Kenya Birding Holidays

Kenya bird watching travel is one of the best adventure holidays in Kenya. Bird watching holidays in Kenya is an interesting tour to consider due to the rich flora in Kenya, habouring more than1090 bird species, with at least eight of these species being endangered. This is a mixture of both migrant and immagrants. Around11 species of these birds have a local breeding population too, mainly from Russia , Eastern Europe, the middle East and Siberia . Another 60 species migrate regularly within the African tropics or from the republic of Madagascar .

Day 1: Airport pick up – Nairobi hotel
Meet and greet services by your adventure guide, transfer to your Nairobi hotel, then head out for an orientation tour brainstorming at the birds gallery in Nairobi museum. Dinner and overnight in a Nairobi hotel.

Day 2: Nairobi - Lake Magadi
After breakfast proceed southern Kenya with a picnic Lunch en-route to Lake Magadi located deep in the heart of Southern Kenya's Masai land. The lake covers an area of 104 sq. km Soda Lake and is completely surrounded by vast natural salt flats. These plains prevent the animals from reaching the alkaline lake at its center, thousands of flamingos descend on the Lake each year to feed on the algae and crustacea at the lake's shore safe from any potential predators such as Fish eagle. Freshwater springs at the Lake 's shore attract a host of other birds like the specialty of this lake the Chestnut Banded Plover, Common Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper and other water birds. Later in the afternoon, the safari returns to Nairobi arriving late evening. Dinner and Overnight at your Hotel.

Day 3: Nairobi - Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, the tour departs Nairobi for a scenic drive through the great North road to Lake Naivasha , a fresh-water lake in the great rift valley. Stop en-route at the viewpoints of the Great Rift Valley for stunning views arriving Lake Naivasha by early morning for bird walk before time for lunch at. Lake Naivasha being a fresh water lake on the Rift floor is home to an incredible variety of bird species. Over 450 species have been recorded here. An afternoon option of either a boat ride or a visit to Hell's Gate National Park before returning for dinner and overnight in your hotel.

Day 4: Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru
The adventure tour departs Naivasha for Lake Nakuru Park , regarded as the greatest World ornithological spectacle. This holiday destination is famous for its millions of pink flamingoes, arriving Lake Nakuru for a game drive before checking-in at Nakuru Chester hotel for lunch.  The common species here are Lesser and Greater Flamingoes, African fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chat, Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans plus other intra- African Migrants. Dinner and Overnight in Nakuru budget hotel.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru whole day
Spend the whole day bird watching at the park with picnic lunches at the picnic site. You will have the chance to see the elusive Leopard. In the afternoon we have some time to relax before embarking on our late afternoon game drive to try and capture what was not seen during the day, a typical bird watching holiday program. Dinner and Overnight in a budget hotel.

Day 6: Lake Nakuru - Lake Baringo
Depart in the morning after breakfast for Lake Baringo , another famous bird watching safari destination, arriving in time mid - morning bird walk before time for Lunch. Lake Baringo is fresh water lake and it has its own share of bird life species like the White Faced Scopes Owl, Brimstone Canary, Bristol Crowned Starling, Goliath Heron, Little Weaver, Jackson's and Hemprich's Hornbill. After a relaxed lunch, descend down on to the cliffs to look for the white faced Scopes owl, Black throated barbet and mouse collared tit, dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Lake Baringo - Samburu
Leave Baringo after breakfast and head to Samburu, a place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, Samburu National Reserve is a unique Kenya safari destination whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond.
The species of birds here are Somali and white throated bee-eaters, golden pipit, vulturine guinea fowl, White headed Mouse bird, Buff Crested Bustards, Black capped Social Weaver, Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow Weaver, Golden Breasted Starling among other dry land species. Meals and overnight in Samburu camping safari.
                                             
Day 8: Samburu
Spend the whole day bird watching at the park. In the afternoon we have some time to relax before embarking on our late afternoon game drive to try and capture what was not seen during the day. Meals and overnight in Samburu camping safari.

Day 9: Samburu - Mt. Kenya
Spend the whole day of your birding safari in this Montane forest region with high chances of seeing rare species like; Green Ibis, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Harrier Hawk, Rufous Sparrow hawk, Ayre's Hawk Eagle. Black stork, Red Fronted Parrots, Green Ibis Common snipe, Mountain Buzzard, Bronze napped pigeon Mountain white-eye, Abbots Starling, Sharpe's Starling, Mountain Oriole and Thick-billed seed-eater. Dinner and Overnight in your hotel.

Day 10: Mt. Kenya - Nairobi
After breakfast, we drive back to Nairobi with lunch en-route.
End of your birding safaris Kenya.