9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package

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9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package Holiday was created for Birdwatchers who want to see a lot of Kenya’s avifauna of over 1100 species. This 9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package Holiday mainly focuses on the Great Rift Valley lakes which includes Lakes Nakuru, Naivasha, Baringo and Kakamega Forest. This 9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package, birdwatching holiday goes to the fresh water Lake Naivasha, the alkaline lakes of Nakuru, Baringo and Elementaita and the Masai Mara Game Reserve. 9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package, Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday was actually created for Birdwatchers who want to see a lot of Kenya’s avifauna of over 1100 species.

The 9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package, Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday mainly focuses on the Great Rift Valley lakes which includes Lakes Nakuru, Naivasha & Baringo, as well as 2 nights in Masai Mara, so that you get to see some of the other wildlife for which Kenya is so renowned such as the Big Cats and vast herbivore herds. 9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package, Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday will give you a great opportunity to explore a region part of Kenya that is neglected yet is an orthinological paradise that hosts some endemic birds among other birds.

  • 2 Pax per person sharing US $ 3413
  • 3 Pax per person sharing US $ 3116
  • 4 Pax per person sharing US $ 2689
  • 5 Pax per person sharing US $ 2580
  • 6 Pax per person sharing US $ 2381
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    All about the 9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package.

    9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package Holiday was created for Birdwatchers who want to see a lot of Kenya’s avifauna of over 1100 species. This 9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package Holiday mainly focuses on the Great Rift Valley lakes which includes Lakes Nakuru, Naivasha, Baringo and Kakamega Forest. 9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package Holiday will give you a great opportunity to explore a region part of Kenya that is neglected yet is an ornithological paradise that hosts some endemic birds among other birds.

    Bird Watching is a science, a sport and an art but above all, it is one of the highly rated leisure travel activity. Africa has become a hub for both professional and armature birders looking for a place to challenge their birding skills and this has seen an increase in bird-watchers from all over the world converging here to identify the various species. Kenya’s national parks make excellent centers for bird watching. Kenya is a prime destination for a bird watching holiday at any time of the year. The Tremendous geographical range gives Kenya a variety of climates and landscapes, hence the second highest number of species in the whole of Africa.

    Kenya is a paradise for bird watchers, with over 1080-recorded bird’s species to be observed in their different habitats. Flamingoes pelicans and storks are in abundance on the lakes, while birds of prey (smaller and bigger) are to be observed widely North and South of the equator. Although many of the birds are brightly colored and exotic looking, they are generally quite easily recognized; within a day or two you will be identifying the various species with ease. Their main habitats include water, open plains, woodlands and farmlands. The 9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package Holiday takes you through Kenya’s major birding spots; you will walk on the forest, have boat rides and enjoy the nature. It requires maximum concentration and observation.

    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!

    Our 9 Days Kenya Birding Safari Package Holiday tours are designed to offer you the best of bird watching in Kenya. Enjoy our Kenya Bird watching safaris tours during our Best of Kenya birding tour while seeing an awesome variety of birds and an amazing variety of mammals. Book our 9 days Kenya birding safari to discover the best habitats for bird watching in Kenya.

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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 based on a safari minibus / 4×4 Mini Van with pop up roof for game viewing.
    • Park entry fee where applicable
    • Accommodation and all meals as stated in the itinerary
    • Service of an English-speaking driver
    • Guarantee of going for this trip.
    • Game viewing drives as per the Itinerary
    • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
    • Government taxes
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Tips to driver guide, porters and hotel staff.
    • Extras at the Lodges – tips, drinks, telephone bills, drinks both alcoholic and non – alcoholic.
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    9 Days Kenya Birdwatching Safari Holiday2
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    1. Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi

      Met at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta international airport by our tour manager, briefed on your safari and then drive to Lake Naivasha having a stopover at view point to view the magnificent Gregory Rift Valley. View birds that inhabit Lake Naivasha, the highest rift valley lake in Kenya. The lake has over 350 species of birds. Look for flocks of cormorants, kingfishers, and pelicans among other species of birds. As a better option, take a boat ride as you watch the birds. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.

    2. Day 2: Lake Naivasha- Lake Nakuru

      After breakfast, start your Lake Nakuru Game Drive on the Floor of the Rift-Valley; here we will see the spectacular gathering of lesser Flamingoes in their hundreds of thousand together with an abundance of other water birds like the Western Reef Heron, Lesser Jacana, and black-headed Gull. We will also look for Acacia forest species, including Green-wood Hoopoe, Hildebrandt’s and Coqui Francolins, Rufous-naped and Fawn-colored Larks, scarce Grey-crowned Helmet-shrike, Arrow-marked Babbler, Bearded Woodpecker, Mottled swift and White-shouldered Cliff Chat. On the baboon cliff we shall be on the lookout for fox Kestrels and other species of falcons. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge or Lake Nakuru Lodge on full board basis.

    3. Day 3: Full day at Lake Nakuru

      Early morning breakfast, followed by full day game viewing and bird-watching. Lake Nakuru national park is a world well known habitat for birds as flamingo’s flock here in thousands feeding on crustaceans and small animals that inhabit the lake as well as the algae. The flamingoes are accompanied by other species of birds including the gregarious white pelicans ’fishing’, geese, jacanas, secretary birds, fish eagles and the vulturine fowls found in the bushy and forest parts of the park among other birds. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the Lake Nakuru lodge or Sarova Lion Hill on full board basis.

    4. Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Lake Baringo & Lake Bogoria

      Have an early game viewing, followed breakfast. Mid-morning at leisure. Have lunch and drive to Lake Baringo. Lake Baringo is one of the flesh water lakes on the floor of Kenya Rift Valley. Watch out for the red bishop, the solitary pink backed pelicans, fish eagles among other bird.

      Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria

      From Lake Nakuru we head North-west towards the fresh water Lake Baringo, with a stopover near the Menengai crater and here, we find the Brown Parisoma and Brown Snake-Eagle in these farm lands. At Lake Baringo and its environs, we search for rare species restricted to the north-western part of the country including Hemprich’s and Jackson’s Hornbills, Heuglin’s Courser, Nubian Nightjar, Brown-tailed Rock Chat, Northern Grey Tit, Gambaga flycatcher, Mouse-coloured Penduline Tit, Beautiful Sunbird, Bristle-crowned Starling, Jackson’s Golden-backed, Little and Northern Masked Weavers. In the evening we visit several sites looking for Verreaux’s and Spotted-Eagle Owls, as well as the White-faced Scops Owl. Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo country club.

    5. Day 5: Full Day Birding Activities at Lake Baringo.

      After breakfast, have a full day birding activities as Lake Baringo has a multitude of birds. 400 species have been recorded here. Have an experience of bird watching on foot or by boat. Have lunch at the country club. Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Country Club.

      Lake Baringo Island

    6. Day 6: Travel to Kakamega, sightseeing en route.

      Travel to Kakamega after breakfast and sight see en route. Lunch en route. Check in at Rondo Retreat in Kakamega forest.

      Dinner and overnight at Rondo Retreat Resort.

    7. Day 7: Full Day - Birding Activities at Kakamega Forest

      After breakfast, have full day birding activity at Kakamega forest with a picnic lunch. The forest is well known for diversity of birds. There are 367 species of birds that have been recorded here.

      Kakamega Forest

      In this Western part of Kenya, the remnant Congolese rainforest has species which are found nowhere else in Kenya. This includes Blue-headed Bee-eater, African Broadbill Toro Olive, and Shelley’s Greenbuls, Grey-throated Barbet, Chapin’s flycatcher, Black-faced Rofous Warbler, Veillot’s Black Weaver, Uganda Woodland Warbler Mackinnon’s Fiscal, Chubb’s Cisticola, Brown-throated Wattle-eye among others. We will venture further field outside the forest for some more western specialties like Rock Pratincole, White-chinned Prinia, Marsh Widowbird, Black Bishop, Red-headed Lovebird, Green Crombec, Red-chested Sunbird, Purple Starling, Locust Finch, Zebra Waxbill, Brown Twinspot, Bar-breasted Fire finch and be on the lookout for rare Speckled-breasted Woodpecker and Bedouin Snake-eagle. Dinner and overnight at Rondo Retreat.

       

    8. Day 8: Kakamega – Dunga beach – Kericho

      After breakfast do the last bird watch at Kakamega forest. Have lunch and do birding at Dunga Beach on Lake Victoria

      Lake Victoria – Dunga Beach

      Bird species found around Lake Victoria but rarely if ever seen anywhere else in Kenya include the Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Blue Swallow, Swamp Flycatcher, Greater Swamp-warbler, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Caruthers’ Cisticola, Papyrus Gonolek, Red-chested Sunbird, Red-headed Quelea, Slender-billed Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Black-throated Seedeater and the Papyrus Canary. Dinner and overnight at Siala Resort

    9. Day 9: Kisumu - Nairobi – Departure

      Early morning birding at the arboretum, drive to Nairobi lunch en route. Check in Nairobi hotel for your dinner and overnight or be taken to the airport to catch your flight back home.

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Camps

    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.

    Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

    Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. A short two-hour drive from Nairobi, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a favourite with residents and visitors to Kenya. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is cleverly laid out in such a way that most rooms and sitting areas afford stunning views of the lake and the park. The Lodge incorporates natural landscaping with tall acacia trees, winding walkways and greens dotted with bird feeds.

    Rondo Retreat Center

    The tranquil Rondo Retreat Centre in the Kakamega Rainforest welcomes you to make it your home for some memorable days, pursuing your hobbies as a butterfly collector, beetle specialist, frog fancier, spider hunter, tourist or bird watcher.

    Siala Resort hotel

    Ciala Resort offers accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property offers car hire and features a garden and children’s playground. At the resort, each room is equipped with a balcony. At Ciala Resort all rooms have a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. A continental breakfast is available every morning at the accommodations. Ciala Resort offers a sun terrace. You can play darts at the resort, and the area is popular for cycling.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Sarova Lion Hill LodgeSarova Lion Hill Lodge
    Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
    Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
    Siala Resort hotelSiala Resort hotel
    Siala Resort hotel
    Siala Resort hotel

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