This safari takes you through Kenya’s major birding spots; you will walk on the forest, have boat rides and enjoy the nature. The trip requires maximum concentration and observation.
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met, greeted and transferred to a Nairobi Hotel for overnight stay on bed and breakfast board basis.
Day 2: Lake Baringo
After breakfast at your hotel, you will drive through Limuru tea farms, descending to the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a brief stop at the viewpoint. Mt. Longonot and Lake Naivasha can be seen from far. En route to Lake Baringo. This is one of the two fresh waters lakes in the rift valley and a bird watchers paradise. It has over 460 recorded bird species and a number of hippos. Check in and lunch at Lake Baringo country club which has plenty of information on the areas bird life. A resident ornithologist leads walks before breakfast and in the evenings.
Day 3: Lake Baringo
After breakfast, you will take a 1hour bird watching trip by boat to the island to view more birds and hippos. On the island you can organize short excursions at an extra cost to see the njemp village (local tribe) and dancing, or a local snake farm. Proceed to Lake Bogoria which is a shallow soda lake hosting thousands of pink flamingos, a large number of other birds and the lesser kudu are more frequent here. Scalding hot springs and geysers at the southern end of the lake spurt and steam their alkaline waters. The bubbling of hot springs, hundreds of singing weaverbirds and a million flamingos feeding in the bluish water presents a rare scenic beauty. Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Country Club.
Day 4: Lake Baringo – Kakamega
After breakfast, you will drive to Kakamega national reserve. This is the country’s only tropical rain forest and forms part of the dense rain forest that stretched from west Africa, across central Africa and in to the highland areas East and West of the great rift valley .The forest is world renowned as home to several hundred species of birds including rare snake eating birds, insects, monkeys and other mammals as well as countless exotic tree species.
Dinner and overnight at Kakamega Golf club.
Day 5: Kakamega forest
After breakfast, spend a full day in Kakamega national reserve with bird walks accompanied by game wardens and our driver guides. Dinner and overnight at Kakamega Golf club.
Day 6: Kakamega – Nakuru
After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru national park enjoying the environment arriving at the Lake Nakuru lodge in time for lunch. The park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and greater flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 birds species can be seen like, white pelicans and the marabou stork, all water birds that breed in the lakes alkaline waters. You may also spot white rhino, rare Rothschild giraffe, and other plain game. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge.
Day 7: Nakuru – Naivasha
A pre – breakfast bird spotting drive in the park and around the lake before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Drive to Hells gate national park with a brief stop at the lake Elementaita viewpoint. The park is famous for its natural steaming geysers and a haven for birdwatchers. The walking in the park gives one a sense of freedom, open space and a clear view of wildlife. The cliffs are breeding grounds for vultures, verreauxs eagles, augur buzzards and thousands of swifts. Over 120 species have been recorded here. Lunch at Lake Naivasha country club and the afternoon is spent at leisure either to explore the rich, bird filled gardens or an optional boat ride to Crescent Island (at an extra cost). Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha country club.
Day 8: Naivasha – Nairobi
After a leisurely breakfast drive back to Nairobi and drop off at your hotel or drop off at JKI Airport to catch your flight back home.