9 Days Masai Mara,
Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria, Treetops and
After breakfast depart for Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch.
Afternoon game drive in search for animals. Wildlife in Masai Mara
is found in large numbers and the game reserve has the highest
concentration. Dinner and overnight Mara Sopa Lodge/Ol-Moran Tented
Camp or similar.
Full day bird watching where on the open plains there is a variety
of bustards including the large Jackson's bustard.
The latter during nuptial display soars high in the air then with
rigid wings descends slowly to earth like a prickled balloon ground
hornbills are ones of the most spectacled birds of the open plains &
more easily seen in the Mara than elsewhere in Kenya. Birds of prey
are abundant and no less than 53 different species have so far been
discovered, secretary birds are a common sight as they stalk
sedately over the grasslands, and in the sky there are always
vultures and that effortless flier the batelour. Dinner and
overnight at Keekorok Lodge or Similar.
After breakfast, leave for lake Naivasha which is a bird watcher’s
paradise, water birds exist in great variety and abundance fish
eagles and ospreys are residents herons and egrets lily – trorlters
purple gallinishes, red knobbed coots & black cracks are common
African marsh hurlers and the three migrant harriers are often seen
sailing just above the reed bed’s hunting the little hyperolis tree
frogs which form the bulk of the diet. Some 13 km south of lake
Naivasha are the towering cliffs of the hell’s gate gorge, with
their resident pair of Larmmergeys, several Evreux's eagles,
colonies of rappel's vultures and other notable birds
Dinner and overnight at Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar.
After breakfast, explore the rich bird filled gardens or an optional
boat ride to the crescent island, then proceed to Lake Nakuru
National Park arriving in time for lunch. It is the world’s famous
haunt of flamingos.
The landscape is picturesque areas of the sedge, marsh and
grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs, and outcrops, stretches of
yellow backed acacia woodland and on the eastern perimeter rocky
hillsides covered with forest of grotesque looking euphorbia trees
all set against a background of hilly broken country.
Both lesser and greater flamingos occur abundantly as non-breeding
visitors on lake Nakuru, the former vastly the more the numerous.
There is a great variety of other water birds including two
interesting ducks, the cape pigeon a lover of blackish waters, and
the stiff tailed maccoa duck, blacksmith plover, spurwing plover,
crowned plover, kittliz’s plover, birds of prey includes, lanner,
long crested eagle, augur buzzard, red-chested cuckoo, lillac
breasted roller, grey headed kisher and bronzy and variable
Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Similar
After breakfast drive to Lake Baringo one of the two fresh water
lakes along the Great Rift Valley. Lake Baringo possesses two major
ornithological attractions this are goliath herons and verreaux’s
eagle the rare brisle starling and hemrich’s hornbill.
Birds generally are abundant in the acacia woodland, which include
curly crested helmet shrikes, silverbird, grey silver-headed
silverbll, gery-headed bush shrike, northern masked weaver and west
Nile red bishop. In the afternoon have an hour- bird watching trip
by boat to he Crescent Island and to view hippos too.
At the island you can take excursions at an extra cost like a visit
to the Njemps village and dancing or to the local snake farm. Dinner
and overnight at the Lake Baringo Lodge or similar.
After breakfast visit Lake Bogoria which is a region of great scenic
beauty to the east steep hills descend abruptly to lake shore,
whilst along the western shores, which are filter a series of
spectacular hot spring.
It has an abundance of large concentration of lesser and greater
flamingos which often frequent the lake, black necked grebe, fish
eagle- spur winged plover, black winged stut to mention a few. Leave
for treetops via Thompson falls to arrive at Outspan hotel (the base
for treetops) in time for lunch.
The famous Treetops hotel is situated in a salient of the Aberdare
national park. Dinner and overnight at the tree hotel.
Game viewing from your room’s balcony where a swampy glade,
waterhole and saltlick is the most likely place in Kenya from which
to see bongo these large and handsome forest antelopes being
After breakfast leave for Samburu to arrive in time for lunch. Bird
life is sparklingly numerous and colourful. There is no difficulty
in seeing well over a hundred species of birds in a single day. Lake
Nakuru rhinos in Masai Mara lodge safari
Perhaps the most impressive sight is the immense flocks of helmeted
and vulturine guinea-fowls which make their way each afternoon to
the riverbank to drink, the latter resplent with white-streaked neck
and brilliant blue under parts.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge or Similar
Pre breakfast, bird watching and game drive is done full day with
view of the Masai ostrich, buffalo springs, in the reserve of that
name is the drinking place in the dry season for literally thousands
of sand grouse and doves in addition to a galaxy of smaller birds
the tiny pygmy falcon is common, the males blue grey and white the
females with mahogany brown mantle.
At a distance when perched, high in some acacia tree they distinctly
resemble shrikes. the giant amongst eagles the martial eagles are
often seen usually perched high on some vantage point alert for dik
–dik or guinea fowl.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu lodge or similar
After breakfast, have a game drive enroute to Nairobi to arrive in
the early afternoon for lunch at Nairobi Safari Club or similar.