13 Days Kenya bird
watching safari to Kakamega Forest, Mount Kenya, Lake Baringo, Masai Mara, Soysambu Sanctuary
A journey From mountain moorland, through Rift Valley, Acacia bush, dense Kakamega forest, lakes ,swamps ,grasslands and national parks. Hopping to see over 400 species of birds and great diversity of mammals, insects, spiders, fungi and trees.
Departure from Nairobi for Mt Kenya arriving for lunch. Afternoon birding(bird watching) along the nearby forest trails or wait for wildlife at nearby saltlick. Hope to see Olive & Bronze napped pigeons, Silvery Cheeked hornbills, Ruppels Robin Chat, White-starred Forest Robin, Mountain Greenbul, Stuhlmans sterling and may be Vereaux Eagle .Overnight at your Lodge.
An early breakfast, drive to slopes of Mt Kenya through numerous vegetation zones and onto 10,000 ft Afro- alpine moorland. Return on afternoon for bird watching safari walk along the river line forests. Hope to see; Black duck, Hartulabs Turaco, Crowned hornbill, Paradise flycatchers and eight species of sunbirds Over night at the Lodge.
Early morning departure over the Great Rift Valley onto on to Sosyambu wildlife sanctuary. Outstanding night game drives & nature/bird watching safari walks which is a truly memorable locality. Famous for flamingos, Pelicans and water birds but equally rich in Narina Trogon, Arrow-marked Babbler and Red -headed weaver ,Hildebrand's Francolin ,Montane and Dusky Night jars. Full day visit to lake Nakuru National Park. Two overnights at a camp.
Day 5-6:After a short drive north ,past hot springs of lake Bogoria and onto L. Baringo. Afternoon boat excursion to view Hippo, Crocodiles and water birds at close range. Dark Chanting Goshwak, Silverbird, Cliffchats, Jackson's and Yellow-billed hornbills, brown- tailed Rock Chat, Bristle-crowned Startling, Verreaux Eagle and Spotted Eagle Owl. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 7-8: Full day drive over Tugen hills ,through the Kerio valley and Serikwa plateau and finally to Kakamega forest, a rain forest with its flora and fauna fascinating.bird watching walks Specialities include Great Blue Turaco , Emerald Cuckoo ,Blue Headed Bee Eater, Black and White Casked Hornbill, Black-billed and Violet's Black Weavers. Overnight at a Resort.
Day 9-12:After breakfast drive past L.Victoria to The Maasai Mara Game Reserve, East Africa finest wildlife Park. All the Big Five ,Black Rhino ,Elephant ,Lion, Cheetah, Leopard ,Zebra, Wild beast, Heartbeats, Topi, Eland, Thompson and Grant Gazelles and many more along side bird watching safaris Open -billed Storks, Temminck's Courser, Yellow-throated Sangrouse, Usambiro Barbet and Denham's Bustard and many more. Nature walks along side a Maasai guide. Four nights at a Camp.
Day 13:After morning bird watching game drive return to Nairobi arriving on afternoon to hotel of your choice.