13 Days Wilderness Expeditions

Birdwatchers enjoy looking at and listening to birds without hunting or catching them and kenya is a fantastic place for birdwatching and holds 11% of world's species. Kenya has a variety of Bird species, over 1000, in diversered habitats. From montane forest to tropical coast, in every conceivable altitude range: deserts, open savannah grassland, bush and scrub, lakes and mudflats.

Important Bird areas in Kenya are: Samburu, Nakuru, Bogoria, Baringo, Kakamega, Elementaita Naivasha, Kinangop, Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo, Watamu / Arabuko/ Sokoke, Gede ruins, Mida Creek.

Day 1: Ngong forest

Arrive in Nairobi early in the morning , met and welcomed by our staff members. Transfer to the hotel for safari briefing and latter drive to Ngong forest to sport different species of birds like Hurtrab'sTuraco, cuckoos, cinnamon chested bee-eaters, Golden chested bunting, long claws just a few to mention. Lunch at Mamba village where you will enjoy game meat. After noon visit to Nature Kenya which is the ornithological department under the national museums of Kenya where you will get information on the important bird areas and have a chance to purchase a checklist of birds as you visit the Museum with over 350 species of birds. Dinner at the carnivore restaurant & over night stay olive gardens. BB

Day 2: Mt Kenya

After breakfast, drive towards Mt Kenya via the fertile Kikuyu islands with alternating coffee, pineapples and tea plantations arriving at Mountain rock before lunch. Enjoy walks in the nature trails as you search for birds like the cuckoos, flycatchers,,hornbills , Mackinder's Eagle owl, golden ramped tinker bird among others. Dinner and over night at the lodge. FB

Day 3 & 4: Samburu

Enjoy your last walks in the nature trails and latter depart for Samburu via the semi arid area with a stop at the equator for water demonstration and then continue with the safari meeting the local samburu people herding their livestock arriving in the lodge in time for lunch. Enjoy game drives in the in this area hunting for the rare and endemic species of animal like Gravy zebra, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, Reticurated giraffe, and different species of bird like Flocks of Helmeted &Vulturine Guinea fowls, pimy falcon, Martial eagle, Sand grouse doves in addition to a galaxy of smaller birds. Optional visit to a samburu village to make friendship with the locals. Dinner and over night stays at Samburu lodge. FB.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, depart for the lake region via Thomson's falls for sight seeing and a stop over at the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and enjoy an after noon game drive in the shores of the pink lake viewing one of the world greatest spectacle of migratory birds greater and lesser flamingos. Other birds include the grebe, cormorants, pelican, spoonbill, bittern, crested eagle, and plovers among others. Dinner and over night stay at lake Nakuru lodge.

Day 6: Bogoria/Baringo

Pre-breakfast game drives to hunt for the big game in this rhino sanctuary and latter depart for lake Bogoria. Search for different species of birds at the main gate nature trails and latter drive to the lake with hot springs. The lake is a home to different water birds and a breeding ground for migratory flamingos. Latter drives to Lake Baringo arriving late in the evening time permitting have a walk around the lodge. Dinner and over night at Lake Baringo club. HB.

Day 7: Baringo-Kakamega

Morning walks along the trails with an optional boat ride to the island. The lake acts the breeding ground for Goliath heron, verreaxux's Eagle, Rare Bristle -crowned starling, Hemprich's Hornbill among others. Latter depart for Kakamega with a stop over at Eldoret town lunch. Continue with the safari arriving in the hotel in the evening where you will have bird walks time permitting. Dinner and over night at the lodge.FB

Day 8: Kakamega-Kisumu

Search for different species of birds in this tropical forest whish has birds that are not found in other parts of Kenya like African Broadbill, Joyful greenbul, Narina's Trogon, Bat hawk, Dusky Tit, Green Hylia which are just a few to mention. Latter drive to Kisumu town for dinner and over night stay at the Imperial hotel. F/B

Day 9: Masai Mara

Depart for Maasai Mara NR arriving in your hotel in time for lunch. Evening game drive in the rolling grass of Mara as you hunt for the big five, plain game and different species of birds. Dinner and over night in a lodge.

Day 10: Masai Mara

Full day game viewing in the Hemingway's plains with abundant wildlife and bird life is profuse as its mammalian fauna. Turaco, Orange-buff pel's fishing owl, flocks of Warry crested Guinea fowl, Bustards, Ground Hornbill, Vulture, and Secretary birds among others. Optional visit to a Maasai village to make friendship with them. Dinner and over night stay in the lodge.

Day 11: Naivasha

A morning game drive and latter after breakfast, depart for Lake Naivasha which is a fresh water lake arriving in the lodge in time for lunch. After noon boat ride to identify birds along the shores of the lake. The lake holds an abundant birdlife with over 350 sps recorded like the rare and threatened fish eagle, Ospreys, herons, Lily-trotters, Red -Knobbed coots, three migrant Harriers are often seen sailing over the reeds. Dinner and over night in Naivasha simba lodge. FB

Day 12: Naivasha

Apre-breakfast bird walk and a drive to Hells gate the only park you can walk with unique bird sps among them Lammergeyers, Verreaux's Eagles, colonies of Ruppells Vultures and other notable birds.Dinner and over night in the lodge.

Day 13: Nairobi Via Kinangop

Depart for Kinangop plateau, which is an important Bird area where you will search for Sharp's long claw in the grasslands and water birds in seasonal lakes. Latter drive towards Nairobi with a stop at Limuru where we have another seasonal dam with water birds just next to the road. Lunch en route arriving Nairobi in the afternoon for a city tour and in the evening a fare well dinner before we transfer you to the airport to catch a flight back home.

INCLUDED:

Meet, great, and assist at Airport.
All transport and Transfers in Toyota Land Cruisers or safari buses all 4wds with a window seat guarantee.
Accommodations as specified above on Full Board basis sharing double rooms
3 meals a day
Park entry fees and sightseeing fees
Service of English Speaking driver/guides.
Car and Driver park entry fees.
Driver’s allowances
2 game drives per day while in National parks and Game reserves
Government taxes including V.A.T
1 liter of bottled water per person per day

EXCLUDED:

Personal Spending such as telephone calls, faxes, internet access, laundry etc.
International Flights
Airport taxes
All types of drinks, wines and spirits.
Tourist entry VISA where required
Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions and/or quoted separately
Tips and gratuities to driver guides/lodge/hotel staff
All other extras not mentioned in the 'what's included'.