10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari
The 10 Days Birding and Wildlife Kenya Safari is a special travel itinerary designed for you to explore the diversity of birds and big game in the top destinations in Kenya. The destinations to be visited on this 10 Days birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari include Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara.
An estimated population of about 1157 bird species exist in Kenya and includes 11 endemic and 4 introduced species. On this combined trip, the birds to expect spotting include the coqui francolin, superb starling, Hildebrandt’s starling, Kori bustard, lappet-faced vulture, African emerald cuckoos, African darter, martial eagle, green wood-hoopoe, golden-winged sunbird, lesser & greater flamingos, Pangani long claw, African fish eagles, red-billed fire finch, Southern hornbill, secretary bird and others.
The most popular wildlife and a must-see on this 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari include the big cats, wildebeest, rhinos, zebras, warthogs, Rothschild giraffes, elephants, Thompson’s gazelles, spotted hyenas, topis, elands, impalas, hippos, and more.
Brief 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari
- Day 1: Arrival & pick up at the airport in Nairobi
- Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli N/Park
- Day 3: Amboseli to Lake Naivasha for bird watching
- Day 4: Full-day Lake Naivasha birding safari
- Day 5: Lake Naivasha-Nakuru NP
- Day 6: Explore Lake Nakuru birding & game viewing
- Day 7: Lake Nakuru-Maasai Mara for big game tours & wildebeest migration
- Day 8: Safari game drive Maasai Mara
- Day 9: Hot air balloon, wildlife game drive & cultural tour
- Day 10: Back to Nairobi capital city
Detailed 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari
Detailed 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari
Day 1: Arrival & pick at the airport in Nairobi
A warm welcome to the Magical Kenya, a spectacular destination with abundant wildlife, scenic Lakes, vast savanna parks and breathtaking rift valleys, mountains ranges. Pick up and transfer from Jomo Kenyatta Airport & drop off at the hotel for relaxation, dinner and night stay.
- The Boma Nairobi
Day 2 of 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari: Nairobi to Amboseli N/Park
Today will be dedicated for you to travel to Amboseli N/Park, one of Kenya’s most famous wildlife parks. You will leave after breakfast and drive to Kajiado County where Amboseli is located. The 392 sq.km Amboseli Park is popular for its breathtaking views of the Kilimanjaro Volcano at the background. You will be served lunch on arrival at the lodge in the park.
- Basic: Amboseli Eco Camp/Sentrim Amboseli
- Midrange: Little Amanya Camp/Kibo Safari Camp
- Luxury: Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli/Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Day 3: Amboseli to Lake Naivasha for bird watching
Depart from the lodge in Amboseli for Lake Naivasha, located in the rift valley floor, 90km Northwest of Nairobi. The park sits on a compact area of 140 sq.km and the largest area has a fresh water lake. It is a renowned birding spot in Kenya, but holds some significant wildlife species including lions, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, leopards. You will have lunch once you have arrived at Lake Naivasha NP and later, embark on an afternoon game viewing.
Day 4 of 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari: Full day Lake Naivasha birding safari
You will have a full day of exploring the treasures of Lake Naivasha NP. From birds to wildlife, and about 350 bird species survive in the various habitats in this park. They include fish eagles, kingfishers, herons, jacanas, flamingos, weaver birds and more.
Day 5: Lake Naivasha-Nakuru NP
After breakfast, you will set off for Lake Nakuru N/Park. You will have a leisurely lunch at the comfort of your lodge, and it will be followed by an exciting game viewing in the afternoon. The common wildlife in Nakuru N/P include Rothschild giraffes, waterbucks, lions, rhinos, cheetahs and birds.
Day 6 of 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari: Explore Lake Nakuru birding & game viewing
Enjoy breakfast early in the morning, and after, leave your lodge for a long day wildlife exploration in Lake Nakuru National Park. This includes bird watching and wildlife viewing. Today’s sightings on Lake Nakuru NP safari include impalas, leopards, giraffes, lions, rhinos, and birds such as crab plovers, Kenya rufous sparrow, lesser kestrel, European rollers, arrow-marked babblers, Abyssinian thrush, bateleurs, greater spotted eagle, lappet faced vulture, flamingos, red-capped lark, great snipe, slender billed greenbul, Northern puff back, white-headed vulture, western reef heron, sooty falcons, and others.
Day 7: Lake Nakuru-Maasai Mara for big game tours & wildebeest migration
Depart the lodge for Maasai Mara and this will include exit game drive in Nakuru National Park. Maasai Mara National Reserve (MMNR) is a spectacular wildlife reserve and is found in Southwestern Kenya. It is an extensive 1510sq.km nature reserve, inhabiting big and small mammal species.
This reserve is a preferred wildlife destination in Kenya given its unique wildlife including giraffes, wildebeests, lions, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, and over 500 species of birds.
Day 8 of 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari: Safari game drive Maasai Mara
Spend a long day exploring the splendid Maasai Mara National Reserve. An experienced guide will be accompanying in a 4×4 safari vehicle. A myriad of wildlife and birds should be expected to see today –the big cats and essentially, observe the wildebeest migration.
Day 9 of 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari: Hot air balloon, wildlife game drive & cultural tour
Maasai Mara National Reserve is a vast protected area and today’s game drive offers you a remarkable opportunity to explore more wildlife and birdlife. Meet the balloon team for the sunrise hot air balloon safari, enjoy aerial view and not to miss the bush breakfast. After aerial viewing and photography, continue exploring the reserve in a 4×4 drive vehicle and later, you may transfer to the Maasai Warriors village.
Day 10 of 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari: Back to Nairobi capital city
Delicious breakfast to you served at your respective lodges, and after, depart for Nairobi capital. Arrive at the city early and you will be dropped off at the hotel/airport and today marks the end of 10 days Kenya safari.
End of 10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari
10 Days Birding & Wildlife Kenya Safari Inclusions and Exclusions
Mega Wild Safaris Travel Memories
- Park entry fees
- Accommodation, all meals
- Safari activities excluding the optional
- Transportation to & from destinations
- Bottled water
- Passport expenses
- Alcoholic drinks
- Telephone bills
- Travel Insurance