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8 Days Coastal Birding Safaris

8 Days Coastal Birding Safaris

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1800
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Kenya Kenya
Parks visited: Amboseli, Tsavo
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
You will be picked by our representative from your hotel/airport and brief you on the safari. You shall then depart Nairobi to Amboseli national park. On arrival at the park we shall be hoping to enjoy seeing many bird species and other wildlife for the day. The next morning you shall depart Amboseli national park to Tsavo West National Park, Which is a beautiful, rugged wilderness. Tsavo West offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species. Early on day 3, after breakfast you shall make a short trip to Taita Hills, mainly searching for the local endemics, Taita White-eye, Taita Thrush and Taita Apalis. You will then proceed to Shimba hills which is rich in flora and fauna and hosts the highest density of African elephant in Kenya, you will enjoy a great deal of birding on arrival. The scenic Sheldrick Falls and the dense Mwaluganje Forest are also found here along with four campsites which on day 5 you shall visit the areas before proceeding to Arabuko Sokoke Forest on day 6. At Arabuko Sokoke Forest you shall enjoy a great deal of forest birding on the morning. Later in the afternoons, we shall visit the marine wetlands for some water birds this will include a visits to the Mida Creek. You shall then proceed to at Tsavo east National park early in the morning after breakfast on day 7. We shall spend the day in Tsavo East, scoring more birds from this magical destination. In the morning on day 8 you will depart to Nairobi on your way back you shall enjoy birding along the Nairobi-Mombasa Road, then later on arrival you will be dropped at your hotel/airport.
Day 1: Amboseli National Park. You will be picked by our representative from your hotel/airport and brief you on the safari. You shall then depart Nairobi to Amboseli national park where you will kick start your safari. This scenic park is graced by the mighty Savannah Elephants, The mammals here are great indeed and we shall take time to enjoy them. The local birds are great and we shall be hoping to enjoy seeing many species. Day: 2 Tsavo West National park. After the visit in Amboseli we shall proceed to the vast Tsavo West National Park, Which is a beautiful, rugged wilderness. The Savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges including the Poacher’s Lookout where visitors can see the teeming herds in the plains below. Tsavo West offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler. We shall also visit the wetland ecosystem at lake jipe and look for the localized species both on lake shore and in dryland. Early on day 3, after breakfast you shall make a short trip to Taita Hills, mainly searching for the local endemics, Taita White-eye, Taita Thrush and Taita Apalis. We shall then head back to our lounge for the night. Day: 4-5 shimba Hills. You will then proceed to Shimba hills which is rich in flora and fauna and hosts the highest density of African elephant in Kenya. Other animal species found in the area are Sable antelope, elephant shrew, bushy tailed mongoose and other small mammals like fruit bats. The forest is an important bird area and is endowed with forest birdlife while the grasslands hold localized species such as red-necked-Spur fowl, Croaking Cisticola and Zanzibar Red Bishop. The scenic Sheldrick Falls and the dense Mwaluganje Forest are also found here along with four campsites. On your first day we will enjoy a great deal of birding on arrival which will extend to the second day till in the afternoon, upon which we will depart to our next safari. Day:6 Arabuko Sokoke Forest. Early in the morning, after breakfast you shall maximize the mornings for forest birding at Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Since this is the best time for birding in the coastal lowland.Later in the afternoons, we shall visit the marine wetlands for some water birds this will include a visits to the Mida Creek, for the marine shorebirds, terns and gulls depending on the tides, among many other abundant birds and Sabaki River Mouth. In the evening at Arabuko, we shall try a search for nocturnal species of owls and nightjars. Meals and overnight at Mida Creek Eco Camp. Day: 7 Tsavo east National Park. You shall then proceed to our last stop at Tsavo east National park early in the morning after breakfast. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.We shall drive from Malindi enjoying many dryland birds on the way. We shall spend day in Tsavo East, scoring more birds from this magical destination. Meals and over night will be at Voi Safari Lodge. Day 8: Tsavo east National park to Nairobi. The next day after breakfast we will extend our birding early in the morning to around 1100hrs upon which we will depart to Nairobi on our way back we shall enjoy birding along the Nairobi-Mombasa Road. We shall enjoy lunch en route at a restaurant where we shall also enjoy some more birding. On arrival in Nairobi we shall enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and then head to the airport for the flight home marking the end to our lovely Coastal Kenya Birding Safari.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Amboseli Serena lodge
  • Oltukai lodge
  • Amboseli Sopa lodge
  • Severin Safari Camp
  • Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge
  • Man Eaters Camp
  • Pumzika-tu!
  • Shimba Hills Green Lodge
  • Turtle Bay Beach Resort
  • Eagle Camp Mida Creek
  • Loyk Tsavo Camp
  • Ashnil Aruba
  • Lion Hill Lodge

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