Kenya Safaris: Kenya special safari

11 DAYS KENYA SPECIAL

Mother Nature has richly endowed East Africa with diverse eco-systems that are superb habitats of a variety of birds not to mention winter and intra African migrants. Its ranges from mountain, forests to tropical coast and habitats in open savannah grasslands, deserts, bush and scrubs, lakes and mudflats.

Kenya alone is home to a variety of species, over 1293 species standing above all else is Lake Nakuru commonly referred to as “the pink heart of Kenya” that has millions of greater and lesser flamingoes, a spectacle not found anywhere else in the whole world.

Welcome to the world best bird’s life paradise. Budget camping and birding safaris can be tailor-made, with mobile Tent and an accompanying experienced cook. Other safaris on bird-watching while enjoying hedge accommodation are also suggested but very flexible tours to suit your needs can be done for you.

DAY 01: NAIROBI

On arrival you will be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to a Nairobi hotel where you’ll spend your overnight stay. After lunch we’ll pay a visit to the National Museum birds galley and later have an excursion tour of the Nairobi City.Overnight at a Nairobi Hotel on Bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 02: NAIROBI-MAASAI MARA

Depart Nairobi after your breakfast and drive north along the Great Rift Valley onto the world most famous Game Reserve Masai Mara. Stop en-route at the viewpoints of the Great Rift Valley floor for stunning views arriving Mara in time for lunch. This reserve has a vast area of rolling grasslands with scattered pockets of acacia woodland.

Interesting species such as: Secretary bird, numerous vultures among them Lappet Faced Vulture & the White Backed Vulture, eagles and hawks, Watt led Plover, Yellow-Throated Sand-Grouse, Bare-Faced Go-Away bird, Gabon Nightjar, Lilac-Breasted Roller, Ground Hornbill, Sooty Chat, and a wide variety of Larks, Pipits and Widow Birds. In the thick riverine forest bordering the Mara and Talek rivers, several notable birds are found: African finfoot, Livingstone's turaco, Ross's Turaco, Giant and Woodland Kingfishers, Blue Flycatcher, Double-Toothed Barbet and occasionally the rare Pel's Fishing Owl. Dinner and overnight stay at Keekorok Lodge or Sarova Mara Tented Camp or similar.

DAY 03: MAASAI MARA


After our morning breakfast leave the lodge with our picnic lunches and spend the whole day exploring the wonders of this famous game reserve returning late in the evening for our Dinner and Overnight stay at Keekorok Lodge or Sarova Mara Tented Camp or similar.

DAY 04: MAASAI MARA-NAIVASHA

After breakfast, we depart for Lake Naivasha National Park. You will have a bird walk before time for lunch at Lake Naivasha Lodge. Lake Naivasha being a fresh water lake on the rift is home to an incredible variety of bird species. Over 400 species have been recorded here.

Some of these birds are African darter, squacco heron, Black headed heron, Egyptian goose, Pied kingfisher, African fish eagle, Grey headed gull, Spur- Winged goose, White faced whistling duck, Jacana, Red knobbed coat, Malachite kingfisher. An afternoon option of either a boat ride or a visit to Hell’s Gate National Park before returning for Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Lodge or similar.

DAY 05: NAIVASHA-NAKURU

After breakfast, we leave Lake Naivasha for Lake Nakuru National Park, regarded by many as the greatest world ornithological spectacle on earth for it millions of flamingoes that congregates at the lake every year. Arriving by mind-morning at the Lake for a game drive en-route before check-in at lake Nakuru Lodge for Lunch. Afternoon game drive followed by a walk along the lakeshores to try and identify the available waders.

A late afternoon game drive will allow you to see the many wild animals in the park like the Rothschild giraffe, impala’s Thomson’s’ gazelles and not to mention the park is home to the Black and white Rhino. In Nakuru you will look out for the common bird species to include Rock Thrush, Lesser and Greater Flamingoes, Rupp ell’s long tailed starling, Green wood hoopoes, African Fish Eagle, Tawny Eagles, and many other winter and intra African Migrants. You will also be taken to a cliff viewpoint overlooking the lake. Dinner and overnight stay tonight will be at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or similar.

DAY 06: LAKE NAKURU


Spend the whole day bird watching at the Acacias of Lake Nakuru National Park. If lucky enough today we have a chance to see the shy cat “the leopard”, mostly seen in this park before returning for lunch at the lodge and relax for a few hours before taking another game drive to try and capture what was not seen during the day before the dusk engulfs us. Dinner and overnight stay tonight will be at Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar.

DAY 07: LAKE NAKURU-ABERDARES

After breakfast, leave for the Aberdare and drive past the Kikuyu Agriculture farmlands of Coffee and Tea Plantations, in the highland region of Kenya. Aberdare has it share of bird species. We’ll arrive in time for lunch at the Aberdare Country Club, which was built by British settlers during the colonial era. Afternoon we spend our day by taking a late bird walk. Here we expect Birds such as Giant Kingfisher, Black Duck, Hartlaub's Turaco, Grey Apalis, Rufous Chatterer, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, and Crowned Hornbill and up to nine sunbird species. Dinner and over night stay will be at Aberdare Country Club or similar.,

DAY 08: ABERDARES - MT. KENYA

We leave after breakfast for the Aberdare headed for the luxurious and exclusive Mount Kenya Safari Club. This club was founded by Hollywood star William Holden. We’ll enjoy spectacular views of Mount Kenya snowcaps and later have a bird walk around the lodge environs. We may relax by playing golf, swimming, horse riding or fishing or have a walk a round the club as it has excellent gardens. Tonight we shall enjoy a formal English dinner at the club. Overnight at Mount Kenya Safari Club or similar.

DAY 09: MT. KENYA - AMBOSELI VIA NAIROBI

After our breakfast, we bid fare well to Mt. Kenya and head for Amboseli National Park via Nairobi for lunch and later proceed to Amboseli National Park. The Park is set at the floor of the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. The park encompasses dry lakebeds, savannah woodland, and extensive swamps constantly fed by springs emanating from the mountain. The water attracts a wide variety of bird and animal life The Park has a prolific population of elephants. Other animals likely to be seen here are buffalo, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, Masai giraffe and zebra. An evening game drive will be provided. Dinner and Overnight stay tonight will be at Ol Tukai Lodge or similar.

DAY 10: AMBOSELI


Full day at Amboseli National Park. Here we anticipate species such as Black faced Sand Grouse, Black smith Plover, common Moorhen, Black Heron, Crested Francoline among many other dry land species. Today we have an option to pay a visit to the Masai Villages. Afternoon can be spent swimming in one of the lodges but at an extra cost. Lunch, Dinner and Overnighstay tonight will be at Ol Tukai Lodge or similar.

DAY 11: AMBOSELI - NAIROBI

After a leisurely buffet breakfast, we depart for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon to drop you off at the airport for your flight home or your Nairobi hotel where the tour ends.

 
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