Birding And Wildlife In The Great Rift Valley

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Run by: Rainbow Tours

Reference number: ITN-KEN039

From: £2850.00

Calling all birdwatching enthusiasts! This wildlife-spotting Kenya holiday has been specially designed with our feathered friends in mind. Kenya's Great Rift Valley is renowned for its biodiversity and with over 400 species of bird known to frequent its skies, this one of the best places in the country to enjoy a successful birdwatching holiday.

Whether you are an experienced birder or you are just starting out, the places you'll visit on this trip have been selected because they have a reputation for abundant birdlife and viewing opportunities here are perfect for all abilities. Spend time in some of Kenya's smallest national parks with an intimate group to spot flamingo and watch for an array of heron, stork and egret from your boat on Lake Naivasha.

One of the things that makes this carefully crafted trip unique is the way in which your holiday will end. Not content with just giving you the chance to explore one of Kenya's best birdwatching regions, we'll also take you into the heart of the Masai Mara to come face-to-face with some of Africa's larger characters. Spend three nights at a comfortable tented safari camp in the Masai Mara National Park, where you'll set off on game drives and explore the wild plains with bush guides.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Take an overnight flight to Nairobi.

Day 2 On arrival today you will be met and transferred to the domestic airport, where you'll take a scenic light aircraft flight to reach Loldia House for the start of your birdwatching experience. Here you will spend the next 3 nights with all meals and safari activities included. Set on a 6,500 acre farm, Loldia House offers a range of wildlife and birding activities on the shores of Lake Naivasha.

Day 3 Pack your binoculars for today's activities! Today you will be taken to visit the stunning Lake Nakuru, one of Kenya's Smallest National Parks. Here you will have a great opportunity to see the greater and lesser flamingos lining the lake shores, as well as the chance to spot rare wild rhino.

Day 4 Today you can choose to discover the birdlife by foot, by boat, and on game drive with the resident ornithologist. Birds seen around the lake include Goliath heron, Jacana, Great white egret, White-fronted bee-eater and the Saddle-billed stork.

Day 5 Today you will be transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Govenors' Camp where you will spend the next 3 nights with all meals and activities included.

Day 6 Experience exceptional game viewing, in some of the best designed vehicles and with highly experienced guides in the magnificent Masai Mara National Reserve. Immersed in the breathtaking scenery, your days spent in the Mara offer some first-class wildlife and landscape photographic experiences. For the more adventurous, hot air balloons are a safari experience unlike any other, offering unparalleled sweeping views and a bird's eye perspective. A Masai cultural village that accepts visitors sits just outside of the reserve, giving insight to travellers interested in understanding a way of life unchanged for centuries.

Day 7

Day 8 Today you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi and onward returning to London.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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