Kenya has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa with around 1090 bird species recorded. At least eight of these are national endemics. Around 170 species of Kenya's birds species are Palearctic migrants (11 species of them with a local breeding population too), mainly from eastern Europe, Russia, the middle East and Siberia. Another 60 species migrate regularly within the Afrotropics or from Madagascar. Some 335 species are found in forest; 230 species are entirely forest dependent.

Tour Program

Day 1. Nairobi - Lake Naivasha

Distance: 85km (1 hr 15 min.). An early drive to Nairobi National Park for an introductory birding session before drive via the Great Rift Valley escarpment with breathtaking views of the world's greatest land rift to papyrus fringed Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha has a bird list of over 350 species - eg Fish Eagles, Pied Kingfishers, Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Black Herons, Grey-backed fiscal, Yellow-Collared Lovebird among other notable species. Sunset boat ride to see the hippos. Overnight accommodation at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, L,D

Day 2. Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru

Depart to Nakuru for lunch and afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru for flamingoes as well as the rare white rhino. The park is world?s famous ornithological paradise with over 450 species of birdlife - flamingoes, pelicans, . Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, B,L,D.

Day 3. Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

Distance: 300 km. (5 hr.). Morning drive West past extinct Mt Longonot into Masai Mara Game Reserve with it high concentration of wildlife and outstanding scenic views. Afternoon game viewing drive. T he birdlist totals over 450 species and includes - Egyptian vulture, Hooded vulture, Griffon vulture, Nubian vulture, White-backed and White-headed vulture, Ostrich, Cardinal Quelea, Woodpeckers (Golden-tailed, Little Spotted and Fine-banded), among other hundreds of species. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara Tented Camp, B,L,D.

Day 4. Masai Mara Game Reserve

Full day of wildldife and bird watching in this typical savannah country a well-known site for various wildlife movies. Full board accommodation at the lodge, B L,D.

Day 5. Masai Mara - Nairobi

After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi, B

Pied Kingfisher, Lake Naivasha
Grey Backed Fiscal, Lake Naivasha
Boat Ride, Lake Naivasha
Nubian Vultures, Naboisho Conservancy, Masai Mara

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