Bird Watching Tour, Kenya West & South 10 days

tour summary
Kenya is one of the most attractive birding destinations in Africa. There are various habitats for bird watching habitats like rainforests, mountains, savannahs, rivers, lakes and swamps. This 10 day tour takes you to the best parks in Kenya where you will explore a wide range of bird species. We can tailor the best bird watching tour for you upon request.
duration 10 days / 9 nights
starting point Nairobi Airport
means of transport
  • Domestic flight
  • Private vehicle
destinations
  • Masai Mara NR
  • Lake Nakuru NP
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Lake Baringo
activities
  • Bird watching
option
  • Balloon safari
  • Domestic flight
  • Game drive
  • Night game drive
Masai Mara National Reserve

It is the most popular national reserve in Kenya, a vast savannah 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.

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 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.

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.

day 1
1 日目

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Arrive at Nairobi Airport, transfer to hotel

overnight: Nairobi
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day 2
2 日目

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).

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day 3
3 日目

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).

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day 4
4 日目

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).

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day 5
5 日目

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).

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day 6
6 日目

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).

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day 7
7 日目

AM

Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve

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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).

overnight: East, Masai Mara National Reserve
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day 8
8 日目

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).

overnight: West, Masai Mara National Reserve
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day 9
9 日目

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).

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day 10
10 日目

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Transfer to Nairobi Airport by domestic fight

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