Bird Watching Kenya Safari in 10 Days from Nairobi
10 Days Bird watching Kenya safari – Amazing adventure in tracking, watching and photo-shooting experience across Kenya’s diverse ecosystems. Whether you are watching from the savanna plains, woodlands, mountains or even river-line, bird watching in Kenya is quite fascinating. Start from Nairobi returning from Nairobi.
Meet and greet followed by a short tour briefing before departure.Enjoy a relaxed scenic drive toward mount Kenya. Mount Kenya standing at 5,199 m high is Africa’ second highest Mountain.
The mountain’s sprawling slopes are cloaked in forest, bamboo, scrub and moorland, giving way on the high central peaks to rock, ice and snow in its peaks. The Mountain has a rich montane avifauna.Arrive in time for lunch.
Embark on our first bird watching exercise. Some of the birds that exists in this area includes Abbott’s Starling,Lesser Kestrel (a passage migrant on the moorland).
Others include Jackson’s widow bird, Sharpe’s Long claw, Olive Ibis, Sledgehammer, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, African Crowned Eagle,
Be on the look out for the African Grass Owl, Cape Eagle-Owl, Purple-throat Cuckoo-shrike, Long-tailed widow bird.
Abyssinian Owl (very rare and poorly researched), Scarlet-tufted Sunbird, and Kendrick’s Starling can also be seen in this region. Dinner and overnight in your lodge/luxury tented camp of choice.
After an early morning breakfast, check out and drive via Thomson’s Falls with a stop over to view the scenic waterfalls .
Proceed via Tea / coffee plantations stopping briefly at Lake Bogoria to see the Hot Springs and the Geysers .
Then continue to your lodge for check in and Lunch. Enjoy a guided bird walk around this fresh water lake with over 450 species of birds.
Birds that are found in this area includes curly crested helmet shrikes, silver bird, grey silver-headed silver bill , grey-headed bush shrike, northern masked weaver.
Take a boat trip on the lake [at an extra cost] or visit the Njemps tribe and see more birds. large concentration of lesser and greater flamingos also exists in this rift valley lake. Dinner and overnight at a lodge/luxury tented camp.
After breakfast, leave for Lake Nakuru National park with stops on the way to view native birds. Arrive in time for lunch. Evening game drive starts at 1600 Hrs.
Important to note is that lake Nakuru national park is located on the floor of the rift valley. Its alkaline water is an attraction of tens of thousands of flamingos & other pelicans. This has made it an ornithological bird’s paradise.
In addition to bird watching activities, the park hosts a Rhino sanctuary with both black and White Rhinos present. Dinner and overnight in your lodge / Luxury camp of choice.
Early morning breakfast followed by a departure with more Bird viewing en route to the exit. Drive to Masai Mara arriving in time for late lunch.
Evening game drive & Bird watching in this wildlife paradise. Other than dominant birds seen in this reserve, you’ll also spot migratory species seen only in certain period of the year.
Dinner and overnight in a Lodge or Tented Camp of your choice.
Spent the whole day in Bird viewing. Masai Mara is an endemic bird area with even the Seven globally threatened species recorded .
Which include the Madagascar Pond-Heron, Pallid Harrier, Jackson’s Widow bird, Red-throated Tit, Grey-crested Helmet-shrike, Corncrake, and Lesser Kestrel. Grassland birds ,12 species of Cisticola & 53 birds of prey.
Large numbers of Pale arctic migrants commonly seen in these Mara including Caspian Plover and White Stork.
In addition to bird watching Look out for the “BIG FIVE”,Predators, Scavengers and many more as they roam freely in this game reserve.
Lunch will be by the Mara River. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, drive to Lake Naivasha which also lies on the floor of the Rift valley” a bird watcher’s paradise” .
The lake has fascinating bird life of over 350 species supported by the availability of dense vegetation at the lake edge. Papyrus fringes the main lake’s shore and cloaks the inlet rivers.
A boat trip around the lake with a stop at the marvelous Crescent island provides more chances for spotting. Many species of duck and Pale arctic waders occur in large numbers.
The lake is known for its high density of African Fish Eagles which nest in the surrounding Acacia woodland.
Grey-crested Helmeted-shrike, Basra Reed Warbler, Lesser Flamingo are also found here. Large congregations of Red knobbed Coot, African Spoonbill and Little Grebe also exists.
Dinner and overnight in your lodge /Luxury tented camp.
Early breakfast will be followed by a check-out from your lodge/tented camp. Optional visit to the towering cliffs of the hell’s gate gorge .
Much time will not be spend here as we have a journey ahead to Amboseli national park. We will have our lunch en route. Arrive in Amboseli in the evening. Time permitting evening game and birding drive.
Dinner and overnight in a lodge/Luxury tented camp.
We’ll start the day before sunrise to enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Kilimanjaro . We shall set off for a bird watching drive before the clouds build up over the summit.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and is snow-capped at the peaks. The majesty of this tropical mountain makes Amboseli an ideal photographers haven by offering a spectacular back ground for wildlife and scenic photography.
Members of the big five exists with hippos and other grazers often seen from the observation hill.
Amboseli boosts of a rich bird life. Over 400 bird species recorded include the globally threatened Madagascar Pond-Heron, Lesser Flamingo, Lesser Kestrel , the Shoe bill and many more.
All meal and overnight in the same lodge or luxury tented camp.
Early breakfast followed by a check-out from your lodge. Short bird viewing en route to exit. Proceed to Tsavo west through chyulu gate arriving in your lodge in time for lunch.
We shall have a rest before the evening birding drive & game drive. Tsavo West National Park has a prolific bird life & lies within the migratory routes of pale arctic migrant birds. Over 500 species have been recorded from this park.
Look out for African Fin foot, African Darter, Great egret & Saddle-billed Stork, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle, Violet Wood Hoop and many more are also found here in Tsavo West national park.
Dinner and overnight in the same lodge / luxury tented camp.
This is our last day of our memorable 10-day safari and an optional bird-watching drive will be offered before breakfast.
It’ll followed by a checkout and proceeded for our last bird viewing. Explore the greenery locations around the famous Mzima Springs. View Hippos, Crocodiles and different types of Fish in crystal clear waters.
Commonly seen bird species are Golden-breasted and Fischer’s Starling , Grasshopper Buzzard, Friedmann’s and Singing Bush Lark, Somali Bee-eater, Pringle’s Puffback, Tsavo Sunbird, Common White-throat, Brown-breasted Barbet and Quail Plover.
Lots of bird life exists in this greenery location like the Taveta-golden Weaver. More bird viewing en route to exit from this park.
Thereafter drive back to Nairobi or to the Kenya coast beach resorts arriving in the afternoon. It’s our hope you will have amazing time with one of our experience birding guides during your 10 days best bird watching safari package in Kenya.
Safari Pricing Chart
The prices given below are classified based on:-
- The level of accommodation
- Season/period of the year
- The number of people sharing in a vehicle
- Low season : April to end of June
- Peak season: July to October | 22nd December – 01st January
- High season: November to March
High level Lodges/Luxury camps:
|Lake Nakuru national park:-|
|Amboseli national park|
Standard lodges/Luxury camps
|Lake Nakuru national park:-|
|Amboseli national park|
Economy lodges /Luxury camps:-
|Lake Nakuru national park:-|
|Amboseli national park|
|Cost per person sharing
||Low season||High season||peak season|
|High Level Lodges/Tented Camps
||2 pax||$ 2,010||$ 2,360||$ 2,760|
|4 pax||$ 1,720||$ 2,045||$ 2,460|
|6 pax||$ 1,620||$ 1,890||$ 2,300|
|Standard Lodges/Tented camps
||2 pax||$ 1,735||$ 2,050||$ 2,160|
|4 pax||$ 1,450||$ 1,745||$ 1,865|
|6 pax||$ 1,340||$ 1,650||$ 1,750|
|Economy Lodges/Tented camps
||2 pax||$ 1,650||$ 1,850||$1,950|
|4 pax||$ 1,360||$ 1,520||$ 1,670|
|6 pax||$ 1,275||$ 1,400||$ 1,550|
Price will include
- Transport by custom safari van with open roof top
- Services of an experienced bird guide
- Mineral water while on safari
- All government Levies,
- All park entry fees,
- Accommodation and meals (full board basis) based on the option chose
- Extensive bird watching drives
Price will include
- soft and alcoholic drinks
- Tips and other grantitudes
- Things of personal nature
- Costs incurred while visiting local homesteads [eg.Masai village]
- Children between 3 to 11 years pay 50% of adult price
- Children occupying own room pay 75% of adult rate
- Single room supplement will apply in all categories except on safaris taken during the low season.
- This Bird watching Kenya safari can leave from any point in Nairobi city/suburbs /airport.
- You can choose your own date of departure.
- Any other information you feel worthwhile knowing regarding this safari will be provided immediately on request.
10 Days Mt.Kenya |Lake Baringo |Lake Bogoria |Lake Nakuru |Masai Mara |Lake Naivasha |Amboseli |Tsavo West – Nairobi
Pick up will be from your Nairobi city hotel, Residence and Nairobi airport & proceed on your best bird watching safari package in Kenya lasting for 10 days.
Passionate about ornithology & adventures related to bird watching? This is your perfect birding safari. In 10 days you shall explore the top bird watching parks & forests in Kenya. This will be a guided Nature & Bird watching Kenya safari .
Safari tour independence
Depart on this enchanting yet Best birding Kenya Safari on a private comfortable safari 4 x4 jeep with open roof top for viewing and photography. You will not be mixed with other travelers whose interests & intends may differ from yours while on safari. Make your own decisions and control your own game drives through out your 10 days Kenya safari.
Please note that Eastern Vacations Kenya Safaris offer unlimited birding drives during the 10 days Safari with unrivaled birding experience. During the 10 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari package course; You will be hosted, guided and looked after by your own experienced driver | guide.
Bird watching Kenya safari attraction highlights.
- Mount Kenya national park -an area rich in bird watching ,flora and fauna activities.
- Lake Bogoria – One of the rift valley lakes famous for hot springs ,geysers and also an exciting bird watching site.
- Lake Baringo – Best for boat ride tours and now the best place to watch flamingos in their millions together with other bird species.
- Lake Nakuru national park – A rift valley lake famous for bird watching with possible sighting of white and black Rhino. Other wildlife exists.
- Masai mara national game reserve – Naturist paradise & haven for bird watching where more than 400 species have been recorded. Its is the region’s leading wildlife destination where best of the African wildlife films are recorded.
- Lake Naivasha – Another fresh rift valley lake best for bird watching .Enjoy boat ride to Crescent island found in the middle of the lake. Nature walks are possible in this area & a nearby Hell’s gate is worthy a visit.
- Amboseli national park – Lying on the foot of Africa’s highest Mountain with the highest Elephant population. Bird life is abundant in Amboseli with Members of the big five roaming freely.
- Tsavo west national park – Thousands of Pale-arctic migrants birds are found here together with other eye catching species.
Bird watching Kenya safari package essentials
Before you embark on unrivaled birding Kenya Safari make sure that you have your cameras, Binocular & your safari wish list book at hand. Enjoy the fan filled exercise of bird viewing during your 10 days Kenya safari.
Spare some time off your busy game drive schedule to visit one of the nearby Masai village [ extra cost]. Masai culture is one of the most celebrated in Africa because of their fascinating lifestyle.
Availability & Partakers
The 10 days best bird watching safari package in Kenya can be undertaken by all age groups. Its one of our Nairobi safari tours available through out the year like many of our related safaris. 10 days Safari inquiries will be confirmed at the time of booking
Book with flexibility
Book these Bird watching Kenya safari with flexibility – choose your own travel dates & pick up point. You are at liberty to change the safari date should conditions necessitate to do so. You can also amend your birding safari and pick another longer Nairobi safari package as an alternative program .
You can also opt to end your 10 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari package in Tsavo west and proceed to end in Mombasa without additional costs.
Please note that this birding tour can also be customized to end at Taveta boarder for Tanzania safari extensions.
At Eastern Vacations Kenya Safaris we are open to plan this Kenya birding safari trip to your expectations
Contact us for further information about this 10 days birding safari in Kenya.