10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari

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10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays – Kenya is a prime destination for a Birdwatching holiday. 10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays Experience is one of its own Kind that will blow off your mind within a few minutes. 10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays will engage you in a birding experience of a lifetime. The locations and destinations have been carefully selected to give you an opportunity to see some of Kenya’s best mammal and birding parks that are filled with nature’s wonders.

  • 2 Pax per person sharing US $ 3930
  • 3 Pax per person sharing US $ 3787
  • 4 Pax per person sharing US $ 3300
  • 5 Pax per person sharing US $ 3252
  • 6 Pax per person sharing US $ 3094
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    All about the 10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari.

    10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays – Kenya is a prime destination for a Birdwatching holiday. 10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays Experience is one of its own Kind that will blow off your mind within a few minutes. 10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays will engage you in a birding experience of a lifetime. The locations and destinations have been carefully selected to give you an opportunity to see some of Kenya’s best mammal and birding parks that are filled with nature’s wonders.

    Birdwatching is rewarding everywhere in Kenya. For dedicated birdwatchers, 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. Kenya offers excellent birdwatching throughout the year, but the prime season runs from October to March, when resident populations are boosted by Palaearctic migrants. This also broadly coincides with Kenya’s rainy season, when several resident species shed their drab eclipse plumage in favor of bright breeding colors.

    Kenya’s national parks make excellent centers for bird watching in Kenya. The diverse range of habitats supports a great diversity of bird species – and makes a bird watching holiday in Kenya very rewarding! Join us today for a great 10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays experience tracking the birding species in the great rift valley lake and Masai Mara walking safari tours visiting Azure hotel for the first night accommodation in Nairobi, Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria, planet mat, and Masai Mara National Park.

    Experience 10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays in iconic parks like Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara (birds) safaris including bird sightings of the flamingo’s, little egret, greater Blue-eared starling, heron and a white pelican with encounters of both resident and migratory birds. A perfect birding safari holidays in Kenya for both birdlife & wildlife including; Cape buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lions.

    10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holidays

    From soda lakes to fresh water wetlands – to high altitude and low altitude grasslands, bush and standard Savannah to ancient woodland habitats – you will see incredible birdlife as well as other taxa of animals and plants. Big game will be encountered in plenty, including many rare and unique species. This tour has the intention of making you fall in love with Kenya just like we all have – a truly once in a lifetime birding experience that will leave your heart in Africa!

    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 and a dazzling array of colorful bee-eaters, turacos, parrots, rollers and passerines.

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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • 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
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Drinks
    • Tipping
    • Cultural visits to Maasai Villages costs US$ 25 per person
    • Masai Mara Balloon safari @ 450 Dollars per person can be arranged on request
    • Personal effects
    • Kenya Visas
    • pre and post safari hotel accommodation in Nairobi
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    10 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari2
    1. Day 1: Kenya Bird watching Tours: Arrival for Kenya Leisurely Bird watching Tour – Birding in Kenya

      On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Our Safaris representative receives you for your ten days Kenya leisurely birding tour. You will be transferred to the hotel for check-in booked on bed and breakfast.

      • Main Destination: (Kenya)
      • Accommodation: at Nairobi Panafric Hotel
      • Luxury Lodge: Bed and Breakfast
      • Drinks not included
    2. Day 2: Kenya Bird watching Tours: Kenya Birding Tour to Lake Elementaita – Bird Kenya

      We have an early morning breakfast then a bird to Lake Elmenteita- a shallow alkaline lake. Elmenteita’s surrounding natural vegetation of mainly Acacia and Tarconanthus camphoratus bushland interspersed with Themeda triandra grassland favors a rich checklist of real stunning species! We hope to nail the globally threatened Jackson’s Widowbird, Grey-crested Helmetshrike, Lesser Kestrel (a Passage migrant), and the vagrant Greater Spotted Eagle. Other species will include; Grey-headed Gull, Hadada Ibis, Helmeted Guineafowl, Hildebrandt’s Francolin, Horus Swift, Kittlitz’s Sandplover, Lesser Flamingo, Lilac-breasted Roller, Little Egret, Little Stint, Long-crested Eagle, Marabou Stork, Martial Eagle, Pied Avocet, Plain-backed Pipit, Rattling Cisticola, Red-billed Teal, Red-capped Lark, Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, Red-eyed Dove, Rufous Sparrow, Sacred Ibis, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Secretary Bird, Speke’s Weaver, Splendid Starling, Tawny Eagle, Variable Sunbird, Wattled Starling, Yellow Bishop, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Mosque Swallow, Northern Anteater Chat, Northern White-tailed Lark, Olive Pigeon, Pale Flycatcher, African Fish Eagle, African White-backed Vulture, Augur Buzzard, Black Swift, Black-headed Oriole, Blacksmith Plover, Blue-eared Starling, Blue-naped Mousebird, Cape Teal, Cattle Egret, Common Bulbul, Common Drongo, Coqui Francolin, Crowned Plover, Egyptian Goose, Great White Pelican, Greater Flamingo, Grey Woodpecker, Grey-backed Fiscal, just to mention but a few.

      • Main Destination: Elementaita (Kenya)
      • Accommodation: at Serena Elementaita Camp
      • Luxury Lodge: Meals are full board
      • Drinks not included
    3. Day 3: Kenya Bird watching Tours: Birdwatching Safari to Lake Naivasha Ramsar Site of Kenya

      After breakfast, we bird to the shallow freshwater lake with fringing Acacia woodland- Lake Naivasha Ramsar site (the second site listed by Kenya as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention). Naivasha’s water is supplied by the permanent Malewa and Gilgil, plus the seasonal Karati rivers which all drain the Aberdare Mountains along with substantial ground-water seepage. The lake has no surface outlet. It is thought that a combination of underground outflow and sedimentation of salts keeps the lake fresh, unlike other endorheic lakes in the eastern Rift Valley.

      It is the highest of the Rift Valley Lakes at 1,880 m, the second largest freshwater lake and one of the only two freshwater lakes in Kenya. The fascinating birdlife of over 350 species is supported by the availability of dense vegetation at the lake edge. Papyrus fringes the main lake’s shore and cloaks the inlets of the Gilgil and Malewa rivers.

      • Main Destination: Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
      • Accommodation: at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
      • Luxury Lodge: Meals are full board
      • Drinks not included
    4. Day 4: Kenya Bird watching Tours: Lake Naivasha Birding Tour

      After breakfast, we still bird the lake and its surroundings, we look out for the globally threatened Grey-crested Helmeted-shrike, Basra Reed Warbler, Lesser Flamingo, along with large congregations of Red-knobbed Coot, African Spoonbill, and Little Grebe. We continue for locality species among which might include; Grey-backed Fiscal, Pink-backed Pelican, Great Cormorant, Red-billed Teal, Hottentot Teal, Black Crake, African Jacana, Giant and Malachite kingfishers, African Fish-Eagle, Little Grebe, Pink-backed Pelican, Long-tailed Cormorant, Southern Pochard, Gray-headed Gull, Whiskered Tern, Long-toed Lapwing, Blacksmith Lapwing, Three-banded Plover, Black Heron, Lesser Moorhen, Greater Painted-Snipe, African Skimmer, Purple Heron, Little Bittern, African Rail, Lesser Swamp Warbler, Red-chested Cuckoo, Pearl-spotted Owlet, White-fronted Bee-eater, Green Wood-Hoopoe, African Gray Hornbill, Red-fronted Barbet, Black-throated Honeyguide, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Gray-backed Fiscal, Gray-headed Bushshrike, White-browed Robin-Chat, Gray-capped Warbler, Black-lored Babbler, Purple Grenadier, Pin-tailed Whydah, Spectacled Weaver, Rueppell’s Griffons, Verreaux’s Eagle, Augur Buzzard, Lanner Falcon, Speckled Pigeon, Mourning Wheatear, and many more.

      • Main Destination: Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
      • Accommodation: at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
      • Luxury Lodge: Meals are full board
      • Drinks not included
    5. Day 5: Kenya Bird watching Tours: Bird Watching Safari to Lake Nakuru National Park of Kenya

      This morning after breakfast, we bird all way to Lake Nakuru Ramsar Site. Lake Nakuru National Park (Ramsar Site) boost of an up to 450 species bird checklist and a 1,496,000 waterbirds record. Five globally threatened species have been recorded here, namely Madagascar Pond-Heron, Lesser Flamingo, Pallid Harrier, Greater Spotted Eagle, Grey-crested Helmet-shrike along with large congregations of Greater Flamingo, Black-necked Grebe, Little Grebe, Great White Pelican, Yellow-billed Stork, African Spoonbill, Black-winged Stilt, Grey-headed Gull and Gull-billed Tern.

      The lake is internationally famous for its healthy populations of the globally threatened Lesser Flamingo, numbers can reach 1.5 million at times, though drastic and unpredictable fluctuations occur. Undoubtedly Nakuru is an essential feeding site for this species. Plenty of game here, the elusive Leopard should be on our want list.

      • Main Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park (Kenya)
      • Accommodation: at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
      • Luxury Lodge: Meals are full board
      • Drinks not included
    6. Day 6: Birdwatching Tour at Lake Nakuru National Park of Kenya – Kenya Birding Safaris

      Whole day birding, we have lunch in the field. We search for Grassland, trees and scrub species among which shall include; the Red-chested, Klaas’s, Black and Diederik Cuckoos, Speckled Mousebird, Striped Kingfisher, Broad-billed Roller, Green Wood-hoopoe, African Paradise Flycatcher, Common Wattle-eye, Black-crowned and Brown-crowned Tchagras, Northern Puffback, Black Cuckoo-shrike, Common Drongo, Black-headed Oriole, Rüppell’s Long-tailed Starling, Amethyst Sunbird, Speke’s and Baglafecht Weavers, Red-billed and African Firefinches, Greater and Scaly-throated Honeyguides, African Grey-headed Woodpecker, SpottedFlycatcher, Willow Warbler, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Red-faced Crombec, Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, Common Waxbill, Little Rock Thrush, helmet-shrikes, Coqui Francolin, Helmeted Guineafowl, Long-crested Eagle, Lilac-breasted Roller, African Hoopoe, White-fronted Bee-eater, Grassland and Plain-backed Pipits, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Whinchat, Schalow’s Wheatear, Northern Anteater Chat, Winding, Rattling and Pectoral-patch Cisticolas, Pied Crow and Red-billed Oxpecker, name it.

      • Main Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park (Kenya)
      • Accommodation: at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
      • Luxury Lodge: Meals are full board
      • Drinks not included
    7. Day 7 : Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara National Park – (Shoebill Bird Record)

      This morning, we bird all way to the famous Masai Mara National Park, a renowned home for Africa’s Big Five (African Lion, African Elephant, Leopard, Rhinoceros, and Cape Buffalo). On arrival, we go birding on an evening game drive- an opportunity to “Tick-off” some mammals and other wildlife.

      Please expect a productive birding activity at this site. More than 500 bird species are known to occur, including 12 species of Cisticola and 53 birds of prey. Grassland birds are exceptionally well represented. Large numbers of Palearctic migrant’s winter in the area, including Caspian Ploverand White Stork.

      As an endemic bird area, Masai Mara has all the three of Serengeti Plains and one of the eight species of the Kenya Mountains Endemic Bird Areas that occur in Kenya. Seven globally threatened species have been recorded here; they include the Madagascar Pond-Heron, Pallid Harrier, Jackson’s Widowbird, Red-throated Tit, Grey-crested Helmet-shrike, Corncrake, and Lesser Kestrel.

      The Mara’s extensive grasslands are a stronghold for the threatened, migratory Corncrake and the threatened, restricted-range Jackson’s widowbird. The woodlands around the reserve are probably the centre of abundance for the threatened, restricted-range Grey-crested Helmet-shrike. The restricted-range Rufous-tailed Weaver has also been sighted within the reserve.

      • Main Destination: Masai Mara National Park (Kenya)
      • Accommodation: at Masai Mara Base Camp
      • Luxury Lodge: Meals are full board
      • Drinks not included
    8. Day 8: Kenya Bird watching Tours: Kenya Birdwatching tour in the Masai Mara Plains

      Today we bird the Mara plains, we search for, Usambiro Barbet, Foxy Lark, Red-throated Tit, Hildebrandt’s Starling, Swahili and Kenya Rufous Sparrows, Little Bee-eater, Bare-faced Go-away Bird, White-headed Barbet, Flappet and Rufous-naped Larks, Long-billed Pipit, Pale Wren-Warbler, Green-capped Eremomela, Red-tailed and Sooty Chats, Trilling, Rock and Long-tailed Cisticolas, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Variable Sunbird, Yellow Bishop, Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting, Harlequin Quail, Red-necked Spurfowl, White-bellied and Black-bellied Bustards, Senegal and Black-winged Plovers, the localized White-tailed Lark, Red-capped Lark, Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark, Rosy-breasted Longclaw, Stout and Croaking Cisticolas, Northern, Pied and Isabelline Wheatears, African Quailfinch, Jackson’s, Yellow-mantled and Red-collared Widowbirds, Caspian Plovers, Banded Martin,Rufous-chested, Ovambo Sparrowhawk, Black-chested Snake Eagle, Bateleur, Pallid and Montagu’s Harriers, Lesser Spotted, Tawny and Steppe Eagles, Grey Kestrel, and many more.

      • Main Destination: Masai Mara National Park (Kenya)
      • Accommodation: at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
      • Luxury Lodge: Meals are full board
    9. Day 9: Kenya Bird watching Tours: Kenya Birding Tour to Nairobi – Birdwatching Safaris Kenya

      Today we carry a picnic breakfast and lunch then head out for a game drive. We bird for more species possibly missed the previous days. From the game drive, we proceed to Nairobi for your last night.

      • Main Destination: Masai Mara National Park (Kenya)
      • Accommodation: at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
      • Luxury Lodge: Meals are full board

      Drinks not included

    10. Day 10: Kenya Bird watching Tours: Departure

      End of 10 Day Kenya Leisurely Birding Tour

      Today marks the end of the tour, your guide and the driver transfers you to the Airport for your journey back home.

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Camps

    Nairobi Panafric Hotel

    Located on a hill in a quiet residential area, this friendly hotel offers excellent value for money and outstanding service. The Sarova Panafric Hotel has spacious rooms, all individually decorated in contemporary African style with well-maintained bathrooms, balconies, satellite TV, and high speed wireless internet access. The Flame Tree and Pool Garden restaurants serve great international and regional food and the hotel has a swimming pool and cultural evening shows. The hotel is only 500 meters from the city center, and the helpful and knowledgeable staff make sure that guests enjoy their stay.

    Serena Elementaita Camp

    Tucked among golden-barked acacia trees, under the shadow of ancient volcanoes, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is a truly magical setting for your next safari holiday in Kenya. You’ll find our small, immaculately maintained safari camp on the shores of glittering Lake Elmenteita in Kenya’s Soysambu Conservancy, just a two-hour drive from Nairobi and a short distance from the flamingo-filled Lake Nakuru. Here, the modern comforts of a five-star hotel blend seamlessly with the rich history and culture for which Soysambu is famous, resulting in an ambiance that is at once invitingly rustic and utterly sophisticated.

    Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

    Set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to our resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on our expansive lawns.

    Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

    Located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of Africa. The lodge also overlooks Lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park, one that is a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife lovers alike. Lake Nakuru National Park is mainly a wooded and bushy grassland with a wide ecological diversity and characteristic habitats that range from the lake waters to the escarpment and ridges.

    Masai Mara Base Camp

    Basecamp Masai Mara provides 15 spacious and luxurious river view tents and 2 family tents. A Gold Eco-Rated camp located along the Talek River bordering the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, each tent has an en-suite bathroom with hot water shower, a private terrace and a hot shower open to the sky. Enjoy the amazing wildlife from the comfort of your tent, the fig-tree platform, or while lazing over a drink in the open-air bar.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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    serena Elementaita Camp
    serena Elementaita Camp
    Lake Naivasha Sopa LodgeLake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
    Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
    Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
    Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
    Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

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