3 Days bird watching - Weekend Special

East Africa has some of the best bird watching opportunities in the world and there are an estimated 1,070 species in Kenya alone, making it possible to spot over a hundred species each day. With a variety of habitat, from forest and scrub, to water and city, Kenya is a fantastic destination for dedicated ornithologists and anyone with a passing interest in birds.

On the open savannah, where most safaris are conducted, you will likely spot eagles, vultures and the Ground Hornbill, which stands at around 110cm in height. Also in abundance are ox-peckers, snowy egrets, sunbirds and bustards, and you can’t fail to notice Ostriches, the world’s tallest birds.

Near water you can see flamingos, kingfishers, hammerkops, love birds, plovers, herons, storks and African fish eagles, as well as breeding pairs of ospreys.

In and near woodland, of which Kenya has in abundance, there are bee-eaters, drongos, hornbills, shrikes, lilac-breasted rollers and barbets. Even the cities harbour an abundance of bird life, with large flocks of wagtails and weaver birds, to name but two species.

Bird watching in Kenya is a fantastic and rewarding experience. Just don’t forget to bring your binoculars and field guide!

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1. 
Driving from Nairobi to Lake Baringo, spending a night at a banda at Roberts campsite. We will drive past magnificent Rift Valley view points, from the highlands to the lowlands of Baringo a famous birding hot spot.
Dinner and night at Roberts campsite.
Day 2. 
Early morning three hour boat ride to the mouth of Molod river feeding Lake Baringo. The marsh is home to various waders including the Saddle-billed Stork, herons, egrets, cormorants, swamp-hens, sandpipers. We will try to find African Fish-eagle feeding.

After breakfast, we embark for nocturnal birds till midday then lunch. We proceed for general birding in the west bay area for boubous, babblers, gonolek, lapwings, warblers and many other species. 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and night at Roberts campsite. 
Day 3.
Early Morning drive to the nearby basalt cliff,looking for Brown-tailed Rock-chat, Cliff Chat, Hemprich's Hornbill, Grey Hornbill, Jackson's Hornbill, Mottled Swift, African Rock-martin, Lanner Falcon, Common Kestrel, Jacobin Cuckoo, Fan-tailed Raven and many more.
After breakfast we proceed to Kinangop plains in the vicinity of Lake Naivasha. If time allows we can bird Lake Naivasha before going to Nairobi enroute Limuru ponds. 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

 

Inclusions
  • Transport in a safari-designed vehicle
  • All park entrance fees
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari
  • Services of our professional driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Transport in a safari-designed vehicle
  • International air transportation to and from Nairobi
  • Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter supplements
  • Drinks
  • Cultural visits e.g. To Maasai villages
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari