15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari will explore some of the best birdwatching destinations in East Africa. This 15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari will take you to Mt. Kenya, Lake Baringo, Kakamega forest, Lake Victoria, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and finally finish with Masai Mara. 15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari is a birding holiday that is highly recommended for bird watchers seeking a slow but detailed birding tour that gives the very best of the Kenyan bird life from selected Important Bird Areas.

Bird watching safari is good all year round in Kenya. And this 15 Days Kenya Birding Tour has been designed to showcase the very best of Kenya’s bird life in a compact two week birding tour like no other! We travel far and wide going through different landscapes and habitats in search of the astonishing 11% of the world’s bird species that call Kenya their home. The focus will be on mainland Kenya as we travel from the capital and back!

15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Holiday

Kenya is one of the richest bird-watching areas in the world. From the world’s biggest bird, the Ostrich, to spectacular flamingos that congregate in their millions at the various Lakes of the Great Rift Valley and camouflage them in pink, Kenya holds some remarkable birding sights that you have to see them to believe. With eleven percent of the world’s species – some 1089 different varieties, Kenya’s birding is one of the best in the world.

It is not unusual for birding trips to record 300-600 different varieties on a short trip or to record more than 120 at a particular site on a single day! Our bird watching safari itineraries are best suited for birders seeking a slow but detailed tour that gives the very best of the Kenyan bird life in a very relaxed atmosphere. We have carefully selected the IBAs (Important Biodiversity Areas) and with a minimum of 2 to 3 night stays in every location, you will have quality time devoted to birding instead of spending long hours on on long road transfers – and this is what makes our birding tours different. Our guides and leaders are competent ornithologists and passionate birders who spend most of their time on birding safaris in Kenya.

15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or from the Hotel
DEPARTURE TIME Please be ready by 7:30 AM for a prompt departure at 8:00 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 5:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Professional instructor Meals
1 hour of free time Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
Drinks
Instructor gratuity

What to Expect on 15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari

Our bird watching holidays take birding to its very basics; observing birds in their natural habitats in a relaxed way. Competent bird guides, good selection of habitats for a variety of birds of Kenya, easy walks so that you are not cooped up in a minibus throughout your birding tour and flawless ground logistics are the hallmarks of our birding safaris. We spend more time in the places we visit than most birdwatching tour operators do, our focus being to let our clients have easy bird watching by their ability and not at the pace, speed and the pressure of a tour leader.

Kenya’s national parks make excellent centers for bird watching in Kenya – the Maasai Mara for the rosy-throated longclaw and magpie shrike; the Samburu for the rare shining sunbird and pink breasted lark; and Nairobi for the northern pied-babbler and Pangani Longclaw. Kenya’ handful of endemics include the Tara River cisticola, the Aberdare cisticola; Hinde’s pied-babbler; William’s lark; Sharpe’s pipit; and Clarke’s weaver. This diverse range of habitats supports a great diversity of bird species – and makes a bird watching holiday in Kenya very rewarding!

15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Price includes

  • All meals included while on safari
  • Full Board Accommodation while on Safari
  • All applicable Game Park entrance fees
  • Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
  • Guaranteed departures for one or more passengers booking this safari
  • Professional Tour guide
  • Round trip transport from Nairobi and back
  • Transport in 4×4 Mini Van
  • All government taxes and levies
  • Airport transfers in Nairobi
  • Flying doctors air ambulance evacuation in case of a life-threatening accident or injury
  • Safari accessories (First Aid kit, cool box, and fire extinguisher) Emergency number 24 hours. All safari vehicles are equipped with RF radio.

15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Price Exclude

  • All personal travel and baggage insurances
  • International flights
  • All Airport Taxes and Visas
  • Medical and trip cancellation insurance
  • Yellow fever vaccinations
  • Items and services of a personal nature
  • Olduvai Gorge entrance fees
  • Canoeing safari
  • Any Optional activities such as village visit, balloon safaris, night game viewing, guided nature walks, e.t.c
  • Extras at the lodges or camps; tips and gratuities, portage, telephone, laundry etc
  • Drinks and beverages not in the Itinerary.
  • Tour driver-guide gratuities
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before the safari – can be arranged on request
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Holiday

Safari Price is per person in a double room travelling with an executive 4×4 Mini Van

January – June 30th
2 Pax
4 Pax
6 Pax
Per Adult in Private Safari
$4,150.00
$4,050.00
$3,950.00
Extra Single Room
$180
$210
$330
Children Below 3Yrs
FREE
FREE
FREE
Children between 3-13 Yrs
75% of Adult rate
75% of Adult rate
75% of Adult rate

15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Holiday Adventures

June – December Safari Tour 2 Pax
4 Pax
6 Pax
Per Adult in Private Safari
$4,250.00
$4,150.00
$4,050.00
Extra Single Room
$200
$230
$260
Children Below 3Yrs
FREE
FREE
FREE
Children between 3-13 Yrs
75% of Adult rate
75% of Adult rate
75% of Adult rate
Easter, Christmas & New Year Extras
$35
$45
$65

15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Rates

This rate is per person sharing. The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT. All rates on our website are provided to give a price estimate only and should not be seen as a firm quote.

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15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you’ll be met by our representative and later transferred to After 40 Hotel right in the heart of CBD where you will relax in your suite. Afternoon guided visit to National Museum, followed by a short bird walk at Nairobi National Museum Botanic Garden. Here we anticipate seeing species like the Variable Sunbird, Bronze Sunbird and the Collard Sunbird, African Goshawk, Palm swift Baglafetch Weaver, among others.

Day 2: Nairobi – Thika – Mount Kenya

Today we leave in the morning and head Northward of “the city in the sky” towards Thika, Blue Post Inn – unique with its twin waterfalls Chania and Thika Falls, provide rewarding bird watching time for birders’. Here we have an opportunity to encounter with a few coastal species that penetrate into main land following the River Tana. We could be lucky to sight the Trumpeter Hornbill, Brown Hooded Kingfisher, Zanzibar Sombre Green-bull and African Golden Weaver. Great egret, ayres Hawk Eagle, Green sand piper, African green pigeon, Eastern bronze napped pigeon, Purple Crested Turaco, Green headed sunbird and Black cuckoo shrike before our lunch time at Blue Post Inn Hotel. Later in the afternoon we leave Thika and climb high until the slopes of Mt Kenya, Naro Moru where mountain forest gives way to valley grassland. Unique birds to this area include, Eastern double collared sunbird, Alpine swift, Black Chested snake eagle, Narina Trogon, Scaly throated honey guide, Mountain Wagtail, White headed wood hoopoe, African Black Duck, Grey Cuckoo shrike and Yellow-bellied waxbill.

Day 3: Mt. Kenya

We will spend the whole day of birding watching at Montane Forest. Rare species likely to be seen include; Green Ibis, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Harrier Hawk, Rufous Sparrow hawk, ayre’s Hawk Eagle. Black stork, Red Fronted Parrots, Green Ibis Common snipe, Mountain Buzzard, Bronze napped pigeon Mountain white-eye, Abbots Starling, Sharpe’s Starling, Mountain Oriole and Thick-billed seedeater.

Day 4: Mt. Kenya – Lake Baringo – Lake Bogoria

We leave in the morning and head for Lake Baringo with a stop at the Nyahururu Waterfalls, there are possibilities of sighting Chestnut-Winged Starlings, Slender billed starling, Rock Martin, Grey cuckoo shrike around the waterfalls. Proceed on by road into the Great Rift Valley and onto Lake Bogoria National Park. The Reserve’s herd of the rare Greater Kudu makes it unique and other game to view. The south shore of Lake Bogoria has acacia-ficus woodland and to the north is a papyrus swamp. Birds unique to this area include, Congregatory of Lesser and Greater flamingo, Steppe eagle, Curlew Sand piper, Black necked grebe and Black headed Plover.

Day 5: Lake Baringo

Full Day at Baringo, well known by many avid Ornithologist as mecca for Birds, with 500 species of birds having been recorded. Explore this area with field Birding around Lake Baringo, it’s environs, the Cliffs and the bushes. There are possibilities to see rare species like, Cape Eagle Owl, White-faced Scops Owl, Jackson’s Hornbill, Hemprich’s Hornbill, Brown-Tailed Rock Chat, Nothern Red Bishop, Northern Masked Weaver and White Billed Buffalo Weaver, Olivaceous Warbler, Northern brownbul, Jackson’s golden backed weaver, Little weaver, Brown Tailed Rock Chat, Goliath heron, Northern Shoveller, Verreauxs eagle owl, Bristle crowned starling, Senegal Thicknee, Pygmy falcon, Blue cheecked bee-eater.

Day 6: Lake Baringo – Kakamega forest

ToDay we leave lake Baringo and head to an isolated remnant of the equatorial rain forest that once spread over Africa from west to east. It contains an excellent representation of bird, animal, and plant species including an array of primates. Kakamega forest through Eldoret. Kakamega forest’s aviauna is rich and unusual in its composition. Two globally threatened species reside here, Chapins Flycatcher and Turners Eremomela. The aviauna is unique not only nationally but also continentally; the forest holds large populations of Black and white colobus and Red tailed monkeys among others.

Day 7: Kakamega forest

Full Day bird walk at the eastern most extension of the great tropical rain forest stretching from west Africa. This forest is renowned for its uniqueness and richness in bird life and species like, Turners Eremomela, Black billed Turaco, Great blue turaco, Cameroon Sombre Green bull, Little grey Green bull, Yellow Bellied Wattle eye, Purple-throated cuckoo, Hairy Breasted Barbet, Grey breasted Illadopsis, African Grey Parrot, Square tailed drongo and Chapins Flycatcher.

Day 8: Kakamega forest – Lake Victoria

We leave this morning after our breakfast and head southwards to the shore’s Lake Victoria, our bird walk will be focusing on the Dunga beach Swamp this site is home to one of the most reliable sites in Kenya for the scarce and threatened papyrus yellow warbler. Papyrus Gonolek, Swamp fly catcher, Marsh Tachgra, Jacksons golden backed weaver, Red chested sunbird, Sedge warbler, Carruthers’s Cisticola, Southern red bishop, Northern brown throated weaver, Greater swamp warbler.

  • Lunch, Dinner and Overnight tonight will be at Imperial Express Hotel (BLD).

Day 9: Lake Victoria – Lake Nakuru

We leave this morning drive to Lake Nakuru National Park coloured with a shimmering flamingo pink from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. Nakuru National Park, a shallow and strongly alkaline lake, with surrounding acacia woodland & grassland. Firstly gazetted as a bird sanctuary is, known for its bird life for the thousands of Lesser and Greater flamingos make this lake their home, among hundreds of other Species unique to this area which include, White winged Black Tern, Hilderbrants Francolin, African fish eagle, Steppe eagle, Grey crested Helmet Shrike, Red-capped lark, Spotted Crake. Wildlife is also in abundance here. Lake Nakuru National Park has been made into one of Kenya’s rhino sanctuary

Day 10: Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha

Depart for Lake Naivasha morning bird walk or boat ride (Optional), the only fresh water rift valley lake in Kenya. It’s unique in that its’ freshness is maintained by a combination of underground out flow and sedimentation of salts. The lake supports a diverse water-bird community, with more than 80 species recorded regularly. It is a significant site for Red knobbed coots, African spoonbill, African jacana and little grebes depending on water levels

Day 11: Lake Naivasha

Full Day at the lake Naivasha Region with bird walks around the Club grounds and a visit to the Elsa Mere field study center. Notable birds unique to this area include, Gadwall, Spotted Red Shank, Black Tailed Godwit, Great white egret, Black Headed Gull, Purple Swamp Hen and Mottled swift.

Day 12: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara

Drive across acres of wheat and barley to Masai Mara. The Masai Mara Game Reserve, is regarded as the most magnificent natural theatre in the world. Set in the heart of Africa’s Great Plains, the Masai Mara boasts 1,672 square kilometers of unspoiled wilderness. It is home to the highest concentration of animals and birds anywhere on the continent.

Day 13 & 14: Masai Mara

Two full days in the Masai, the extensive grasslands are a strong hold to the threatened, migratory Corncrake and the near threatened Jackson’s widowbird. The bush and woodlands around the reserve also hold some unique bird species, more than 450 bird species have been recorded in the Mara, including 12 species of cisticola and birds of prey. Large numbers of palaerctic migrants winter in the area including Caspian plovers and white storks. Other local and unusual birds in the Mara include Rock Cisticola, Rufous Bellied Heron, Denham’s Bustard, Black Coucal, Red Tailed chat, Pale Wren Warbler, Tabora Cisticola, Yellow Bellied Hyliota, Green-capped Eremomela and Magpie Shrike

Day 15: Masai Mara – Nairobi

After breakfast, we drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Toona Tree Restaurant where you can enjoy some good Italian food, Check-in to a Day room at Nairobi hotel. Farewell dinner Later early in the evening, will be hosted by Destinations Kenya Safari at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant considered “Africa’s greatest eating experience” (if you love barbecue it doesn’t get any better than this), and home to the “Simba Saloon” one of the city’s most popular night clubs. Thereafter you will be transferred to the airport in time for your International departure flight

What is included?

  • Accommodation and meals in 4star and 5 star hotels as indicated
  • All transit lunches as indicated in itinerary
  • Park fees and conservation fees for clients and driver
  • Driver’s allowances for the whole safari
  • 1 cultural visit to a Masai village in Masai Mara
  • Safari minibus in Kenya and 4×4 safari land cruiser or land rover in Tanzania
  • Drinking water during the game drives
  • Complimentary tour of Nairobi city
  • AMREF evacuation insurance in case of emergency
  • Airport meet and greet services and transfers in Kenya and Zanzibar
  • Local connecting flights to Masai Mara, Zanzibar and Nairobi

What is NOT included?

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance from your home country
  • Tips as desired
  • Visa
  • Extra essentials such as laundry services, alcohol, soft drinks except in Zanzibar only
  • Balloon safari, culture experience in other parks apart from Masai Mara, night game viewing and others
  • Any special additions to the program

15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Holiday

Safari Price is per person in a double room travelling with an executive 4×4 Mini Van

January – June 30th
2 Pax
4 Pax
6 Pax
Per Adult in Private Safari
$4,150.00
$4,050.00
$3,950.00
Extra Single Room
$180
$210
$330
Children Below 3Yrs
FREE
FREE
FREE
Children between 3-13 Yrs
75% of Adult rate
75% of Adult rate
75% of Adult rate

15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Holiday Adventures

June – December Safari Tour 2 Pax
4 Pax
6 Pax
Per Adult in Private Safari
$4,250.00
$4,150.00
$4,050.00
Extra Single Room
$200
$230
$260
Children Below 3Yrs
FREE
FREE
FREE
Children between 3-13 Yrs
75% of Adult rate
75% of Adult rate
75% of Adult rate
Easter, Christmas & New Year Extras
$35
$45
$65

15 Days Kenya Birding Tour Rates

This rate is per person sharing. The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT. All rates on our website are provided to give a price estimate only and should not be seen as a firm quote.

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