5 Days Kenya Birding and Wildlife safari involves traveling to Kenya’s lakes, such as Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, and Masai Mara National Reserve for a wildlife safari, which are best known for birding and wildlife experiences. Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is the most well-known and well-liked safari destination in all of Africa. Masai Mara national reserve is situated in the southwest of Kenya and borders Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the continent’s best national park for wildlife. The Masai Mara national reserve is made up of a mix of rolling hills, open grassland, and acacia woodland, which support an amazing abundance and variety of wildlife. When the legendary wildebeest migration occurs, the most breathtaking wildlife crossing into Kenya from Tanzania, between August and October, the reserve truly blossoms.
The Lake Nakuru National Park is situated on the Great Rift Valley’s floor and is surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, as well as a wide variety of ecological habitats, including picturesque ridges and nearby escarpments. Bird watching and picnic game drives are both great activities in Nakuru National Park. Lake Naivasha is one of the freshwater lakes, measuring 13 kilometers in width, five meters deep, and bordered by dense papyrus shallow waters. One of the best birding locations in the world is Lake Naivasha. The lake’s waters also attract a wide variety of wildlife to its shores, including giraffes that roam among the acacia trees, buffaloes that live in swamps, and Colobus monkeys, while larger animals like hippos sleep in the shallows.
Connect to the Lake Nakuru national park with your packaged lunch, depending on where you are in Nairobi. After arriving in the park, arrange to go on an afternoon game drive, which will be followed by a walk along the shores that will also allow us to see the park’s many wild animals, especially the Black Rhino, White Rhino, and Rothschild Giraffe that are protected there. You will have the opportunity to observe some common bird species from this point, including Lesser and Greater Flamingos, African Fish Eagles, Tawny Eagles, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chats, Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans, as well as other intra-African migrants.
Get up early, have breakfast, and connect for an early bird watching experience with animal sightings, Along the way, you’ll see breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley. You’ll arrive at Lake Naivasha by mid-morning for a bird walk before it’s time for lunch at your Lodge. Due to its proximity to Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake, was designated a bird sanctuary in 1967. You can learn about local birds like herons, fish eagles, ospreys, black crakes, and lily-trotters as you travel to Lake Naivasha. Few lakes in the world have a more commanding or spectacular setting than Naivasha, which is dominated by the shadow of Mt. Longonot. You will also go on a trip to the Elsa mere Center. Due to its location on the Rift Valley floor, Lake Naivasha is home to an incredible diversity of species. Here, more than 450 different species have been identified.
After breakfast, travel to the Masai Mara Game Reserve in the pristine Savannah by driving across the Great Rift Valley. Masai Mara is actually the northern region of Tanzania’s neighboring Serengeti National Park’s Great Plains ecosystem. The big five game, including the lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard, and elephant, as well as cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, huge herds of plain antelope, and numerous other animals, call this region home. After arriving, eat lunch before joining another group for an afternoon game drive to look for the big five. The beautiful Mara rolling plains will be the perfect subject for photographs as the sun begins to edge dip into the horizon.
The vast grasslands of the Mara provide a stronghold for the endangered migratory Corncrake and the almost endangered Jackson’s widowbird. More than 450 bird species, including 12 species of cisticola and birds of prey, have been recorded in the Mara, including some rare bird species that can only be found in the reserve’s surrounding bush and woodlands. Numerous migrants from the Palearctic, such as Caspian plovers and white storks, spend the winter in the area. The Rock Cisticola, Rufous 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. Dinner and all meals will be served at the lodge.
Enjoy another morning’s Masai Mara search of its well-known residents after breakfast. Following the game drive and a packed lunch, start your return trip to Nairobi. With your packed lunch along for the ride, it will take 5 to 6 hours. Either at the airport for your flight back home, or at the location you specify, the guide will drop you off.
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