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14 DAYS :: BIRD WATCHING SAFARIS

ITINERARY AT GLANCE
Day 01 Nairobi                                    Day 08 Lake Baringo
Day 02 Aberdares                               Day 09 Lake Baringo
Day 03 Samburu                                 Day 10 Lake Naivasha
Day 04 Samburu                                 Day 11 Lake Naivasha
Day 05 Sweetwaters                           Day 12 Masai Mara
Day 06 Lake Nakuru                           Day 13 Masai Mara
Day 07 Lake Nakuru                           Day 14 Departure

FULL ITINERARY

nairobiDay 01: NAIROBI
Met upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with our unique & special welcome (cold towels, champagne and presentation of authentic safari hat to every guest).
Transfer to your city hotel for the overnight. You will have the morning to relax and in the afternoon an opportunity to visit The National Museum often touted as the birthplace of humanity and a great place to start exploring the Kenyans' cultural riches. Tonight you will dine at the famous Carnivore Restaurant enjoying a wide variety of barbequed meats carved at your table. Meals: H/B

Accommodation Options:

  • The Stanley Hotel
  • Grand Regency Hotel

Day 02
After breakfast depart through a very scenic route towards Mt Kenya stopping enroute at the magnificent Thompson’s Falls. Arrive at Aberdare Country Club/Outspan hotel for lunch. Afternoon transfer to The Ark/treetops perched 7000ft high in the Aberdare Mountains. Settle in and enjoy views of snow-covered Mt. Kenya as you await the procession of wild animals that come to the floodlit waterhole. After dinner relax in the lounge by the fireplace or enjoy the game-viewing. Meals: F/B

NB/A warm jacket/sweater is highly recommended.

Accommodation Options:

    • Mountain Lodge
    • The Ark
    • Treetops

Day 03
Drive North past Mt Kenya to Shaba Game Reserve. Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some the best and most colourful game viewing in the country. Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge located at the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River. Later in the afternoon proceed for  an exciting game-viewing in search of game found only north of the equator that include the long necked gerenuk, grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa Oryx and the Somali ostrich. Meals: F/B

Accommodation Options:

  • Sarova Shaba Lodge
  • Samburu Lodge
  • Samburu Serena Lodge
  • Samburu Sopa Lodge

Day 04
After an early breakfast cross over to the nearby Samburu and Buffalo Springs Game Reserve for a full morning's exciting game-viewing drive in search of the 'big five', other wildlife and a large number of bird species. The Ewaso Nyiro River dotted with doum palms meanders through the reserve giving it an oasis setting. You may opt to visit the Samburu villages to experience their way of life. Pass by a local school where we will mingle with the children and offer gifts of pens, clothes and other items that is well received and appreciated. The children may even sing for us! Return to the lodge for lunch. Enjoy afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation Options:

  • Sarova Shaba Lodge
  • Samburu Lodge
  • Samburu Serena Lodge
  • Samburu Sopa Lodge

Day 05 SAMBURU/ MT KENYA REGION
After breakfast embark on a scenic drive to Nanyuki and Sweetwater’s Tented Camp, set in a 24,000-acre game reserve at the foot of Mount Kenya. Glimpse some of the abundant game in this privately owned reserve on this afternoon's safari drive. Dinner and overnight at the Camp

Accommodation Options:

  • Sweetwater’s Tented Camp
  • Mt Kenya Safari Club

Day 06:  MT KENYA REGION/LAKE NAKURU
Afterwards proceed with your journey to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous as the home of thousands of lesser and greater flamingo. This park also provides sanctuary of Rothschild giraffe, black and white rhino and the elusive leopard.
Arrive at the lodge for lunch thereafter, an afternoon game drive to see millions of flamingos and a host of other bird life. Return for dinner.

Accommodation Options:

  • Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
  • Flamingo Hill Tented Camp


Day 07: LAKE NAKURU
After breakfast drive to the far end of Lake Nakuru National Park for an uninterrupted birding in this fascinating eco-system, renowned for its birdlife and as one of Kenya’s most successful Rhino Sanctuaries.
All meals and overnight at the lodge/camp

Day 08

We leave after an early breakfast for a drive through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Baringo. The walks here take you through amazing volcanic landscapes and a rich habitat full of birdlife. Arrive in time for lunch at Lake Bogoria Club followed a visit to the hot springs and some bird watching. Later proceed to Lake Baringo Country club for dinner and overnight


Day 09

Optional boat ride to spend the day viewing the bird species and other wildlife which frequents the alkaline lake. Its main attraction is the fabulous bird life which abounds here and attracts enthusiasts from all over the world. The demand is such that the lodge, Lake Baringo Club, has a resident ornithologist who conducts bird walks and evening slide shows. All meals and overnight at Lake Baringo Club

Day 10
After breakfast depart for Lake Naivasha with our first stop at the View Point to admire the breath-taking beauty of the Great Rift Valley. Continue to arrive at Naivasha Sopa for lunch. After lunch we'll proceed on a boat ride on the lake and disembark on Crescent Island – a private sanctuary, for a walk-about amongst Zebra, Wildebeest, Gazelle, Vervet Monkey, Genet and Giraffe. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Meals: F/B


Accommodation Options:

  • Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
  • Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

Day 11 LAKE NAIVASHA
Full day at the lake side with bird viewing

Day 12: LAKE NAIVASHA/ MASAI MARA

Have breakfast and depart via Narok to Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It’s perhaps the only region left in Kenya where you may see animals in the same super abundance as existed a century ago. Mara is home to the awesome black-manned lion, the elusive leopard, stately giraffes, vast bulk of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game.
Arrive at the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon proceed for an exciting game viewing in this vast and expansive reserve teeming with game. Return to the lodge for dinner.
Accommodation Options:

  • Keekorok Lodge
  • Mara Simba Lodge
  • Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Mara Serena Lodge
  • Sarova Mara Camp


DAY 13 MASAI MARA
Full day at the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives in search of the ‘big five’. Masai Mara is at the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains and one of the richest wildlife game reserves. Its home to the awesome black –manned lion, the elusive leopard, stately giraffe, vast bulk of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game, thereafter return at the lodge for dinner.

Optional Activity:
Balloon safari over Mara plains ending with a champagne breakfast, or visit the traditional Masai Manyatta ( off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community
Interact with these nomadic people who still live as they did for centuries and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions.
Accommodation Options:

  • Keekorok Lodge
  • Mara Simba Lodge
  • Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Mara Serena
  • Sarova Mara Camp

Day 14 MASAI MARA/ NAIROBI
After breakfast depart to Nairobi, arrive for a day room and later transfer to the airport for the onward flight back home.

End of Safari

 

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