KENYA BUDGET BIRDING TOUR:
TOUR FEATURING: NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, THIKA, WAJEE BIRD SANCTUARY, MT KENYA, SAMBURU, THOMSON FALLS, LAKE VICTORIA AND KAKAMEGA FOREST,RIFT VALLEY LAKES OF LAKE NAKURU AND LLAKE BARINGO
This special Tour is fully guided with our Top local bird guide.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE:
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Meet and Transfer to Kenya Comfort Hotel in Nairobi ( Bed & Break fast basis only )
Day 2: After Breakfast, drive to Nairobi National park join in the Nairobi National Parl Bird walk which should introduce you the Kenyan commoner birds and other forest species that may be difficult on the tour. After the walk,will continue our exploration into the park for birding & big game viewing. Evening return to the Hotel in Nairobi( Bed & Break fast included)
Day 2: Depart Nairobi for Thika, rest of the day birding the grounds around Thika Blue posts. In the afternoon, we will drive out of Thika to Wajee bird sanctuary. Wajee is the home of the Endemic Kenyan Hindes Barbler. We will arrive at Wajee in the late evening. ( Bed & Break fast included)
Day 3: We will be scheduled for 2 bird walks at Wajee, the morning and afternoon Bird walks. Return to Wajee bandas for the night and meals. ( Bed & Break fast included)
Day 4: Drive out of Wajee into Naromoru near Mount Kenya, the day will be spent around the Naromoru River lodge grounds, birding. ( Bed & Break fast included)
Day 5: We are scheduled to have a day trip to Mt Kenya, birding the slopes of Mt Kenya and return to Naromoru for the night. ( Bed & Break fast included)
Day 6: Today we will drive out of Mt Kenya area into the Arid North east of Kenya at Samburu National reserve. Over night at Samburu Lodge near the ewaso nyro River. Birding in Samburu is excellent ranging from Northern specialities like the Somali Fiscal, Somali Bea eater, Somali Ostrich and bunting together with an assortment big game and wild life restricted to the Arid north such as the Gerenuk, Grevy`s zebra and fringe eared Oryx.
Day 7: The day will be spent birding & big Game viewing and photography in the park.
Day 8: We will return towards Mt Kenya again with a night at Naromoru once again. ( Bed & Break fast included)
Day 9: After break fast, we will drive to Nyahururu birding enroute, we will stop to have a quick look around Thomson falls for a number of other specialities including the Slender billed Starling. We will then proceed to Nakuru for Lunch.
After Lunch,we will drive lake Nakuru National park, birding and Big Game viewing. Return to the Lodge in Nakuru. ( Bed & Break fast included)
Day 10: We are scheduled for Lakes Baringo. Lake Baringo has a number of specialities restricted to that far Northern part of Kenya, including the Bristle cowned starling, Yellowbilled and Jackson`s Hornbills. We will spend the day exploring the area. Will arrive for lunch at the Roberts Bandas( Bed & Break fast included), the after noon will be spent birding the grounds at Roberts Bandas and the neighbouring Lake baringo Country Club. ( Bed & Break fast included)
Day 11: We will spend the day exploring Lake baringo area birding for specialities. Over night at the Roberts Bandas. ( Bed & Break fast included)
Day 12: Today we are yet to see Kenya`s Top popular birding destination,that should not be mistakably missed on any Kenyan birding tour, we are scheduled to drive to Kakamega Forest. We will arrive late for Dinner and over night at the Isecheno Bandas in the heart of Kakamega forest.
Day 13: There are 2 Bird walks scheduled with Kakamega`s Top bird guide. We will have the Morning and afternoon Bird walks. Overnight at the Isecheno Bandas.
Day 14: We will drive to Kisumu on Lake Victoria,however,we will make de-tour to the Mumias Bridge for Kenya`s only reliable site for the Rock Pratincole before driving to Kisumu and lake Victoria. Later will get to Kisumu,and straight on to Lake Victoria where we hope to catch up with stuff such as the Redchested sun bird,Papyrus and Black headed Gonolek and anumber of bird species restricted to the lake zone.Over night at a lodge in Kisumu.
Day 15: Drive back to Nairobi, with evening Flight out of Nairobi.