10 days Bird watching Tour – Kenya


This 10-day bird-watching tour in Kenya is created to provide visitors the chance to experience our region’s diverse bird population in terms of its habitat and geographic range. Our Kenya Bird watching safaris excursions are made to give you the greatest Kenyan bird watching experiences. Enjoy our Kenya bird viewing safaris tours on our Best of Kenya birding trip, where you’ll see a great range of birds and an astounding variety of mammals. Kenya is home to some amazing birding sites that you must see to believe, like the ostrich, the largest bird in the world, and the magnificent flamingos that swarm in their millions in the numerous Lakes of the Great Rift Valley and cover them in pink. The Ultimate Birding Experience: With its varied landscapes and ecosystems, Kenya is a bird watcher’s heaven. Kenya offers some of the most amazing bird watching safaris in the world, from the savannahs of the Great Rift Valley to the coastal woods of the Indian Ocean. With the help of this thorough guide to Kenyan birding safaris, you can get set for an amazing adventure.

There are several bird species in Kenya, from the vibrant flamingos of Lake Nakuru to the magnificent crowned cranes of Nairobi. But what time of year is ideal for bird watching in Kenya? The seasonal migratory birds that come to this African nation each year hold the key to the solution. You can schedule the ideal birding experience at the ideal moment by knowing when these birds migrate. It’s crucial to keep in mind that Kenya has a tropical environment, which makes it difficult to distinguish between the seasons before we discuss the birds that visit Kenya and their migratory patterns.

Tour highlights

  • Arrival and transfer Hells Gate National park
  • Explore Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
  • Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru
  • Transfer to Lake Bogoria
  • Transfer to Lake Baringo
  • Travel to Saiwa Swamp National Park
  • Explore Saiwa Swamp National Park
  • Transfer to Kakamega Forest
  • Kakamega Forest
  • Departure for Nairobi

Itinary in details

We start our safari in Nairobi and go to the Rift Valley lakes, stopping briefly at the escarpment to take in the distant views of Mount Longonot and Suswa. We’ll move on to Hells Gate National Park, where scientists have identified more than 100 different bird species. Egyptian and Rüppell’s vultures are just two of the raptor species that nest on the cliffs.

After breakfast, we take a 1-hour boat excursion to Crescent Island Game Sanctuary, where we will go on a guided nature walk while keeping an eye out for hippos and pelicans. The fish eagle, herons, ospreys, black crakes, and lily-trotters are just a few of the bird species that call Crescent Island home. The refuge is also home to a large number of animals, including many gazelles, zebras, and bushbuck. The afternoon is free time, which is used to relax by the pool and watch birds along the lakeshore.

Today after breakfast, we will go to the close-by Lake Nakuru National Park to take part in wildlife drives and a boat safari on the lake. We will have a guided boat safari with lunch on board, which will begin at midday and last roughly 2.5 hours. The boats are designed to meet the needs of both photographers and non-photographers who desire a private experience in a bird-watchers paradise and photographic setting. Due to the abundance of both aquatic and terrestrial bird species (approximately 450 bird species), Lake Nakuru Park was dubbed a “Bird watchers paradise” in 2005. Before we transfer back to the lodge, enjoy an afternoon sundowner experience with snacks and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Breakfast will be given this morning as we head away from the park observing game toward Lake Bogoria. Small salted fish A beautiful sight of pink are the countless Lesser and Greater Flamingos that frequent Lake Bogoria, depending on the season. The call of a fish eagle can always be heard, and many other waterbirds are readily visible.

Get up early and have breakfast before heading to Lake Baringo for a 2-hour boat excursion to look for hippos and various bird species. You can spend the rest of the day taking part in the many optional activities and bird watching near the lodge. Optional activities include: – A cultural tour that includes stops at the Njemps and Pokot tribes and a nearby snake farm.

Enjoy your breakfast before we travel to Kitale, a market town in western Kenya. Saiwa Swamp, a fantastic birding location nearby with the large variety of bird species. The lesser jacana, grey heron, and African black duck are just a few examples of waterfowl. The Narina trogons, one of Kenya’s most stunning woodland birds, are protected by the forest. Be on the lookout for collared and orange-tufted sunbirds as they consume nectar from the forest edge flowers. Additionally, it serves as a preserve for the rare De Brazza’s monkey and the semi-aquatic Sitatunga antelope, both of which are rare and endangered.

We can spend the entire day touring Saiwa wetland and the Kongolei Escarpment. Several dry country birds that are uncommon elsewhere can be found at Kongolei, including the Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver, the Lesser Blue-eared Starling, the White-crested Turaco, and the Brown-rumped Bunting. Blue-headed Coucals, Double-toothed Barbets, Hartlaub’s Marsh Widowbirds, Black-throated Wattle-Eyes, and Splendid and Purple Glossy Starlings may all be found in abundance in Saiwa.

After breakfast, depart for Kakamega Forest, the last tropical rain forest still in existence in Kenya. Numerous hundreds of bird species, snakes, monkeys, bushbucks, duikers, countless tree species, and natural glades can all be found in the forest. Over 380 tree species, 330 bird species, 27 snake species, 7 primates, over 400 butterfly species, and several mammals are among the species.

It takes a full day to explore the Kakamega forest with a native guide, and the ideal time to see Colobus and Debrazzar monkeys is in the morning. There are a staggering number of birds, including the Great Blue and Black-billed Turacos, Grey Parrots, a large number of Barbets, a number of Woodpeckers, Scaly-throated and Thick-billed Honey Guides, Turner’s Eremomela, Banded and White-Chinned Prinias, Blue and Dusky Crested Flycatchers, Chaplin’s Flycatcher, a number of Greenbuls and Illadops.

Before we start the lengthy drive back to Nairobi, where we will reach in the early evening, we have an early breakfast. After we transfer you back your hotel or to the Airport to catch your flight back to your home country.

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