Escorted Birdwatching Safari

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/http://www.porini.com/kenya/safari-tours-kenya/specialist-safaris/escorted-birdwatching-safari/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 and pelicans 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 4×4 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 Sunbird Lodge for lunch. Afternoon walk along the shore of Lake Elementaita. Dinner and overnight at Sunbird Lodge.

Day 4

A full day birding in Lake Nakuru with a picnic lunch, returning to Sunbird Lodge for dinner and 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 4×4 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 Eka 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 at Eka Hotel, Bed & Breakfast basis (dining options are available at the hotel – payable locally).

Day 8

Breakfast at Eka Hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

 

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ESCORTED BIRDWATCHING SAFARI, 7 NIGHTS (SELENKAY CONSERVANCY – AMBOSELI, LAKE ELEMENTAITA, OL KINYEI CONSERVANCY – MASAI MARA & NAIROBI): PRICES IN US$ [MINIMUM2 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 Lake Elementaita via Nairobi city, to arrive for lunch at Sunbird Lodge. Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Next day take picnic lunch and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for full day game drive in the 4×4 vehicle, afterwards drive back to Sunbird 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. On the last day, 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: Porini camps includes full board basis plus soft drinks, beer, house wine, gin & tonic, mineral water, return conservancy airstrip transfers, day & night shared game drives in open sided 4×4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, sundowners, walks with Maasai warriors. Sunbird Lodge includes full board accommodation.

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FROM TO PER ADULT SHARING, PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PACKAGE PER CHILD SHARING PACKAGE (8-11 YEARS) PER CHILD SHARING, PACKAGE (12-16 YEARS) EXTRA NIGHT AT PORINI MARA CAMP
01-Nov-19 19-Dec-19 3855 USD 715 USD 1540 USD 1805 USD 440 USD
03-Jan-20 31-Mar-20 4311 USD 753 USD 1747 USD 2037 USD 515 USD
01-Apr-20 15-Apr-20 3984 USD 726 USD 1584 USD 1826 USD 465 USD
16-Apr-20 31-May-20 PORINI CAMPS CLOSED
01-Jun-20 14-Jun-20 4032 USD 726 USD 1584 USD 1826 USD 465 USD
15-Jun-20 30-Jun-20 4082 USD 726 USD 1614 USD 1856 USD 490 USD
01-Jul-20 30-Sep-20 5368 USD 800 USD 2351 USD 2681 USD 770 USD
01-Oct-20 15-Oct-20 4363 USD 779 USD 1774 USD 2095 USD 545 USD
16-Oct-20 31-Oct-20 4313 USD 779 USD 1744 USD 2065 USD 515 USD
01-Nov-20 19-Dec-20 4058 USD 753 USD 1621 USD 1900 USD 465 USD

Child rates applicable for 08 – 16 year olds:

1 child sharing with 2 adults, child pays child package price above while the 2 adults pay per adult sharing rate.

1 child sharing with 1 adult, child pays child package price above while the 1 adult pays single adult rate.

2 or 3 children sharing in own tent, each child pays 75% of per adult rate. Child under 8 years not recommended.

Exclusive vehicle use:

Sole use of the open sided 4×4 safari vehicle during game drive US$ 375 per vehicle per day.

Late afternoon departure at Porini camps:

Late departure after 10h00 US$ 150 per person minimum 2 pax (includes lunch, soft drinks and activities before departure in the late afternoon).

Extra night rate:

For every 3 night stay one visit into Masai Mara National Reserve is included. Any extra visit into the reserve must pay US$ 80 per person per day on top of above rates.

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