9 Days Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday was actually created for Birdwatchers who want to see a lot of Kenya’s avifauna of over 1100 species. This 9 Days Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday mainly focuses on the Great Rift Valley lakes which includes Lakes Nakuru, Naivasha & Baringo, as well as 2 nights in Masai Mara, so that you get to see some of the other wildlife for which Kenya is so renowned such as the Big Cats and vast herbivore herds. 9 Days Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday will give you a great opportunity to explore a region part of Kenya that is neglected yet is an orthinological paradise that hosts some endemic birds among other birds.

Enjoy our 9 Days Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday with our local professional ornithological guide, taking you to watch birds to over 50 Important Birding Areas in Kenya. All this region has an amazing wealth of bird life due to lack of extreme variation in climate. More than 1,000 species of birds have been recorded in the vast variety of habitats in East Africa.

The beauty of 9 Days Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday

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!

Africa has become a hub for both professional and armature birders looking for a place to challenge their birding skills and this has seen an increase in bird-watchers from all over the world converging here to identify the various species. To meet the demand, African Spice Safaris has employed a team of local ornithologists who are familiar with the tropical species and who blend their information with folklore associated with each bird. The end result is an unforgettable African Bird Watching Safari!

9 Days Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday

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.
Professional instructor Meals
1 hour of free time Transportation in mini-coach
Instructor gratuity

9 Days Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday

The variety of birds in Kenya is made possible by the favorable climate, diverse habitats and geographical features that make it a suitable migratory route for birds. Even without venturing outside Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, more than 600 resident and migratory bird species are found; more than in any other capital city, and more than in most countries.

Kenya Bird watching safaris produces a huge bird and mammal list and yet has pleasantly long stays at a number of wonderful locations. Kenya Bird watching safaris is a tour that features wonderful, easy birding, fantastic wildlife viewing and good to excellent accommodations and food almost throughout. Almost 1100 species have already been recorded from this one country, far more than from any equivalent area on the continent.

Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday

Between October and February, many Palearctic migrants come to Kenya’s marine and inland shorelines. Many swallows, terns, and waders will be found during this time; whilst between June and July weavers and bishops are in breeding plumage and many Southern African migrants visit.

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.

Kenya bird watching tours safari price includes:

  • Extensive Game drives
  • Use of 4×4 Mini Van vehicle fitted with pop-up roof
  • All meals included while on safari
  • Full board Accommodation
  • All applicable Game Park entrance fees
  • Safari vehicles carry mineral water
  • Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
  • Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
  • Professional Cultural Safari guide
  • Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back

Kenya bird watching tours safari price excludes:

  • All personal travel and baggage insurances
  • International and Domestic 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 after the safari – can be arranged on request
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Packages

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9 Days Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve

We drive northwards to the Buffalo Springs National Reserves. A drive through the central highlands takes you to this reserve which is amazing for its diversity in wildlife and birds. After lunch, we have time to relax before heading out on a game viewing drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Samburu Shaba lodge.

  • Main Destination: Samburu Game Reserve (Kenya)
  • Accommodation: Samburu Shaba lodge.
  • Luxury Lodge: Meals are on full board Basis
  • Drinks not included

Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve

Today we drive across the main road to Samburu National Reserve for a Morning and afternoon game drive. There have been more than 390 bird species recorded in Samburu and Buffalo Springs national reserves. The reserves protect a variety of habitats, home to different bird species including arid acacia savannah, scrub and gallery forest alongside the Uaso Nyiro River. The dry, open country offers very rewarding birding opportunities and boasts a number of northeast African dry-country species shared with Ethiopia and Somalia, such as vulturine guineafowl, Somali bee-eater, and Golden-breasted Starling. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

  • Main Destination: Samburu Game Reserve (Kenya)
  • Accommodation: Samburu Shaba lodge.
  • Luxury Lodge: Meals are on full board Basis
  • Drinks not included

Day 3: Samburu Birding safari

With second to none scenery and African big game and birdlife to match – Samburu National Reserve is truly a hidden birding and wildlife gem of Kenya! A must for anyone wanting a birding tour in Kenya. Samburu National Reserve is a rugged, semi-desert park located within Samburu district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The unique landscape – quite different to Kenya’s other parks – has open savannahs, scrub desert and verdant vegetation which makes it almost guaranteed you’ll have close encounters with regional mammal specialites – Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the strange looking but wonderful Gerenuk. And to top it all off you can look forward to 380+ bird species that call this reserve home! Dinner and overnight at Samburu Shaba Lodge

  • Main Destination: Samburu Game Reserve (Kenya)
  • Accommodation: Samburu Shaba lodge.
  • Luxury Lodge: Meals are on full board Basis
  • Drinks not included

Day 4: Samburu – Mount Kenya

After breakfast we proceed a few kilometers north to Mt. Kenya, a luxurious retreat with spectacular views across the forested slopes to the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya. Among the activities available within the grounds of these manicured lawns and ornamental ponds are – swimming, tennis, bowling, croquet, trout fishing and game viewing. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at the club. (Remember that a tie and jacket for the gentlemen and evening dress for ladies is necessary for dinner at this exclusive club.)

  • Main Destination: Mount Kenya Reserve (Kenya)
  • Accommodation: Mount Kenya Serena Lodge
  • Luxury Lodge: Meals are on full board Basis
  • Drinks not included

Day 5: Mount Kenya – Aberdare National Park

After breakfast, depart for Nyeri arriving in time for lunch. Lunch is served at the Outspan Hotel followed by a transfer provided to Treetops which is situated in the park and you can have a night game viewing. The forests and moorlands of Aberdare NP are a birder’s paradise – more than 290 species have been recorded. The striking Hartlaub’s turaco is just one of the interesting visitors at the bird feeding platforms at the tree hotels. The indistinct Aberdare cisticola is endemic to the region and can be found at higher altitudes. Several interesting sunbirds are found in the park including the rare scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird which can be found on the mountain peaks. Dinner and overnight at Treetops.

  • Main Destination: Aberdare National Reserve (Kenya)
  • Accommodation: Treetops Lodge
  • Luxury Lodge: Meals are on full board Basis
  • Drinks not included

Day 6: Aberdares – Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, proceed to Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch. An afternoon game drive takes us round the Lake; home of the famous pink flamingo. Lake Nakuru is truly an ornithologist’s paradise. Lake Nakuru is a great birding destination with more than 500 species recorded. The soda lake is a birding hotspot and supports a lot of birdlife, including large flocks of pelicans. Unfortunately, flamingos are no longer the drawcard here as unfavorable conditions have driven them to other Rift Valley lakes. Nakuru is also one of the best places in Kenya to see the striking, long-tailed widowbird. There is a good variety of raptors including Verreaux’s and long-crested eagle. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Nakuru Lion Hill Lodge

  • Main Destination: Lake Nakuru National Reserve (Kenya)
  • Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lion Hill Lodge
  • Luxury Lodge: Meals are on full board Basis
  • Drinks not included

Day 7: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

Awoken by the most natural alarm clock (birdlife) for breakfast then the unforgettable journey to Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Being the northern stretch of the world-famous Serengeti National park it is the scene of the teeming wildebeest and Zebra migration. On arrival relax by the pool. Afternoon game drive. The Masai Mara isn’t one of Kenya’s birding hotspots. However, with more than 500 bird species recorded, this isn’t a bad place to mark off a lot of Kenya’s savannah species from your bird list. The park is particularly rich in raptors with 57 species present. Bateleurs can often be seen soaring above the grassy plains and predator kills are a good place to find six species of vultures scavenging. Migratory birds are present from November to April. Dinner and overnight at Sopa Lodge.

  • Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
  • Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Luxury Lodge: Meals are on full board Basis
  • Drinks not included

Day 8: Maasai Mara

Morning and afternoon game drives are provided. Among the wildlife seen are Wildebeest, black rhino, cheetah, giraffe, elephant, great herds of antelope and fascinating primates such as the red-tailed monkey. Game drives in open land drovers and bush walks with excellent resident guides and naturalists reveal the wonders of the Mara in an interpretative experience for you. All meals and overnight at Sopa Lodge.

  • Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
  • Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Luxury Lodge: Meals are on full board Basis
  • Drinks not included

Day 9: Masai Mara – Nairobi

Depart early for Nairobi and ascend the escarpment to the central highlands. You will arrive in Nairobi in the early afternoon for your shopping and freshening up. Farewell dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant before being dropped off at the airport for your journey back home.

  • Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
  • Accommodation: Non
  • Luxury Lodge: Breakfast
  • Drinks not included

9 Days Kenya Birdwatching Tours Safari Holiday
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