10 Days Bird Watchers Delight
Tour Code: TAS 46
[ Treetops Hotel, Lake Nakuru Lodge, Tumbili Cliff Lodge, Lake Naivasha Country Club, Ilkeliani Camp ]

At a glance

This safari is premeditated to favour the hearts of the bird lovers, but candidly would one be precise to signpost where to see which bird(s). Well, as for where to see Kenya’s birdlife, the Masai Mara’s big five are regularly greeted with small yet colourful Rosy-throated Longclaws and the long tails of Magpie Shrikes, whilst Samburu’s rare Shining Sunbird is certainly one of the best megaticks to find. A collection of endemic birds makes Kenya a sanctuary for avoid bird watchers, including the Clarke’s Weaver and William’s Lark. Meanwhile, Kenya’s diverse sceneries are home to the second highest number of species in Africa, and you’ll find a variety all year round. Twitchers with a myriad of wallows, terns and waders on their list should endeavor to visit between October and February, whilst those searching for weavers and bishops will love travelling through the country between June and July. If you’re hoping to see a flurry of fuchsia pink flamingos you’re best visiting Lake Nakuru National Park the drier months of January and February. Higher levels of rainfall lead to less algae, and so these elegant creatures much prefer to flock to this soda lake when the water is shallow, food is plentiful, and the landscapes are dry.

Detailed trip itinerary

Day 1: Aberdare National Park, Treetops Hotel (Fullboard)

Be picked from your Nairobi City hotel or upon your arrival at the Jomo Kenya International Airport be met around 06:00 and be transferred to a lodge famous for game viewing where you will arrive early afternoon for lunch at the Outspan Hotel. Tree Tops Lodge overlooks a water hole and saltlick high at 6450 feet above the sea level and within the Aberdare National Park. Lunch will be at the Treetops Hotel where you will spend the evening viewing wild game in this lodge that rises straight out of the ground on stilts. It has four decks and a rooftop viewing platform. This game lodge accommodation is solely dedicated to game viewing heightening the thrill for this Kenyan safari.

Dinner is imaginatively served at refectory tables with bench seating, which heightens the sense of adventure and stimulates conversation. The emphasis is on making as little noise as possible so as not to scare away the animals. For this reason, children under 5 years are not allowed at Treetops. Overnight in this game lodge where in February 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen on learning of the death of her father, King George V1.

Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Nakuru Lodge (Fullboard)

At 08:00 drive to the Great Rift Valley to arrive in Lake Nakuru National Park via the spectacular Thompson Falls arriving in time for lunch in the lodge. On this afternoon from 15:30 you will enjoy game and bird watching in Lake Nakuru National Park until time for inner and overnight at your lodge at 18:30.

Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Nakuru Lodge (Fullboard)

The third day of the Kenyan Safari game drive is from 08:00 after breakfast for a full morning section at Lake Nakuru National Park up to lunch time in the lodge. In the afternoon at 15:30 game drive in the park most famous for the over one million Greater and Lesser Flamingos that gather at the lake during various times of the year. In addition, the tens of thousands of other birds make this an ornithologist’s paradise. Dinner and overnight at your lodge from 18:30.

Day 4: Lake Baringo National Park, Tumbili Cliff Lodge (Fullboard)

After 08:00 travel north and stopover near Lake Bogoria to see the hot springs and geysers and resident birds continue to Lake Baringo National Park arriving time for lunch. A fresh water lake with over 450 species of birds including Palearctic migrants. This is birding hotspot that hardly misses in the every birding itinerary. It is the place where famous field guide, Terry Stevenson worked as a resident ornithologist. In the afternoon from 15:30 enjoy a guided bird walk until time for dinner and overnight at 18:30 at the lodge.

Day 5: Lake Baringo National Park, Tumbili Cliff Lodge (Fullboard)

Wake up for tea or coffee and a snack then depart for guided bird viewing before breakfast at 08:00. The rest of the day until time for lunch would be spend on leisure in the newest lodge. In the afternoon from 15:30 enjoy a boat trip in Lake Baringo with good chances of spotting resident birds and animals like the Nile crocodiles, Hippos and smaller reptiles like Nile monitor lizards. The place plays host to photographers given the openness of the habitat and the proximity of wildlife especially by boat along the shores and natural beauty it’s characterized. The excursion will go until time for dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 6: Hell's Gate National Park, Lake Naivasha Country Club (Fullboard)

After breakfast at 08:00 leave for Hell’s Gate National Park arriving in time for early lunch. In the afternoon depart for a tour of Hell’s Gate National Park with breath-taking spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa. Hell’s Gate has a bio-diversity that includes raptors, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing and a natural spa. Dinner and overnight at your lodge at 18:30.

Day 7: Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Ilkeliani Camp (Fullboard)

After breakfast at 08:00 leave the Rift Valley and drive to Masai Mara National Reserve arriving in time for lunch. This afternoon from 15:30 a game drive in the reserve until time for dinner and overnight at 18:30 in the camp. This is probably the most thrilling destination for this Safari in Kenya.

Day 8 & 9: Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Ilkeliani Camp (Fullboard)

Very early in the morning tea or coffee and snack departing at 06:30 for morning game drive coming back for full breakfast at 08:00 followed by another game drive there after until time for lunch in the camp. The afternoon from 15:30 game drive until time for dinner and overnight at your camp

Day 10: Transfer Nairobi

You will do breakfast then depart to Nairobi City arriving at around 13:00 for lunch in Carnivore Restaurant then be dropped in a city hotel or at the airport.

Easter & Christmas Surcharges
A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. The Surcharge would be confirmed at the time of booking for clarity purposes.

For optimal enjoyment of your safari, we urge you to carry the following:
All weather firm shoe pair, short and dress to use during the day, trouser for use in the evenings with long sleeved shirt, sweater or jacket, hat, swimming costume, sunglass, camera, binocular, sun protection cream and insect repellent spray or cream.

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