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9 Days Bird Watching tour itinerary for kenya: View The Best Of Kenya's Wilderness

Nairobi, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park, Naivasha, Amboseli National Park, Hell's Gate National Park, Samburu

Bird Watching Tour
Luxury Tour
Wildlife Tour
View the best of Kenya

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Visit Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve,Lake Naivasha/Hell's gate National Park and Amboseli National Park. Samburu is known for the special five, Nakuru for birding and rhinos, Mara for migration and best wildlife viewing all year, Hell's Gate for scenic views and biking among other activities, and Amboseli for Elephants and views of Mt Kilimanjaro. 

DAY 01

Nairobi- Samburu

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  • Early pickup from hotel or airport and drive to Samburu National Reserve.

  • Arrive at the camp or lodge in time for lunch and relax in your room.

  • Head out for a late afternoon game drive in Samburu National Reserve. The guide will concentrate on famous routes where wildlife can be spotted with ease.

  • Be on the lookout for elephants, zebras, reticulated giraffes and many other animals found here.

  • Return to the camp or lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at lodge.

DAY 02

Samburu Full Day

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  • Explore the rugged terrains of Samburu in morning.

  • Visit Samburu villages to learn about the preserved Samburu culture (Optional).  

  • Head out for afternoon game drives or even full day game drives if you wish to.

  • Look out for creatures like the nile crocodile, long necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa oryx and even the elusive Kenyan Leopard. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at lodge.

DAY 03

Samburu to Lake Nakuru National Park

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  • Early  morning breakfast at 7:30 am and depart for a morning game drive in the reserve as we exit. 

  • Drive a southerly direction to the equator with a brief stop; here the locals do a water demonstration to qualify the position of the equator. 

  • After the brief stop drive to the Thompson falls for a photo-stop, then down the rift valley. As you ascend the eastern wall of the rift Valley, lush coffee and tea plantations reveal themselves and your driver guides will give you a brief talk about coffee farming in Kenya.

  • After checking in at your hotel, settle down for lunch and relax all day. 

  • Dinner and overnight stay at your camp or lodge.

DAY 04

Lake Nakuru Masai Mara

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  • Full buffet breakfast and enjoy a morning game drive at Lake Nakuru the home of the white rhino and flamingo. 

  • Thereafter, drive via Narok town to Maasai Mara National reserve, the land of the Maasai tribe. The proud young Maasai warrior-nomads with their plaited hair, red cloaks, and spears, challenge your curiosity.  The 700-square-mile Game Reserve is the Africa of your dreams, complete with wild animals grazing amid the superb rolling landscape of gentle hills and acacia woodlands.

  • Check in to your camp/lodge and have Lunch in the lodge.

  • Move out for our first game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Lion and cheetah are easily spotted here together with a host of other wild animals. A bit of luck is required to sight the elusive leopard and Rhino. We may probably sight them on the second day. 

  • Return to the lodge/camp before dark for dinner and overnight stay. 

DAY 05

Masai Mara Full Day

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  • After breakfast, spend the whole day exploring the vast open grassland savannas of Masai Mara. Note the park’s abundant vegetation and regular rainfall support a huge population of herbivores, in turn attracting many predators.

  • Marvel at the yearly wildebeest migration coming through the park.

  • Witness the big cat family stalk their prey before lunging into a pursuit.

  • Take lunch in a scenic part of the park before proceeding with game drive. 

  • Return for dinner and overnight stay at the camp or lodge.

DAY 06

Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha

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  • On this day, you can do a hot air balloon safari (optional) or have an early morning game drive. 

  • Come back to the camp for breakfast, check out and leave for Naivasha. 

  • Arrive in the afternoon at the camp or lodge. 

  • Have lunch and relax by your room, take a walk along the lake shores or even opt for a boat ride in the Lake Naivasha

  • Overnight and dinner at the camp or lodge.

DAY 07

Hell's gate National Park

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  • After breakfast proceed on a game drive in Hells gate National Park, known for its beautiful rocks and the only park that you can cycle around. 

  • After lunch, drive to Amboseli national park, arriving in the evening. 

  • Dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 08

Amboseli national park

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  • Enjoy unlimited game drives at Amboseli National park, returning for lunch at the lodge.

  • Proceed with game drive in the afternoon or opt for a visit to the Masai Village. 

  • Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

  • This park which contains swamp grounds in which elephants and hippos bathe. A variety of plains game, antelopes and birds can also be seen, and Mt. Kilimanjaro's peak too, if weather conditions permit.

  • Have Picnic lunch on this day at the observation hill 

  • Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 09

From amboseli to nairobi

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    Head for a Pre-breakfast game drive to catch stunning views of Mt Kilimanjaro and sunrise in the park.

  • Return to the lodge for breakfast and leave for Nairobi with a brief game en route. Lunch will be en route or upon arrival at Nairobi.

  • Arrive in Nairobi and be dropped at the airport, hotel or residence. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast and lunch

  • 2049 USD Per Adult (* Based on per person sharing for two on budget accommodation option)
  • Transport throughout the safari on a 4x4 safari van.

  • Airport and hotel transfers.

  • Accommodation during the safari.

  • Meals as stipulated in the itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari.

  • Services of an English speaking guide.

  • Activities like cycling rock climbing or walks and hikes in the gorges at Hellsgate National Park.

  • Nairobi accommodation prior to beginning of safari (Can be planned on request). 

  • Items of personal nature.

  • Travel insurances.

  • Medical covers.

  • Guide tips.

  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks.

  • Extra accomodation after the safari is over (Can be planned upon request).

  • Optional visit to the cultural Masai/Samburu villages in either Amboseli or Masai Mara or Samburu.

  • Prices quoted are for a private safari.

  • Safari can depart any day as long as we have a booking of two and above.

  • If you are a solo traveler we can customize this package for you but note the price will be higher.

  • The quote is for budget option:

    • Samburu - Umoja Tented Camps or similar

    • Nakuru  - Lake Kivu Resort or similar

    • Masai Mara - Miti Mingi Eco Camp or similar

    • Lake Naivasha - Sweet Lake or similar

    • Amboseli - Kimana Tented Camp or similar

  • Feel free to request a quote for mid range option and luxury option for the same.

  • This tour uses a 4x4 safari van with popup roof ideal for safaris and game viewing throughout.

  • This tour can also be customized to fit your personal needs.

Nairobi, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park, Naivasha, Amboseli National Park, Hell's Gate National Park, Samburu

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