Escorted Birdwatching Safari

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A safari especially for birdwatchers, escorted by an expert guide and visiting Amboseli, the Rift Valley lakes and the Mara

This safari is escorted by our Maasai bird expert, Wilson ole Kasaine, whose encyclopaedic knowledge will enhance your enjoyment. Wilson is based at Porini Amboseli Camp in Selenkay Conservancy and he will welcome you there and then travel with you on the rest of the safari to Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, ending in Nairobi with a visit to the Birds Display section at the Nairobi National Museum. Wilson is a silver-rated professional safari guide based at Porini Amboseli Camp and a member of the Maasai Community which owns Selenkay Conservancy.

Kenya has over 1,000 species of birds and is a paradise for birdwatchers who will have the added bonus of also seeing the big game animals for which Kenya is famous. On this safari you can expect to identify at least 200 different species of birds. The bird list for Porini Amboseli Camp can be seen on the link below:

http://www.porini.com/kenya.html?sub=kenya-bird-list

The itinerary includes a variety of habitats to see the widest range of species and goes to Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara ending with the Birds section at the Nairobi National Museum. Selenkay is semi-arid bush country, Amboseli has marshes and swampy areas, the rift valley lakes have a wealth of waders, pelicans and flamingos, and the Mara has a huge variety of raptors and species found on the open savannah plains and in the riverine forests.

 Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer by road from Nairobi to Porini Amboseli Camp for 2 nights, to be met on arrival by your birding guide, Wilson ole Kasaine. After lunch you will have the chance of some birding in the grounds of the camp, escorted by Wilson. Later in the afternoon you will have an escorted walk to visit a Maasai village to get an insight into the Maasai culture and the daily lives of the people. You will then join the other guests from camp on a drive into the Selenkay conservancy and a sundowner at a scenic spot overlooking Kilimanjaro, returning to camp for dinner.

Day 2

A full day's birding in 4x4 safari vehicle escorted by Wilson, visiting Amboseli National Park with a picnic lunch, returning later in the afternoon to camp with the opportunity for an evening drive in the conservancy. Dinner and overnight at Porini Amboseli Camp.

Day 3

Continue in a customised safari minibus with roof hatch for bird-viewing to the lakeland region arriving at Kigio Wildlife Camp or Malewa Wildlife Lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive on the Conservancy escorted by Wilson.

Day 4

A full day birding in Lake Nakuru with a picnic lunch, returning to Kigio Wildlife Camp or Malewa Wildlife Lodge for overnight.

Day 5

Drive to the Masai Mara to stay 2 nights at Porini Mara Camp in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Mara. Afternoon drive in the conservancy in open-sided 4x4 escorted by Wilson.

Day 6

Morning and evening drives in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy escorted by Wilson. (Option to stay a 3rd night and have a day in the reserve with picnic lunch)

Day 7

Early morning bird watching drive followed by breakfast and then drive to the airstrip and fly back to Nairobi. Transfer to the Ole Sereni Hotel arriving about 1 pm (lunch not included in price). In the afternoon Wilson will take you to visit the Nairobi National Museum's extensive display of bird specimens collected over the last 60 years, where you can re-cap on all the birds that you have seen on safari and get a further appreciation the huge range of bird species found in Kenya. Overnight Ole Sereni on B&B basis.

Day 8

Transfer to airport for your onward flight.

 

 Prices

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ESCORTED BIRDWATCHING SAFARI, 7 NIGHTS (SELENKAY CONSERVANCY – AMBOSELI, KIGIO WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY – NAIVASHA, OL KINYEI CONSERVANCY – MASAI MARA & NAIROBI): 
PRICES IN US$ [MINIMUM 2 PAX] 
 
ITINERARY: Pick up in Nairobi then road transfer in a six seater minivan safari vehicle to Amboseli, 2 nights in Porini Amboseli Camp on all inclusive basis with daily Selenkay Conservancy fees and one day Amboseli National Park entrance fee, Maasai village visit then afterwards check out and drive in a six seater minivan safari vehicle to Naivasha via Nairobi city, proceed to Kigio Wildlife Conservancy in Naivasha to arrive for lunch at Kigio Wildlife Camp or Malewa Wildlife Lodge, later dinner and overnight on full board basis. Next day take picnic lunch and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for full day game drive in the 4x4 vehicle, afterwards drive back to Kigio Wildlife Camp or Malewa Wildlife Lodge for dinner and overnight. After breakfast, check out and drive in a six seater minivan safari vehicle to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving at Porini Mara Camp on all inclusive basis for 2 nights with daily Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancy fees and one day Masai Mara Game Reserve entrance fee. After breakfast you will be transferred to Ol Seki Airstrip to board schedule flight to Wilson Airport, met and transferred to Eka Hotel on bed & breakfast basis for check in (lunch on own arrangements at the hotel). In the afternoon visit Nairobi National Museum for an extensive display of bird species found in Kenya, afterwards return back to your hotel for overnight. Last day after breakfast you are transferred to JKI Airport to board your departure flight back home. END OF SAFARI. 
 
PRICE INCLUDES: Kigio Wildlife Camp or Malewa Wildlife Lodge includes full board accommodation, house wine, beer, soft drink, Kigio Wildlife Conservancy fees, service/activity fee, escorted nature walks then Porini camps are based on full board basis including soft drinks, beer, house wine, gin & tonic, mineral water, return conservancy airstrip transfers, day & night shared game drives in open sided 4x4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, sundowners, walks with Maasai warriors, also services of Wilson Ole Kasaine throughout as your guide.
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DATES FROMDATES TOPER ADULT SHARING PACKAGESINGLE SUPPLEMENT PACKAGEPER CHILD SHARING PACKAGEEXTRA NIGHT AT PORINI MARA CAMP
1-Nov-1419-Dec-143680 USD650 USD2025 USD415 USD
20-Dec-142-Jan-154790 USD810 USD2710 USD645 USD
3-Jan-1531-Mar-154050 USD810 USD2265 USD465 USD
1-Apr-1515-Apr-153700 USD650 USD2045 USD420 USD
16-Apr-1531-May-15CLOSED
1-Jun-1530-Jun-153700 USD650 USD2045 USD420 USD
1-Jul-1530-Sep-154690 USD810 USD2650 USD620 USD
1-Oct-1531-Oct-154440 USD810 USD2500 USD560 USD
1-Nov-1519-Dec-153700 USD650 USD2045 USD420 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

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