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5 Days Rift Valley Birding Tours

5 Days, Rift Valley Birding Tour

Trip Highlights : This ias a five day tour to the rift valley  for a birding tour. Birdwatching often involves a significant auditory component, as many bird species are more easily detected and identified by ear than by eye. Most birdwatchers pursue this activity for recreational or social reasons.

Day 1 Nairobi – Lake Naivasha
From our Nairobi Hotel we depart after breakfast headed for the Great Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha. A couple of stops en-route for the stunning view points of the rift valley. We arrive at Lake Naivasha by mid-morning and do a bird-walk before lunch time. Lunch in Naivasha lodge.

Lake Naivasha was declared a bird sanctuary in 1967 and supports pastoral industries, of wine and flowers. Ospreys, fish eagles, herons, lily-trotters will be seen here.

Day 2 Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru
We head for Lake Nakuru National Park after breakfast. The Park is regarded by many as the Greatest Bird Spectacle on the Earth. We arrive in the park by mid-morning, followed by lunch at Lake Nakuru lodge. This will be our chance to watch the great populations of Lesser and Greater flamingoes among other species including Cliff Chat, Tawny eagle, etc. Other mammals share this park and we will have a good chance to see the white rhino, black rhino, and Rothschild giraffe. Overnight stay in Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Lake Nakuru National Park A sea of flaming pink as far as the eye can see. These are the millions of flamingoes seeking for their food in the salty deep green waters of Lake Nakuru. The lake is a world famous as the location of the greatest spectacle of birds in the world – the pink and white flamingos. The protected area is primarily for birds of which 400 to 500 species can be found here, from the fish eating birds such as pelicans and cormorants which fishes on the Tilapia gramini that was introduced in the lake in 1960’s, to other birds found in the surrounding of the parks such as secretary birds, eagles and the vulturine guinea fowls.



Day 3 Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
After breakfast we will drive along the floor of the longest crust on Earth to Masai Mara National Reserve. A portion of the Great Plains known as Serengeti Ecosystem, Masai Mara stands prominent in the populations of plains game not to mention the world famous migration. You will have a chance to compare notes as you sort out the various bird species that you add to your list. Like Nakuru, Mara has a good share of the ornithological paradise. Lunch, Dinner and over night in Masai Mara.

The Mara reserve offers a unique variety of wildlife species facilitative of its diverse fauna ranging from the big five, to the crafty hyena, which may be heard laughing at night, to the Mara River abundant in crocodiles and hippos. The banks of the rivers are covered in thick forest which is gradually makes way for bush and grassland thus the excellent availability of food for the diverse wildlife.

Day 4 Masai Mara
Full day in Masai Mara exploring the extensive grasslands. Large numbers of palearctic migrants will be recorded e.g. Caspian plovers, white storks among the local species which will include Rock Cisticola, Yellow Bellied Hyliota, Pale Wren Warbler etc. Meals and overnight in a lodge or camp.

Day 5 Masai Mara – Nairobi
We leave Masai Mara after breakfast followed by lunch in Nairobi. Dinner will be served in the Carnivore Restaurant in the early evening and there after your transfer for your departure flight.

Cost:

send enquiry for costs. ( Cost depends on the date of travel, type of accommodation and the number of participants).

Cost Inclusions:-
• Transport based on a safari minibus / 4x4 Land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing.
• Park entry fee where applicable
• Accommodation and all meals as stated in the itinerary
• Service of an English-speaking driver
• Guarantee of going for this trip.
• Game viewing drives as per the Itinerary
• Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
• Government taxes

Cost Excludes:
• Tips to driver guide, porters and hotel staff.
Extras at the Lodges – tips, drinks, telephone bills, drinks both alcoholic and non –alcoholic

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