14-Day Kenya Birdwatching Safari

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Welcome to a birdwatcher’s paradise! Kenya is renowned for its exceptional birdlife, offering bird enthusiasts the opportunity to spot a wide range of species in diverse habitats. This birdwatching safari takes you through some of Kenya’s most pristine ecosystems, from the lush forests around Lake Naivasha to the savannahs of Maasai Mara and the wetlands of Lake Nakuru.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you’ll be warmly greeted and transferred to your Nairobi hotel. Here, you’ll receive a briefing on your upcoming birdwatching adventure.

Day 2-3Lake Naivasha

Your birdwatching journey begins with a drive to Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake nestled in the Great Rift Valley. Your lodge, surrounded by lush gardens and bird-rich habitats, provides an ideal base for birdwatching. Over the next two days, explore the lake’s shores and take a boat ride to observe an array of bird species, including fish eagles, kingfishers, and cormorants.

Day 4-5Lake Nakuru National Park

Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its pink flamingos and diverse birdlife. The park’s woodlands and acacia forests attract numerous species, and you’ll embark on game drives to spot pelicans, spoonbills, and the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. Keep an eye out for raptors soaring above.

Day 6-7Maasai Mara National Reserve

Continue your journey to the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s premier wildlife reserve. The savannahs and riverine forests of the Mara are not only home to iconic mammals but also to an abundance of bird species. Spend two days on game drives and birdwatching expeditions to discover secretary birds, rollers, and vultures.

Day 8Kericho

Travel to Kericho, nestled in the lush highlands of Kenya. Here, you’ll explore tea plantations and forests, offering opportunities to spot forest birds and endemic species.

Day 9-10: Kakamega Forest

Your birdwatching safari takes you to Kakamega Forest, Kenya’s last remaining rainforest. This biodiverse hotspot is home to countless bird species, including turacos, hornbills, and various forest-dwelling birds. Guided forest walks and birdwatching expeditions await.

Day 11-12: Lake Baringo

Head to Lake Baringo, a freshwater lake and an avian haven. Take boat trips to explore the lake’s bird-rich islands, where you can spot fish eagles, herons, and African darters. Enjoy the serenity of this beautiful lakeside location.

Day 13: Return to Nairobi

Bid farewell to the birdwatching gems of Kenya as you return to Nairobi. Spend your final evening reminiscing about your birdwatching adventures.

Day 14:Departure

Your Kenya Birdwatching Safari concludes with a transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure, leaving you with cherished memories of Kenya’s incredible avian diversity.

Price Includes

  • Accommodations: Comfortable lodges and/or camps throughout the 14-day safari.
  • Transportation: All transportation within Kenya, including game drives, birdwatching expeditions, and transfers in safari-equipped vehicles.
  • Professional Guides: Experienced birdwatching guides with in-depth knowledge of Kenya's avian species and diverse habitats.
  • Meals: Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner as specified in the itinerary, offering a variety of local and international cuisines.
  • Park Fees: All park entrance fees and conservation fees for the national parks and reserves included in the itinerary.
  • Activities: Guided birdwatching excursions, boat trips, and game drives detailed in the itinerary.
  • Boat Trips: Boat rides on Lake Naivasha, and other relevant water bodies for birdwatching.

Price Excludes

  • International Flights: Flights to and from Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Visa Fees: Visa fees for Kenya, if required.
  • Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance to cover unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, or lost luggage.
  • Personal Expenses: Costs for birdwatching equipment, souvenirs, additional meals and beverages, and any personal items or services.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional excursions or activities not explicitly outlined in the provided itinerary.