Bird Watching Tour, Kenya West & 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
  • Nakuru NP
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Lake Baringo

Activities
Bird watching
Option
  • Baloon safari
  • Domestic flight
  • Game drive
  • Night game drive

Destination Guide
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru 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, giraffe and birds like pelicans and flamingos.

Lake Baringo

It is an alkaline lake located right next to an escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, 60km north of Lake Bogoria. It is known as a bird watching site thanks to flamingos and the Goliath Heron.

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, it has a vast savanna 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
AM
Transfer to Nakuru NP
PM
Bird watching at Lake Nakuru NP
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
Nairobi
4hr drive
Lake Nakuru
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Nakuru
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
FB
Day
3
AM
Bird watching at Lake Nakuru NP
PM
Transfer to Lake Baringo
Bird of the day
Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis), African Spoonbill (Platalea alba), Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos) and Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus).
Movement
Nakuru
3hr drive
Lake Baringo
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Lake Baringo
Soi Safari Lodge
FB
Day
4
Whole day
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
Lake Baringo
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Lake Baringo
Soi Safari Lodge
FB
Day
5
AM
Transfer to Lake Naivasha
PM
Bird watching at Crescent Island
Bird of the day
Black Egret (Egretta ardesiaca), Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis), Intermediate Egret (Mesophoyx intermedia) and Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori).
Movement
Lake Baringo
5hr drive
Lake Naivasha
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
FB
Day
6
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
7
AM
Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve
PM
Bird watching at Masai Maraa 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, East
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight East, Masai Mara National Reserve
Sarova Mara Game Camp
FB
Day
8
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, East
2hr drive
Mara Triangle
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight West, Masai Mara National Reserve
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
FB
Day
9
Whole day
Bird watching at Mara Triangle, Masai Maraa National Reserve
Bird of the day
Green-capped Eremomela (Eremomela pusilla), Black-collared Apalis (Apalis pulchra), Chin-spot Batis (Batis soror), Black-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteira peltata), African Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis) and Rufous Chatterer (Turdoides rubiginosus).
Movement
Mara Triangle
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight West, Masai Mara National Reserve
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
FB
Day
10
AM
Transfer to Nairobi Airport by domestic fight
Movement
Mara triangle
1hr flight
Nairobi
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Nil
  • D Nil
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