11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures
11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures is designed in such a way that it will allow our clients the opportunity to sample our unique rich bird life in terms of their geographical distribution and habitat. The 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures is designed especially for photographers, includes Kenya’s finest wildlife areas and escorted by professional wildlife photographer guide. 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures in Kenya provides some of the best viewing sites in Kenya. From the world’s biggest bird, the Ostrich, to spectacular flamingos that congregate in their millions at the various Lakes of the Great Rift Valley and camouflage them in pink, Kenya holds some remarkable birding sights that you have to see them to believe.
Day 1 Of the 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures: Nairobi National Park
After breakfast, drive to Nairobi National Park for your first bird watching safari. This park was the first to be established in Kenya in 1946, covering an area of 117sq km it is located 10km South-west of downtown Nairobi. With over 400 species of birds recorded within its perimeter, it makes Nairobi the birdiest city in the world. We make an early start into the park to look for, Curlew Sandpiper, Northern Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, Northern wheatear, Tree Pipit, Spotted flycatcher, blackcap Warbler, and Red-throated Pipit.
Among afro tropical, we shall look for White Pelicans, Great Cormorant, White-tailed Lark, Violet-backed Starling, Grosbeak and Parasitic Weaver, Common Snipe, Water Thicknee, Squacco Heron and Red-collared and White-winged Widowbirds. Dinner and overnight at Sarova panafric Hotel Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 2 Of the 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures: Nairobi - Aberdares
Early morning leave Nairobi heading for the Highlands with a brief stopover at the Mwea rice paddies to look for specialties like Purple-crested Turaco and African Fin foot. Arrive at Castle forest Lodge in time for lunch. The Castle forest Lodge offers some of the most amazing views of Mt Kenya and wonderful forest birding.
On the afternoon bird walk, we anticipate to see species like, Green Ibis, Long-crested Eagle, Mountain and Augur Buzzards, Rofous-breasted Sparrowhawk, Red-fronted Parrot, Red-throated Wryneck, Common Stone-chat, Chestnut-throated Apalises, Lemon, and Tambourine Doves, Moustached Green Tinkerbird, White-headed and White-eared Barbets, Scarce and Alpine Swifts. Overnight at the lodge based on full board.
Day 3 Of the 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures: Aberdare - Lake Nakuru
After an early breakfast, we drive to Lake Nakuru and arrive their in time for lunch at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge. In the afternoon we shall visit the shallow alkaline lake shore to have a close-up view of the greatest ornithological spectacles in the world, the over one million flamingoes and other shorebirds that cover 80% of the lake. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4 Of the 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures: Lake Nakuru
We shall visit the shoreline again to enjoy the morning light which usually cast a beautiful glow on the flamingoes. We head back for breakfast and afterwards continue with our birding in the yellow Acacia forest. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5 Of the 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures: Lake Nakuru - Lake Baringo
After breakfast, we shall drive northwards to Lake Baringo another fresh water lake in the rift valley arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon will be spent doing birding around the hotel. Brown-tailed Rock Chat, Bristle-crowned Starling, Beautiful Sunbird, Northern Masked Weaver are some of the birds easily seen near the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bogoria Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6 Of the 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures: Lake Baringo
After breakfast, we will have a bird walk to the nearby cliffs where we should be able to see the Fan-tailed Raven, Lanner falcon, Three-banded Courser, Northern Grey Tit and Little Weaver among others. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bogoria Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7 Of the 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures: Lake Baringo - Lake Naivasha
We depart after breakfast and head to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch. The abundant fish population in Lake Naivasha supports variety of fish eating birds like Pied Kingfisher, Black Heron, African Fish Eagle, Long-tailed and Great Comorant. Dinner and overnight at lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8 Of the 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures: Lake Naivasha
Today we have a pre-breakfast birding and afterwards we shall visit Hell’s Gate National Park to see the large population of Ruppell’s and White -backed Vultures on the cliffs which give this small park its name. We shall also locate the Wailing and Siffling Cisticolas, Northern Anteater Chat among others. In the afternoon, we shall visit Kinangop plateau the stronghold of the endemic Sharpe’s Longclaw. Overnight at lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9 Of the 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures: Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara
After breakfast we head to Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch. After lunch we shall have our first game in Masai Mara. During our game drive we should be able to spot Black Coucal, Red-necked Spurfowl, Little Greenbul, Zitting and Rock-loving Cisticolas and Secretary bird among others. Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10 Of the 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures: Maasai Mara
After breakfast, we pack our picnic lunch with us for a long day of game and birding watching. Apart from the mammals, birds we should see includes Lappet faced Vulture, Lizard Buzzard, Black-chested Snake Eagle Southern Ground Horn bill, Red-necked Spurfowl, Athi short toed Lark among many others. Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11Of the 11 Days Kenya Birding Safari Adventures: Maasai Mara – Nairobi
After breakfast, we drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Carnivore Restaurant. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport. Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Extensive Game drives
All meals included while on safari
Full board Accommodation
All applicable Game Park entrance fees
Safari vehicles carry mineral water
Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Professional Birding Safari guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back
Transport in 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser
A visit to a Masai Village
Accommodations in Nairobi
Cost of obtaining passport and visas
Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), Nature walks etc
Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary