IAT 03 - Ornithologist's Highlight of Kenya
Day 1 Nairobi – L. Baringo
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Int'l Airport, met by our representative and drive through Limuru tea farms, gradually descending to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, passing Mt. Longonot en-route to Lake Baringo. This is one of the two freshwater lakes in the Rift Valley, passing Mt. Longonot enroute to Lake Baringo. This is one of the two freshwater lakes in the Rift Valley and a bird watcher's paradise – it has over 460 recorded bird species. Check in at Lake Baringo Club where you will find plenty of information on the area's bird life in your room. A resident Ornithologist leads walks before breakfast and in the evenings. Your driver/guide will gladly assist with any queries. Dinner and overnight at Lake Baringo Club.
Day 2 Baringo –Kakamega
Drive to Kakamega National Reserve after breakfast. This is the country's only tropical rain forest and formed part of the dense rain forest that stretched from West Africa across Central Africa and into the highland areas East and West of the Great Rift Valley. The forest is world-renowned as home to several hundred species of the birds including rare snake-eating birds, insects, monkeys and other mammals, as well as countless, exotic tree species. Dinner and overnight at Kakamega Gold Club
Day 3 Kakamega
Full day in the Kakamega National Reserve with bird walks accompanied by game wardens and our driver/guides. Full board and overnight at Kakamega Golf Club
Day 4 Kakamega – Nakuru
Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park after and early breakfast arriving at Lake Nakuru Lodge for lunch. After lunch bird spotting drive in the park, home to stunning flocks of Lesser Flamingoes, which literally turn the lakeshores into magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world-renowned, with the Park being a beacon for leading ornithologists, scientists and wildlife filmmakers. Full board and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge
Day 5 Nakuru – Naivasha
Early morning bird spotting drive in the park and around the lake before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Drive to Lake Naivasha thereafter, entering via Hell's Gate, famous for its natural steaming geysers and a haven for bird watchers. The cliffs are breeding grounds for vultures, Verreaux's Eagles, Augur Buzzards and thousands of swifts. Over 130 birds species have been recorded here. Lunch at Lake Naivasha Country Club. Afternoon at leisure to explore the rich, bird filled gardens or an optional boat ride to Crescent Island (at an etra cost). Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club.
Day 6 Naivasha – Nairobi
Aftre a leisurely breakfast drive to Nairobi and drop off at your hotel or JKI Airport