Explore The Beast of Kenya & Tanzania Safaris
These 14 days of Kenya Classic Birding are designed for avid birders. This Kenya birding safari allows you to visit quality birding areas in the two weeks you will spend in Kenya birding. Your bird guide is knowledgeable and will be giving an amazing experience as you bird en route and in the different parks.
- Park Fees (for Non-Residents).
- Daily game drives while on Safari.
- A professional driver/guide.
- 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.
- All Taxes and VAT.
- Meals as per itinerary.
- Drinking water while on safari.
- International flights.
- Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).
- Personal Items.
- Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Arrive in Nairobi for your Kenya birding safari. You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel by your professional bird guide. You will receive a briefing about your tour for better preparation.
Today after an early morning breakfast, we start our birding at Nairobi national park which is home to over 500 bird species. The park is home to different species from the African highlands biome and the Somali-Maasai biome. The birds to look out for include; the Yellow White-eye, Brown Parisoma, Variable sunbird, Red-billed Firefinch, African Silverbill, Spotted Flycatcher, Rufous-naped Lark, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Northern Pintail, Collared Widowbird, Blue-billed Teal, Scaly Francolin, Dusky Turtle-Dove, Black-faced Sandgrouse, Hartlaub’s Bustard, White-bellied Go-away-bird, Pied Cuckoo, African Cuckoo, Abyssinian Nightjar, Little Swift, African Swamphen, Water Thick-knee, Long-toed Lapwing.
After breakfast, we start the journey to Mt Kenya national park for a fruitful birding time. The forest has well-maintained forest trails which lead to different habitats like the montane grassland, montane forest, moorland, and bamboo. Some of the species to look out for include the Hartlaub’s Turaco, Sharpe’s Long claw, Broad-tailed Warbler, Lesser Kestrel, Red-faced Cisticola, African Firefinch, Abyssinian Crimson wing, Yellow-crowned Bishop, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Zanzibar Sombre Greenbul, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Mountain Buzzards, Wallers Starlings, Northern Double-collared Sunbirds, Lemon Doves, African Hill Babbler, Oriole Finch, White-eared Barbets, Common Stone-chat,
Birding to Samburu national reserve this morning from Ol Pejeta conservancy. Samburu is more up north with semi-arid habitat and is rich in woodlands. The birds to look out for while on here include the; Somali Ostrich, Namaqua Dove, Yellow-necked Francolin, Donaldson-Smith’s Nightjar, Mourning Collared-Dove, Crowned Lapwing, White-bellied Go-away-bird, Common Greenshank, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Lesser Spotted & Tawny Eagle, Augur Buzzard, Violet Wood hoopoe, African Pygmy Kingfisher, Northern Red-billed Hornbill, White-headed Mousebird, Little Bee-eater, Narina Trogon, Red-fronted Barbet, Lanner Falcon, Bearded Woodpecker, Pygmy Batis, Red-bellied Parrot, Northern Puffback, Cape Crow, Rosy-patched Bush-shrike, Red-faced Crombec, Singing Bush lark, Somali Tit, Tiny Cisticola, Northern Brown-bul, Pale White-eye, Lesser Striped Swallow, Southern Black-Flycatcher, Black-bellied Starling, Brown-tailed Chat, Shining Sunbird etc.
Today we bird Lake Nakuru, unfortunately, the number of Lesser Flamingos has reduced over the years. The lake has more of the Greater Flamingos taking over most of the lake. Explore the park for Pallid harrier, Ruppell’s vulture, Lavaillant’s Cuckoo, Abyssinian thrush, Montane white-eye, Brimstone Canary, Crab-plover, Grey-headed woodpecker, Great snipe, Kenya Rufous Sparrow, Red-throated Wryneck, Lesser Kestrel, Western reef heron, Grey-backed Fiscal, Slender-billed greenbul, Red-capped lark, Shining sunbird, Mocking Cliff Chat, and many more.
Our birding will mainly be on Crescent Island Game park which is now a peninsula, it was originally an island. The birds we are likely to see include; Black-headed Oriole, Saddle-billed Stork, Northern Fiscal, Pearl-spotted Owlet, Greyp-capped Warbler, Red-chested Cuckoo, African Jacana, Red-faced Crombec, Malachite Kingfisher, Pink-backed Pelican, Buff-bellied Warbler, Variable Sunbird, Tropical Boubou, Yellow-billed Duck, Common Quail, Horus Swift, Lesser Moorhen, Eurasian Thick-knee, Wood sandpiper, African Skimmer, White stork, Long-tailed Cormorant, Squacco Heron, Osprey, African Grey Hornbill, Madagascar Bee-eater etc.
We depart Naivasha for the famous Maasai Mara national reserve after an early breakfast. Enjoy the scenery and landscape of the Great Rift Valley as you drive and short birding stopovers. Be expectant for an amazing time of birding in the massive plains and riverine habitats.
You will be having a whole day birding this reserve, leaving the lodge early morning with a packed lunch to maximize time in the field. We hope to see the Kori and Denham’s Bustard, Southern Ground Hornbill, Secretary Bird, Bateleur, Martial Eagle, White-throated Bee-eater, Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark, Trilling Cisticola, Red-winged Francolins, Purple-breasted rollers, Lappet-faced Vulture, Abdim’s stork, Giant Kingfisher, Rosy-throated longclaw, Giant Kingfisher, Grey penduline tit, Yellow-throated sandgrouse, Silverbird, Schalow’s turaco, Woolly-necked stork, etc.
Today will be mostly driving to Nairobi with short stopovers of birding for species we will have missed the previous day. We shall have a short birding around the lodge as we bird our way out of the park.
Short birding in Nairobi before proceeding to the airPort depending on your departure flight time.