Unveiling Kenya’s Avian Treasures: A 17 days birdwatching in Kenya Safari.

Embark on an unforgettable 17-day journey through the diverse landscapes of Kenya, a haven for birdwatchers. Witness a remarkable array of feathered friends, from the vibrant flamingos of Lake Nakuru to the soaring eagles of the Masai Mara.

Immerse Yourself in Diverse Ecosystems:

  • Sweetwaters Game Reserve: Seek the elusive black rhinoceros and diverse birdlife.
  • Samburu National Reserve: Spot the majestic Grevy’s zebra, the reticulated giraffe, and the Somali ostrich, alongside unique birds.
  • Lake Nakuru National Park: Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of millions of flamingos and diverse waterbirds.
  • Lake Bogoria National Reserve: Observe unique birds adapted to the geothermal environment.
  • Lake Baringo: Discover a haven for various waterbirds and terrestrial species.
  • Lake Naivasha: Spot hippos, waterbucks, and a variety of birdlife amidst the freshwater lake.
  • Hell’s Gate National Park: Explore the dramatic landscapes and unique rock formations.
  • Masai Mara National Reserve: Search for the “Big Five” and an array of bird species thriving in the diverse landscapes. Consider an optional hot air balloon ride for breathtaking aerial views.
  • Amboseli National Park: Witness majestic elephants with the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, while observing diverse birdlife.
  • Tsavo East and West National Parks: Explore vast landscapes teeming with wildlife and diverse birdlife.

Unforgettable Wildlife Encounters:

  • Witness the impressive size and social structures of elephants.
  • Observe the graceful zebras and wildebeest grazing on the plains.
  • Spot playful monkeys swinging through the trees.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for cheetahs, lions, and other predators lurking in the grasslands.

Beyond the Big Five:

This adventure is not just about the iconic “Big Five”. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Kenyan wildlife, from graceful giraffes to playful monkeys, all while keeping your binoculars focused on the remarkable diversity of birds soaring through the skies.

Planning Your Kenyan Birdwatching Adventure:

  • Choose the right season: The dry season (December to March) offers the best opportunities for bird watching, with clear skies and sparse vegetation.
  • Essential packing: Pack comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather, sturdy shoes for exploring diverse terrains, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and binoculars for enhanced birdwatching.
  • Consider a guided tour: A knowledgeable guide can help you find specific bird species and share their expertise on Kenyan wildlife and ecosystems.

A Journey of Discovery. 17 days birdwatching in Kenya:

This 17 days birdwatching in Kenya is more than just a sightseeing expedition. It’s a sensory adventure that allows you to witness the breathtaking beauty of Kenya’s landscapes, encounter a remarkable array of wildlife, and immerse yourself in the unforgettable experiences this East African nation has to offer. So, pack your bags, grab your binoculars, and prepare to be captivated by the avian treasures of Kenya!

Nairobi – Sweetwaters – Samburu – L. Nakuru – L. Bogoria – L. Baringo – L. Naivasha – Masai Mara  and Amboseli Safari From Nairobi

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WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.

Safari From Nairobi To Sweetwaters – Samburu – L. Nakuru – L. Bogoria – L. Baringo – L. Naivasha – Masai Mara  and Amboseli Price

INCLUDED All applicable game Park Entrance fees.

Three meals a day while on Safari.
Airport picks up on arrival in Nairobi.
Professional Safari Guide/Driver.Transportation in mini-coach
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.
Round trip transport from Nairobi to the designated National Park.
Pre–tour itinerary document.
Extensive Game drives.

NOT INCLUDED Personal expense such as communication charges like emails, faxes, and phone calls

Instructor, guide, driver gratuity


Drinks like sodas, water, beer and wines

Visa Fees

Safari From Nairobi To Sweetwaters – Samburu – L. Nakuru – L. Bogoria – L. Baringo – L. Naivasha – Masai Mara  and Amboseli Itinerary


Day 01: Nairobi

On arrival at the (J.K.I.A) Airport, you will be met and greeted by our customer service representative and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon an orientation tour of Nairobi city which will include visiting the ornithological section of National Museums of Kenya for a lecture. Overnight tonight will be served at Nairobi intercon hotel.

Day 02: Nairobi - Sweetwaters

After breakfast, depart to the exquisite Sweetwaters Tented Camp in the secluded heart of the Ol Pejeta Ranch and Rhino sanctuary. Built within a private ranch, the camp is a “Rhino heaven” which also supports a wide variety of birds such as Augur Buzzard, Stout Cisticola, Cape Robin Chat, Black Kite, African Harrier Hawk among other highland species.

Day 03: Sweetwaters - Samburu

After an early morning breakfast we depart for Samburu National Reserve by driving north through the high wheat fields of Timau, crossing the equator and then down into the thorny landscape of Samburu country. This area boost of unique bird species as such as Buff Crested bustard, Kori bustard, Chestnut weaver, Golden palm weaver, Golden breasted starlings, Water thicknee, among other. Also unique northern wildlife which are not found in any other part south of equator, here you will find the Grevy zebra, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, the long necked gerenuk, herds of elephants and their predators abound. The life-giving Uaso Nyiro River plays a major role in the ecosystem of this region.

Day 04: Samburu

Spend the whole day bird watching trying to come up with a list of 400 different species found in this region. All meals & overnight at  Sarova Shaba Lodge (BLD).

Day 05: Samburu - Lake Nakuru

After an early breakfast bid farewell to Shaba as we drive south through Isiolo, crossing the northernmost foothills of Mount Kenya, until we reach Nanyuki town. Heading west we make a brief stopover at Nyahururu Falls, still known to many as Thomson’s falls for its 237ft cascade. After the stopover, we drive southward to our next destination Lake Nakuru.

Located in the Great Rift Valley at 1750m above sea level, Lake Nakuru is known as an ornithological paradise by birdwatchers because the lake is world famous as the location of the greatest ornithological spectacle on earth, which boasts anywhere between one and two million lesser and greater pink flamingoes that feed on the abundant algae thriving in the lakes warm waters. dinner & overnight tonight will be served at Lake Nakuru Lodge (BLD), birding tours in Kenya


Day 06: Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, spend the whole day bird watching and trying to come up with the total list of 450 different species found here. Dinner & overnight tonight will be at Lake Nakuru Lodge (BLD).

Day 07: Lake Nakuru - Lake Bogoria

After breakfast, we proceed to the jewel of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Bogoria. Described as the “Most beautiful view in Africa” by Bishop Hannington, the lake is well known for its Hot springs and geysers, which are spread out along its southern shores. The hot sulfur water gushing out of the ground is known to have therapeutic values. These natural spas and their steam are Mother Nature’s version of a bath & sauna. After a relaxing bird walk around the lake, your lunch will be served at Lake Bogoria Hotel.

Later in the after you will enjoy an extensive bird walk around the lake and the lodge environs, here we expect to find a variety of species as such as Woodland kingfisher, Northern puff back, White headed buffalo weaver, Rufous crowned roller, African golden oriole, African hoope e.t.c. Our dinner and overnight will be served at Lake Bogoria Hotel (bld).


Day 08: Lake Bogoria - Lake Baringo

After breakfast we drive further north to Lake Baringo one of the leading ornithology lakes in East Africa, more than 470 bird species call this area home. We check-in at Lake Baringo Country Club a superb and compact hotel set at the shores of Lake Baringo. Our bird walk today will feature the following rare species e.g. White faced scopes owl, Bristol crowned starling, Goliath heron, Fan tailed raven etc. A relaxing boat ride on the lake will be the feature of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight tonight will be served at Lake Baringo Country Club (BLD).

Day 09: Lake Baringo - Kakamega Forest

Morning lecture on the birds of this small forest which harbour’s over 380 different plant species, 50 of which have traditional medicinal value, some endemic animal species, 400 butterly species and 330 bird species at an altitude of between 1500-1700m followed by a walk to try and identify the available rare species of this equatorial forest. Lunch at Kakamega Golf Hotel Dinner and overnight tonight will be served at golf hotel.

Day 10: Kakamega Forest - Lake Naivasha

Today after an early breakfast, our safari will be destined for Lake Naivasha, the only freshwater lake in the Rift Valley. From the top of the Rift Valley escarpment, you can see the lake sparkling under the sun thousands of feet below you. The lake is home to a large colony of hippos and it’s also a Mecca for bird watchers and researchers since over 400 different species of birds have been recorded here e.g. Long toed plover, Great white egret, Grey headed gull, Southern pochard, Red billed teal and not mention the Lilly trotter; African jacana, grey heron, african tony eagle.

Lunch will be served at the tranquil Lake Naivasha Country Club, which has retained its colonial architecture since it was built in 1937 as a staging post for the Imperial Airways flying water boat services from Durban to London. The lodge is built on 55 acres of lakeside green lawns shaded by mature acacias and spreading fever trees. Dinner and overnight tonight will be served at Lake Naivasha Country Club (BLD).


Day 11: Lake Naivasha - Hell's Gate

After breakfast, a morning bird walk with the aim of viewing birds on the shores of the Lake with a few hours of relaxation before lunch. Afternoon visit to Hell’s Gate National Park, which is breeding ground for vultures in Kenya e.g. Lammergeyer vultures. Dinner & overnight tonight will be served at Lake Naivasha Country Club (BLD).

Day 12: Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara

Today our safari expedition will take us to the jewel of Kenya’s parks, the world famous Masai Mara Game (Wildlife) Reserve. This is Kenya’s number one park and is always on every bird watcher’s and wildlife tourists “Must see list”. Full of life with various types of animals and birds, Masai Mara crown’s the climax of every safari in Kenya. It’s rolling grasslands and acacia savannah have time and again been captured on film with the movie “Out Of Africa” being the most famous. Dinner & overnight tonight will be served at, Mara Sopa Lodge (BLD).
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Day 13 and 14: Masai Mara

An early morning birding cum game drive after breakfast will be our perfect start of another unforgettable and memorable birding day in Africa. With picnic lunch en-route you spend your day in Mara Plains trying to identify and record the over 450 species record in this reserve. All meals and overnight tonight will be served at, Mara Sopa Lodge (BLD).

Day 15: Masai Mara - Amboseli

After an early morning breakfast, we proceed to Amboseli National Park via Nairobi for an early lunch at Toona Tree Restaurant, before proceeding to Amboseli beautifully situated beneath the foot of Africa’s highest mountain Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m), the park is well renowned for its huge herds of elephants and various types of other Savannah wildlife such as Giraffes, Bushbuck’s, Kudu, Warthog’s, Zebra’s and over 425 species of birds recorded here such as White faced whilsting duck, Brown snake eagle, Yellow billed stork, Woolly necked stork, Shikra, Helmented guinea fowl, African cuckoo e.t.c. Overnight tonight will be served at Ol-Tukai Lodge (BLD).

Day 16: Amboseli

After breakfast it will be the perfect time for photographing the humbling and magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest peak in Africa. With picnic lunch you depart your lodge for a full day birding section with our eagle eyed birding guide. Please take this opportunity to add a new specie in your birding list. Dinner and overnight tonight will be served at Ol-Tukai Lodge (BLD).

Day 17: Amboseli - Nairobi – Fly

After breakfast, we drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Pamp Grill Restaurant where you can enjoy some good Italian food. Later early in the evening, a complimentary dinner will be hosted by our company at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant considered “Africa’s greatest eating experience” (if you love barbecue it doesn’t get better than this), and home to the “Simba Saloon” one of the cities most popular night clubs. Thereafter you will be transferred to the airport in time for your International departure flight.

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    17 days birdwatching in Kenya