Bird Watching Tour, Kenya East & South 10 days

Tour Outline
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Starting Point
Nairobi Airport
Means of Transport
Domestic flight
Private vehicle
Destination
  • Masai Mara NR
  • Amboseli NP
  • Tsavo East NP
  • Lake Naivasha

Activities
Bird watching
Option
  • Domestic flight
  • Hiking
  • Night game drive
  • Night nature walk

Destination Guide
Tsavo East National Park

One of the largest national parks in Kenya, known for the vast herds of dust-red elephants. Home for rhinoes, buffaloes, lions, leopards among many others.

Amboseli National Park

Located north of Mt. Kilimanjaro, known for the view of wildlife in savanna and Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background, also large herds of elephants eating grass in swamps. It is also home to the wildebeests, zebras, Thomson’s and Grants gazelles, hyenas and cheetahs.

Lake Naivasha

It is a freshwater lake located along the Great Rift Valley, 100 km north of Nairobi, 400 species of birds are recorded. Walking or horseback safari on the Crescent Island to view wildlife like the giraffes, zebras and buffaloes is worthwhile.

Masai Mara National Reserve

It is the most popular national reserve in Kenya, a vast savannah along the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Also, northern part of Mara-Serengeti Eco-system and famous for the migration of millions of wildebeest. It is a home for giraffes, zebras, antelopes, cheetahs and the big five like lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

Tour Itinerary
Day
1
PM
Arrive at Nairobi Airport, transfer to hotel
Movement
Nairobi
Meal
  • B Nil
  • L Nil
  • D Hotel
Overnight Nairobi
Fairview Hotel
HB
Day
2
Whole day
Transfer to Tsavo East NP
Evening
Bird watching at Tsavo East NP
Bird of the day
Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus), White-headed Buffalo weaver (Dinemellia dinemelli), Red and Yellow Barbet (Trachyphonus erythrocephalus), Fisher's Sparrow-lark (Eremopterix leucopareia), and Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix leucotis).
Movement
Nairobi
6hr drive
Tsavo East
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Tsavo East National Park
Voi Safari Lodge
FB
Day
3
Whole day
Bird watching at Tsavo East NP
Bird of the day
d'Arnaud's Barbet (Trachyphonus darnaudii), Cardinal Woodpecker (Dendropicos fuscescens), African Pied Wagtail (Motacilla aguimp), White-browed Scrub Robin (Cercotrichas leucophrys), and Spotted Morning Thrush (Cichladusa guttata).
Movement
Tsavo East
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Tsavo East National Park
Voi Safari Lodge
FB
Day
4
Whole day
Transfer to Amboseli NP
Evening
Bird watching at Amboseli NP
Bird of the day
Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca), White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis), Little Bee- eater (Merops pusillus), African Hoopoe (Upupa africana) and European Roller (Coracias garrulus).
Movement
Tsavo East
6hr drive
Amboseli
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Amboseli National Park
Amboseli Sopa Lodge
FB
Day
5
Whole day
Bird watching at Amboseli NP
Bird of the day
Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus), Broad-billed Roller (Eurystomus glaucurus), Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus), Rufous-crowned Roller (Coracias naevius), Green Wood-hoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus).
Movement
Amboseli
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Amboseli National Park
Amboseli Sopa Lodge
FB
Day
6
AM
Transfer to Lake Naivasha
Bird of the day
Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus), European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus), Rufous-crowned Roller (Coracias naevia), Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus).
Movement
Amboseli
7hr drive
Lake Naivasha
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
FB
Day
7
Whole day
Bird watching at Lake Naivasha
Bird of the day
Senegal Lapwing (Vanellus lugubris), Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus), Eleonora's Falcon (Falco eleonorae), Greater Kestral (Falco rupicoloides) and Yellow-necked Spurfowl (Francolinus leucoscepus), Eurasian Weagon (Anas penelope),Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) and Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori).
Movement
Lake Naivasha
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
FB
Day
8
Whole day
Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve
Evening
Bird watching at Masai Mara National Reserve
Bird of the day
Fischer's Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri), Ross's Turaco (Musophaga rossae), Purple-crested Turaco (Tauraco porphyreolophus),Schalow's Turaco (Tauraco schalowi) and African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis).
Movement
Lake Naivasha
6hr drive
Masai Mara
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Masai Mara National Reserve
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
FB
Day
9
Whole day
Bird watching at Masai Mara National Reserve
Bird of the day
Verreaux's Eagle Owl (Bubo lacteus), Spotted Eagle-owl (Bubo africanus), Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti), Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima) and White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis).
Movement
Masai Mara
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Masai Mara National Reserve
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
FB
Day
10
AM
Transfer to Nairobi Airport by domestic fight
Movement
Masai Mara
1hr flight
Nairobi
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Nil
  • D Nil
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