13 Days Bird Watching -Kakamega Forest, Mt. Kenya, Lake Baringo, Masai Mara, Sosyambu Sanctuary.
A journey From mountain moorland, through Rift Valley, Acacia bush, dense Kakamega forest, lakes ,swamps ,grasslands and national parks. Hopping to see over 400 species of birds and great diversity of mammals, insects, spiders, fungi and trees.
Day 1: NAIROBI
Departure from Nairobi for Mt Kenya arriving for lunch. Afternoon birding along the nearby forest trails or wait for wildlife at nearby saltlick. Hope to see Olive & Bronze napped pigeons, Silvery Cheeked hornbills, Ruppels Robin Chat, White-starred Forest Robin, Mountain Greenbul, Stuhlmans sterling and may be Vereaux Eagle .Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 2: MOUNT KENYA
An early breakfast, drive to slopes of Mt Kenya through numerous vegetation zones and onto 10,000 ft Afro- alpine moorland. Return on afternoon for bird walk along the river line forests. Hope to see; Black duck, Hartulabs Turaco, Crowned hornbill, Paradise flycatchers and eight species of sunbirds Over night at a Lodge.
Day 3-4: GREAT RIFT VALLEY
Early morning departure over the Great Rift Valley onto on to Sosyambu wildlife sanctuary. Outstanding night game drives & nature/bird walks which is a truly memorable locality. Famous for flamingos, Pelicans and water birds but equally rich in Narina Trogon, Arrow-marked Babbler and Red -headed weaver ,Hildebrand’s Francolin ,Montane and Dusky Night jars. Full day visit to lake Nakuru National Park. Two overnights at the camp.
Day 5-6: GREAT RIFT VALLEY
After a short drive north ,past hot springs of lake Bogoria and onto L. Baringo. Afternoon boat excursion to view Hippo, Crocodiles and water birds at close range. Dark Chanting Goshwak, Silverbird, Cliffchats, Jackson’s and Yellow-billed hornbills, brown- tailed Rock Chat, Bristle-crowned Startling, Verreaux Eagle and Spotted Eagle Owl. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 7-8: GREAT RIFT VALLEY – KAKAMEGA
Full day drive over Tugen hills ,through the Kerio valley and Serikwa plateau and finally to Kakamega forest, a rain forest with its flora and fauna fascinating. Specialities include Great Blue Turaco , Emerald Cuckoo ,Blue Headed Bee Eater, Black and White Casked Hornbill, Black-billed and Violet’s Black Weavers. Overnight at the Resort.
Day 9-12: KAKAMEGA – MAASAI MARA
After breakfast, drive past Lake Victoria to the Masai Mara game reserve is a fascinating ecosystem covering 1,500sq km of Savannah, grasssland,woodlands and riverine forests. It is inhabited by the “Big five”, as well as a diversiy of other plain game and arich variety of bird life., All the Big Five are available here. Nature walks alongside a Maasai guide. Four nights at a camp or lodge.
Day 13: MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI
After morning game drive return to Nairobi arriving on afternoon to preferred hotel.
All airport transfers
Park entrance fees
Accommodation in lodges
3 meals a day, Bottled water for use during the safari
Services of a driver/guide
Transport in a Safari Minibus with pop up roof for easier game viewing and photography.
All international air transport to and from Nairobi
Alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks
All activities or excursions not mentioned in program
Any Medical expenses
Tipping to your safari crew; Safari driver / guide Lodge Porter or Waiters
Items of personal nature and all not mentioned in cost .