15 Day Kenya Birding Tour
Tour featuring: Nairobi national park, Thika, Wajee bird sanctuary, Mt Kenya, Samburu, Thomson falls, Lake Victoria and Kakamega forest, Rift valley lakes of Lake Nakuru and Lake Baringo.
This special safari is fully guided with our top local bird guide.
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Meet and Transfer to Kenya Comfort Hotel in Nairobi (Bed & Breakfast basis only).
Day 2: After Breakfast drive to Nairobi National park join in the Nairobi National Park Bird walk which should introduce you the Kenyan commoner birds and other forest species that may be difficult on the tour. After the walk, we will continue our exploration into the park for birding & big game viewing. Evening return to the Hotel in Nairobi (Bed & Breakfast included).
Day 3: We will be scheduled for 2 bird walks at Wajee, the morning and afternoon Bird walks. Return to Wajee bandas for the night and meals. (Bed & Breakfast included).
Day 4: Drive out of Wajee into Naromoru near Mt Kenya, the day will be spent around the Naromoru River lodge grounds, birding. (Bed & Breakfast included).
Day 5: We are scheduled to have a day trip to Mt Kenya, birding the slopes of Mt Kenya and return to Naromoru for the night. (Bed & Breakfast included).
Day 6: Today we will drive out of Mt Kenya area into the Arid North east of Kenya at Samburu National reserve. Over night at Samburu Lodge near the ewaso nyro River. Birding in Samburu is excellent ranging from Northern specialities like the Somali Fiscal, Somali Bea eater, Somali Ostrich and bunting together with an assortment big game and wild life restricted to the Arid north such as the Gerenuk, Grevy`s zebra and fringe eared Oryx.
Day 7: The day will be spent birding and big Game viewing and photography in the park.
Day 8: We will return towards Mt Kenya again with a night at Naromoru once again. (Bed and Breakfast included)
Day 9: After breakfast, we will drive to Nyahururu birding enroute, we will stop to have a quick look around Thomson falls for a number of other specialities including the slender-billed Starling. We will then proceed to Nakuru for Lunch. After Lunch,we will drive lake Nakuru National park, birding and Big Game viewing. Return to the Lodge in Nakuru. (Bed & Breakfast included).
Day 10: We are scheduled for Lakes Baringo. Lake Baringo has a number of specialties restricted to that far Northern part of Kenya, including the Bristle cowned starling, Yellow-billed and Jackson`s Hornbills. We will spend the day exploring the area. Will arrive for lunch at the Roberts Bandas (Bed & Breakfast included), the afternoon will be spent birding the grounds at Roberts Banda’s and the neighbouring Lake Baringo Country Club. (Bed & Breakfast included)
Day 11: We will spend the day exploring Lake baringo area birding for specialities. Over night at the Roberts Bandas. (Bed & Breakfast included).
Day 12 : Today we are yet to see Kenya’s Top popular birding destination, that should not be mistakably missed on any Kenyan birding tour, we are scheduled to drive to Kakamega Forest. We will arrive late for Dinner and over night at the Isecheno Bandas in the heart of Kakamega forest.
Day 13: There are 2 Bird walks scheduled with Kakamega’s Top bird guide. We will have the Morning and afternoon Bird walks. Overnight at the Isecheno Bandas.
Day 14: We will drive to Kisumu on Lake Victoria,however,we will make de-tour to the Mumias Bridge for Kenya`s only reliable site for the Rock Pratincole before driving to Kisumu and lake Victoria. Later will get to Kisumu,and straight on to Lake Victoria where we hope to catch up with stuff such as the Redchested sun bird,Papyrus and Black headed Gonolek and anumber of bird species restricted to the lake zone.Over night at a lodge in Kisumu.
Day 15: Drive back to Nairobi, with evening Flight out of Nairobi.