This 5-days birdwatching safari is meant at giving you an experience for visiting different areas in Kenya where you will get the opportunity to interact with the birds in the wildlife. I hope you enjoy your trip with us to the end.
After breakfast, we drive the Great North Road to Lake Naivasha. Stop en-route at the observation spots of the Great Rift Valley for beautiful views arriving Lake Naivasha by mid-morning for bird walk before time for lunch at Lake Naivasha Resort. Lake Naivasha being close to Lake Nakuru and 65 kilometers from Nairobi, is freshwater Lake. It was proclaimed a bird refuge in 1967 and also supports pastoral industries of wine and flowers. During our full day field excursion to Lake Naivasha, we examine the birds of the region such as herons, fish eagles, ospreys, black crakes, and lily-trotters. Few lakes are as majestic as Naivasha, which is shadowed by Mt. Longonot. We also take an excursion to the Elsa mere Center. While watching "Born Free," relive Joy Adamson and Elsa's experience. Lake Naivasha being on the Rift floor is home to an astonishing variety of animals. Approximately 450 species have been documented here. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha Lodge.
Birders call Lake Nakuru Park the world's greatest ornithological spectacle. We depart Naivasha this morning. Arriving in Lake Nakuru in the morning for a wildlife drive and lunch at Lake Nakuru Resort, the park is known for its millions of pink flamingoes. Afternoon game drive and shore walk to see the park's many species, including the Black Rhino, White Rhino, and Rothschild Giraffe. Here we can see Lesser and Greater Flamingoes, African Fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chat, Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans, and other intra-African migrants. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Go across the Great Rift Valley, the longest rift in the Earth's crust, to the pristine Masai Mara Game Reserve right after breakfast. The Serengeti National Park in neighboring Tanzania contains the northern portion of the Great Plains habitat, which is commonly referred to as Masai Mara. It is home to many different species of animals, including the "big five" (lion, buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard, and elephant), as well as cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, and enormous herds of plains antelope. In the evenings, we shall retire to the comfort of our rooms at the luxurious Mara Sopa Lodge. A Masai term, sopa, means "welcome," and the lodge has taken to heart the custom of greeting visitors with that word. The Oloolaimutia Valley Lodge was designed to look like it was always a part of the surrounding hilly terrain. Your afternoon game drive in search of the big five will begin after lunch and some free time to unwind by the pool. The stunning Mara plains will be at their most photogenic as the sun sinks slowly toward the horizon. If you want to see the elusive leopard, now is the time to do it. Have supper and stay the night at Mara Sopa Lodge (BLD).
The wide grasslands of the Mara provide vital habitat for endangered species like the Corncrake and the Jackson's widowbird, both of which migrate through the area. More than 450 bird species, including 12 species of cisticola and birds of prey, have been reported in the Mara, with many of them only found in the scrub and woodlands surrounding the reserve. A great number of palaearctic migrants, such as Caspian plovers and white storks, spend the winter in the region. Rock Cisticola, Rufous Bellied Heron, Denham's Bustard, Black Coucal, Red Tailed chat, Pale Wren Warbler, Tabora Cisticola, Yellow Bellied Hyliota, Green-capped Eremomela, and Magpie Shrike are some of the other indigenous and exotic birds found in the Mara. Stay in the exclusive Sarova Mara Camp, where you'll be fed and housed for the duration of your trip.
After breakfast, you will go for a morning drive, and then start your journey back to Nairobi.