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6 Days Birdwatching Safari

6 Days Birdwatching Safari

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1300 - $1750
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: January - June, August - December
Countries visited Kenya Kenya
Parks visited Lake Nakuru, Nairobi National Park
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Birding
This safari takes you to Kenya's Great Rift Valley Lakes for a serious birdwatching expedition. Our birding tour leaders are local residents with ornithology expertise and have great experience in leading birding groups around Kenya. They assist the guest in sorting out bird identification, location and navigating the birding sites. At Beacon Safaris, we prefer watching the birds at our guests’ pace hence; improving on quality viewing and accurate identification of species, from over 1100 bird species we have in Kenya. Depending on the Kenya birding route that you choose, the number of species seen ranges from approximately, over 300 species for shorter birding tours and over 600 species for longer birding holidays.

Day 1: Nairobi-Lake Elementaita

Pick up from your hotel and drive to the lake at the heart of the Great Rift Valley arriving in the mid morning. Proceed for a bird walk to watch available bird species like the avocet, klaas’ cuckoo, feral lovebird, Glossy ibis, black heron, red billed teal among others. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge/camp

Day 2: Lake Elementaita-Lake Naivasha

After breakfast leave Elementaita for a scenic drive through the great north road to Lake Naivasha arriving by mid –morning for a bird walk before lunch time. Lake Naivasha is a bird haven with over 450 bird species recorded here. Birds of this area include black crakes, fish eagles, herons, ospreys and lily-trotters. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge/camp

Day 3: Lake Naivasha-Hell’s gate National park

After breakfast, proceed for a bird walk viewing birds on the lake shores. After lunch proceed for afternoon visit to Hells gate National park, which is a breeding ground for vultures in Kenya which include lammergeyer vultures, other species are imperial eagle, schalows wheatear and chin spot batis. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp/lodge

Day 4: Hells Gate National park-lake Nakuru

After breakfast leave for Lake Nakuru which is famous for its millions of Flamingos that cover the lake with a pink shine. Here you will have a chance to see some of the common bird species like the lesser and greater flamingoes, African fish eagle, tawny eagle, green wood hoopoes, great white and pink backed pelicans. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge/hotel

Day 5: Lake Nakuru-Lake Baringo

After breakfast, leave Lake Nakuru and drive further North to Lake Baringo, mid-morning for a bird walk. Lake Baringo is a fresh water lake and it has its own share of bird life species like the white faced scopes owl, brimstone canary, Bristol crowned starling, Goliath heron, little weaver, Jacksons and Hemp Rich’s Hornbill. This amazing environment draws birdwatchers from all over the world, eager to catch a glimpse of this special reality. A few years ago a record was set when an ornithologist saw over 300 bird species here in 24 hours.

Day 6: Lake Baringo-Bogoria-Nairobi

After breakfast leave Lake Baringo, pass by Bogoria famous for hot springs and geysers and it’s also a fascinating area for bird watchers. Leave Bogoria arriving Nairobi late in the afternoon.

 

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