5-Day Bird-Watching Kenya Safari Description

An incredible 10-day journey awaits you on this 5-Day Bird-Watching Kenya Safari in Kenya. Let us take you to the most breathtaking of locations, where the sights and sounds of various species can be enjoyed. From savannas to woodlands, hills, or riverside, Kenya’s diverse ecosystems provide a unique experience for those who love birdwatching. You will start and end your expedition from Nairobi – a majestic journey through nature awaits!

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

DAYLOCATIONACCOMMODATIONACTIVITY
1LAKE NAIVASHALAKE NAIVASHA LODGEBIRD-WATCHING
2LAKE NAKURU LAKE NAKURU LODGEBIRD-WATCHING, G.D
3MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVEMARA SOPA LODGEBIRD-WATCHING,G.D
4MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVEMARA SOPA LODGEBIRD-WTCHING, G.D
5NAIROBIN/A

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Masai Cultural Experience at $30pp
  • Balloon Safari Ride @$450pp
  • Boat Riding @$30pp

 

G.D Means Game Drive

N/A Means Not Applicable

 

5-Day Bird-Watching Kenya Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Naivasha

After breakfast we depart from our Nairobi hotel for a scenic drive through the Great North road to Lake Naivasha. Stop en-route at the view points of the Great Rift Valley for stunning views arriving Lake Naivasha by mid-morning for bird walk before time for lunch at Lake Naivasha Lodge. Lake Naivasha being close to Lake Nakuru and 65 miles from Nairobi, is freshwater Lake. During our field trip to Lake Naivasha, we study the birds of the region such as herons, fish eagles, ospreys, black crakes, and lily-trotters.

  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru

This morning we 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 mid morning at Lake Nakuru for a game drive en route before checking-in at Lake Nakuru Lodge for Lunch. Afternoon game drive followed by a walk along the shores which will also allow us 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 we will 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 Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara Game Reserve

Soon after breakfast, drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve. Masai Mara is actually the northern portion of the Great Plains ecosystem in the neighboring Tanzania called Serengeti. It is a home to the big five wildlife which includes the lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant and numerous and other wildlife. After lunch and some relaxation at the camp or lodge, you will depart with your driver guide for an afternoon game drive in search of the big five.

  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Full Day in Masai Mara Game Reserve

A full day in the Mara, the extensive grasslands are a strong hold 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.

  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Masai Mara to Nairobi

You will depart the park in the morning after breakfast for Nairobi. Lunch will be eroute at your own cost.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Safari Cost Include the following:

  • All park entrance fees
  • Fullboard Accommodation
  • Drinking water for use during the safari
  • Services of an English-speaking experienced driver guide
  • Transport in a 4 x 4 Safari Land cruiser
  • All government taxes and levies
  • Flying doctors air ambulance evacuation in case of a life-threatening accident or injury

Safari cost Does not Include the following:

  • Balloon safari
  • Masai village visit
  • International Airfares
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any other expenses not noted on the “safari includes” list
5-Day Bird-Watching Kenya Safari

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