Kenya 15 days Birding Safari


A 15 day High End Birding Safari trip to Kenya. Highlights: Samburu Game Reserve, Mount Kenya, Thompson’s Falls, the Great Rift  Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Bogoria, Kakamega national reserve, Lake Victoria, Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Price overview:

Our net costs in US$: Safari minimum 02 pax

03.01.22 – 31.03.22 $3,520 $810
01.04.22 – 30.06.22 $3,400 $510
01.07.22 – 31.10.22 $3,600 $815
01.11.22 – 22.12.22 $3,380 $780
23.12.22 – 02.01.23 $3,680 $835

PPS: per person sharing a room including transport

S.R.S: Single Room Supplement

  • All about the Kenya 15 days Birding Safari.

    Trip Code: Bird-15
    Country: Kenya
    Number of days: 15 Days
    Accomodation: Hotels, Lodges & Tented Camps (luxury)
    Start: Nairobi
    End: Nairobi

    Price overview:

    Our net costs in US$: Safari minimum 02 pax

    03.01.22 – 31.03.22 $3,520 $810
    01.04.22 – 30.06.22 $3,400 $510
    01.07.22 – 31.10.22 $3,600 $815
    01.11.22 – 22.12.22 $3,380 $780
    23.12.22 – 02.01.23 $3,680 $835

    PPS: per person sharing a room including transport

    S.R.S: Single Room Supplement


    Eka Hotel Nairobi (2 nights)

    A contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler. Ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya.

    More information

    Samburu Lodge (2 nights)

    Pass the heat of afternoon while enjoying our spacious pool, soaking up the sun on the comfortable lounge chairs, or relaxing in the shade of the flowering trumpet vines. Or unwind after a long game drive with a soak in the jacuzzi.

    More information

    Rhino watch Lodge (1 night)

    The Rhino Watch Safari Lodge is situated in the central Kenyan highlands and offers a beautiful view of Mt Kenya. Surrounded by three wildlife reserves the lodge provides an ideal base for safari game drives.

    The Lodge offers a beautiful view of Mt Kenya. Surrounded by three wildlife reserves the lodge provides an ideal base for safari game drives. The warm hospitality and a friendly atmosphere await you.

    More information

    Lion Hill Sarova Lodge (1 night)

    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.

    More information

    Sarova Hotel Lion Hill - flamingo restaurant Sarova Hotel Lion Hill - pool

    Lake Bogoria Spa Resort (2 nights)

    Lake Bogoria Spa Resort is the only resort in Kenya with a naturally heated pool. The resort is known as the healing place because of the therapeutic values associated with the spa and the hot spring geysers. “Its the jewel of the Rift Valley”, Bishop Hanington on the first sight. “The most beautiful view in Africa” set in the acacia suroundings of the floor of the Great Rift Valley

    More information

    Rondo Retreat (2 nights)

    Welcome to Rondo Retreat, the Serene & tranquil Retreat Centre set in Kenya’s only rainforest, the Kakamega Forest, complete with endemic spcies of flora and fauna, welcomes you to make it your home for a few memorable days.

    More information

    Imperial Hotel Kissumu (1 night)

    Imperial Hotel Kisumu is located at the city centre of Kisumu, off the Jomo Kenyatta Highway and on the shores of the second largest freshwater lake of the world, Lake Victoria. Imperial Hotel’s luxurious comforts and service ethics are praised by even the most critical.

    Ol Moran Tented Camp (3 nights)

    This is an exclusive tented camp for those who want to be true to wild experience. The camp is situated within the Masai Mara Eco-system and on the banks of Ololaimutia River which is a watering point for most of wild animals expecially elephants, buffalos, antelops etc

    More information


    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary.
    • Transport in a chauffeur driven minivan with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
    • Services of an English speaking driver-guide.
    • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
    • All Government taxes and levies.
    • Mineral water during game drives only.
    • All meet and greet services.
    • All arrival and departure transfers.
    • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
    • Guaranteed window seat in the vehicle (unless specified by agent).
    • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.
    • On safari accessories in the vehicle: – First-aid kit, wildlife books, beanbags for easy photography, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Visa fees and travel insurance.
    • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
    • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s)
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Any local or international flight and departure taxes.
    • Laundry services.
    • Holiday supplement over Christmas and New Year.
    • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
    1. Day 1 Nairobi

      On arrival at JKIA, you are met by a Nature Expeditions representative and transferred to Karen Blixen Museum for a guided tour around her house filled with memorabilia from the movie Out of Africa, as well as a walk through the old coffee factory and the beautiful gardens with views of the Ngong Hills and a variety of birds. All meals are on own arrangements.

      Overnight at Eka Hotel (bed & breakfast)

    2. Day 2 Nairobi / Samburu (Approx. 6hrs Drive)

      This morning, drive north of Kenya to Samburu Game Reserve which is within the land of the colourful Samburu people, close relatives of the Maasai, and harbours a number of wildlife species found only north of the equator. It offers unique vistas of rounded and rugged hills and undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest and swamp is home to a wide variety of animal and birdlife. Lunch is served at the Lodge and later in the afternoon proceed on a game viewing drive until sunset.

      Dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge (full board).

    3. Day 3 Samburu

      Spend the day in the Reserve where game viewing and visibility is excellent. Bird life is superb with over 380-recorded species and game which includes reticulated giraffes, Grevy’s zebras, elephants, Oryx, Somali ostrich, hippos, crocodiles, gerenuk, buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. The long-necked gerenuk is a graceful antelope which spends much of its time in a bi-pedal stance seeking succulence among the withered scrub which dots this harsh terrain. Scenically, for most of the year Samburu is under the unsympathetic equatorial sun. Relief comes from the Ewaso Ng’iro River which rises some hundreds of kilometers to the west on the foothills of the Aberdares and which vanishes beyond Samburu in the recess of the Lorian swamp.

      All meals and overnight at Samburu Lodge (full board).

    4. Day 4 Samburu / Mt. Kenya (Approx. 3hrs drive)

      After breakfast morning drive to Mount Kenya via the fertile Central Highlands – reminiscent of the English countryside and thus favored by the original settlers for their country home arriving at the Lodge for lunch. Experience game viewing opportunities while combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendors of an ancient rainforest. Awake to the trumpeting of elephant, fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals as they arrive to drink, bathe, spar and forage around the water hole.

      Dinner and overnight at Rhino Watch Lodge (full board)

    5. Day 5 Mt. Kenya / Lake Nakuru (Approx. 3hrs drive)

      After breakfast morning drive via Thompson’s Falls down the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park, a protected game sanctuary for endangered species such as the Black/ White rhino, Rothschild Giraffe among other usual game such as the leopard and Lion. The park is world-renowned for its millions of pink Flamingoes found around the lake.  Lunch at the Lodge followed by an afternoon game drive until sunset.

      Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (full board).

    6. Day 6 Lake Nakuru / Lake Bogoria (Approx. 2 ½ hrs drive)

      Morning depart from your hotel to Lake Bogoria a saline water shallow located at the northern region of the Kenyan Rift. The reserve comprises the lake and adjacent lands, with 107 km².  Bogoria is a place where the visitor can enjoy the spectacular African scenery in full solitude. The lake displays superb scenery of bluish hills populated with dry bush, grasslands and riverine forests, framing the calm water shallow pinned with flamingoes. Beyond the eastern shore, the soil rises abruptly to 600 m in the Laikipia Escarpment. At the opposite edge, the earth forms strangely colored swampy crusts, which break up in deep gaps spitting stinky sulphur waters and steam jets. Check in and have lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, depart for games drive in the close-up geysers, the pink brushstrokes of the flamingoes on the lake, and farther away the dramatic backdrop of the Laikipia Escarpment which makes Bogoria have an unrivalled scenery.

      Dinner and overnight at Lake Bogoria Hotel & Spa Hotel (Full board).

    7. Day 7 Lake Bogoria

      A further day at the alkaline lake that produces the blue – green algae which feeds flamingoes. At times the number of flamingoes feeding in the lake may be as high as two million. Raptors such as tawny eagles prey on the flamingoes. In total, 135 species of bird have been recorded. They include little grebe, pratincole, swift, little bee-eater, cape widgeon, yellow-billed stork, African spoonbill, augur buzzard, gabar goshawk, water dikkop, great tit, starling, hornbill and crombec. The reserve has a herd of the relatively uncommon greater Kudu. Other large mammals include buffalo, zebra, cheetah, baboon, warthog, caracal, spotted hyena, impala and dik dik.

      All meals and overnight at Lake Bogoria Hotel & Spa Hotel (Full Board).

    8. Day 8 Lake Bogoria / Kakamega (Approx. 5hrs drive)

      After breakfast, drive to Kakamega national reserve. This is the country’s only tropical rain forest and formed part of the dense rain forest that stretched from west Africa, across central Africa and in to the highland areas East and West of the great rift valley. The forest is world renowned as home to several hundred species of birds including rare snake eating birds, insects, monkeys and other mammals as well as countless exotic tree species.

      All meals and overnight at Rondo Retreat (full board).

    9. Day 9 Kakamega

      After breakfast, spend a full day in the Kakamega national reserve with bird walks accompanied by game wardens and our driver/guides.

      Dinner and overnight at Rondo Retreat (full board).

    10. Day 10 Kakamega / Kisumu (Approx. 1hrs drive)

      After breakfast and check-out, depart for the drive to Kisumu City to check-in at your hotel followed by lunch and depart for a bird walk along the shores of Lake Victoria with a resident guide.

      Dinner and overnight at Imperial Hotel (full board).

    11. Day 11 Kisumu / Maasai Mara (Approx. 6hrs drive)

      This morning, travel to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, so named to mean the “spotted plains” in Maa language. This is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa’s ultimate wildlife reserve. The park is the northern extension to the vast Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, famous for its annual migration of wildebeest. Check-n upon arrival and spend the early afternoon at leisure. Depart later for a bird walk with the resident naturalist.

      Dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp [Full Board]

    12. Days 12 - 13 Masaai Mara

      During your stay, you have the opportunity to explore this great reserve in depth. You may see elephant, giraffe, prides of lion, and thousands of impala, topi, grants and Thomson’s gazelle. Birds are prolific including immigrants, 450 bird species have been recorded among them 57 birds of prey. The Mara is the scene of annual migration of millions of wildebeest up from the Serengeti plains in search of water and grasses. While in Mara, you will have the option to float above the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem on board a hot air balloon followed by a gourmet champagne breakfast. You can also visit a Maasai tribal village and enjoy entertainment by Maasai dancers (Options at an extra cost).

      All meals and overnights at Ol Moran Tented Camp [Full Board]

    13. Day 14 Maasai Mara / Nairobi (Approx. 6hrs drive)

      Depart after breakfast with a game drive en route to Nairobi. On arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for check-in and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Lunch and dinner on own account.

      Overnight at Eka Hotel (bed & breakfast).

    14. Day 15 Nairobi - depart

      After early breakfast and check-out, you are transferred to JKIA for your outbound flight.