Exciting endemic birds Kenya 14 days safari
Exciting At the beginning of your endemic birds Kenya birding tour we will give you a bird list of birds recorded in the visited areas. We also gladly assist you in identifying after your tour via e-mail.
Grass plains are inhabited by Red-collared Widowbird, Yellow Bishop, African Citril (Serinus citrinelloides kikuyensis), White-bellied Canary, Pin-tailed Whydah, Black-bellied Bustard, White-bellied Bustard, Shelley’s Francolin.
Birds of prey are represented by Tawny Eagle, Martial Eagle, Black-winged Kite, Yellow-billed Kite, White-backed Vulture, Lapped-faced Vulture and a Greater spotted Eagle keeps on spending the Northern winter here.
Twinspot and Eastern bearded Scrub-Robin reside here. But you also look out for Kikuyu White-eye, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, African Hill Babbler and many more.
Itinerary Exciting endemic birds Kenya 14 days – birders dream safari
Day 1 Arrival in Nairobi
At Jomo Kenyatta international Airport you will be greeted by our representative and taken to the hotel.
Heron Portico Hotel, breakfast
Day 2 – Nairobi National Park
Yellow-billed Ducks live in
pairs on lakes and rivers.
Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird digging
out termites from a dead tree trunk.
Forest Castle Lodge, full board
Day 6 – Mount Kenya – Aberdare National Park
in the open moorland at 2.900 m in the stile of Swiss Alp huts. Here Alpine chat, Jackson’s Francolin and others are easy to spot.
Le Pristine Hotel, Nyeri, full board
Sarova Shaba Lodge, full board
Day 10 – Samburu – Suyian Conservancy
The tarmac road takes you up to Nanyuki where you branch to your right and follow a partly rough road passing private conservancies and cattle ranches. For lunch you will reach Suyian Soul. The lodge and the conservancy are managed by Anne Powys a well known botanist. I hope you will love this place as I (Elvira) do.
In the afternoon you can walk up to the rocks where you have good chances to find the Stone Partridge and Boran Cisticola.
During your stay you will decide how long the walks will be. But keep in mind some places are not accessible by car.
The huts are not fancy but comfortable and homely. Always keep your eyes open when you walk around since the amount of bird species is amazing.
Suyian Soul, full board
Suyian Soul, full board
Day 13 Suyian – Lake Elementaita
On a good tarmac road you drive through Rumuruti and Nakuru to follow the East African Highway for a short distance to Lake Elementaita. The view to the Lake and to the broken cater chimney called “Sleeping Warrior” is fantastic! You can also experience amazing sunsets.
Exciting endemic birds Kenya 14 days birders dream safari:
Landcruisers are mandatory on this tour – Minibusses are not suitable for some areas you will visit
- An driver/guide with good ornithological knowledge will drive and guide you
- Additionally to your driver/guide a local ornithological guide will show and identify birds during the whole tour. This is for sure the way to see the most species
- Or you would like to learn about birds and photography then Lorenzo Barelli will be your guide
Endemic birds Kenya 14 days birders dream safari can be done the way we describe it here but we gladly adjust the itinerary to your specific wishes. Do you have a dream bird or a bird you would love to see? let us know and we take you where you can find it