10 DAYS, 9 NIGHTS KENYA BIRDING EXPERIENCE IN MASAI MARA, LAKE NAIVASHA, LAKE BOGORIA, TSAVO EAST AND AMBOSELI Start from 1590$
Experience a Breathtaking adventure in Kenya’s best birding destinations.
Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai mara
At 8 o’clock you will be picked up from your hotel within the city center and commence the drive to Maasai Mara via the great rift valley view point where you will have a breathtaking view of the floor of the rift valley. Lunch will be picnic on the way. In the afternoon after you check in depart for a game viewing drive in the Mara Reserve. Return back to the camp for a sumptuous buffet dinner ending with good time for resting at Lenchada touristic camp
Periods of high rainfall from November to June cause the hilly grasslands to erupt into life and the richly forested areas surrounding the Mara River are another popular habitat for hundreds of birds. Add to these Acacia woodland, swamps, non-deciduous thickets, rocky escarpments and thorny scrub and you have a veritable ornithological paradise.
Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Maasai Mara Reserve
Spend the full day exploring Maasai Mara in search of the Big Five. You will have picnic lunches in the Reserve as you scale the Mara beauty sited at the banks of Mara River.
Optional: In the evening, Visit the local Maasai village for a Maasai cultural tour at USD 20. Learn about the Maasai community and interact with the local Maasai people.
Balloon safari can be organized in the morning for only USD 380
Dinner and overstay at Lenchada touristic camp
Day 3: Mara to Lake Naivasha
Early morning drive, take your breakfast and commence to Lake Naivasha. Arriving at Lake Naivasha by midmorning for a bird walk before lunch time at TAPHE RESORT. Lake Naivasha being a fresh water lake on the Rift floor is home to an incredible variety of species. Over 450 species have been recorded here. 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 TAPHE RESORT
Day 4: Lake Naivasha to Lake Bogoria
After breakfast drive to Lake Bogoria with a stopover at the Lake Bogoria. See the hot springs and geysers. Continue to Lake Bogoria arriving at the Soy Safari Lodge for lunch. After lunch, have a guided bird walk around this fresh water lake. Spot birds off all kinds, over 450 species. Dinner and overnight at the Soi Safari Lodge
Day 5: Lake Baringo to Nairobi
Have an early bird walk, have your breakfast then commence to Nairobi after lunch. Arrive in the evening and have your dinner and overnight stay at Ibis Styles Hotel.
Day 6: Nairobi to Tsavo East
Have an early breakfast and depart to Tsavo East National Park through Nairobi-Mombasa Highway arrive in time for lunch and have your rest in Voi wildlife lodge.
Bird watching is best between October and January, with many migratory birds including: African skimmers, red and yellow bishops, goshawks, buffalo weavers and palm nut vultures, to name but a few.
Over 500 bird species have been recorded in the park, including ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weaver birds, kingfishers, hornbills, secretary birds and herons.
Day 7: Full day Tsavo East
Have an early breakfast, Counter-check your birding equipments and start your game drive with a parked lunch in the park. In the evening have your dinner and overstay at Voi Wildlife Lodge
This vast area is excellent Birding country, popular with specialist birding safaris. Notable species recorded include the rare Basra Reed Warbler, Friedmann’s Lark, Ostrich, Blue Quail, Violet Wood hoopoe, Martial and Crowned Eagle.
Day 8: Tsavo East to Amboseli
Have an early game drive get back to the hotel, take your breakfast and proceed to Amboseli National Park. Arrive in time for lunch, check in and have a short rest and later in the afternoon have a game drive and in the evening have dinner and overnight stay at AA Lodge
Amboseli is popular with birders as Elephant watchers. Over 400 species including at least 40 raptors have been recorded. Notable species include the Lesser Flamingo, many ducks, darters and heron nest in the wetlands, and birds of prey including a small population of Martial Eagles.
Day 9: Full Day Amboseli
Early morning breakfast, have packed lunch by our chef. The whole day will be spent exploring Amboseli national park then later in the evening go back to the camp for dinner and overnight
Optional: Maasai Village visit, nature walk, swimming in one of the lodges, (at extra cost). Return to campsite lodge for dinner and overnight at AA Lodge
Day 10: Amboseli to Nairobi
Early game drives, take your breakfast, check out and commence to Nairobi to your hotel/airport
End of safari.