11 Days Kenya Birding Safari


With almost 1090 different bird species recorded, Kenya has one of the most diverse avifaunas in all of Africa. These include at least eight endemics to the country. Aproximately 170 species of Kenya’s bird species are Pale arctic migrant species (11 of them have local breeding populations as well), primarily from eastern Europe, Russia, the middle east, and Siberia. Regular migration occurs in 60 more species from Madagascar or the Afrotropics. There are 335 species found in forests; 230 species are completely dependent on forests, and 110 species are “forest specialists” that need pristine, undisturbed habitat. It is reported that Kenya is home to forty species that are endangered globally.

Kenya is blessed with a variety of birds, such as the Southern Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Familiar Chat, Dusky Nightjar, Schalow’s Turaco, Grey-crested Helmetshrike, Sooty Chat, Square-tailed Nightjar, Red-necked Spurfowl, Red-winged Francolin, Secretarybird, Wattled Plover, and Rosy-breasted Longclaw. Ruppell’s vulture, bare-faced go-away bird, White-headed Vulture, Black Coucal, Green-capped Eremomela, and There are a plethora of other species as well, including the Kori Bustard, Bush Pipit, Rufous-chested Swallow, Southern Ground Hornbill, White-tailed Lark, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Trilling Cisticola, Long-tailed Cisticola, Flappet Lark, Athi Short-toed Lark, and Magpie Shrike.

Tour highlights

  • Arrival
  • Transfer to Lake Naivasha
  • Transfer to Lake Nakuru
  • Full day bird watching Lake Nakuru
  • Transfer to Aberdare
  • Travel to Mountain Kenya safari club
  • Transfer to Masai Mara Game reserve
  • Full day Masai Mara
  • Travel to Amboseli National Park
  • Explore Amboseli
  • Departure for Nairobi

Itinary in details

Today, you will be met at the airport by our driver guide, who will transport you to a hotel in Nairobi for dinner and an overnight stay.

After breakfast today, we’ll head to Lake Naivasha, stopping along the way to take in the breathtaking scenery and vistas of the Great Rift Valley. By lunchtime, you’ll be in Lake Naivasha. Over 400 different bird species have been recorded at the lake, which is home to many different bird species. The day might be spent birdwatching near the lake.

On this day, we will go to Lake Nakuru National Park, a world heritage site best recognized as a haven for birds and rhinos. The pink flamingos in the park are also well-known. Arrive in time for lunch, and then you’ll go on an afternoon game drive. The numerous wild animals in the park will be visible as a result.

After breakfast, we’ll head out to Lake Nakuru for a full day of birding. The park is home to a variety of birds, including the stiff-tailed maccoa duck and the cape pigeon, which prefers dark waters, as well as the blacksmith, long-crested eagle, augur buzzard, red-chested cuckoo, lillac breasted roller, grey-headed kisher, and bronzy and variable sunbirds.

After breakfast, you will depart for Aberdare Country Club, which is located in Kenya’s highlands. There are numerous bird species in this area. You’ll get there in time for lunch, and then in the afternoon you’ll go bird watching nearby. After returning, spend the night.

After a full breakfast has been served, you’ll head to Mount Kenya Safari Club, where you’ll arrive in time for lunch. The forest that encircles the mountain offers a variety of pathways that can be used to view various bird species that live there. Later on, you’ll visit a forest to go bird watching. Watch out for birds like Olive & Bronze napping pigeons, Silvery Cheeked hornbills, Ruppels Robin Chat, White-starred Forest Robin, Mountain Greenbul, Stuhlmans sterling, and possibly Vereaux Eagle.

Today, after a full breakfast, depart for Masai Mara game reserve, which is the finest reserve in East Africa and home to all of Africa’s Big Five creatures, including the Black Rhino, Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Zebra, Wild beast, Heartbeast, Topi, Eland, Thompson and Grant Gazelles, and many more. There are a variety of birds, such as Open-billed Storks, Temminck’s Courser, Yellow-throated Sangrouse, Usambiro Barbet, and Denham’s Bustard. Dinner and a night spent camping.

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge in the morning before leaving with your packed lunch for a full day of game drives in search of big cats like elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and so on. Explore the Mara River later on to find hippo pools, enormous crocodiles, and the renowned wildebeest crossing. After your evening relaxation, return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Today take a trip to Amboseli National Park after breakfast. At the base of the beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro is where you’ll find the Park. The park has a large population of elephants in Kenya. Other creatures seen here include buffalo, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, Masai giraffe, and zebra. Arrive in time for lunch and then go on an afternoon game drive.

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, you’ll go on a game drive today in search of more big game creatures like elephants, lions, and cheetahs. After lunch and a leisurely break at the lodge, you’ll head out again for an evening game drive in a wilderness area where the Masai pastoralists and their cattle have coexisted peacefully with wild animals for many generations. The landscape is dominated by the majestic Kilimanjaro, which gleams in the distance.

Take the final game drive in the park early in the morning. Later, leave the park and travel to Nairobi while carrying your packed lunch. You’ll arrive in Nairobi in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay at you hotel, or you’ll be taken to the airport for your journey home.

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