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Do you love birds? Then this short safari through Kenya is perfect. You will visit very distinctive Kenyan lakes, home to hundreds of bird species. But you will also have the opportinity to spot other African animals, like giraffe, rhino and other mammals.
Under the guidance of your own private guide / driver you continue to enjoy endless game drives exploring the national parks, looking for birds and other animals. In consultation with the guide you determine what time you want to start the day and what time you like to return to the lodge.
Comfort and service in the wild
African Travels takes the view that your accommodations are just as important as the safari itself. That is why we make sure that the accommodation we book for you is of excellent standard. Virtually all accommodations are built according to the same principle, in a central location, with a partly open restaurant surrounded by a varying number of guest rooms sleeping two or more people. Each room has its own bathroom facilities. What they all share in common is the incomparable, unique safari atmosphere. The rooms are decorated with natural materials and colours, with romantic mosquito nets draped over large beds with soft and comfortable duvets and lovely crisp linens. Imagine watching the sun set over the breathtaking landscape, or chatting by the fire al fresco, under the stars. These memories will last you a lifetime. At night, you will sleep like a baby, and if you don’t, you can listen to the orchestra of the wilderness. Can you hear the elephants, the lions or the hyenas? Dinner and breakfast offer a wide choice of African and western dishes, usually served as a buffet. More and more accommodations feature swimming pools.
We contribute as standard to the Seedball project in Kenya. As a traveler you may scatter native seeds during your journey to promote reforestation.
Optional beach extension
Kenya has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. White sandy beach, clear blue sea. On request we add a beach service in a small-scale resort, boutique hotel, budget hostel or private villa. Ask us about the possibilities!
Extra excursions such as a hot air balloon safari, a visit to Sheldricks Elephant orphanage, bicycle tours, volunteer work, cooking class, etc. can be added to the travel program on request!
Nairobi – Nairobi
Early morning on day 1 of itinerary
Pick up from your city hotel and drive through Limuru tea farms, descending to the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a brief stop at the viewpoint. Mt. Longonot (which is of volcanic origin) and Lake Naivasha can be seen from far. En-route to Lake Baringo. This is one of the fresh waters lakes in the rift valley and a bird watchers paradise –it has over 460 recorded bird species and a number of hippos. A resident ornithologist leads walks before breakfast and in the evenings. Dinner and overnight at Tumbili Cliff. Meal plan Full board
After breakfast, have a 1-hour bird watching trip by boat to the island to view more birds and hippos. On the Island you can organize short excursions at an extra cost to see the Njemp village (local tribe) and dancing, or a local snake farm. After proceed to the nearby Lake Bogoria 1 hour away. Lake Bogoria is a shallow soda lake hosting thousands of pink flamingos, a large number of other birds and the lesser kudu. Scalding hot springs and geysers at the southern end of the lake spurt and steam their alkaline waters. The flamingos feeding in the bluish water presents a rare scenic beauty. Dinner and overnight at Tumbili Cliff. Meal plan FB.
After breakfast, drive to Kakamega national reserve the country’s only tropical rain forest which formed part of the dense rain forest that stretched from West Africa, across central Africa and in to the highland areas East and West of the great rift valley. The forest is world renowned as home to several hundred species of birds including rare snake eating birds, insects, monkey and other mammals as well as countless exotic tree species. Dinner and overnight at lodge/campsite. Rondo Retreat Club/similar. Meal plan FB.
After breakfast, spend a full day in the Kakamega national reserve with bird walks accompanied by game wardens and our driver/guides. Dinner and overnight at a lodge/campsite.Rondo Retreat/ similar. Meal plan FB.
Drive to Lake Nakuru national park after an early breakfast arriving at the Lake Nakuru lodge in time for lunch. The park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and a great flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 birds species can be seen like, white pelicans and the marabou stork, all water birds that breed in the lakes alkaline waters. You may also spot white rhino, rare Rothschild giraffe, and other plain game. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge/similar. Meal plan FB.
A pre breakfast bird spotting drive in the park and around the lake before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Drive to hells gate national park with brief stop at the Lake Elementaita viewpoint. The park is famous for its natural steaming geysers and a haven for birdwatchers. The walking/ hiking in the park gives one a sense of freedom, open vultures, verreaus, eagles, augur buzzards and thousands of swifts. Over 120 species have been recorded here. Lunch at Lake Naivasha country club and the afternoon is spent at leisure either to explore the rich, bird filled gardens or an optional boat ride to crescent Island (at an extra cost). Dinner and overnight at lodge/campsite.Lake Naivasha County Club/similar. Meal plan FB.
After a leisurely breakfast drive back to Nairobi and drop off at your hotel or drop off at JKI Airport for your out bound flight marking the end of your itinerary.