| BIRD WATCHING:
DAYS BIRD WILDERNESS SAFARI
DAY 1: (NAIROBI-MT. KENYA)
Departure from Nairobi at 9.00 am for Mount Kenya National Park
arriving in time for lunch at Mountain Lodge. Afternoon birding
along the nearby-forested trails, or waiting for glimpses of the
shy montane wildlife as they comes down to the nearby waterhole/saltlick.
We hope to see Olive & Bronze-napped Pigeons, Silvery-cheeked
Hornbills, Ruppell's Robin Chat, White-starred Forest Robin, Mountain
Greenbul, Stuhlman's Starling and maybe Verreaux Eagle Owl. Dinner
and Overnight stay will be at Mountain Lodge.
DAY 2: (MT. KENYA)
An early breakfast is followed by a short morning drive up Mt Kenya's
lower slopes, through the numerous vegetation zones and onto the
10,000 ft Afro-alpine moorland. Then return in the afternoon for
a bird walk along the riverine forests where we expect to see species
like Black Duck, Hartlaub's Turaco, Crowned Hornbill, African Paradise
Flycatcher and up to eight species of sunbird our Dinner and Overnight
stay will be at Naro Moru Lodge.
DAYS 3 & 4: (MT. KENYA-LAKE NAKURU)
Early morning departure and drive across The Great Rift Valley wall
and onto the Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for lunch.
Here we enjoy outstanding game drives & bird walks all making
this a truly memorable locality. Famous for Flamingos, Pelicans
and water birds but equally rich in Narina's Trogon, Arrow-Marked
Babbler and Red-Headed Weaver, Hilderbrandt's Francolin, Montane
and Dusky Nightjars and many more. We’ll spend our next two
overnights at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
DAYS 5 & 6: (LAKE NAKURU-LAKE BARINGO)
After a short drive north, past Lake Bogoria and onto Lake Baringo.
Afternoon boat excursion to view Hippo, Crocodiles and water birds
at close range. Dark Chanting Goshawk, Silver bird, Cliff Chats,
Jackson's & Yellow-Billed Hornbills, Brown-tailed Rock Chat,
Bristle-Crowned Starlings, Verreaux Eagle & Spotted Eagle Owl.
We’ll spend our next two overnights at Lake Baringo Country
DAYS 7 & 8: (LAKE BARINGO-KAKAMEGA)
Take a full day drive over the Tugen Hills, through the Kerio Valley
and Sirikwa plateau and finally onto Kakamega Forest. Kakamega is
the eastern most remnants of the great West African rain forests
that once stretched the width of Africa, its flora, fauna &
avifauna is fascinating. Specialties include Great Blue Turaco,
Emerald Cuckoo, Blue-headed Bee-Eater, Black & White Casqued
Hornbill, Black-billed and Violet’s Black Weavers. We’ll
spend our next two overnights at Kakamega Golf Hotel.
DAYS 9-12: (KAKAMEGA VIA LAKE VICTORIA TO MASAI MARA)
After an early breakfast take a journey heading south past Lake
Victoria, and onto the Maasai Mara, East Africa's finest wildlife
sanctuary. All the big game “Big Five”, Black Rhino,
Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hartebeest,
Topi, Eland, Thompson and Grant's Gazelles, and many more are all
well represented alongside local specialties such as Open-billed
Storks, Temmick's Courser, Yellow-throated Sand grouse and Denham's
Bustard. We’ll spend our next four nights at Mara Springs
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13: (MASAI MARA-NAIROBI)
After an early morning game we drive back to Nairobi, arriving mid-afternoon
for a Complimentary lunch at Carnivore Restaurant, one of Africa's
most famous restaurants for Mouth watering barbecue. Later in the
afternoon you will be transferred to the hotel of your choice or
transfer to the airport for your onward flight to home.
After Breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel by a Tourist
Shuttle Bus which will transfer you to Tanzania. After finishing
with the immigration procedures you will cross into Tanzania arriving
in Arusha for lunch at the Impala Hotel. After lunch and refreshments
you will drive to Tarangire National Park for overnight at the Tarangire
Tented Safari Lodge. Situated 114km from Arusha, Tarangire National
Park boasts magnificent herds of wildlife. The park gets its name
from the river those threads its way through the length of the reserve.
It is famous for its dense wildlife population. Thousands of animals
- wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, and fringe-eared Oryx - migrate from
the dry Masai Mara steppe to the Tarangire River looking for water.
Lion and other predators follow the herds. Tarangire Safari Lodge
is located on a ridge with one of Tanzania's most spectacular panoramic
views. The Lodge has 35 tents and bungalows with beds, electricity
and en suite toilet and solar heated shower. Dinner and Overnight
stay will be at Tarangire Tented Safari Lodge.
.DAY 15: (TARANGIRE)
After breakfast you will head out for birding and wildlife viewing
in Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is the home of Tanzania's
oldest Elephants and bird life is Prolific too. The endemic Ashy
Starling and the rare Yellow colored Lovebird are numerous in Tarangire.
You will spend the entire day exploring the bushes in Tarangire
after which you will return at Tarangire Tented Safari Lodge for
Dinner and Overnight.
DAY 16: (TARANGIRE-SERENGETI)
An Early morning drive to the Serengeti National Park will be our
focus of the day, which is actually a continuation of the Masai
Mara Eco System. The Serengeti National Park is arguably the best-known
wildlife sanctuary in the world. "Serengeti" means "endless
plains" in the Masai language, and within its boundaries are
more than three million large mammals. About 35 species of plains
animals can be seen here including the so called "big five" - elephant, rhino, lion (more than 2,000 of them), Leopard and Buffalo.
Most of the plains game congregates in Southern Serengeti, followed
by their attendant predators. Some time in May or June the herds
migrate North and West in search of water. They remain in North
Serengeti and the western corridor during the dry season, July-October,
returning South again as the November rains approach. The Wildebeest
calving takes place on the short grass plains during late December
- early February. In their wake follow the predators; lion cheetah
and hunting dogs with vultures circling overhead. Other common species
found here include hippo, giraffe, eland, impala and other antelope
types, baboons, monkeys and a profusion of almost 500 bird species.
Our dinner and overnight stay will be at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
DAY 17: (SERENGETI)
This morning you will have an optional pre breakfast opportunity
to walk around the camp grounds birding, being escorted by a local
resident Masai tribesman. You will then embark on a full day on
the Serengeti Plains exploring the entire park and as well searching
for the two Endemic birds on the plains, which include the Grey
Breasted Spur fowl, and the Fisher's Lovebird. Our dinner and overnight
stay will be at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
DAY 18: (SERENGETI-NGORONGORO)
After an early game drive and all the wildebeest migration excitement,
you will then drive out of the Serengeti plains into the famous
Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight at the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. Listed
by Unesco as a world heritage site, the incomparable Ngorongoro
Crater is the world's largest "caldera". A caldera is
the broad, crater-like basin of a volcano formed by the collapse
of the central cone. Dominated by cliffs standing some 600 meters
high and presenting a sheer drop down to a wide open space of some
264 square km, the crater is one of the most amazing sights seen
anywhere. The Crater is home to 25,000 larger mammals, almost half
of them zebra and wildebeest. There are also gazelle, buffalo, eland,
hartebeest and wart hog. Such vast numbers attract predators a plenty,
mainly lion and hyena but also cheetah and leopard. More than 100
species of birds not found in the Serengeti have been spotted here.
Countless flamingos form a pink blanket over the soda lakes. Our
next night will be at the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
DAY 19: (NGORONGORO)
We will spend the hold day with picnic lunches exploring the wonders
of Ngorongoro on the Crater floor taking our last wildlife pictures
before returning at the lodge for Dinner and Overnight at the Ngorongoro
Day 20: (NGORONGORO-NAIROBI)
Today you will leave Ngorongoro and be transferred to Arusha arriving
for an early lunch at the Impala Hotel. After lunch you will be
transferred to Nairobi by a Public Tourist Shuttle Bus and later
be transferred to Nairobi Airport for your evening flight home,
or you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your outbound
flight depending on your flight arrangements or a Shuttle bus to
Nairobi if out bound Flight in Nairobi.
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