Saloon” one of the city’s most popular night clubs. Thereafter you will be transferred to the airport in time for your International departure flight
Transport in a 4×4 Toyota Mini Van with a pop-up roof -each person is guaranteed a window seat
Services of a professional English speaking guide
Accommodation in a double/triple room
Game drives as per the itinerary
Game parks or national parks entry fees;
Three meals per day whilst on safari
1-litre Mineral water per person per day
Complimentary return airport transfers in Nairobi
Safari Price excludes:
Cultural visits to Maasai Villages costs US$ 25 per person
Masai Mara Balloon safari @ 450 Dollars per person can be arranged on request
pre and post safari hotel accommodation in Nairobi