15 Days Birding Tour

 

Day 1: Arrival at JKIA,

Meet and   greet assistance, transfer to the Hotel         

Day 2:   Nairobi- Masaai Mara (By Road)

Early departure to Masaai Mara

Activities: Bird watching/Wildlife viewing

Bird Checklist: Lilac breasted Roller ,Martial Eagle, Southern Ground Hornbill ,Jackson’s Widowbird,Wattled Plover, Kori Bustard, Silver Bird, Brown Snake Eagle,Coqui Francolin, Saddle billed Stork, Secretary Bird, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl,

Day 3: Masaai Mara

 Bird watching/Wildlife viewing

           

           

Bird Checklist: Yellow throated Sandgrouse,Grey Kestrel,Bateleur Eagle, Lappet faced Vulture, Temminck’s Courser, Grey crowned Crane,Ostrich,Sooty Chat, Rosy breasted Longclaw,Yellow Bishop ,African Open billed Stork, Yellow  billed Stork,Wolly necked Stork, Goliath Heron, African Fish Eagle,Hamerkop,Water Thick-knee, Spur winged Goose,AfricaJacana,Pied Kingfisher, African green Pigeon, Brown Parrot, Bare-faced Go away-Bird, African Hoopoe, Violet Backed Starling, Yellow necked Spurfowl

Day 4: Masaai Mara

 

 Activities: Bird Watching

Day 5: Masaai Mara-Kisumu (By Road)

  Transfer to Kisumu-drive time 5.5 hours

Activities: Bird Watching at Dunga Beach

 Bird Checklist: Papyrus Gonolek, Swamp Flycatcher, Double toothed Barbet, Purple banded Sunbird, Black headed Gonolek,Yellow backed Weaver, Copper Sunbird, Osprey, African Marsh Harrier, Pied Kingfisher ,Blue headed Coucal, Eastern Grey Pla

ntain Eater,

Day 6: Kisumu-Kakamega Forest

Transfer to Kakamega Forest

Drive through Busia

          

Day 7: Kakamega Forest

Activities: Bird watching

Checklist: Ross’sTuraco,Great Blue Turaco, African Emerald Cuckoo, Blue headed Bee-eater, Equatorial Akalat,Yellow crested Woodpecker, Red –tailed Bristle bill, Snowy headed Robin-chat, Joyful Greenbul,Black faced Rofous Warbler, White breasted Negrofinch, Red headed Bluebill,Vieillot’s Black Weaver, Red headed Malimbe,Abyssinian Crimsonwing, Square tailed Drongo,African hill Babbler, Mountain Illadopsis,African blue Flycatcher, African Broadbill, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, Yellow bellied Wattle-Eye, Chestnut Wattle-Eye,Luhder’s Bush-Shrike, Buff spotted Woodpecker, Crested  Guinea Fowl

 Day 8: Kakamega forest

 Activities: Bird watching

Day 9: Kakamega-Baringo via Ke

rio valley

 Transfer to Baringo Drive time -5hour

    Activities: Bird watching in the cliff

Checklist: White crested Turaco, Olive bellied Sunbird, Chestnut crowned Sparrow Weaver,Gambaga Flycatcher, Thick billed Seedeater ,Ruppell’s Long tailed Starling, Bristle crowned Starling,Jackons’s Hornbill,Hemprich Hornbill, Lead coloured Flycatcher, Three streaked Tchagra, White billed Buffalo Weaver, White faced Scops Owl, Brown Babbler, Northern Masked Weaver, Somali Sparrow, Somali Fiscal, Pearl spotted Owlet,Greyish Eagle Owl, Standard winged Nightjar, Black Eagle, Lanner Falcon,Silverbird,Hunter’s Sunbird, Beautiful Sunbird, Senegal Plover, African Fish Eagle, Little Weaver, Magpie Starling, African Scops Owl, Green Wood-hoopoe, Red and Yellow Barbet, Great spotted Cuckoo

 

Day 10: Baringo

 Activities: Lake Birding in a

 boat

Checklist: Day 11: Baringo- Mt Kenya

  Transfer to Mt Kenya region drive time 7hour

    Activities: Bird watching

Checklist: Hartlaub’s Turaco, White headed Woodhoopoe, Black Duck, Trumpeter Hornbill, Red throated Wryneck,Sharpes Starling, Kenrick Starling, Grey headed Bush shrike, Scarce Swift, Mountain Greenbul, White starred Robin, Silvery cheeked Hornbill, Paradise Flycatcher,Mackinder,s Eagle Owl, Pin tailed Whydah, Narina Trogon, Purple throated Cuckoo-Shrike ,Grey Cuckoo Shrike, Montane Oriole, Red fronted Parrot, Scaly Francolin,

Day 12: Mt Kenya- Samburu National Reserve

Transfer to Samburu Reserve drive time 2 hour

Activities: Bird watching

 

Day 13: Samburu National Reserve

Activities: Bird watching

Checklist: Vulturine Guineafowl, Somali Bee-eater, Somali Ostrich ,Stone Patridge, Peregrine Falcon, Golden Pipit, Brown Snake Eagle, Pale  chanting Goshawk ,Slate coloured Boubou, Red necked Falcon, White heade

d Mousebird, Red –billed Woodpecker, Wattled Starling, Brubru, Rosy patched Bush-Shrike,Sulphur breasted Bush-Shrike, White crested Helmet Shrike,Rofous Chatterer, Black faced Sandgrouse ,Pygmy Falcon, Tawny Eagle, William Larks

Day 14: Samburu National Reserve

  Activities: Bird watching

 

Day 15:  Samburu- Nairobi  

Transfer to Nairobi Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant, Later in the evening catch your  International flight        

 

Tour Concerns

Climate: Cool to hot, with some rain likely. Hot & humid on the extension.

Difficulty: Mostly easy. There are some fairly  walks at Kakamega Forest, Busia Grasslands, and Kapedo, Moderately early starts are required, and in some areas  long drives will be encountered