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Birding Tour

Day 01: Nairobi:

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Met by Diwaka Safaris representative at the Airport and transferred by our driver / guide to your Nairobi hotel. Use of room is not guaranteed before noon. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight at CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL / SAFARI PARK HOTEL / SOUTHERN SUN HOTEL / NAIROBI SERENA / STANLEY HOTEL / PANAFRIC HOTEL / RED COURT HOTEL (B/B)

Day 02 And Day 03: Lake Nakuru - Lake Baringo:

After breakfast travel to Lake Baringo and arrive in good time for lunch.

In Lake Baringo Birding along the cliffs will give you golden chances to see some owls and raptors on the cliffs and adjacent acacia. Key species to look for are White-faced Scopes Owl, Hemprich's Hornbill, Brown-tailed Rock Chat, Bristle-crowned Starling ,Mouse-coloured Penduline Tit, Beautiful Sunbird, Bristle-crowned Starling, Jackson's Golden-backed, Little and Northern Masked Weavers. In the evening we visit several sites looking for Verreaux's and Spotted-Eagle Owls, as well as the White-faced Scops Owl. You shall take an exciting drive to Lake Bogoria, looking for Silver bird on the way. This is another saline lake with spectacular hot springs. This is an important roosting site for huge flocks of the Eurasian Steppe Eagle. Dinner and overnight at LAKE BARINGO COUNTRY CLUB / SOI SAFARI LODGE / ROBERTS CAMP / SAMATIAN CAMP (F/B)

04 And Day 05: Lake Baringo - Lake Nakuru:

Drive southwards after an early breakfast to Lake Nakuru national park and arrive in good time for lunch. The park was opened in 1969 as a bird sanctuary because of the huge flocks of Lesser Flamingo. It also hosts big flocks of both Great White and Pink-backed Pelican, ducks and waders. The acacia is a refuge for other wildlife like the Rothschild Giraffe, both Black and White Rhino and cats like lion and leopard.

Lake Nakuru you will see the spectacular gathering of lesser Flamingoes in there hundreds of thousand together with an abundance of other water birds like the Western Reef Heron, Lesser Jacana, and black-headed Gull. We will also look for Acacia forest species, including Green-wood Hoopoe, Hildebrandt's and Coqui Francolins, Rufous-naped and Fawn-colored Larks, scarce Grey-crowned Helmet-shrike, Arrow-marked Babbler, Bearded Woodpecker, Mottled swift and White-shouldered Cliff Chat. On the baboon cliff we shall be on the lookout for fox Kestrels and other species of falcons.

Dinner and overnight at LAKE NAKURU LODGE / FLAMINGO HILL CAMP / SAROVA LION HILL LODGE / MBWEHA CAMP (F/B)

Day 06 And Day 07: Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha:

After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha and arrive in good time for lunch. Have another boat ride for ducks, waders, warblers and kingfishers. The woodland around the lake is a good habitat for cuckoos and cisticolas. The lake supports large populations of Hippo, Wildebeest, Maasai Giraffe, Waterbuck and lots of others. The Acacia around the lake provide larger population of African Fish Eagle, Grey-crested and Helmet-shrike. Dinner and overnight at NAIVASHA SOPA LODGE / NAIVASHA SAWELA LODGE / ENASHIPAI LODGE / NAIVASHA SIMBA LODGE (F/B)

Day 08, 09 And 10: Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara:

Drive to and bird the famed Maasai Mara after breakfast. You will have packed lunch.

The Mara Game Reserve has varied habits, including open rolling grasslands, river line forests, acacia woodlands, swamps, escarpments, etc. These contribute to its exceedingly diverse wildlife. It is know for its huge concentrations of herbivores and attendant predators. More than 500 bird species are known to occur here, including raptor 53 raptor species such as Southern Ground Hornbill, Long-toed Plover Lizard Buzzard, Secretary Bird, Shelley's Francolin, Red-necked Spur fowl, Madagascar Squacco Heron, Rofous-bellied Heron Spotted Thicknee, Red-throated Spurfowl, Magpie Shrike, Black Coucal, Little Greenbul, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Athi Short-toed Lark, Karamoja Apalis, Zitting and Rock-loving Cisticola

Dinner and overnight at MARA SERENA LODGE / KEEKOROK LODGE / MARA ASHNIL CAMP / MARA SIMBA LODGE / MARA SOPA LODGE / MARA LEISURE CAMP / MARA SAROVA CAMP (F/B)

Day 11: Maasai Mara - Nairobi

After breakfast at the Lodge, embark on your journey back to Nairobi. On arrival in Nairobi transfer for a complimentary farewell lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant.

Later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport for your scheduled international departure flight.

*** End of Diwaka Safaris Services***

Safari Cost Includes:

  • Arrival and departure Airport transfers in Nairobi.
  • Full Board Accommodation on safari (Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in the Lodges/Camps
  • Bed & breakfast accommodation in Nairobi.
  • Transportation Exclusive use on safari with custom made 08-seater safari vehicle (07 window seats) fitted with Hi-Fi radio with a roof hatch for enhanced game viewing and photography
  • Services of an English Speaking Guide knowledgeable in flora and fauna.
  • All Safari Game drives in Parks and Reserves as per the itinerary
  • Park / Reserve Entrance Fees
  • Complimentary lunch at the Carnivore restaurant
  • Bottled mineral water on safari vehicle for use during game drives.
  • Safari briefing in Nairobi.
  • All Government taxes and levies

Not Included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities to Driver / Guide, porters, bar and waiters
  • Visa fees as applicable
  • Travel insurance.
  • Optional Activities;
  • International airfares and flights
  • International departure taxes
  • All items of personal nature such as laundry, tobacco, phone calls e t c
  • Any items not mentioned above

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airOn request, we can combine your safari itinerary with a stay at the beach hotels in Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu and Zanzibar for any number of nights.