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Epic Birding in Africa

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Kenya  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 4000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4200 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival. On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, met by our representative and later transferred to Nairobi Safari Club Hotel where you will check-in and later we proceed to Nairobi National Park, an ornithological paradise starter within the city environs. Afternoon guided visit to National Museum Bird Gallery, followed by a short bird walk at Nairobi National Museum Botanic Garden. Here we anticipate to see species like the Variable Sunbird, Bronze Sunbird and the Collard Sunbird, African Goshawk, Palm swift, Baglafetch Weaver, among others. Overnight at Nairobi Safari Club Hotel or similar one. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 2: Nairobi - Amboseli. After an early morning breakfast, proceed with your safari by road to Amboseli National Park. The park and surrounding game reserve cover 1260 sq miles and is mostly arid woodland with a series of swamps and lakes that provides a year round water supply for wildlife. The snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro rising above a saucer of clouds, dominates every aspect of Amboseli and forms a backdrop to an impressive display of wildlife with its population of lion, huge hard of elephant etc. Overnight at Ol-Tukai Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Amboseli. After breakfast it will be the perfect time for photographing the humbling and magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest peak in Africa. With picnic lunch you depart your lodge for a full day birding section with our eagle eyed birding guide. Please take this opportunity to add a new species in your birding list. Overnight at Ol-Tukai Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Amboseli - Tsavo. After early morning breakfast, commence your safari by road with our driver/guide through the North Great Road to the legendary land of man-eaters - Tsavo National Park. A diverse and vast park which is one of the largest game sanctuaries in the World when we combine Tsavo west and Tsavo East covering an area of more than 20,000 sq km. Enjoy your lunch at Kilanguni Lodge, which is magnificently set at the heart of the park with views of the Chyulu Hills and the snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro. Each room has a private verandah overlooking the waterhole and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Overnight at Kilanguni Serena Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Tsavo - Taita Hills Forest. After an early morning breakfast, we proceed with our safari by road to Taita Hills Forest. Taita Hills Forest has an area of 400 ha, at an Altitude of between 1350-2228 m. It lies south -eastern Kenya south and west of Voi town, and rising abruptly above the semi-arid plain of Tsavo west National Park. Taita Hill share some botanical affinities are located 120 km distant. Dry bushland runs up the flanks of the hills, giving away rather abruptly near the top to small holder cultivation or remnant patches of moist forest. Overnight at our lodge.

Days 6 - 8: Taita Hills Forest - Arabuko - Sokoke Forest. After an early morning breakfast, proceed with our safari to Arabuko-sokoke forest. Has an area of 41,600 ha at an altitude of 0-21m above the sea level. It was proclaimed a crown forest in 1932 and gazetted 1943 covering an area of 2,700 ha added in 1968. Here we target species likes Sokoke scopes owl, Ant-eater thrush, Eastern Nicator, Mombasa woodpecker among other globally threaten species that only occurs in this forest. Overnight at Turtle Bay Beach Club. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Arabuko Sokoke Forest - Mida creek. After breakfast, it will be the perfect time for photographing the humbling and magnificent Mangrove forest of Mida creek. Mida creek has an area of 26100 ha and stretches for almost 40 km along the seashores and it's a fascinating world of cultures to discover, lying at 0-10 m above the sea level. Area comprises a complex of marine and tidal habitats on Kenya's north coast, stretching from just south of Malindi town southwards to beyond the entrance of Mida creek. Our species of focus will include among others the Crab plover, Terek sandpiper, Mangrove kingfisher, Greater Sandplover, Eurasian Oystercatcher among others. Overnight at Turtle Bay Beach Club. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Mida Creek - Sabaki River Mouth. After breakfast we drive further north to Sabaki river mouth. It comprise the sandbanks, mudbanks, dunes and fresh water pools and marshes at the mouth of the Sabaki, Kenya's second longest river 5km north of Malindi town. Just north and south of the river mouth are grassy dunes that conceal permanent or temporary pools of fresh water. Here we anticipate species like the Sooty gull, Zanzibar red bishop, Greater snipe, Whimbrel among other Coastal species. Overnight at Turtle Bay Beach Club. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Sabaki - Tsavo East National Park. Today after an early breakfast, our safari will be destined for Tsavo East National Park with vast savanna, it lies low in semi-arid country at the Eastern edge of the inland plateau, north of the main Mombasa - Nairobi road and railway much of the park is level, open country, with scattered rock outcrops. Birdlife is abundant and beautiful, with some 400 species to be seen, 48 species of wildlife and several reptile species are found in the park. Our accommodation will be at Tsavo Park Hotel located just 5 km from the gate to park. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Tsavo East National Park - Kibwezi Forest.

Day 13: Kibwezi Forest - Chyulu hills Forest. After an early morning breakfast, we leave for Chyulu hills forest situated 190km south -east of Nairobi and 30km south west of Kibwezi are relatively recent volcanic origin and the range is composed of ash cones and craters. This hills hold no permanent surface water, but rainfall percolating through the porous rock feed many permanent fresh water source in the surrounding plains, notably Mzima springs and the Tsavo and Galana rivers. Hills are relatively undisturbed and shelter indigenous vegetation and wildlife. Overnight at Hunter's Lodge.

Day 14: Chyulu hills forest - Nairobi. After our early morning breakfast we bid fare well to Hunter's lodge and leave for Nairobi
arriving in time for lunch at Toona Tree Restaurant where you can enjoy some good Italian food. Later early in the evening, a complimentary dinner will be hosted by our company at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant considered "Africa's greatest eating experience", thereafter you will be transferred to the airport in time for your International departure flight.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Excludes:
- International airfare
- Visa charges
- Items of personal nature
- Tips to driver, guide, cook.

About This Supplier
Location: Kenya
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005

Our company is owned and managed by Joseph Mwangi. We have been operating on the market for the last six years. M05597 is a registered company under the Kenyan government Tourism Act, which provides qualitative services, and mainly professional bird watching safaris within Kenya and Tanzania, although not giving away...

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