ORNITHOLOGICAL SAFARIS
7 DAYS BEST OF BIRDING SAFARI

Safari Overview

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1:  Nairobi - Lake Baringo
Day 2:  Lake Baringo
Day 3:  Lake Baringo - Kakamega
Day 4:  Kakamega
Day 5:  Kakamega - Nakuru
Day 6:  Nakuru - Naivasha
Day 7:  Naivasha - Depart - Nairobi
Detailed Itinerary Tour Inclusions Tour Exclusions

Day 1 - Nairobi - Lake Baringo

Pick up from your city hotel and drive through Limuru tea farms, descending to the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a brief stop at the viewpoint. Mt. Longonot (which is of volcanic origin) and Lake Naivasha can be seen from far. En-route to Lake Baringo. This is one of the fresh waters lakes in the rift valley and a bird watchers paradise –it has over 460 recorded bird species and a number of hippos. A resident ornithologist leads walks before breakfast and in the evenings. Dinner and overnight at Tumbili Cliff. Meal plan FB.

Day 2 - Lake Baringo

After breakfast, have a 1-hour bird watching trip by boat to the island to view more birds and hippos. On the Island you can organize short excursions at an extra cost to see the Njemp village (local tribe) and dancing, or a local snake farm. After proceed to the nearby Lake Bogoria 1 hour away. Lake Bogoria is a shallow soda lake hosting thousands of pink flamingos, a large number of other birds and the lesser kudu. Scalding hot springs and geysers at the southern end of the lake spurt and steam their alkaline waters. The flamingos feeding in the bluish water presents a rare scenic beauty. Dinner and overnight at Tumbili Cliff. Meal plan FB.

Day 3 - Lake Baringo - Kakamega forest national reserve

After breakfast, drive to Kakamega national reserve the country's only tropical rain forest which formed part of the dense rain forest that stretched from West Africa, across central Africa and in to the highland areas East and West of the great rift valley. The forest is world renowned as home to several hundred species of birds including rare snake eating birds, insects, monkey and other mammals as well as countless exotic tree species. Dinner and overnight at lodge/campsite. Rondo Retreat Club/similar. Meal plan FB.

Day 4 - Kakamega forest national reserve

After breakfast, spend a full day in the Kakamega national reserve with bird walks accompanied by game wardens and our driver/guides. Dinner and overnight at a lodge/campsite.Rondo Retreat/ similar. Meal plan FB.

Day 5 - Kakamega forest national reserve - Nakuru

Drive to Lake Nakuru national park after an early breakfast arriving at the Lake Nakuru lodge in time for lunch. The park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and a great flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 birds species can be seen like, white pelicans and the marabou stork, all water birds that breed in the lakes alkaline waters. You may also spot white rhino, rare Rothschild giraffe, and other plain game. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge/similar. Meal plan FB.

Day 6 - Nakuru - Naivasha

A pre breakfast bird spotting drive in the park and around the lake before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Drive to hells gate national park with brief stop at the Lake Elementaita viewpoint. The park is famous for its natural steaming geysers and a haven for birdwatchers. The walking/ hiking in the park gives one a sense of freedom, open vultures, verreaus, eagles, augur buzzards and thousands of swifts. Over 120 species have been recorded here. Lunch at Lake Naivasha country club and the afternoon is spent at leisure either to explore the rich, bird filled gardens or an optional boat ride to crescent Island (at an extra cost). Dinner and overnight at lodge/campsite.Lake Naivasha County Club/similar. Meal plan FB.

Day 7 - Naivasha – Nairobi

After a leisurely breakfast drive back to Nairobi and drop off at your hotel or drop off at JKI Airport for your out bound flight marking the end of your itinerary.

  • Meet/greet and welcome on arrival at the JKI-Airport and transfer to hotel
  • Fullboard Accommodation on Select Camps + Lodges
  • Transport in a 4WD or Minivan
  • Park Entrance Fees to respective National parks/Game Reserve
  • Services of an English-speaking and professional driver guide
  • Game viewing drives per day whilst on safari
  • Flying Doctor membership service for emergencies
  • Complimentary bottled mineral water throughout the safari
  • Premium Alcoholic drinks,
  • Hot Air Balloon safari Excursion
  • Any Excursion not specified in itinerary
  • Tips to your driver/guide
  • Tourist Visas


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