This 10 Days Birding Safari Kenya will take you on an exciting expedition as you learn about the fascinating and beautiful birdlife in Kenya’s top birding locations. The capital of Kenya, Nairobi City, is where this tour begins and ends. Kenya Birding Tour: Kenya is an exciting region of the world for birders because of the diversity of habitats there, which guarantees specific bird lists. Birds can easily be seen because much of the country is open grassland and bushland.
10 Days Birding Safari Kenya, Kenya is a top location for a vacation centered around bird watching year-round. Kenya has the second-highest number of species in Africa due to its vast geographic range, which provides a variety of climates and landscapes. from the flamingo- and soda-covered lakes of the Rift Valley to Mt. Kenya’s alpine region and the western lowland forests at Kakamega. Kenya is a perennial favorite in Africa due to its diverse habitats, which include bird-rich savannas, semi-deserts in Tsavo, coastal forests in Sokoke, and, of course, parks that make it the world’s top location for big mammal watching.
The Masai Mara is well known for its abundance and variety of larger plains species as well as the variety of predator species. It is thought to be the only place in Kenya where the current wildlife population still closely resembles what it used to be. Despite being in great abundance, the wildlife is in decline, but thankfully the preserve is there to protect it. It is one of the most sought-after places in Africa to see wildlife. Popular animals that can be spotted in the Masai Mara include the hippo, giraffe, waterbuck, reedbuck, roan antelope, warthog, eland, topi, gazelle, zebra, baboon, crocodile, different species of monkeys, and black rhino. Every one of Africa’s Big 5 can be found there, with the exception of the mountain gorilla. In Kenya, the Mara is where you can find the most lions. Before returning to Nairobi, you’ll experience exhilarating game drives and stop in a nearby village to learn more about the traditional Masai culture.
Your guide will pick you up early in the morning from either your hotel or the Jomo Kenyatta Airport. You will then drive north, down the Great Rift Valley, taking in the breathtaking scenery. A lunch stop will be made en route to Lake Baringo National Park in the afternoon as you pass Mt. Logonot, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita, and Lake Nakuru. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the lake in the afternoon while you observe crocodiles, waterfowl, and hippos.
Following breakfast, you will head back a little south to Lake Bogoria Game Reserve. When you get to the park, you’ll start a guided nature walk that lasts 3–4 hours. You’ll explore the areas near Lake Bogoria’s southern end. Your camp will be prepared for dinner and an overnight stay at the hot springs.
After breakfast, leave early to visit the hot springs and see the flamingos. Visitors are advised to exercise caution when walking close to the hot springs because they are extremely hot. The hot springs can shoot up as high as 15 to 18 feet in the morning. After that, you’ll continue south to the end while we turn to the east side of the lake and return to your lodge for dinner and the night.
Before beginning to climb the eastern lake wall to get a good view of the lake in the morning, have breakfast early. After that, you’ll return to the bush camp for a hearty breakfast. You will transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park after breakfast, arriving just in time for lunch. Later in the day, go on a game drive in the park where you can see animals like rhinos, lions, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, buffalo, waterbuck, impala, baboon troops, and many different kinds of water birds like pelicans and cormorants, as well as tens of thousands of flamingos.
Embark on a park game drive in the early morning, then return for breakfast at the lodge. After that, you’ll travel to Lake Naivasha, where you’ll arrive in the late afternoon. Afterwards, visit the nearby Hell’s Gate National Park after lunch at a camp in Naivasha. You can explore the national park on foot or by bicycle which can be rented on an additional fee.
Following breakfast, leave the camp as soon as possible and drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, where you’ll arrive just in time for lunch. You will travel to Masai Mara for a game drive later in the afternoon.
We spent the entire day scouting the park for the Big Five, which include elephants, lions, rhinoceroses, Cape buffaloes, and leopards. The park offers morning and afternoon game drives with the option of a hot air balloon safari, which can be organized on an additional fee.
On our second full day in the Mara, we’ll explore the vast grasslands that serve as a haven for the migratory Corncrake, a threatened species, and the nearly threatened Jackson’s widowbird. A number of rare bird species can be found in the surrounding bush and woodlands of the reserve. In Kenya’s Masai Mara national reserve, over 450 bird species have been identified, including 12 species of cisticola and raptors. Numerous migrants from the Palearctic, such as Caspian plovers and white storks, spend the winter in the area. The Rock Cisticola, Rufus Bellied Heron, Denham’s Bustard, Black Coucal, Red-Tailed Chat, Pale Wren Warbler, Tabora Cisticola, Yellow-Bellied Hyliota, Green-capped Eremomela, and Magpie Shrike are some of the other regional and unusual birds found in the Mara.
You will have the opportunity to spend the entire day birding in the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve today. Numerous bird species, including African Fin foot, Schalow’s and Ross’ Turaco, Crested Guinea fowl, Woodland Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Barbet, Black-billed Weaver, Violet-backed Starling, and, with any luck, Pel’s Fishing Owl, can be seen along the Mara River. If you’re lucky, you might get a chance to see some of the more elusive mammals, like the adorable Banded Mongoose, Bat-eared Fox, and Hunting Dog.
The final day of your 10-Day Birding Safari in Kenya will start with a morning game drive so you can see a ton of early-morning risers. You will finish a hearty breakfast before leaving for Nairobi City following this game drive. With a brief lunch stop in Narok town, the drive to Nairobi. After arriving in Nairobi in the evening, you’ll be taken to your hotel or the airport.
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