14Day Memorable Kenya Birdlife Photography Safari

14 Days
  • Nairobi
  • As per Itinerary
  • Landcruiser,Tourvan,Minivan
  • 10
  • 70

Overview

Kenya is one of only 15 countries globally where more than 1,000 bird species have been recorded, and it lies third on the African avian diversity list after DR Congo and Tanzania.
This list includes the world’s two largest birds (Common and Somali ostrich, now regarded as separate species) and its bulkiest flying creature (Kori bustard), along with a wealth of raptors Birding Safaris are rewarding everywhere in Kenya. For dedicated birdwatching on a safari in Kenya, a well-planned two-week itinerary is likely to result in a trip list of 350–400 species, a figure that compares favorably with anywhere in the world. And a dazzling array of colorful bee-eaters, turacos, parrots, rollers, and passerines.

Kenya offers excellent birdwatching safaris throughout the year, but the prime season runs from October to March when Palearctic migrants boost resident populations. This also broadly coincides with Kenya’s rainy season, when several resident species shed their drab eclipse plumage in favor of bright breeding colors.

Itinerary

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, met by our representative and later transferred to Nairobi hotel where you will relax on your suite.Afternoon guided visit to National Museum Bird Gallery, Followed by a short bird walk at Nairobi National Museum Botanic Garden. Here we anticipate seeing species like the Variable Sunbird, Bronze Sunbird and the Collard Sunbird, African Goshawk, Palm swift Baglafetch Weaver, among others.
Lunch,Dinner and Overnight Nairobi Hotel or similar one.

Today we leave in the morning and head Northward of Nairobi a stop over at Thika with a unique twin waterfalls Chania and Thika Falls,a fabulous birds watching time for birders photography’. Here we have an opportunity to encounter with a few coastal species that penetrate into main land following the River Tana. We could be lucky to spot the Trumpeter Hornbill, Brown Hooded Kingfisher, Zanzibar Sombre Green-bull and African Golden Weaver. Great egret, Ayres Hawk Eagle, Green sand piper, African green pigeon, Eastern bronze napped pigeon, Purple Crested Turaco, Green headed sunbird and Black cuckoo shrike before our lunch pigeon, Purple Crested Turaco, Green headed sunbird and Black cuckoo shrike before our lunch time at Blue Post Inn Hotel.
Later in the afternoon we leave for Mount Kenya .
Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner in your hotel.

Aberdares offers good bird watching year-round, but November to April is when migrants from Europe and North Africa are present. This partly coincides with the Wet season (October to May) when many species can be seen in breeding plumage. Most forest and moorland specials are resident throughout the year, so the drier months (June to September and December to February) might be good for combining bird watching and forest hiking.Aberdare checklist Aberdare cisticola,African goshawk,African green pigeon,African pardise flycatcher,African yellow wabler,Augur buzzard,bar tailed trogon and many more species.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner in your hotel

Departure in the morning and head for Lake Baringo with a stop at the Nyahururu Waterfalls, there are possibilities of viewing Chestnut-Winged Starlings, Slender billed starling, Rock Martin, Grey cuckoo shrike around the waterfalls. Arrive at Lake Bogoria National Park. The Reserve’s herd of the rare Greater Kudu makes it unique and other game to view. The south shore of Lake Bogoria has acacia-ficus woodland and to the north is a papyrus swamp. Birds unique in this area include, Congregator of Lesser and Greater flamingo, Steppe eagle, Curlew Sand piper, Black necked grebe and Black Headed Plover.

Lunch,Dinner and Overnight will be at your booked lodge .

Full day exploring lake Baringo, well known by many avid Ornithologist as mecca for Birds, with 500 species of birds having been recorded. Explore this area with field Birding around Lake Baringo, and its environs, the Cliffs and the bushes. There are possibilities to see rare species like, Cape Eagle Owl, White-faced Scops Owl, Jackson’s Hornbill, Hemprich’s Hornbill, Brown-Tailed Rock Chat, Nothern Red Bishop, Northern Masked Weaver and White Billed Buffalo Weaver, Olivaceous Warbler, Northern brownbul, Jackson’s golden backed weaver, Little weaver, Brown Tailed Rock Chat, Goliath heron, Northern Shoveller, Verreauxs eagle owl, Bristle crowned starling, Senegal Thicknee, Pygmy falcon, Blue cheecked bee-eater.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and Overnight will be at your booked lodge

Depart lake Baringo and head to an isolated remnant of the equatorial rain forest that once spread over Africa from west to east. It contains an excellent representation of bird, animal, and plant species including an array of primates. Kakamega forest through Eldoret. Kakamega forest’s avifauna is rich and unusual in its composition. Two globally threatened species reside here, Chapins Flycatcher and Turners Eremomela. The avifauna is unique nationally and also continentally; the forest holds large populations of Black and white colobus and Red tailed monkeys among others.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and Overnight stay at your booked hotel

A Full day birds exploring the eastern most extension of the great tropical rain forest stretching from Congo forest. This forest is renowned for its richness in bird life and species including, Turners Eremomela, Black billed Turaco, Great blue turaco, Cameroon Sombre Green bull, Little grey Green bull, Yellow Bellied Wattle eye, Purple-throated cuckoo, Hairy Breasted Barbet, Grey breasted Illadopsis, African Grey Parrot, Square tailed drongo and Chapins Flycatcher.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and Overnight stay at your booked hotel

Depart this morning after our breakfast and head southwards to the shores of Lake Victoria, our bird walk will be focusing on the Dunga beach Swamp this site is home to one of the most reliable sites in Kenya for the endandered papyrus yellow warbler. Papyrus Gonolek, Swamp fly catcher, Marsh Tachgra, Jacksons golden backed weaver, Red chested sunbird, Sedge warbler, Carruthers’s Cisticola, Southern red bishop, Northern brown throated weaver, Greater swamp warbler.

Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at your booked hotel

Lake Nakuru National Park colored with pink flamingo which are in thousands lining along the shores. Lake Nakuru National Park is a shallow and alkaline lake, surrounded by acacia woodland & grassland. It was gazetted as a bird sanctuary because of its bird life. Among other Species unique in this park include, White winged Black Tern, Hildebrandt’s Francolin, African fish eagle, Steppe eagle, Grey crested Helmet Shrike, Red-capped lark, Spotted Crake. It is also a White and black Rhino breeding sanctuary.

Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner and overnight stay tonight will be at your booked hotel

Depart early morning with optional enroute game drive arrive in Lake Naivasha lodge or hotel for Relaxation. Lake Naivasha is the only fresh water lake without a physical outlet in Kenya. It’s freshness is maintained by a combination of underground out flow and sedimentation of salts. The lake supports a diverse water-bird community, with more than 80 species recorded regularly. It is a significant site for Red knobbed coots, African spoonbill, African jacana and little grebes depending on water levels.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel.

Full day at the lake Naivasha Region with bird walks around the Club grounds and a visit to the Elsa Mere field study center. Notable birds unique to this area include, Gadwall, Spotted Red Shank, Black Tailed Godwit, Great white egret, Black Headed Gull, Purple Swamp Hen and Mottled swift.

Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner and Overnight stay will be at your booked hotel

The Masai Mara Game Reserve, is regarded as the most magnificent natural theatre in the world. Set in the heart of Africa’s Great Plains, the Masai Mara boasts 1,672 square kilometers of unspoiled wilderness. It is home to the highest concentration of animals and birds anywhere on the continent.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and Overnight stay will be at your booked camp/lodge

Full day of exploring the bush and woodlands around the reserve holds 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 also 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.
Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and overnight stay at your booked camp/lodge

After breakfast. Depart to Nairobi for your flight Back Home.

What Is included

  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Professional Tour Driver/Guide
  • Transport to &From
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Drinking Water

What Is Excluded

  • Flights tickets
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Anything else not mentioned above
When can i book this safari?

We are open to bookings throughout

What do i need to carry?

Carry your camera and spirit of adventure

What kind of clothes are recommended?

Mt Kenya region is cold at night,have heavy warm clothes,also don’t forget to carry hiking gears

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14Day Memorable Kenya Birdlife Photography Safari
  • Nairobi
  • As per Itinerary
  • Landcruiser,Tourvan,Minivan
  • 10
  • 70
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