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Kenya Birding Safari

6 Days from $ 2,095 / person sharing

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Experience the captivating birdlife of Kenya with a 6-day birding safari, taking you through Nairobi, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Masai Mara National Reserve. This adventure is packed with exciting activities such as birdwatching, cultural visits, and game drives, offering a truly immersive experience. Discover the diverse avian species of Kenya as you explore the breathtaking landscapes of the region. With hundreds of bird species to spot, every moment will be filled with wonder and excitement. Take in the unique beauty of Lake Bogoria and the magnificent Lake Nakuru National Park, both home to a plethora of birdlife. In addition to birdwatching, this safari includes visits to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, where you will experience the culture of the Maasai people and witness their remarkable conservation efforts. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife as you embark on thrilling game drives. Overall, this 6-day Kenya birding safari offers an unforgettable adventure that will take you on a journey of discovery, showcasing the beauty and diversity of Kenya’s avian life, as well as its rich culture and wildlife conservation efforts.

Itinerary highlights:

1. Very comfortable accommodation throughout
2. See the flamingos
3. Visit the Rhino Sanctuary
4. Full-day game drive in Masai Mara

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel

Itinerary Details:

Day 1: Drive to Lake Bogoria National Reserve (Appx 4Hrs)

Our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel or place of residence in Nairobi then embark on a scenic drive through the Rift Valley towards Lake Bogoria, Kenya’s premier game reserve. You will have your own private safari vehicle. Along the way, we will make a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint to admire the breathtaking views of the world’s largest valley. Afterward, we will continue our drive and arrive at Lake Bogoria around mid-morning for a spectacular view of the lake’s lesser flamingo. Later, stop for lunch at Lake Bogoria Resort before embarking on your afternoon game drive. After that, return to your lodge in time for dinner and an overnight stay.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Afternoon Game Drive.

Hotel Options in Lake Bogoria:

Lake Bogoria Spa & Resort Lake Bogoria Spa & Resort

Days 2: Drive to Lake Nakuru Game Park (Appx 2Hrs)

After breakfast, bid farewell to Lake Bogoria National Reserve and make your way to Lake Nakuru National Park, renowned for its incredible birdlife and rhino population. As you approach the park, the scenery transforms from arid landscapes to lush vegetation surrounding the lake. Arriving at your chosen lodge or camp, you’ll check-in and enjoy a satisfying lunch that rejuvenates you for the afternoon activities. The afternoon is dedicated to a game drive, where you’ll have the chance to witness the awe-inspiring sight of birdlife on the lake’s shores, as well as spot rhinos, giraffes, and other wildlife against the backdrop of the picturesque lake. As the sun sets, you’ll return to your accommodation for a wholesome dinner and a peaceful night’s rest.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Afternoon Game Drive.

Hotel Options in Lake Nakuru:

Days 3: Drive to Masai Mara (Appx 4 Hrs)

After savoring a leisurely breakfast in the morning, it will be time to check out from your lodge and embark on a captivating journey to Masai Mara. The drive to this renowned game reserve will last approximately four hours, offering glimpses of breathtaking landscapes along the way. Upon arrival, you will check in at your camp, immersing yourself in the wild beauty that awaits. Lunch will be served at the open restaurant, providing a remarkable vantage point overlooking the vast plains of the Masai Mara. You will have the opportunity to relish your meal while marveling at the scenic surroundings. Afterward, take some time to unwind and recharge. In the afternoon, around 4:00 pm, prepare for an exhilarating game drive, venturing into the enchanting realm of the Mara. Keep a keen eye out for lions, cheetahs as well as other fascinating wildlife encounters, such as leopards, hyenas, and hippos. Around 6:00 pm, return to your camp, where you can freshen up or choose to join one of the camp’s captivating bonfires or lounges. Engage in lively conversations and share safari stories with our hospitable hosts or experienced guides, immersing yourself in the magical atmosphere of the African wilderness. Indulge in a delectable dinner, savoring the flavors of the region. As the night unfolds, you can either choose to retire to your camp for restful sleep or continue to relish the camaraderie and ambiance of the camp’s inviting spaces.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Afternoon Game Drive.

Days 4: Full Day at Masai Mara

On the morning of your seventh day, your safari adventure continues with an exhilarating full-day game drive that promises to be a highlight of your journey. With your picnic lunch in tow, you’ll set out on your safari, ready to uncover the wonders that this iconic wilderness has to offer. Throughout the day, your expert guide will navigate the diverse landscapes of Masai Mara, guiding you in search of the renowned “Big Five” – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceroses. The Mara’s rich ecosystem also presents opportunities to spot other fascinating creatures, such as hippos lounging by the water’s edge and Nile crocodiles stealthily gliding through the river. As the sun climbs higher in the sky, you’ll find the perfect spot to enjoy your picnic lunch. Nestled under the shade of a Croton tree, you’ll have the chance to relax and dine while surrounded by the breathtaking panorama of the reserve. This serene moment allows you to absorb the natural beauty surrounding you, creating memories that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. Masai Mara’s allure extends beyond its resident wildlife. The reserve will captivate you with its diverse animal interactions and breathtaking vistas. It’s a realm where predators and prey engage in an ongoing battle for survival, creating a dynamic and captivating spectacle. As the day begins to wane, you’ll slowly return to your camp, your heart, and camera filled with the day’s awe-inspiring encounters.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Full Day Game Drive

Days 5: Full Day at Masai Mara National Reserve

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast that fuels you for a day filled with immersive cultural experiences. Venture to a local Maasai community, an iconic indigenous group in Kenya. As you enter the village guided by your expert, villagers clad in vibrant red Shuka attire will gather, initiating joyful songs and spirited jumps. Feel welcomed to join this celebration, where Maasai men leap energetically to attract women, complemented by the melodious voices of women. Following this exhilarating start, delve into personal interactions with the Maasai. Villagers will guide you to their Manyattas, inviting conversations and questions, fostering genuine cultural exchange. Translations by your guide bridge language barriers. You can even try spear throwing and long jumps, traditional warrior practices showcasing their skill. Step inside houses to witness daily life, though you may find them cozy yet dim. After the village tour, explore shops offering Maasai jewelry and handicrafts. Prices might start high, but view these purchases as contributions to the Maasai community, supporting their livelihood disrupted by national parks and reserve. You will head back to the camp for lunch and afternoon rest. Your afternoon safaris start after high tea and head out on a thrilling afternoon safari as you look for what you will not have seen the previous day as the day comes to an end you will proceed to your camp for African bush stories at our campfire.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Maasai Cultural Tour & Afternoon Game Drive.

Hotel Options at Masai Mara:

Zebra River Camp Zebra River Camp
Zebra Mara Plains Camp Zebra Mara Plains Camp

Days 6: Departure

Following your leisurely breakfast, it will be time to check out of your camp and journey back to Nairobi, a drive of approximately 5 to 6 hours. A farewell lunch at a local restaurant in Nairobi allows for a final taste of Kenyan cuisine and culture. Depending on your departure time, you might have the chance for some last-minute shopping or additional sightseeing. Finally, you’ll be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure, marking the end of an unforgettable Kenyan safari adventure.

Kwaheri (Goodbye)

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