4 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Vacationfrom
4 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Vacation
4 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Vacation starts from Nairobi, taking you to lake Naivasha and Nakuru. Our 4 Days Kenya Bird watching safari Vacation offers good birdwatching opportunities any month of the year, but the best time for birdwatching is from November to April where you will encounter several migrants from Europe and north Africa. Also, during wet period, many bird species can be seen in breeding plumage. The 4 Days Kenya Bird watching safari Vacation is a private driver will first take you to Lake Naivasha for a boat tour and island walk, where you’ll get up close to a range of bird species, as well as zebras and giraffes.
Lake Naivasha Ramsar site (the second site listed by Kenya as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention) lies on the floor of the Rift Valley, 80 km north-west of Nairobi, and consists of a shallow freshwater lake and fringing Acacia woodland. 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.
4 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Vacation
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 bird life 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.
There is large floating, wind-driven rafts of the exotic water-hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes, usually concentrated in the south-west sector. Submerged macrophytes sometimes occur in large beds, mainly in the shallow eastern part, but these vary greatly in extent. Naivasha is a fluctuating lake with recorded evidence results indicating a 6 m falls between the years of 1926 it 1990’s. The fresh water of Lake Naivasha holds a healthy fish population which attracts an astonishing number of water depending birds. Up to 30,600 waterfowl have been recorded at this site.
4 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safaris
The lake itself supports a diverse waterbird community, with more than 80 species regularly recorded during censuses. Many species of duck and Palearctic waders occur in numbers; Palearctic ducks are especially abundant in November and February. The lake is known for its high density of African Fish Eagles which nest in the surrounding Acacia woodland. Regionally threatened species include Podiceps cristatus, Oxyura maccoa, Anhinga rufa, Casmerodius albus, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, Thalassornis leuconotus, Porzana pusilla, Rynchops flavirostris, and the Phalacrocorax carbo. Globally threatened species include Grey-crested Helmeted-shrike, Basra Reed Warbler, Lesser Flamingo, along with large congregations of Red-knobbed Coot, African Spoonbill, and Little Grebe. Lake Naivasha also has Hippopotamuses and one Rift Valley endemic snake species among other wildlife.
The 4 Days Kenya Bird watching Vacation will then take us to Lake Nakuru where you’ll join a safari in a vast wildlife preserve. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya’s most beautiful wildlife parks, with Rocky Mountains, pockets of acacia forest, and at least one waterfall. You’ll end the afternoon with a driving safari where you might see black and white rhinos, leopards, hippos, and endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. The forested area below Flamingo Hill is a popular lion-spotting point—lionesses love to sleep in the trees—while leopards frequent the same area. Notable birds include great white pelicans, greater blue-eared starlings, greater and lesser flamingos, and Hottentot teals.
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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. 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.
The open Savannah of southern Kenyan reserves such as Amboseli and the Masai Mara provides an excellent introduction to East Africa’s commoner birds, with the likes of superb starling, purple grenadier, lilac-breasted roller and African grey hornbill all conspicuous. The Rift Valley lakes are also superb: Nakuru and Bogoria are rightly famed for their mind-boggling flamingo aggregations, but the less celebrated Naivasha and Baringo are arguably even better for general birding.
For regular Africa safari goers, a region of special interest is the arid north, where Samburu-Buffalo Springs-Shaba hosts a high quotient of dry-country species whose range is otherwise restricted to less accessible parts of Ethiopia and Somalia. For visitors with limited exposure to the rainforests of west-central Africa, Kakamega Forest and Saiwa Swamp protect dozens of forest species at the very eastern extreme of their range.
- Park fees
- All activities
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All Taxes/VAT
- Pick up and drop off
- Drinking water
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Personal items
- The government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Nairobi- Bird Lake Naivasha.
Meet and greet our company representative for briefing and later drive through the great North to Lake Naivasha arriving early for bird walking trip in search for over 450 bird species like; Fulvous Whistling-Duck, White-backed Duck, Egyptian Goose, Garganey, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Gray Crowned-Crane, Dideric Cuckoo, Hottentot Teal, Northern Shoveler, Yellow-billed Duck, Red-billed Duck, Northern Pintail, Eurasian Thick-knee, Nyanza Swift, Horus Swift, Southern Pochard, Tufted Duck, Black-bellied Plover, Long-toed Lapwing, Maccoa Duck among others. Dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge/camp.
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake along the rift valley. It is famous for its high density of water birds. And the nearby Hells Gate national park has towering cliffs which is an important breeding site for the Ruppells vulture.
Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. Lake Naivasha is the highest lake in Rift Valley at 1884m above sea level. Lake Naivasha has a surface area of 139 kilometers square. The lake is a Ramsar site — a wetland of international importance — since 1995. Lake Naivasha is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters.
Lake Naivasha is fed by the perennial Malewa and Gilgil rivers both of which originate from the Aberdares Ranges. Other streams that empty their water in the lake have their source in the Mau escarpment. There is no visible outlet, but since the lake water is relatively fresh it is assumed to have an underground outflow. Lake Naivasha is a well-known world-class birding and safari destination in Kenya. It is a perfect place for a day birding tour because it is close to Nairobi. Birdwatching in Lake Naivasha is done by Boat ride and also walking along the shoreline
Lake Naivasha is home to a variety of types of wildlife including over 400 different species of birds and a sizeable population of hippos, buffaloes, wildebeest, impalas, zebras, giraffes, waterbucks.
Lake Naivasha- Birding in Lake Nakuru National Park.
Have breakfast and leave Naivasha for Lake Nakuru national park to spot millions of pink flamingos arriving by midmorning for exceptional bird watching. Today you will see several birds in Lake Nakuru national park such as; Abyssinian thrush, Arrow-marked babbler, Black-tailed godwit, Great snipe, Black-winged lapwing, Hildebrandt’s starling, Brimstone canary, Brown-backed scrub robin, Crab-plover, Eastern imperial eagle, Lappet-faced vulture, European roller, Grey crowned crane, Grey-headed woodpecker, Greater spotted eagle, Grey-crested helmet-shrike, Kenya rufous sparrow, Lesser flamingo among others. Dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge/hotel.
Lake Nakuru national park - Nairobi - Depart
After breakfast, we drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Pampa Grill Restaurant where you can enjoy some good food, later Check-in to a day room at Nairobi hotel. Farewell dinner Later early in the evening, will be hosted by our company at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant considered “Africa’s greatest eating experience” (if you love barbecue it doesn’t get better than this), and home to the “Simba Saloon” one of the cities most popular night clubs. Thereafter you will be transferred to the airport in time for your International departure flight.
4 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Vacation