Kenya Birding and Wildlife Safari

Kenya Birding and Wildlife Safari

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Bird watching

You have an opportunity to watch unique birds here.

Boating

Take a boat trip to indulge your lust for nature.

Elephant

You have an opportunity to watch Elephant here.

Leopard

You have an opportunity to watch Leopard here.

Walking Safari

Walking Safari gives you the opportunity to move at the pace of nature.

Kenya is renowned for its dazzling wildlife including the Big Five and all the other animals people enjoy seeing on safari. And the country also has a staggering amount of birds—1134 species—and is one of Africa’s top birdwatching destinations. On this exciting 9-day safari we take you to a combination of Kenya’s best wildlife savannah parks and reserves, and the best lakes and forests to spot the extraordinary birdlife. Kakamega Forest National Reserve is Kenya’s only remaining patch of tropical rainforest, and the Great Rift Valley lakes of Nakuru, Baringo and Bogoria attract hundreds of thousands of wildfowl from herons and storks to flamingos and pelicans. The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best game reserves in the world, and the plains teem with animals and it’s the stage for the spectacular annual wildebeest migration. Plentiful birds can be seen on this varied safari, and the animals you will see include:

  • Giraffe
  • Elephant
  • Lion
  • Cheetah
  • Zebra
  • Gazelle
  • Rhino

Experience our 9-days Kenya birding and wildlife safari, with our local bird guide who will be your best aid for locating and identifying the many species!

Included in your Kenya Birding & Wildlife Safari:


  • All transfers
  • Accommodation during the tour
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • All game drives as noted in the itinerary
  • Transport in a private 4 x 4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • English speaking tour guide/driver
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and park entrance fees
  • Personalized private service

Not included in your Kenya Birding & Wildlife safari:


  • International flights and taxes
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers/guides
  • Personal laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional
  • Balloon Safari, US$425 per person

 

Price Information & Seasons

Prices are Per Person Sharing. Travelling is in a pop-up safari vehicle, and accommodation is in a Double/Twin Room/Tent.

Display Rates In USD EUR GBP
Standard Package
High Season
July 01- October 31 | Dec 23 – Jan 2
Mid Season
Jan 02- March 31 | April 18- April 21
Jun 16- June 31 | Nov 01- Dec 22
Low Season
April 01- June 15
1 peopleUS$ 4340US$ 3760US$ 3715
2 peopleUS$ 3095US$ 2690US$ 2640
4 peopleUS$ 2645US$ 2240US$ 2190
6 peopleUS$ 2495US$ 2090US$ 2040
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US$2040.00

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   All rates are in US Dollars  per person
  Children between 12 – 17 years will pay 85% of the adult rates
  Children between 7 – 11 years will pay 70% of the adult rate

STANDARD

Date1 people2-3 people4-5 people6+ people
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2021

USD 3,760 per person

USD 2,690 per person

USD 2,240 per person

USD 2,090 per person

Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2021

USD 3,715 per person

USD 2,640 per person

USD 2,190 per person

USD 2,040 per person

Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2021

USD 4,340 per person

USD 3,095 per person

USD 2,645 per person

USD 2,495 per person

Oct 1 - Dec 22, 2021

USD 3,795 per person

USD 2,725 per person

USD 2,275 per person

USD 2,125 per person

Dec 23 - 31, 2021

USD 4,340 per person

USD 3,095 per person

USD 2,645 per person

USD 2,495 per person

Itinerary

Kenya Birding and Wildlife Safari

Day 1 Nairobi to Lake Baringo (278 kms, 5 - 6 hours)

On the morning of your first day of your Kenyan safari, we collect you from your Nairobi hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and first we drive through the Limuru tea farms as we descend to the floor of the Great Rift Valley. On the way we stop on the escarpment viewpoint to take in the sweeping views of the lakes, rivers and arid plains and you will see volcanic Mount Longonot and pretty Lake Naivasha. We head north to Lake Baringo; one the Rift Valley’s freshwater lakes and a birdwatchers paradise with over 500 recorded bird species. We arrive for lunch at your Lake Baringo lodge/camp and later the resident ornithologist will take you on a fascinating evening bird walk along the lakeshore.

  • Overnight at Lake Baringo
  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra
Kenya Birding and Wildlife Safari

Day 2 Full day bird watching in Lake Baringo

After breakfast, go on a bird-watching trip by boat to one Baringo’s many rocky islands, where you’ll also spy pods of hippos and perhaps crocodiles and monitor lizards. We can organize a short excursion at an extra cost to visit a local Njemps village to watch traditional crafts being made and tribal dancing, or we can visit a local snake farm. Then we take an hour’s drive to nearby Lake Bogoria, which is a shallow soda lake that is home to thousands of lesser and greater pink flamingos that feed on the algae in the bluish water and make for wonderful photographs. Mammals sometimes encountered on the lakeshore include impala, dik-dik, zebra, Grant’s gazelle, warthog and the lesser kudu, and we also visit the scalding hot springs and geysers at the southern end of the lake that spurt and steam their alkaline waters. Return to our Lake Baringo camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Overnight at Lake Baringo
  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra
Kenya Birding and Wildlife Safari

Day 3 Lake Baringo to Kakamega National Reserve (261 kms, 4 - 5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Kakamega Forest National Reserve, which is Kenya’s only remaining patch of tropical rainforest that once joined the Guineo-Congolian rainforest stretching across Central Africa to West Africa. A tranquil place for walking along the narrow winding paths, it’s characterized by tall trees, tangled vines, creepers and ferns, and a profusion of flowering plants including some exquisite orchids and flame lilies. Kakamega is home to more than 350 bird species, 36 of which are endemic to the forest, and include turacos, hornbills, woodpeckers, honeyguides, parrots, bee-eaters, barbets and greenbuls. You spend two nights at a very peaceful camp/lodge in a secluded part of this extraordinarily beautiful forest.

  • Overnight in Kakamega Forest National Reserve
  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra
Kenya Birding and Wildlife Safari

Day 4 Full day in Kakamega National Reserve

Today explore the reserve on guided day and spotlighted night nature walks with Kakamega’s excellent professional guides. As well as the profusion of birds, it has amazing biological diversity and many small creatures live in the forest. These include a number of primates—the more conspicuous ones are the black-and-white colobus monkey and red-tailed and blue monkey, while the rare de Brazza’s monkey is harder to find. Giant forest squirrels, fruit bats and nocturnal potto and bushbaby might be spotted in the forest canopy, while small antelope like duiker and dik-dik live in the undergrowth. There are lots of interesting insects too, and more than 400 species of beautiful butterflies.

  • Overnight in Kakamega Forest National Reserve
  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra
Kenya Birding and Wildlife Safari

Day 5 Kakamega National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park (208 kms, 4 - 5 hours)

After an early breakfast in the lovely rainforest, we depart for Lake Nakuru National Park on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. We game drive on the way to lunch in the pretty gardens of your lodge, and then after relaxing, go back out into the park for late afternoon game-viewing. The lake is surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, and the birdlife is again excellent with more than 450 species. These include pelicans, eagles, rollers, starlings, herons, plovers, egrets, marabou storks and more, and you may see flamingos again, which literally turn Nakuru’s lakeshore a brilliant pink. The park is also home to both white and black rhino, rare Rothschild giraffe, and numerous antelope including gazelle, waterbuck and impala. Lion and leopard are frequently seen, and at the scenic lookout points on the cliffs overlooking the lake, you’ll spot playful baboons and vervet monkeys.

  • Overnight at Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra
Kenya Birding and Wildlife Safari

Day 6 Lake Nakuru National Park Masai Mara National Reserve (300 kms, 5 - 6 hours)

This morning we drive to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, named in honour of the Maasai people, the ancestral inhabitants of the area. On the way to your camp/lodge, look out for the herds of herbivores like waterbuck, zebra and Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, all expertly identified by your Kenyan safari guide. Depending on the season, you may witness the annual wildebeest migration, when an estimated two million hooved animals move between the Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park following the rains and fresh pastures. Over dinner at your comfortable camp/lodge, you can discuss what you might see on the next action-packed two full days on safari in the Mara.

  • Overnight in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra
Kenya Birding and Wildlife Safari

Day 7 Full day in Masai Mara National Reserve

Rise early for a cup of hot tea/coffee and snack, and then head out for a morning birdwatching game drive. The Masai Mara’s extensive grasslands are the perfect habitat for the migratory corn crake and Caspian plover, as well Jackson’s widowbird, black coucal, red-tailed chat, magpie shrike, and the Mara’s 12 species of cisticola and numerous birds of prey. Return to the camp/lodge for freshening-up and breakfast, and then with packed lunches that will be served picnic-style by the Mara River, a full day is spent game-driving. On the grassy tree-studded plains and around the rocky kopjes look for the big cats, and the Masai Mara is famous for its large prides of lion and cheetah that are seen hunting in family groups. Other predators like jackal, hyena and bat-eared fox can be seen on the prowl in the early morning, the acacia woodlands are inhabited by giraffe, eland, impala, topi and hartebeest, and the Mara River is home to half-submerged hippos and some of the biggest crocodiles in Africa.

  • Overnight in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra
Kenya birding safari

Day 8 Full day in Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast depart again with your picnic lunch boxes to explore the reserve. An optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged for US$425 per person, and it’s a wonderful experience to float over the plains and rivers in the first light of dawn and watch the wildlife below. Visiting a Maasai village is another optional extra for US$20 per person, and this is an interactive introduction to the culture of the semi-nomadic Maasai warriors who have a deep and symbolic relationship with the lands and animals of the Mara. An overnight at the Masai village can be organized on request.

  • Overnight in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra
Kenya Birding and Wildlife Safari

Day 9 Masai Mara National Reserve Nairobi (265 km – 5 to 6 hours)

On your final day, enjoy a last early morning game drive in the Mara followed by breakfast at your camp/lodge to reflect on all the animals and birds you have seen on this action-packed 9-day safari. Then drive back to Nairobi and we transfer you to your hotel or the airport for your onward flight.

  • No accommodation; this is the last day
  • Breakfast & lunch (dinner not included)
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra

Accommodation

You can choose from the following accommodation options

  • Standard lodges and tented camps
  • Luxury lodge and tented camps
9-days Birding & Wildlife Safari
ParkStandard OptionsLuxury Options
Lake Baringo
  • Samatian Island Camp
  • Soi Safari Lodge
  • Samatian Island Camp
Kakamega National Reserve
Lake Nakuru National Park
Masai Mara National Reserve

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the local and most awarded carbon project developer, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in our developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognized standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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