KENYA Birds & WILDLIFE PHOTO TOUR - 14 DAYS

• 14 days of watching birds & mammals through camera lens. 3 nights in Samburu National Reserve, 2 nights each in Amboseli & Lake Nakuru National Parks and 4 nights in Masai Mara National Reserve.
• Fits well for new to profession wildlife photographer as well as other family members who are not into photography.
• Amboseli National Park is a water birds, big mammals and landscape picturesque at the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast and pre-tour briefing leave for Samburu National Reserve.  Driving through the central highlands comprising of the small scale farms and large tracks of pineapple and coffee plantations arriving at our lodge for lunch.

Leopard

Leopard ©chege wa kariuki

Game drive in the afternoon till 1830hrs.

We’ll spend the next 3 nights here and the game drive should take us through the three famous national reserves namely Samburu, Buffalo Springs & Shaba (George and Joy Adamson did live here).

Samburu Game Lodge

Dinner & overnight at Samburu Game Lodge

Day 2 & 3: Samburu/Buffalo/Shaba National Reserves

Big Game here includes species well restricted to the arid conditions and some to the north of equators such as Gravy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe. Gerenuk among large herds of Elephants, Impalas, Bright’s and Eastern Thompson’s Gazelles, Desert Warthog, Beisa Oryx, Leopard, Lion among the smaller mammals such the Dwarf Mongoose, Striped Ground Squirrel and if you are patient enough a the Naked Mole Rat.

Vulturine Guineafowl

Vulturine Guineafowl, ©chege wa kariuki

The comical-looking Vulturine Guineafowl is a species we hope not to miss. 

Overnight at Samburu Game Lodge

Day 4: Samburu National Reserve – Mt Kenya National Park - Naro Moru

Retuculated Giraffe

Reticulated Giraffe, ©chege wa kariuki

After early morning breakfast, we drive through the reserve enroute via Mt Kenya National Park where we spend the afternoon trekking on the alpine vegetation. leaving for the nearby lodge on the slopes

Jackson's Francolin

Jackson’s Francolin, ©chege wa kariuki

Overnight at Naro Moru River Lodge

Day 5: Naro Moru–Lake Nakuru National Park

Lesser Flamingo

Lesser Flamingo, ©chege wa kariuki

After breakfast take a short bird walk on the lodge compound. This may as well be a morning with sunbirds, which may include Collared, Northern Double-collared, Variable, Bronze, Tacazze, Green-headed, Amerthyst & Scarlet-chested. Lunch along the way before entering the park.

The park host a great variety of mammals including the Lion, Leopard, Black & White Rhinos, large herds of Cape Buffalo, Common Waterbuck among other herbivores. The lodge where we stay is located in the hills.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park

White Rhino

White Rhino, ©chege wa kariuki

Spend the day birding and photographing in the park.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge

Day7: Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara National Reserve

Cape Teal, Amboseli National Park, ©chege wa kariuki

After breakfast, we will take an morning game drive and then leaving for Masai Mara National Reserve. Masai Mara National Reserve where we’ll spend our next 4 nights in the central part of the reserve and not far from the banks of the Mara River in a luxurious tented camp.

Overnight at Matira Bush Camp

Day 8, 9 & 10: Masai Mara National Reserve

From the camp, herds of large mammals may be well visible from the dining area.

Lion

Lion, ©chege wa kariuki

During the famous Wildebeest migration, the big herds fill the plains and you may frequently encounter large cats such as Lions, Hyenas, and Cheetah.

Overnight at Matira Bush Camp

Day 11: Masai Mara – Nairobi

We leave early with our picnic breakfast for a whole morning game drive before transferring to Nairobi

Banded Mongoose

Banded Mongoose, ©chege wa kariuki

Overnight at Ole Sereni Hotel

Day 12: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

Early morning transfer to Amboseli National Park, located on the leeward side of Africa’s highest mountain the Kilimanjaro on the Kenya/Tanzania border.

Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge

Day 13: Amboseli National Park

Hippos

Hippos, ©chege wa kariuki

Morning and afternoon game drive in the park. Though a relatively dry, dust and mainly open area, it collects lots of underground water from Mt. Kilimanjaro hence several springs of swampy habitats of papyrus that attracts huge concentration of wildlife especially African Elephants, Eastern White-bearded Wildebeests, Common Zebra, Common Warthogs, Masai Giraffe, Gerenuk, Impala, Lesser Kudu with a variety of waterfowls. There’s also the open acacia woodland and Commiphora bushland around the park.

Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Day 14: Amboseli National Park - Nairobi Flight

Eastern White-bearded Wildebeest

Eastern White-bearded Wildebeest ©chege wa kariuki

After an early morning breakfast  game drive and later transfer to Nairobi. Visit Giraffe Centre and a women-run Kazuri Beads Factory and tour the factory as they make beads. In the evening or depending on your international flight we visit Carnivore Restaurant for dinner and transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.

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HighLights

4 nights Samburu/Buffalo Springs  National Reserve

2 nights Ol Pejeta Conservancy

2 nights Lake Nakuru National Park

7 nights Masai Mara National Reserve

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Kenya Birding & Wildlife Photo Tour – 14 Days

Kenya Birding & Wildlife Photo Tour – 14 Days

The Cost is Inclusive of:

  • Transport with exclusive use of the safari van
  • Pick up and drop off on arrival and departure at the airport.
  • Accommodation on all lodges all the three meals a day
  • Services of a tour driver-guide. 
  • All parks, reserve, and conservation areas entry fees
  • Emergency evacuation cover (this excludes medical cover)
  • Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha
  • Checklist of the mammals of Kenya & other info
  • Unlimited supply of bottled mineral water on game drives 
  • Unlimited game drives per day whilst on safari

The Cost is Exclusive of:

  • Medical and travel insurance including luggage.
  • Beverages and items of personal nature such as telephone, laundry, gifts among others
  • Visa US$50
  • Balloon flight in Masai Mara National Reserve

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Birdwatching East Africa
Karibaribi Farm House, Mang’u Rd
P.O. Box 7968-01000, Thika, KENYA
+254 722 329 570.