8 Day Birdwatching Tour in Kenya

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This tour is focused on providing you with an experience that you will remember for years to come. You will have unique and different encounters that will remain in your memory, filling it with beautiful sights such as the stunning lakeside and numerous birds. Enjoy nature and create unforgettable memories with Rosolo Safaris!

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Day 1
Arrival at Nairobi

Welcome to Kenya! Upon your arrival, you will be met by a tour representative in Nairobi. The representative will transfer you to your hotel and brief you on your tour. Depending on arrival time, you will have a city tour.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 2

Depart for Lake Baringo

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven through Limuru tea farms, descending to the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a brief stop at the viewpoint. Mt. Longonot and Lake Naivasha can be seen from afar en route to Lake Baringo. This is one of the two freshwater lakes in the Rift Valley and a bird watcher's' paradise. It has over 460 recorded bird species and a number of hippos.

Arrive in time for check-in and lunch. Afterward, have a short walk to see the birds. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3
Explore Lake Baringo

After breakfast, you will take 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 dance, or a local snake farm. Proceed to Lake Bogoria which is a shallow soda lake hosting thousands of pink flamingos. A large number of other birds and the lesser kudu are more frequent here. Scalding hot springs and geysers at the southern end of the lake spurt and steam their alkaline waters. The bubbling of hot springs, hundreds of singing weaver birds, and a million flamingos feeding in the bluish water present a rare scenic beauty.

Return for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4

Depart for Kakamega Forest

After a wholesome breakfast, you will embark on your journey to Kakamega National Reserve. This is the country’s only tropical rainforest and forms part of the dense rainforest that stretched from west Africa, across central Africa, and into 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, monkeys, and other mammals as well as countless exotic tree species.

Arrive in time for check–in and lunch. Later on, head for a short walk for bird viewing. Return for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5
Explore Kakamega Forest

After a fulfilling breakfast, spend a full day in Kakamega National Reserve with bird walks accompanied by game wardens and your driver/guide. Flora found in the park include some of Africa's greatest hard and soft woods: Elgon teak, red and white stinkwood, and several varieties of croton and Aniageria altisima. 

There are 380 recorded species of plants. This includes 60 species of ferns, 150 species of trees and shrubs, and 170 species of flowering plants including 60 species of orchids with 9 species found only in this forest.

The forest is also famous for its birds. 367 bird species have been recorded in the forest such as the west African Great blue turaco and black-and-white-casqued hornbill. At least 9 birds are not found anywhere else.

Mammals that were seen in the park include bush pig, duikers, bushbuck, African clawless otter, mongoose, giant African water shrew, squirrels, tree pangolin, porcupine, bats, and a variety of primates including the blue monkey, redtail monkey, De Brazza's monkey, baboon, potto and the occasional vervet monkey.

Return for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6

Depart for Lake Nakuru

After a hearty breakfast, commence your journey to Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is home to stunning flocks of lesser and greater flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world-renowned and over 400 bird species can be seen like white pelicans, the marabou stork, and all water birds that breed in the lake’s alkaline waters. You may also spot white rhinos, rare Rothschild giraffes, and other plain games.

Arrive in time for check–in and lunch. Afterward, enjoy bird viewing at the lake. Return for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7
Depart for Naivasha

A pre-breakfast bird spotting drive in the park and around the lake before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Check out and depart for Lake Naivasha. Drive to Hells Gate National Park with a brief stop at the Lake Elementaita viewpoint. The park is famous for its natural steaming geysers and is a haven for birdwatchers. 

Walking in the park gives one a sense of freedom, open space, and a clear view of wildlife. The cliffs are breeding grounds for vultures, Verreaux eagles, augur buzzards, and thousands of swifts. Over 120 species have been recorded here.

Arrive in time for check-in and lunch. In the afternoon you can spend it at leisure either to explore the rich, bird-filled gardens or an optional boat ride to Crescent Island. Return for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8

Depart for Nairobi

After a leisurely breakfast drive back to Nairobi and drop off at your hotel or drop off at JKIA Airport to catch your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Number of People

  • Rates of a Solo Traveler
  • Rates Based on 2 Pax
  • Rates Based on 4 Pax
  • Rates Based on 6 Pax

High Season - July to Sep

$ 3100

/ Per Person
  • USD 5540 Per Person
  • USD 3840 Per Person
  • USD 3260 Per Person
  • USD 3100 Per Person

Shoulder Season - Oct to Mar 25

$ 3030

/ Per Person
  • USD 5460 Per Person
  • USD 3770 Per Person
  • USD 3200 Per Person
  • USD 3030 Per Person

What is Included:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • Full Board Meal Plan
  • Transport in a Safari Land Cruiser 
  • Services of a Professional Tour Guide
  • Park Entry Fees
  • Game Drives at the Park
  • AMREF Air Evacuation Covert
  • Bottled Water
  • Airport Pick Up and Drop Off

What is Not Included:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra Activities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned above