DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Nairobi
DEPARTURE TIME 8:00 AM
INCLUDED
Transport to and fro Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

 

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Day 1:

Nairobi To Nanyuki

From the airport we drive to a lodge/ camp in Mt. Kenya forest, around a 4-hour drive in time for lunch. This afternoon we walk to Mau Mau caves in Mount Kenya Forest Reserve.

These caves used to be the hideout by local freedom fighters that fought for independence in the colonial period. This is a pleasant walk through the tall towering trees. The forest

reserve is home to a wealth of birdlife, game and plants, with at least 11 unique species on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya. The most common bird species we will be looking for in

this area are; Lesser Kestrel, Jackson’s Widowbird, Abbots Starling, Jackson’s Francolin, Hunter’s Cisticola, the Crowned Eagle, African Grass Owl and Cape Eagle Owl. However, you

will be able to find many birds on our way back as it is at this time that they are returning back to their nests. Available also are different cartloads of monkeys.

Lunch / Dinner / Breakfast

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Day 2

.Nanyuki To the Ark Lodge

You will have an early guided birding tour in the forest and return back to the lodge for a late breakfast. After breakfast, we drive to Ol-Pejeta wildlife conservancy for a game

drive…. And later start our journey to the birds rich Aberdare ranges but with a night at the Ark Lodge. You will be able to see some wildlife whilst in the Ark at the water hole

beneath the Lodge.

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Day 3:

Aberdare National Park to Lake Ol Bolossat

Early breakfast and leave to the Aberdare national park for a full day birding tour. There are least 200 bird species in this park, including African Green Ibis, African Cuckoo Hawk,

Cape Eagle Owl, Mountain Buzzard and Hartlaub’s Turaco. Also we will be on the look-out for the rare species like the Scarlet tufted Sunbird, long tailed Widowbird, African grass

owl and the Aberdare Cisticola mostly found in the moorlands. We will the drive to a lodge on the shores of Lake Ol Bolossat (about for an evening bird watching but with a stopover

at the magnificent Thomson falls. The lake and its environs is home to many water bird species.

Dinner / Breakfast

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Day 4:

Lake Ol Bolossat To Lake Naivasha
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Early morning bird watching and return back to our lodge for breakfast. We then start our 100.90 Kms journey to Lake Naivasha. Our journey will take two and half hours. We

arrive to our lodge/camp for a late lunch. After lunch we will embark for a late evening birding tour in the Lake and its environs. Popular species we are going to be looking for in

this area are; African Fish Eagles, many Goliath Heron, Jacanas, Pied and Malachite Kingfisher, Red-knobbed coot, Spoonbills, Little Grebe, rare Maccoa Duck, African Darters and

Saddle Billed Stork. You will also have time to do a nature walk, fishing or a boating in the lake if you wish to.

Lunch / Dinner / Breakfast.

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Day 5 & 6:

Lake Naivasha To Lake Nakuru
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After breakfast, you will be driven to Lake Nakuru National park, 73.30 kms. This journey will take roughly one hour forty four minutes. The lake is a home to the Greater and Lesser

Flamingo and many other species like great White Pelican and Black necked and Little Grebe, the rare Martial Eagle, Lesser Kestrel and Madagascar Squacco Heron among others.

You will also do an evening game drive in the park where you will get a chance to see giraffe, hippo, buffalo, zebra, hyenas, lions, leopards among others. The following day you will

visit Lake Elementaita which is home to bird species like, Greater Flamingo, Jackson’s Widowbird, grey crested helmet Shrike and eagles among others. In the afternoon, you will

have a tour of the beautiful Nakuru town before returning back to our lodge/camp for an early dinner and relax in preparation for the long day to Amboseli National Park the

following morning.

Dinner / Breakfast

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Day 7:

Lake Nakuru To Amboseli National Park
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After breakfast, we start our long journey to Amboseli via Nairobi. Today we will carry a picnic lunch box which we will eat on our way. This is a 391 kms journey and will take you

about six hours to get there. You have an option of either using our vehicle or a SGR Train from Naivasha to Nairobi and then to email station which give you a chance to explore

Nairobi National Park whilst seated in the train. For those using the train, you will be picked by our vehicles at email station. You will arrive late afternoon in Amboseli for an

evening game drive and a bird watching tour. Amboseli is home to over 400 hundred bird species like, Lesser Flamingo, many ducks, darters and herons among others. From the

park you will also be able to Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. A lot of wildlife is freely seen in Amboseli and you will enjoy a very fruitful game drive.

Dinner / Breakfast

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Day 8:

Amboseli National Park.
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You will have a morning game drive and return back to our lodge/camp for lunch. After lunch we will embark on birding tour in the park till evening hours. We will also visit Lake

Amboseli.

Dinner / Breakfast

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Day 9 & 10:

Amboseli To Tsavo East & Tsavo West National Park
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Tsavo is home to large mammals and vast herds of dust with elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, hippos, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser kudu, gerenuk and much more. There are

more than 500 bird species of birds in this park including but not limited to Black-headed lapwing, Eastern chanting goshawk, Red-winged lark, Rosy-patched bush shrike and

Vulturine guinea fowl among many.

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Day 11 &12:

Tsavo Park to Arabuko Sokoke Forest
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After breakfast, you will start your journey to Arabuko Sokoke Forest which is a great place for birding tours. The Forest is an area of high endemism, containing endemic mammals,

birds and plants. It contains three forest types, mixed forest, Brachystegia and Cynometra, each of which protects different communities of plants and animals. It protects many

endemic and near endemic species. The Clarke’s weaver is completely endemic to the forest, while the eponymous Sokoke scops owl, Sokoke pipit, and the Amani sunbird and

spotted ground thrush are found only here and in a forest fragment in Tanzania. The park adjoins Mida Creek, a mangrove forest that is an important shorebird wintering ground,

protecting species such as the Terek sandpiper and the crab plover. The endearing golden-rumped elephant shrew, an endemic elephant shrew the size of a rabbit, is the most

noticeable of the park’s endemic mammals; the Sokoke bushy-tailed mongoose and Aders’s duiker (found only here and in Zanzibar) are more elusive. The forest also has savannah

elephants, African civets, as well as sokokes, baboons and vervet monkeys. The decorative colors of the flying butterflies will melt your heart as they fly around you. You will never

regret spending the days in this coastal forest.

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Day 13:

Arabuko Sokoke to Shimba Hill National Reserve
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Early morning game drive and a birding tour before we return back to our lodge/camp to start our journey to the shimba hills national reserve with a picnic lunch box. As a small

national reserve in the coastal part of Kenya, Simba hills reserve serves as a coastal rain forest, woodland and grassland rsererve that is a home to many elephaants, different

species of birds and Kenya only Sable antelope. You will spend a full day here birding and viewing the wildlife before retiring back to our lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.

Dinner / Breakfast

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Day 14:

Shimba Hill National Reserve to Diani Beach
.

After breakfast you will be driven on a tour to Mombasa town which is Kenya coastal town and a gate way to other countries via water transport through the Indian Ocean. You will

then be driven to a hotel in the Diani beach. Today you will have a full day to explore the beach, sun bath, swim and enjoy yourself after a fruitful bird watching safari. There will be

a celebration dinner in the evening and a recap of all our birding safari achievements.

Dinner / Breakfast

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Day 15:

 Diani Beach to Nairobi JKIA Airport

We will start our journey back to Nairobi after breakfast. Today we will carry a picnic lunch box which we will eat on our way. We will have a stop-over along the way to buy some

artifacts before being bid farewell by our crew