Bird Watching Tour, Kenya West 10 days

Tour Outline
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Starting Point
Nairobi Airport
Means of Transport
Domestic flight
Private vehicle
Destination
  • Lake Nakuru NP
  • Lake Magadi
  • Lake Baringo
  • Dunga beach
  • Gatamaiyu FR
  • Impala Sanctuary
  • Kakamega Forest NP
  • Kongelai Escarpment

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

Destination Guide
Lake Magadi

It is an alkaline lake at the southernmost in the Rift Valley. It is known for its flamingos and pink color water.

Gatamaiyu Forest Reserve

It is located south of Aberdare National Park, known as a good bird watching site

Lake Nakuru National Park

It is an alkaline lake located along the Great Rift Valley, 90km north of Lake Naivasha, 56 different species of mammals and 450 Species of birds are recorded. It is famous for wildlife such as the white rhinos, giraffes and birds like pelicans and flamingos.

Lake Bogoria

It is an alkaline lake located right next to an escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, 80km north of Nakuru. It is known as a feeding ground for more than two million flamingos and a beautiful scenery with a hot spring on the western bank.

Kongelai Escarpment

Located about 60km north from Kitale in western Kenya. It offers an altitudinal transect featuring about 270 species of birds including the White-crested Turaco, Eastern Plantain-eater among others.

Kakamega Forest National Park

It is the only tropical rainforest in Kenya, 7 primates and 330 species of birds are recorded. It is known for popular bird watching thanks to rare species like the Blue Headed bee eater and Black Billed Turaco.

Dunga Beach

It is located at northern shore of Lake Victoria, and known for wetland.

Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, the sanctuary for impalas, lions, leopards giraffes ostriches and many more.

Tour Itinerary
Day
1
AM
Arrive at Nairobi Airport
PM
Visit Nairobi National Museum
Movement
Nairobi
Meal
  • B Nil
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Nairobi
Fairview Hotel
FB
Day
2
Whole day
Bird watching at Lake Magadi and enroute
Bird of the day
Montane White-eye (Zosterops poliogaster), Baglafecht’s Weaver (Ploceus baglafecht), Ruppell’s Robin-chat (Cossypha semirufa), Streaky Seed-eater (Serinus striolatus) and Spotted Morning-thrush (Cichladusa guttata).
Movement
Nairobi
3hr drive
Lake Magadi
3hr drive
Nairobi
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Nairobi
Fairview Hotel
HB
Day
3
AM
Bird watching at Gatamaiyu Forest Reserve
PM
Bird watching at Kinangop Plateau
Bird of the day
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), Greater Painted-snipe (Rostratula benghalensis), Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensis), African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus) and Lesser Sandplover (Charadrius mongolus).
Movement
Nairobi
2hr drive
Gatamaiyu
3hr drive
Nakuru
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
FB
Day
4
Whole day
Bird watching at Lake Nakuru
Bird of the day
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor), White-headed Buffalo Weaver (Dinemellia dinemelli), Martial Eagle, (Polemaetus bellicosus),Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus).
Movement
Lake Nakuru NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
HB
Day
5
AM
Transfer to Lake Baringo
PM
Bird watching at Lake Baringo
Bird of the day
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), Common Ostrich (Struthio camelus), Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa), Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris), Superb Starling (Lamprotonis) and Eleonora's Falcon (Falco eleonorae).
Movement
Nakuru
4hr drive
Lake Baringo
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Lake Baringo
Soi Safari Lodge
FB
Day
6
AM
Bird watching at Lake Baringo
PM
Transfer to Kitale
Bird of the day
African Hobby (Falco cuvieri), Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera), Eurasian Thick-Knee (Burhinus oedicnemus), Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola) and Lesser SandPlover (Charadrius mongolus).
Movement
Lake Baringo
6hr drive
Kitale
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kitale
Mid Africa Hotel
FB
Day
7
AM
Bird watching at Kongelai Escarpment
PM
Transfer to Kakamega
Bird of the day
Black-billed Turaco (Tauraco schuetti), Red-fronted Parrot, (Poicephlus gulielmi) Tambourine Dove (Turtur tympanistria), Olive Pigeon (Columba arquatrix) and Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon (Columba delegorguei).
Movement
Kitale
2hr drive
Kongelai Escarpment
2hr drive
Kitale
2hr drive
Kakamega
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kakamega
Kakamega Golf Hotel
FB
Day
8
Whole day
Bird watching at Kakamega Forest National Reserve
Bird of the day
Lemon Dove (Aplopelia larvata), Black-and-White-casqued Hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus), African Broadbill (Smithornis capensis), Abyssinian Ground-Thrush (Zoothera piaggiae), White-browed Crombec (Sylvietta leucophrys).
Movement
Kakamega Forest
1hr drive
Kisumu
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kisumu
Imperial Hotel
FB
Day
9
AM
Bird watching at boat trip around Dunga Beach
PM
Bird watching at Impala Sanctuary
Bird of the day
African Jacan (Actophilornis africanus), Lesser Jacana (Microparra capensis), Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla), and Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis).
Movement
Kisumu
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kisumu
Imperial Hotel
HB
Day
10
AM
Trasfer to Nairobi Airport by domestic flight
Movement
Kisumu
1hr flight
Nairobi
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Nil
  • D Nil
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