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Wings of Kenya Trails

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Tour Details
Tour Name: WINGS OF KENYA TRAILS
Tour Duration: 12 Days
Tour Dates: On Request
Transport 4X4 SAFARI LAND CRUISER
Age Restrictions None
Start Nairobi
End Nairobi
Release period

Peak: 90 Days (July – Oct) Inc. Festive season.

High: 60 Days (Jan – Mar, Jun, Nov)

Low: 45 days (Apr – May)

Itinerary at a glance
Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Nairobi Golden Tulip Westlands DBB Arrival
2 Naro moru Naro moru river lodge LDBB AP
3 Samburu Ashnil Samburu Lodge LDBB AP
4 Samburu Ashnil Samburu Lodge LDBB AP
5 Mount Kenya Serena Mountain Lodge LDBB AP
6 Nakuru Sarova Woodland LDBB AP
7 Baringo Sarova Woodland LDBB AP
8 Kakamega Rondo Retreat resort LDBB AP
9 Kakamega Rondo Retreat Resort LDBB AP
10 Maasai Mara Ashnil Mara or Similar LDBB AP
11 Maasai Mara Mara Mara or Similar LDBB AP
12 Depart     Departure
Glossary

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, HDS-Half Day sightseeing, FDS-Full Day Sightseeing

Itinerary

Day 1NAIROBI – Arrival

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport met and assisted by our representative. Transfer to your Nairobi hotel. Afternoon visit to the Nairobi national Museum just next to Nairobi river for your first count of Kenyan birds.Holubs Golden Weaver. Thrush, the black Kite, and Northern pied Babbler and many more different bird species. Meals and overnight at your City hotel.

MEAL PLAN

Dinner – Golden Tulip Hotel Nairobi

OVERNIGHT

Golden Tulip Hotel Nairobi

Day 2NAIROBI – NARO MORU

 

Early morning breakfast and pick- up for your trip heading to the north with a stop at the seasonal Karatina swamp covered with water hyacinth and reeds. You will have a view of the Sacreds and adadas ibis, African paradise flycatchers, African Jacana on the wide hyacinth leaves, white-faced whistling Duck, and many more species.

Proceed to Naromoru river lodge arriving for lunch and check-in at the cottages facing the gentle flowing Naromoru river a bird’s paradise.

Afternoon will be a walk along the river for a such of the resident birds including the Sunbirds, Giant kingfisher,Chinspot Batis,African green pigeon etc.

 

Meals and overnight at the lodge.

MEAL PLAN

Breakfast – Golden Tulip Hotel Nairobi

Lunch – Naromoru River lodge

Dinner – Naromoru River lodge

 

OVERNIGHT

Naromoru River lodge

 

Day 3NARO MORU - SAMBURU

Early morning Walk with backyard swooping, chirping and singing bird calls and songs .Return to the camp for breakfast then checkout and drive north via Nanyuki and Mt Kenya to the Samburu National Reserve with a unique landscapes and  open savannahs, scrub desert and vegetation which makes it almost guaranteed encounter with  top 380+ bird species. A home for all. Arrive in time for lunch and check-in.

Afternoon gave drive to meeting the Shining Sunbird, Verreaux’s Eagle, Golden-breasted Starling, Eastern Yellow- billed Hornbill, Von der Decken’s Hornbill, Black-faced Sand grouse, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Golden-breasted Starling, Abyssinian Scimitarbill, Rosy-patched Bushshrike, Pringle’s Puffback, Northern Puffback, Northern White-crowned Shrike, White-headed Mousebird, Hunter’s Sunbird, Black-bellied Sunbird, Shining Sunbird, Red-billed Hornbill, countless.

MEAL PLAN

Breakfast – Naro moru River lodge

Lunch – Ashnil Samburu camp

Dinner – Ashnil Samburu camp

OVERNIGHT

Ashnil Samburu camp

Day 4SAMBURU NATIONAL PARK

 

Early morning game drive along Ewaso Nyiro river banks to view different early bird species.Return to the camp for breakfast.

Whole day spend in search for birds including the Fire-fronted Bishop, Buff-crested Bustard, African Bare-eyed Thrush, Somali Sparrow, Donaldson-Smith’s Nightjar, Dusky Nightjar, Vulturine Guineafowl, Rufous Chatterer, African Mourning Dove, European Turtle Dove, Egyptian Vulture, Bateleur, Martial Eagle and Tawny Eagle.

Somali Bee-eater, Stone Partridge, African Orange-bellied Parrot, Yellow-vented Eremomela, Northern Crombec, Northern Grey Tit, Black-capped Social Weaver, Northern Brownbul,ETC

 

Meals and overnight at the camp.

MEAL PLAN

Breakfast – Ashnil Samburu camp e

Lunch – Ashnil Samburu camp

Dinner – Ashnil Samburu camp

OVERNIGHT

Ashnil Samburu camp

Day 5SAMBURU – MT KENYA

After early morning breakfast, leave your lodge and proceed Mount Kenya for the lovers of the highland species like the Pin-tailed whydas, Hartlaub’s Turacos and Olive.

Arrive At the mountain lodge for lunch and check-in. Afternoon will be a walk in the mountain forest in search for the Eastern Bronze-naped pegion, crowned canary, Scaly Francolin, Pternistis squamous count them.

Meals and overnight at the camp.

MEAL PLAN

Breakfast – Ashnil Samburu camp

Lunch – Serena mountain lodge  

Dinner – Serena mountain lodge

OVERNIGHT

Serena mountain lodge

Day 6MT KENYA - NAKURU

Morning Breakfast and checkout. Drive to lake Nakuru which is famous for the hundreds of greater and lesser flamingoes that literally paint the lake Pink; other notable species including the great white and pink-backed pelicans and stilt. Lunch will be at your town hotel.

Afternoon visit to the lake Nakuru National park with plenty of birds including, storks, ibises, Terns, white-browned coucal in the wooded acacias arrow-marked babbler and the trogon.

Late evening exit the park and return to your town hotel.

Meals and overnight at your hotel.

MEAL PLAN

Breakfast – Serena Mountain lodge

Lunch – Sarova woodland 

Dinner – Sarova wood land

OVERNIGHT

Sarova woodland

 

Day 7NAKURU – BARINGO – NAKURU

Early morning Breakfast. Drive with lunch boxes to lake Baringo a fresh water lake with dry climate and with over 400 species of birds.

You will have time to walk around the Scrubland and cliffs surrounding the lake and enjoy a boat ride in search for the water birds.

Afternoon drive south to Lake Bogoria National Reserve with Lake Bogoria a volcanic soda lake, where the hot springs are a local attraction. it’s also an attraction to birdlife found in huge quantities, especially the Lesser Flamingos,

Other birds include the Hunters and the violet- backed with the nightjars common in the lake shores.

Late evening return to lake Nakuru for your dinner and overnight.

MEAL PLAN

Breakfast – Sarova Woodland

Lunch – Sarova Woodland

Dinner – Sarova Woodland

OVERNIGHT

Sarova Woodland

Day 8NAKURU –KAKAMEGA

Early Breakfast at the Hotel, check out and drive to Kakamega forest arriving for late lunch at you resort.

Kakamega forest is a virgin tropical rainforest and home for a wide range of bird species.

Arrive and checkin. Late afternoon spend on bird viewing including the black- and-white casqued Hornbill, red headed bluebill, mackinnons shrike and many more.

Meals and overnight at the Rondo retreat resort.

 

MEAL PLAN

Breakfast – Sarova Woodland

Lunch – Rondo Retreat resort

Dinner – Rondo Retreat resort

OVERNIGHT

Rondo Retreat resort

Day 9KAKAMEGA

Breakfast at the resort. Day spend birding in the Kenya’s last remaining pristine Ancient Forests,

Meals and overnight at the Rondo retreat resort

 

MEAL PLAN

Breakfast – Rondo Retreat Resort

Lunch – Rondo Retreat resort

Dinner – Rondo Retreat resort

OVERNIGHT

Rondo Retreat resort

Day 10MAASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK

 

Breakfast at the resort. Early breakfast and checkout and head to Masai mara National park.The Iden Gem of wildlife and over 450 species of birdlife.

 

Expected species includes the Ground hornbill, common Ostrich,Vultures in action with a kill,Lilac Breasted rollers, Egyptians,Griffons,Bustards,Secretary bird,Tawny and the Snake Eagles not to miss the pale chanting Goshawk and countless more.

Meals and overnight at your camp.

MEAL PLAN

Breakfast – Rondo Retreat.

Lunch – Ashnil  Mara Lodge/ Similar

Dinner – Ashnil  Mara Lodge/ Similar

OVERNIGHT

Ashnil  Mara Lodge/ Similar

 

Day 11MAASAI MARA

Breakfast. Full day spend in game drive along the Mara river.

Other species will include. The Schawlow’s, crested guide fowls, different species of weavers, sterling not to miss the Fishing owl and countless more.

Meals and overnight at your camp or lodge..

MEAL PLAN

Breakfast – Ashnil  Mara Lodge/ Similar

Lunch – Ashnil  Mara Lodge/ Similar

Dinner – Ashnil  Mara Lodge/ Similar

 

OVERNIGHT

Ashnil  Mara Lodge/ Similar

 

 

Day 12NAIROBI - DEPART

Early morning game drive. Return to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Nairobi, Kenya’s colorful capital city with a stop at the rift valley view point.

Proceed to Nairobi. Lunch on own arrangement. Later transfer to you’re the airport for your flight out.

Price Includes

  • Arrival + Departure Transfers
  • Accommodation as per Itinerary
  • Park Fee
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • Transport in a 4x4 lodge vehicle with Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
  • 1 Litre bottle of mineral water per person per day
  • Flying doctors evacuation service

Price Excludes

  • All International Flights + Taxes + Local Flight
  • Visas
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.
  • Excursions not detailed in above program

Bird Check-list

Abyssinian Crimsonwing

 Abyssinian Ground Thrush

 Abyssinian Ground Thrush

 African Black Duck

 African Blue Flycatcher

 African Broadbill

 African Cuckoo

 African Green Pigeon

 African Harrier Hawk

 African Marsh Harrier

 African Orange- bellied Parrot

 African Snipe

 African Yellow White-eye

 Allen’s Gallinule

 Angola Swallow

 Bare-faced Go-away-bird

 Bateleur

 Beautiful Sunbird

 Black Cuckoo

 Black-and-white Mannikin and Spot-flanked Barbet

 Black-and-white-Casqued Hornbill

 Black-billed Barbet

 Black-billed Weaver

 Black-collared Apalis

 Black-crowned Night-Heron

 Black-crowned Waxbill

 Black-faced Rufous Warbler

 Black-headed Waxbill

 Black-headed Waxbill

 Blacksmith Plover

 Black-tailed Godwit

 Black-throated Barbet

 Blue-capped Cordon-bleu

 Blue-headed Bee-eater

 Bocage’s Bush-Shrike

 Bristle-crowned Starling

 Bronze-tailed Starling

 Brown- tailed Rock Chat

 Brown Woodland Warbler

 Brubru

 Buff-throated Apalis

 Cape Eagle-owl

 Cape Teal

 Cape Wagtail

 Chapin’s Flycatcher

 Chapin’s Flycatcher

 Chestnut-bellied Shikra

 Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver and Green-backed Eremomela

 Chubb’s Cisticola and Hartlaub’s Marsh Widowbird

 Collared Pratincole

 Common Teal

 Common Wattle-eye

 Coqui Francolin

 Crowned Eagle

 Dark Chanting-Goshawk

 Doherty’s Bush-Shrike

 Double-toothed Barbet

 Dusky Nightjar

 Dusky Tit

 D’Arnaud’s Barbet

 Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon and Oriole Finch

 Eastern Double-collared Sunbird

 Eastern Double-collared Sunbird

 Eastern Grey Plantain-eater

 Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill

 Egyptian Vulture

 Equatorial Akalat

 Familiar Chat

 Ferruginous Duck

 Fulvous Whistling Duck

 Gambaga Flycatcher

 Gambaga Flycatcher

 Garganey

 Greater Swamp Warbler

 Green Hylia

 Green-throated Sunbird

 Grey-crested

 Helmetshrike

 Grey-crested Helmetshrike

 Grey-headed Bushshrike

 Grey-headed Gull

 Grey-winged Robin

 Griffon Vulture

 Hairy-breasted Barbet

 Hartlaub’s Turaco

 Hartlaub’s Turaco

 Hemprich’s Hornbill

 Heuglin’s Courser

 Heuglin’s Masked Weaver

 Hildebrandt’s Francolin

 Hunter’s Cisticola

 Hunter’s Cisticola

 Hunter’s Sunbird

 Jackson’s Francolin

 Jackson’s Francolin

 Jackson’s Golden- backed Weaver

 Jackson’s Hornbill

 Jackson’s Widowbird

 Jameson’s Wattle-eye

 Knob-billed Duck

 Lammergeier Eagle

 Lesser Blue-eared Starling

 Lesser Jacana

 Lesser Swamp Warbler

 Levaillant’s Cisticola

 Long-tailed Widowbird

 Luhder’s Bush- Shrike

 Maccoa Duck

 Mackinnon’s Fiscal

 Martial Eagle and Tawny Eagle

 Meyer’s Parrots

 Mocking Cliff-Chat

 Montane White-eye

 Montane White-eye

 Montane White-eye

 Moorland Chat

 Moorland Chat

 Moorland Francolin

 Moorland Francolin

 Mottled Swift

 Mountain Buzzard

 Mountain Illadopsis

 Mountain Wagtail

 Northern Brown-throated Weaver

 Northern Masked Weaver

 Northern Pintail

 Northern Puffback

 Northern Red Bishop

 Northern Shoveler

 Nyanza Swift Mottled Swifts

 Olive Pigeon

 Olive-Green Camaroptera

 Ospey

 Pale Flycatcher

 Papyrus Canary

 Papyrus Gonolek

 Papyrus Yellow Warbler

 Pennant-winged Nightjar

 Peregrine Falcon and Crowned Hornbill

 Pied Avocet

 Pink- backed Pelican

 Red-chested Flufftail

 Red-chested Sunbird

 Red-fronted Parrot

 Red-fronted Parrot

 Red-headed Bluebill

 Red-necked Spurfowl

 Red-winged Francolin

 Reed Cormorant

 Rosy-breasted Longclaw

 Rufous Chatterer

 Rufous-bellied Heron

 Ruppell’s Vulture

 Ruppel’s Vulture

 Sandgrouse

 Scarlet-tufted Malachite Sunbird

 Scarlet-tufted Malachite Sunbird

 Schalow’s Turaco

 Secretarybird

 Sharpe’s Longclaw

 Shining Sunbird

 Slender-billed Starling

 Slender-billed Starling

 Slender-billed Starling

 Slender-billed Weaver

 Slender-tailed Nightjar

 Snowy-headed Robin-Chat

 Somali Bee-eater

 Somali Courser

Somali Ostrich

 Sooty Chat

 Square-tailed Nightjar

 Stone Partridge

 Stuhlman’s Starling

 Swamp Flycatcher and Carruther’s Cisticola

 Tacazze Sunbird

 Temminck’s Courser

The 120m-high cliffs

 Thick-billed Honeyguide

 Turner’s Eremomela

 Uganda Woodland Warbler

 Verreaux’s Eagle

 Verreaux’s Eagle

 Vieillot’s Black Weaver

 Vulturine Guineafowl

 Waller’s Starling

 Waller’s Starling

 Whiskered Tern

 White-billed Buffalo-Weaver

 White-breasted Negrofinch

 White-chinned Prinia

 White-headed Mousebird

 White-headed Vulture

 White-naped Raven and Ross’s Turaco

 White-naped Raven Ross’s Turaco

 White-spotted Flufftail

 White-tailed Ant-Thrush

 White-winged (Black) Tern

 Yellow-bellied Hyliota

 Yellow-bellied Hyliota

 Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye

 Yellow-billed Hornbill

 Yellow-billed Shrike

 Yellow-crested Woodpecker

 Yellow-fronted Canary

 Yellow-mantled Widowbird

 

 

 

 
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