7 Days Birding Safari in Kenya – 7 Days Kenya Bird Watching Tour

Experience unbeatable Kenya Birding on this 7 Days Birding Safari in Kenya and witness some of Africa’s unique, rare, and endangered bird species. This 7 Days Kenya Bird Watching tour is crafted to allow you spend 7 days and 6 nights in Kenya, exploring its top birding sites.  The 7 Days Kenya Birdwatching Holiday Safari, is available all year round to all kinds of Travelers.

Although Kenya is famous for its unrivaled wildlife watching safaris, the country is also a great birding destination in Africa, hosting various unique birdlife that can be spotted in different ecosystems including savannahs, swamps, forests, and woodlands. Explore some of  Africa’s top birding sites in Kenya and witness unique birdlife with up to 1158 different bird species recorded in the country. This 7 Days Birding tour in Kenya will allow you to spot species like White-faced whistling-duck, ostriches, Mallard, Cape teal, Northern pintail, Green-winged teal, Southern pochard, Common pochard, and Maccoa duck among other.

The 7 Days Birding Safari in Kenya will take you to Lake Magadi, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Lake Baringo, and Samburu National Reserve.


Tour Summary – Your 7 Days Birding Safari in Kenya at a glance

Day 01: Nairobi – Bird Lake Magadi

Day 02: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha

Day 03: Transfer to Lake Nakuru

Day 04: Birding in Lake Nakuru

Day 05: Transfer to Samburu National Reserve

Day 06: Full days Samburu National Reserve

Day 07: Departure

Day by Day detailed 7 Days Birding Safari in Kenya itinerary

Day 01: Pick up from Nairobi and transfer to Lake Magadi for bird watching

Today, you will start your 7 Days Kenya Birding Safari, your drive guide will meet you at Nairobi from where you will embark on a transfer to Lake Magadi. You will arrive in the afternoon and head proceed for an evening birding experience in Lake Magadi. Lake Magadi is located in the southern part of Kenya, one of the hotspots to spot Kenya’s unique birds on this 7 Days Kenya Birding Adventure.

This Lake is shallow soda lake located within the Rift Valley area. The Lake attracts a variety of bird life including pelicans, Chestnut-banded plover, Northern Crombec, Branded Parisoma, White Bellied Canary, Cut-Throat, Blue-capped Cordon bleu, Crimson-rumped waybill, Grey wren warbler, Taita Fiscal, Fischer’s Starling, Decken’s Hornbill, and Fischer’s sparrow-Lark and flamingos among others. Expect to spot all these species during your safari here. During this 7 Days Birding Adventure in Kenya, you will be accompanied by a professional Birding safari guide that will help you identify various bird species.  Lake Magadi is also popular for its unique and stunning landscape that you will enjoy viewing during your Birding safari in Kenya (Birdwatching safari in Kenya).

Later in the Afternoon, you will drive back to Nairobi for dinner and an overnight stay at Sarova Panafric Hotel.

Accommodation: Sarova Panafric Hotel

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Destination: Lake Magadi


Day 02: Transfer from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha & enjoy bird watching in the afternoon

Following an early morning breakfast from your hotel, your driver guide will pick you up at your hotel in Nairobi and drive you to Lake Naivasha for your next birding experience.  This journey is a short 3-hour drive (80 Kilometers northwest of Nairobi), arrive in Naivasha and Check in at your accommodation. On the way enjoy scenic views of the countryside as you drive from Nairobi to Naivasha, home to over 450 bird species.  Lake Naivasha is a recognized Ramsar site, listed as a wetland of international Importance by the Ramsar Convention.

This safari destination is perfect for spotting various bird species including the African Fish Eagles nesting in the surrounding Acacia woodland, Podiceps cristatus, Oxyura maccoa, Anhinga rufa, Casmerodius albus, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, Thalassornis leuconotus, Porzana pusilla, Rynchops flavirostris, and the Phalacrocorax carbo, Grey-crested Helmeted-shrike, Basra Reed Warbler, Lesser Flamingo, Red-knobbed Coot, African Spoonbill, and Little Grebe among others.

Later in the evening after your life-changing birding experience here, you will drive to your Accommodation facility for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner

Day 03: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park

Today you will adventure one of Kenya’s most renowned Birding destinations. Following an early morning breakfast at your lodge, embark on a transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park, home to millions of pink flamingos. This National Park is popular for its spectacular array of wildlife that flook the lake shores of the Alkaline Lake Nakuru. This Place is also regarded as the world’s greatest ornithological spectacle on Earth by avid birders. Millions of pink flamingos flock the lake shores and create a unique and spectacular array of bird life. While on your 7 Days Birding Safari in Kenya Lake Nakuru is one of those unique locations that you will explore. There are several bird species that you will spot here including the African Fish eagle, Great White and Pink Backed pelicans, and the intra-African Migrants among others.

You will also come across a number of resident wildlife in the park including four of the five African Big Five Animals. Later you will be driven to Lake Nakuru Lodge for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 04: Full Day Birding in Lake Nakuru  National Park

Spend the whole day exploring Lake Nakuru Avian species, explore the neighboring villages, and also enjoy game drives in the park. You will spend the whole day exploring various sections of the park, sighting various bird species, and also having plenty of opportunities to take some photographs.

You will later drive back to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Transfer to Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast, drive to Samburu National Reserve for your nest Kenya-watching experience. Explore from the dusty brown Samburu plains to the woodland areas looking for unique, rare, and endangered bird species.  The journey from Lake Nakuru to Samburu Game Reserve is about 3 hours and 40 minutes drive. This journey doubles as a countryside drive as you will enjoy the scenic beauty and landscapes. Arrive in Samburu at time for lunch and check in at your lodge for lunch and a short relaxation.

Explore Samburu as you look out for various bird species like the Somali and white-throated bee-eater, Donaldson-Smith’s Sparrow weaver, vulturine guinea fowl, Black-capped social weave, and the Buff crested bustards among others. There are also wildlife species such as elephants and buffalos. Later return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 06: Full days Samburu National Reserve

Today you have another full day to explore Samburu on this 7 Days Birding Safari in Kenya. Have breakfast and set out for a whole day birding experience with your packed lunch boxes, explore various sites in the park to spot several bird species that you might have missed on the previous day. Look out for more birdlife like; Acacia tit, Bare eyed thrush, Pink breasted lark, African palm swift, ashy cisticola, Black bellied sunbird, red-necked falcon and the Brown-tailed rock chat among others. You will drive back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay in the late evening.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 07: Transfer back to Nairobi – Departure

Today marks the end of your 7 Days Kenya Birding Adventure. After Breakfast, embark on your transfer to Nairobi City. Lunch will be served at one of the fancy restaurants in Nairobi. You will then be dropped at your preferred drop-off point (Airport or Hotel)

End of 7 Days Birding Safari in Kenya ( 7 Days Kenya Bird Watching Tour)

Destinations to Visit on this 7 Days Birding Safari in Kenya

Lake Magadi

During this 7 days Kenya Birding Safari, you will visit Lake Magadi, located in the southernmost part of the Kenyan Rift Valley. Lake Magadi is a saline, alkaline lake, that lies in a catchment of faulted volcanic rocks (endorheic basin) formed by a graben. This Lake is popular for its warding birds including flamingos. You will explore this lake, have a chance to witness its diverse bird life. Grab a chance to explore this unique Alkaline Lake and experience its beauty.

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake located in Nakuru County,  Kenya, Northwest of Nairobi City. This lake is located within the Rift Valley, at an elevation of 1,884 meters above see level. Lake Naivasha is fed by the perennial Malewa and Gilgil rivers. Lake Naivasha is a famous birding destination in Kenya, home to over 400 different bird species.

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is a must visit for birding enthusiast planning to visit Kenya for bird watching Safaris. Lake Nakuru is Locate within Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya. This Lake is popular for its vast array of bird life, especially water birds and flamingos. The lakes, abundance of algae attracts millions of flamingoes to the Lake Shores. While on your safari here, you will enjoy viewing over a million birds at the lake shores. Lake Nakuru National Park is also home to abundant wildlife species that you will enjoy watching while here.

Samburu Wildlife Reserve

Located on the Banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River, Samburu National Reserve is a perfect safari destination for both wildlife viewing and birdlife watching. This National Park is located about 350 kilometers from Nairobi in Samburu County. This National Reserve is popular for ELSA THE LIONESS. Elsa the lioness was raised by conservationists George and joy. Samburu is home to a number of wildlife and birdlife species that will amuse you during your visit. There are upto 350 different bird species in Samburu including, sunbirds, bee-eaters, Marabou stork, tawny eagle, Verreaux’s eagle, bateleur, vulturine guineafowl, yellow-necked spurfowl, lilac-breasted roller, secretary bird, superb starling, northern red-billed hornbill, yellow-billed hornbill, and various vultures including the palm-nut vulture.

On top of Bird watching, you will also enjoy watching several wildlife species including, Grevy’s zebra, oryx and reticulated giraffe. All three big cats, the lion, cheetah, and African leopard can also be found here, as well as the elephant, Cape buffalo, and hippopotamus.

Quick tour Details

No. of People: Tailored

Duration: 7 days and 6 Nights

Availability: All Year Round

Eligible Age: 7 years and above

Price: Request a Quote for this tour

7 Days Birding Safari in Kenya includes; 

Drinking water during the trip

         All activities mentioned in the itinerary

         Park entry fees

         Accommodation

         Transport fees

         All applicable taxes

         Meals as per the itinerary

         Professional Birding safari guide

Safari quote excludes

         International Flight charges

         Additional accommodation before and after the trip

         Tips

         Personal items

         Travel insurance

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