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13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures

13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures will give you a great opportunity to explore a region part of Kenya that is neglected yet is an ornithological paradise that hosts some endemic birds among other birds. Bird watching in Kenya  – Kenya is a prime destination for a bird watching holiday at any time of year. The Tremendous geographical range gives Kenya a variety of climates and landscapes, hence the second highest number of species in Africa. Kenya holds the world-record ‘bird watch’ – with 342 species seen in 24 hours! With an abundance of over 1100 species of birds, Kenya is quickly becoming a favorite birding hot spot among birders and nature lovers from across the globe. Wild safaris and travel, the specialists in Nature Tours and Expeditions in Kenya, arranges Birding Expeditions to all birds destinations including lake Nakuru, Bogoria and baringo, Kakamega and all the bird rich in kenya. Our tour guides are knowledgeable experts on local birds ensuring you a great birding experience, exciting bird sightings, and unique way to see Kenya.

13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures

Between October and February, many Palearctic migrants come to Kenya’s marine and inland shorelines. Many swallows, terns, and waders will be found during this time; whilst between June and July weavers and bishops are in breeding plumage and many Southern African migrants visit. Kenya’s national parks make excellent centers for bird watching in Kenya – the Maasai Mara for the rosy-throated longclaw and magpie shrike; the Samburu for the rare shining sunbird and pink breasted lark; and Nairobi for the northern pied-babbler and Pangani Longclaw. Kenya’ handful of endemics include the Tara River cisticola, the Aberdare cisticola; Hinde’s pied-babbler; William’s lark; Sharpe’s pipit; and Clarke’s weaver. This diverse range of habitats supports a great diversity of bird species – and makes a bird watching holiday in Kenya very rewarding!

Service Summary
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures
Service Type
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Nairobi, Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Kakamega Forest, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivash and masai mara
Description
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures will give you a great opportunity to explore a region part of Kenya that is neglected yet is an orthinological paradise that hosts some endemic birds among other birds. Birdwatching in Kenya - Kenya is a prime destination for a birdwatching holiday at any time of year. The Tremendous geographical range gives Kenya a variety of climates and landscapes, hence the second highest number of species in Africa. Kenya holds the world-record 'bird watch' - with 342 species seen in 24 hours!

13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures

Kenya has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa with around 1090 bird species recorded. At least eight of these are national endemics. Around 170 species of Kenya's birds species are Palearctic migrants (11 species of them with a local breeding population too), mainly from eastern Europe, Russia, the middle East and Siberia. Another 60 species migrate regularly within the Afrotropics or from Madagascar. Some 335 species are found in forest; 230 species are entirely forest dependent and 110 species are "forest specialists" requiring intact, undisturbed habitat and Forty species of global conservation concern are known to occur in Kenya. Four of these are critically Endangered, two Endangered and 16 species are Vulnerable. Bird Watching Kenya Safari in Kenya Tourism, Kenya Travel info, Kenya Tour Packages, Kenya Budget Tour packages

Kenya's national parks make excellent centers for bird watching in Kenya - the Maasai Mara for the rosy-throated long claw and magpie shrike; the Samburu for the rare shining Sunbird and pink breasted lark; and Nairobi for the northern pied-babbler and Pangani long claw. Kenya' handful of endemics include the Tara River cisticola, the Aberdare cisticola; Hindi's pied-babbler; William's lark; Sharpe's pipit; and Clarke's weaver.

Itineraries

Day 1

Nairobi - Kenya Bird watching safaris

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport (morning flight), met by our representative and later transferred to Nairobi Safari Club Hotel where you will check-in and later we proceed to Nairobi National Park, an ornithological paradise starter within the city environs. Afternoon guided visit to National Museum Bird Gallery, Followed by a short bird walk at Nairobi National Museum Botanic Garden. Here we anticipate seeing species like the Variable Sunbird, Bronze Sunbird and the Collard Sunbird, African Goshawk, Palm swift, Baglafetch Weaver, among others. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Nairobi Safari Club Hotel or similar one. (BLD).

Day 2

Nairobi – Mount Kenya - Kenya Bird watching safaris

Today we leave in the morning and head Northward of “the city in the sky” towards Thika, Blue Post Inn – unique with its twin waterfalls Chania and Thika Falls, provide rewarding bird watching time for birders’. Here we have a brief stopover to encounter with a few coastal species that penetrate into main land following the River Tana. We could be lucky to sight the Trumpeter Hornbill, Brown Hooded Kingfisher, Zanzibar Sombre Green-bull and African Golden Weaver. Great egret, Ayres Hawk Eagle, Green sand piper, African green pigeon, Eastern bronze napped pigeon, Purple Crested Turaco, Green headed sunbird and Black cuckoo shrike soon we will proceed to Mt.Kenya for lunch at NARO MORU RIVER LODGE.Later in the afternoon we will do serious birding at slopes of Mt Kenya, Naro Moru where mountain forest gives way to valley grassland. Unique birds to this area include, Eastern double collared sunbird, Alpine swift, Black Chested snake eagle, Narina Trogon, Scaly throated honey guide, Mountain Wagtail, White headed wood hoopoe, African Black Duck, Grey Cuckoo shrike and Yellow-bellied waxbill. Dinner and overnight stay will be at NARO MORU RIVER LODGE (BLD).

Day 3

Mount Kenya - Kenya Bird watching safaris

After an early breakfast we head to SERENA MOUNTAIN LODGE. The Lodge, which comes alive at night with the various sounds of animals, is one of the exotic “Tree Hotels” situated in the heart of Mt. Kenya’s forest reserve. All of the en-suite rooms have balconies from which you can look beyond the trees to observe the endless parade of wildlife. You can watch these animals from the safety of your room or from a specially built viewing bunker connected to the lodge by a tunnel, which affords you an amazing up-close view of the animals as they visit waterholes and saltlick. Dinner & overnight at SERENA MOUNTAIN LODGE (BLD).

Day 4

Mt. Kenya – Lake Baringo/ Lake Bogoria - Kenya Bird watching safaris

We leave in the morning and head for Lake Baringo with a stop at the Nyahururu Waterfalls, there are possibilities of sighting Chestnut-Winged Starlings, Slender billed starling, Rock Martin, Grey cuckoo shrike around the waterfalls. Proceed on by road into the Great Rift Valley and onto Lake Bogoria National Park. The Reserve’s herd of the rare Greater Kudu makes it unique and other game to view. The south shore of Lake Bogoria has acacia-ficus woodland and to the north is a papyrus swamp. Birds unique to this area include, Congregatory of Lesser and Greater flamingo, Steppe eagle, Curlew Sand piper, Black necked grebe and Black headed Plover. Dinner and Overnight will be at LAKE BARINGO COUNTRY CLUB (BLD).

Day 5

Lake Baringo - Kenya Bird watching safaris

Spend the day at Baringo, well known by many avid ornithologists as mecca for Birds, with 500 species of birds having been recorded. Explore this area with field birding around Lake Baringo, its environs, the Cliffs and the bushes. There are possibilities to see rare species like, Cape Eagle Owl, White-faced Scops Owl, Jackson’s Hornbill, Hemprich’s Hornbill, Brown-Tailed Rock Chat, Nothern Red Bishop, Northern Masked Weaver and White Billed Buffalo Weaver, Olivaceous Warbler, Northern brownbul, Jackson’s golden backed weaver, Little weaver, Brown Tailed Rock Chat, Goliath heron, Northern Shoveller, Verreauxs eagle owl, Bristle crowned starling, Senegal Thicknee, Pygmy falcon, Blue cheecked bee-eater. Dinner and Overnight will be at LAKE BARINGO COUNTRY CLUB (BLD).

Day 6

Lake Baringo – Kakamega Forest - Kenya Bird watching safaris

Today we leave lake Baringo and head to an isolated remnant of the equatorial rain forest that once spread over Africa from west to east. It contains an excellent representation of bird, animal, and plant species including an array of primates. Kakamega forest through Eldoret. Kakamega forest’s aviauna is rich and unusual in its composition. Two globally threatened species reside here, Chapins Flycatcher and Turners Eremomela. The aviauna is unique not only nationally but also continentally; the forest holds large populations of Black and white colobus and Red tailed monkeys among others. Dinner and Overnight stay at RONDO RETREAT CENTER (BLD).

Day 7

Kakamega Forest - Kenya Bird watching safaris

Full day bird walk at the eastern most extension of the great tropical rain forest stretching from west Africa. This forest is renowned for its uniqueness and richness in bird life and species like, Turners Eremomela, Black billed Turaco, Great blue turaco, Cameroon Sombre Green bull, Little grey Green bull, Yellow Bellied Wattle eye, Purple-throated cuckoo, Hairy Breasted Barbet, Grey breasted Illadopsis, African Grey Parrot, Square tailed drongo and Chapins Flycatcher. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight stay will be at RONDO RETREAT CENTER (BLD).

Day 8

Kakamega forest – Lake Victoria - Kenya Bird watching safaris

We leave this morning after our breakfast and head southwards to the shore’s Lake Victoria, our bird walk will be focusing on the Dunga beach Swamp this site is home to one of the most reliable sites in Kenya for the scarce and threatened papyrus yellow warbler. Papyrus Gonolek, Swamp fly catcher, Marsh Tachgra, Jacksons golden backed weaver, Red chested sunbird, Sedge warbler, Carruthers’s Cisticola, Southern red bishop, Northern brown throated weaver, Greater swamp warbler. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight tonight will be SUNSET HOTEL (BLD).

Day 9

Lake Victoria – Lake Nakuru - Kenya Bird watching safaris

We leave this morning with driver guide only to Lake Nakuru National Park coloured with a shimmering flamingo pink from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. Nakuru National Park, a shallow and strongly alkaline lake, with surrounding acacia woodland & grassland. Firstly gazetted as a bird sanctuary is, known for its bird life for the thousands of Lesser and Greater flamingos make this lake their home, among hundreds of other Species unique to this area which include, White winged Black Tern, Hilderbrants Francolin, African fish eagle, Steppe eagle, Grey crested Helmet Shrike, Red-capped lark, Spotted Crake. Wildlife is also in abundance here. Lake Nakuru National Park has been made into one of Kenya’s rhino sanctuary. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay tonight will be at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge (BLD).

Day 10

Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara - Kenya Bird watching safaris

Drive across acres of wheat and barley to Masai Mara. The Masai Mara Game Reserve, is regarded as the most magnificent natural theatre in the world. Set in the heart of Africa’s Great Plains, the Masai Mara boasts 1,672 square kilometers of unspoiled wilderness. It is home to the highest concentration of animals and birds anywhere on the continent. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at MARA SOPA LODGE (BLD).

Day 11

Masai Mara - Kenya Bird watching safaris

The whole day game drive in the Masai, the extensive grasslands is a strong hold to the threatened, migratory Corncrake and the near threatened Jackson’s widowbird. The bush and woodlands around the reserve also hold some unique bird species, more than 450 bird species have been recorded in the Mara, including 12 species of cisticola and birds of prey. Large numbers of palaerctic migrants winter in the area including Caspian plovers and white storks. Other local and unusual birds in the Mara include Rock Cisticola, Rufous Bellied Heron, Denham’s Bustard, Black Coucal, Red Tailed chat, Pale Wren Warbler, Tabora Cisticola, Yellow Bellied Hyliota, Green-capped Eremomela and Magpie Shrike. All meals, dinner and Overnight stay will be at MARA SOPA LODGE (BLD)

Day 12

Masai Mara - Kenya Bird watching safaris

The whole day game drive in the Masai, the extensive grasslands is a strong hold to the threatened, migratory Corncrake and the near threatened Jackson’s widowbird. The bush and woodlands around the reserve also hold some unique bird species, more than 450 bird species have been recorded in the Mara, including 12 species of cisticola and birds of prey. Large numbers of palaerctic migrants winter in the area including Caspian plovers and white storks. Other local and unusual birds in the Mara include Rock Cisticola, Rufous Bellied Heron, Denham’s Bustard, Black Coucal, Red Tailed chat, Pale Wren Warbler, Tabora Cisticola, Yellow Bellied Hyliota, Green-capped Eremomela and Magpie Shrike. All meals, dinner and Overnight stay will be at MARA SOPA LODGE (BLD)

Day 13

Masai Mara - Nairobi

Early Morning breakfast at your lodge check out of the lodge and park and Drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch at carnivore afterwards drop off at Airport for flight Back Home.
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures Includes

Extensive Game drives
All meals included while on safari
Full Board Accommodation while on Safari
All applicable Game Park entrance fees
Safari vehicles carry mineral water
Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Professional Photographic Safari guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back
Transport in 4×4 Toyota Mini Van

Service Summary
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures
Service Type
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Nairobi, Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Kakamega Forest, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivash and masai mara
Description
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures will give you a great opportunity to explore a region part of Kenya that is neglected yet is an orthinological paradise that hosts some endemic birds among other birds. Birdwatching in Kenya - Kenya is a prime destination for a birdwatching holiday at any time of year. The Tremendous geographical range gives Kenya a variety of climates and landscapes, hence the second highest number of species in Africa. Kenya holds the world-record 'bird watch' - with 342 species seen in 24 hours!

13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures Excludeds

International Airfare
A visit to a Masai Village
Accommodations in Nairobi
Cost of obtaining passport and visas
Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), Nature walks etc
Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

Service Summary
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures
Service Type
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Nairobi, Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Kakamega Forest, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivash and masai mara
Description
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures will give you a great opportunity to explore a region part of Kenya that is neglected yet is an orthinological paradise that hosts some endemic birds among other birds. Birdwatching in Kenya - Kenya is a prime destination for a birdwatching holiday at any time of year. The Tremendous geographical range gives Kenya a variety of climates and landscapes, hence the second highest number of species in Africa. Kenya holds the world-record 'bird watch' - with 342 species seen in 24 hours!

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Service Summary
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures
Service Type
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Nairobi, Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Kakamega Forest, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivash and masai mara
Description
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures will give you a great opportunity to explore a region part of Kenya that is neglected yet is an orthinological paradise that hosts some endemic birds among other birds. Birdwatching in Kenya - Kenya is a prime destination for a birdwatching holiday at any time of year. The Tremendous geographical range gives Kenya a variety of climates and landscapes, hence the second highest number of species in Africa. Kenya holds the world-record 'bird watch' - with 342 species seen in 24 hours!
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A1: Practically all our safaris are customized to individual groups according to bookings making them individual group safaris however there are instances when one wishes to join a group; in those cases we can make such an arrangement for our client depending on seat availability and date of travel. For those joining groups we would normally suggest the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari, 4 days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour, 2 Days and 3 Days Tsavo Tour and overnight trips to Mount Kenya as these are popular trips that run every other day.

A3: Safaris can be undertaken in East Africa throughout the year with the best seasons being during the warmer seasons when the sun is at the equator mainly between December to February and July to September. The other months are cooler with tropical storms sometimes ruining the game viewing, mountain climbing or beach holidays. The prices at these low hotel occupancy seasons however results in bargains for the traveler as we are able to offer rates that are lower to compensate for the reduced hotel prices.

A4: January, February, August and September (Peak Mountain Climbing Season)
The three months are good for mountain hiking, the period is just after the short rain season, the skies are clear and the views from the mountains are fantastic.

March to July (Low Season for Mountain Climbing)
This is the long rainy season, you can still hike but remember to be dressed for the weather and please be concerned about your safety as the paths are slippery during this period. There is not much to see except the challenge that is posed by the wet climb. Tropical rain comes in bursts and lasts a few hours, mostly in the mornings and afternoons. The rains freshen up the nature and often enhance the trekking experience. Note that hiking is not closed durring the wet season and that there are fewer people climbing these three East African Mountains; namely Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Rwenzori.

November and December (Shoulder Mountain Climbing Season)
This is the short rainy season in East Africa but with the climate change that is being experienced you just might be lucky to find the mountains dry. The rains during this period are experienced at short intervals with one or two days going without rain.

A5: During the long rains and short rains their are fewer visitors and so the prices come tumbling down. This is the best time to travel for the the bargainer. Hotel prices are down and tour operators offer competitive prices. This period is between March and June covering the long rains period and between October and November during the short rains. The downside on Wildlife Safaris is that it is harder to spot the animals because of the long grass and the continual rains plus it is easier to get stuck while on game drives. The up-side is that there are fewer crowds and so you have the wilderness all to yourself.

Kenya enjoys a mild tropical climate. The average annual temperature for the capital city, Nairobi (altitude 4,980 feet) is 77ºF maximum and 56ºF minimum. The coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 50 feet) is 86ºF maximum and 73ºF minimum. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coolest in July to August.

A7: Yes, visitors require a visa to enter Kenya. For details, please consult the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate nearest to you or alternatively apply for a visa online by logging onto: http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

A8: A health certificate is not a requirement for travel to Kenya unless traveling from a Yellow Fever zone. It is highly recommended that travelers to Kenya take precautions against Malaria starting a few weeks before travel and continuing with your prophylaxis a few weeks after travel to be on the safe side ( please remember that prevention is better than cure ). Please consult your doctor prior to departure.

A9: East Africa is no different from any other place in the world. However the usual precaution should be observed. Avoid displaying expensive possessions; walking through unlit urban areas at night, and follow the guide's instructions in the bush. It is also recommended that you leave valuables and airline tickets in the hotel's safe.

A10: The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can exchange foreign currency at banks or authorized hotels and Foreign Exchange Bureaux. Most international currencies are easy to exchange in Kenya. Travelers cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to advance cash on major international credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Kenya. Anyone wishing to take more than Kenya Shillings 500,000 out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.

Tanzania and Uganda also accept foreign currency and credit cards but to a lesser extent. Please convert most of your currency in the major urban areas into the local shillings (the exchange rates are better in the cities) as doing so in the rural areas offer veritable challenges and this might create hurdles for the traveler.

English is the “language of communication” in East Africa. It is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and visitor establishments. Swahili is East Africa’s national language. A little Swahili goes a long way in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially in the rural areas. It is worth learning a little, and most locals are thrilled to hear visitors attempt to use any Swahili at all. For example, “Jambo” means hello and is often the first word learnt by visitors to Kenya.

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Service Summary
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures
Service Type
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Area
Nairobi, Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Kakamega Forest, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivash and masai mara
Description
13 Days Kenya Bird Watching Safari Tour Adventures will give you a great opportunity to explore a region part of Kenya that is neglected yet is an orthinological paradise that hosts some endemic birds among other birds. Birdwatching in Kenya - Kenya is a prime destination for a birdwatching holiday at any time of year. The Tremendous geographical range gives Kenya a variety of climates and landscapes, hence the second highest number of species in Africa. Kenya holds the world-record 'bird watch' - with 342 species seen in 24 hours!

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