9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris Itinerary
9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris is one of our popular Kenya Bird Watching Safaris itineraries from our menu of birding tours in Kenya. 9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris holiday goes to the fresh water Lake Naivasha, the alkaline lakes of Nakuru and Elementaita and the Masai Mara Game Reserve. With minimal transfers in the Rift Valley, all of your daylight hours are for quality bird watching. Bird watching Kenya safari to bird watching hotspots in Kenya, Note:- 9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris tour can be taken as a wildlife safari as it also covers game parks considered as premium ,wilderness & best game reserve in Kenya. 9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris tour through the Kenyan birding areas, national parks and reserves with a professional local bird guide
Day 1 Bird Watching Kenya safari – Mount Kenya
Meet and greet followed by a short tour briefing before departure. Enjoy a relaxed scenic drive toward Mount Kenya. The Mountain has a rich montane avifauna. Arrive in time for lunch. Embark on our first bird watching exercise. Some of the birds that exists in this area includes Abbott’s Starling,Lesser Kestrel (a passage migrant on the moorland), Jackson’s widow bird, Sharpe’s Longclaw, Olive Ibis, Sledgehammer, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, African Crowned Eagle, African Grass Owl, Cape Eagle-Owl, Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike, Long-tailed widow bird, Abyssinian Owl (very rare and poorly researched), Scarlet-tufted Sunbird, and Kenrick’s Starling . Dinner and overnight Serena Mountain lodge booked on full board.
Day 2 Mount Kenya - Lake Bogoria-Lake Baringo
After an early morning breakfast, check out and drive via Thomson’s fall with a stopover to view the scenic waterfalls. Enjoy a guided bird walk around this fresh water lake with over 450 species of birds. Birds that are found in this area includes curly crested helmet shrikes, silver bird, grey silver-headed silverbll, gery-headed bush shrike, northern masked weaver. Take a boat trip on the lake [at an extra cost] or visit the Njemps tribe and see more birds. Large concentration of lesser and greater flamingos also exists in this rift valley lakes. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bogoria Lodge
Day 3 Of the 9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris: Lake Baringo-Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National park arriving in time for lunch. Evening game drive starts at 1600 Hrs. Important to note is that Lake Nakuru national park is located on the floor of the rift valley and its alkaline water attracts tens of thousands of flamingos & other pelicans which make it an ornithological bird’s paradise. In addition to bird watching activities, the park hosts a Rhino sanctuary with both black and White Rhinos present. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Woodlands Luxury Hotel.
Day 4 Of the 9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
After breakfast departure for Masai Mara National Park with Bird, viewing enroot to the exit. Drive to Masai Mara arriving in time for late lunch. After lunch, we will have an evening game drive and Bird watching in Masai Mara National Park. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Luxury Tented Camp or similar booked on Full board
Day 5 Of the 9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris: Masai Mara Bird Watching
The Mara is equally popular with birders and specialist birding safaris. Of the over 500 recorded species, notables include the Corncrake, Grey-crested Helmet Shrike, Lesser Kestrel, Madagascar Squacco Heron, Saddle Billed Stork, Secretary Bird, Ostrich, White-headed Vulture among more common species, Lilac Breasted Roller, Yellow-billed Oxpecker among the large herds and Martial and Crowned Eagles. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Luxury Tented Camp or similar booked on Full board
Day 6 Of the 9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris: Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, drive to Lake Naivasha which also lies on the floor of the Rift valley” a bird watcher’s paradise”.The lake has fascinating bird life of over 350 species supported by the availability of dense vegetation at the lake edge. Papyrus fringes the main lake’s shore and cloaks the Inlet Rivers. A boat trip around the lake with a stop at the marvelous Crescent Island provides more chances for spotting.M any species of duck and Palearctic waders occur in large numbers. The lake is known for its high density of African Fish Eagles which nest in the surrounding Acacia woodland. Grey- Crested Helmeted-shrike, Basra Reed Warbler, Lesser Flamingo, along with large congregations of Red- Knobbed Coot, African Spoonbill, and Little Grebe also exist. Dinner and overnight at Sopa Lodge or similar booked on Full board
Day 7 Of the 9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli
Early breakfast will be followed by a check-out from your lodge/tented camp. Optional visit the towering cliffs of the hell’s gate gorge. much time will not be spent here as we have a journey ahead to Amboseli national park. We will have our lunch enroot. Arrive in Amboseli in the evening. Dinner and overnight Serena Lodge or Similar booked on Full board
Day 8 Of the 9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris: Amboseli bird watching
We will start the day before sunrise to enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Kilimanjaro and set off for a bird / wildlife drive before the clouds build up over the summit. Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and is snow-capped at the peaks. The majesty of this tropical mountain makes Amboseli an ideal photographer’s haven by offering a spectacular back ground for wildlife and scenic photography. Members of the big five exist with hippos and other grazers often seen from the observation hill. Amboseli boosts of a rich bird life, with over 400 bird species recorded, including the globally threatened Madagascar Pond-Heron, Lesser Flamingo, Lesser Kestrel, the Shoe bill and many more. All meal and overnight in the same lodge.
Day 9 Of the 9 Days Kenya Bird Watching Photographic Safaris: Amboseli - Nairobi
Early breakfast followed by a checkout from your lodge. Short bird viewing enroot to exit. Thereafter drive back to Nairobi or to the Kenya coast beach resorts arriving in the afternoon.
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