8 Days Rift Valley and Western Kenya Birding Safari


This 8-day safari visits the best bird-watching areas in Kenya. You begin in Nairobi, travel to the Kenyan Rift Valley, Lake Victoria, and return to Nairobi on your final day. Kenya bird watching safari is a safari that allows you to discover Kenya while also learning about birds. It allows you to visit several lakes and parks located in various parts of Kenya. You will visit a variety of lakes, including Lake Nakuru, where flamingos have turned the water pink, Lake Naivasha, home to over 470 different bird species, Lake Elementaita, Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria, and many others. You travel to many arks, including the Masai Mara, which is home to more than 400 bird species, the Amboseli ark, which also has more than 400 bird species, the Tsavo ark, the samburu ark, and many others.

There will be great birds everywhere you go, from soda lakes to freshwater wetlands, grasslands, bush and savannah ecosystems, and rainforests. Clarke’s Weaver, Kikuyu White-eye, Taita Thrush, Taita Apalis, Taita White-eye, Snowy (Brown-and-white) Barbet, Aberdare Cisticola, Jackson’s Francolin, Hinde’s Babbler, Sharpe’s Longclaw, and Williams’s Lark are among the endemic species, but there will also be opportunities to observe near-endemic species.

Tour highlights

  • Arrival and transfer to Nakuru
  • Full day Lake Nakuru
  • Transfer to Lake Baringo & Lake Bogoria
  • Full Day birding at Lake Baringo.
  • Transfer to Kakamega
  • Explore Kakamega Forest
  • Transfer to Dunga beach – Kericho
  • Departure for Nairobi

    Price Includes:

  • Transport based on a safari minibus / 4×4 Land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Park entry fee where applicable
  • Accommodation and all meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Service of an English-speaking driver
  • Game viewing drives as per the Itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Government taxes
  • All mentioned activities

    Price Excludes:

  • Tips to driver guide, porters and hotel staff.
  • Extras at the Lodges – tips, drinks, telephone bills, drinks both
  • International flights
  • Laundry

Itinary in details

Today, upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and briefed on your safari before driving to Naivasha and Nakuru, stopping at an observation point to admire the majestic Gregory Rift Valley. View the birds that live at Kenya’s highest rift valley lake, Lake Naivasha. The lake is home to about 350 different bird species. Among other bird species, keep an eye out for flocks of cormorants, kingfishers, and pelicans. Better still, go on a boat excursion and observe the birds. You will stop for lunch on the route and then continue to Lake Nakuru National Park. You will rise to the Rift Valley floor in the afternoon, where you will view a beautiful swarm of thousands of lesser flamingos as well as a wide variety of other water birds such the Western Reef Heron, Lesser Jacana, and black-headed Gull. We will also search for animals that live in Acacia forests, such as the Green-wood Hoopoe, Hildebrandt’s and Coqui Francolins, Rufous-naped and Fawn-colored Larks, rare Grey-crowned Helmet-shrike, Arrow-marked Babbler, Bearded Woodpecker, Mottled swift, and White-shouldered Cliff Chat. We’ll be keeping an eye out for fox Kestrels and other kinds of falcons on the baboon cliff.

Breakfast first thing in the morning, then a full day of game viewing and bird watching, The Lake Nakuru National Park is a well-known bird habitat because flamingos fly here in their hundreds to feed on algae as well as the crustaceans and other small creatures that live in the lake. Along with other bird species, the flamingos are joined by gregarious white pelicans “fishing,” geese, jacanas, secretary birds, fish eagles, and vulturine fowls, which are found in the park’s forested and bushy areas.

This morning, you’ll watch a game before eating breakfast. A leisurely mid-morning and then set out for Lake Baringo after lunch. On the Kenya Rift Valley’s floor, Lake Baringo is one of the freshwater lakes. Other birds to watch out for include fish eagles, the red bishop, and the lone pink-backed pelican.

Have a full day of birding adventures after breakfast because Lake Baringo is home to a variety of birds. Here, 400 species have been identified. Enjoy a bird-watching excursion on foot or by boat. Visit the country club for lunch.

After breakfast, travel to Kakamega while taking in the sights for the amazing bird species along the way. You will have lunch along the way. In the evening you will reach the forest for dinner and overnight stay.

After breakfast, spend the entire day bird watching in the Kakamega forest, complete with a picnic lunch. The variety of birds in the woodland is widely known. Here, 367 different bird species have been identified. Among them are the Blue-headed Bee-eater, the African Broadbill Toro Olive, Shelley’s Greenbuls, the Grey-throated Barbet, the Chapin’s flycatcher, the Black-faced Rofous Warbler, the Veillot’s Black Weaver, the Uganda Woodland Warbler, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, the Chubb’s Cisticola, and the Brown-throated Wattle-eye.

Do the final bird watching at Kakamega Forest after breakfast. At Dunga Beach on Lake Victoria, eat lunch and go bird watching. Bird species like the Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Blue Swallow, Swamp Flycatcher, Greater Swamp-warbler, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Caruthers’ Cisticola, Papyrus Gonolek, Red-chested Sunbird, Red-headed Quelea, Slender-billed Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, and Black-throated Seedeater are among a few that can be found here.

Today you will go bird watching at the arboretum in the morning, and then after lunch you will drive to Nairobi. Check into a hotel in Nairobi or Set out for JKIA to catch your flight out.

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