Kenya 10 days Birding Safari
A 10 day High End Birding Safari trip to Kenya. This birding safari can also be booked in medium range accommodations. Highlights: Masai Mara National Park, Mount Kenya, Samburu National Park, Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria.
1 person $ 6.499,-
2 persons $ 4.399,- sharing
4 persons $ 2.499,- sharing
6 persons $ 1.199,- sharing
8 persons $ 1.899,- sharing
Number of days: 10 Days
Accomodation: Hotel & Lodges (luxury)
1 person $ 6.499,-
2 persons $ 4.025,- sharing
4 persons $ 2.367,- sharing
6 persons $ 1.936,- sharing
8 persons $ 1.629,- sharing
Sarova Stanley is amongst the few five star rated hotels in Nairobi. It launched itself into Kenyan history in 1902 by becoming the first luxury hotel in Nairobi and the gracious host to prominent world leaders, renowned authors, and international celebrities. Sarova Stanley retains much of its historical charm while at the same time offering all the luxuries and amenities of a five-star hotel.
Serena Mountain Lodge
We are by choice a small intimate safari camp offering personalized service. Our Camp comprises 10 spacious Guest Tents, tastefully decorated in safari-style with high quality furnishings. Each guest tent is designed with a separate bathroom en-suite, with modern shower and toilet, and a private verandah. All tents face East for guests to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Meru National Park from the comfort of their beds. Night time is also beautiful for gazing at the stars – and sometimes even a shooting star…
Ashnil Samburu Lodge
Ashnil Samburu Camp is a luxury tented set in the spectacular backdrop drop of the Mighty Ol Olokwe mountain fronting Ewaso Nyiro River. The 30 exclusive luxury Tents are spread out along the shady banks of the river under a thick stand of doum Palms.
It features an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun lounges, a garden and a Lounge bar offering views of the African savannah. Each tent features a decked Terrance with views of the Ewaso Nyiro River.
Lake Beringo Club
Lake Baringo Club Hotel is a Mecca for bird watchers and a highlight of the ornithology circuit of East Africa as 460 species of bird have been recorded thus far. The hotel has a special atmosphere as hippos often graze at night on the lawns.
Lion Hill Sarova Lodge
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. A short two-hour drive from Nairobi, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is a favourite with residents and visitors to Kenya.
Sarova Mara Camp
The rolling plains around the camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months, and the camp is situated right in the center of their migration path. A wildlife safari puts you right in the middle of all this action. Get a first-hand account of this epic phenomenon and live to tell the tale. A safari also helps you acquaint yourself with the landscapes of this beautiful African setting.
- All accommodation
- All meals as mentioned
- Domestic flight
- Airport transfers
- Park fees
- Private vehicle with driver – guide (English speaking)
- Water in the vehicle (1 liter per day)
- International flights
- Personal items
- All other extras not mentioned
Arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the morning. Transfer to The Stanley Hotel. A morning to relax and wear off jet lag but not without an introduction of the Kenyan birds. A walk in the garden of our hotel will give our first count of African birds: Northern Pied Babbler, Holub’s Golden Weaver, Speckled Mousebird, Dusky Turtle Doves and numerous Sunbirds.
After lunch we visit the Nairobi National Park, which despite being only a few kilometers from the city, is a home to big game. In its open grasslands scattered with acacia trees we will see the first game like Gazelles, Zebras, Giraffes and maybe some of the Cats. We also see Ostrich, Secretary Bird, Crowned Crane, Vulture, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Tawny Eagle and a herd of Buffaloes should provide Red-billed Oxpecker perched on their backs. Black Kite, Marabou Stork, Pied Crow and African Palm Swift are also available in the park.
Overnight at The Stanley Hotel in Nairobi.
Pick up from your hotel or the airport and drive north through the highlands and coffee farms of Mt. Kenya, checking into Mountain Lodge in time for lunch. Relax at the hotel’s balcony in the afternoon and watch the animals at the salt lick waterhole below from a safe distance.
Dinner and overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge
Days 3 - 4
Samburu National Park
Day 3: After breakfast drive to Samburu National Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Samburu Serena Lodge or similar. Afternoon spent bird watching in the reserve, home to over 365 species.
Day 4: Early morning bird and game spotting, returning to the lodge for breakfast. Thereafter a further mid-morning outing followed by lunch. Afternoon at leisure enjoying a swim and taking in the view around you.
Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Lodge
Days 5 - 6
Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria
Day 5: After breakfast drive to Lake Baringo, which is set dramatically at the foot of the Laikipia Escarpment right in the sweltering desert north. With over 460 recorded bird species, it’s no wonder the lake is a paradise for bird watchers. Check in at Lake Baringo Club, and in your room you will find details of the bird life around the area. A resident ornithologist is on hand to accompany you on walks – check with your driver / guide.
Day 6: Full day in Baringo with a visit to Lake Bogoria. The lake is host to thousands of Lesser Flamingoes as well as other water birds such as the Pelican and Grebe. After picnic lunch visit the hot steaming geysers found in the area. These are spectacular displays that shoot out of natural underground rocks.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Club
After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru National Park with lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge. Afternoon spent bird spotting around the park and lakeshores where you will find the favourite habitat of migrating Flamingoes, resident Cormorants, Pelicans, Black-Winged Silts including the seasonal Ruffs.
Dinner and overnight at The Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Days 8 - 9
Masai Mara National Park
Day 8: After an early breakfast depart for the Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge. Afternoon spent bird spotting in the vast reserve where there’s plenty to see including the plain’s wide variety of wild game.
Day 9: Full day in the Mara with various activities planned throughout the day including bird watching. The lodge will provide all meals in between the outings.
Dinner and overnight at The Sarova Mara Camp
Drive back to Nairobi after breakfast arriving at lunch time and drop off at your hotel.