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BVS K 065: 6 Days Bird Safari

Day 1: Nairobi-Lake Naivasha
From our Nairobi hotel, we depart for Lake Naivasha. A couple of stops en-route for the stunning view points of the Rift Valley. We arrive at Lake Naivasha by mid-morning for a bird-walk before lunch. Lunch at the Lodge/camp. Lake Naivasha being close to Nairobi (100 km) makes it a comfortable weekend-resort for professional and amateur bird-watchers. It was declared a bird sanctuary in 1967. Ospreys, Fish Eagles, Herons, and Lily-Trotters will be seen here. We later visit Elsa Mere Centre to relive the experience of Joy Adamson’s “Born Free”. Over 450 species have been recorded here. Dinner and overnight at the L. Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
www.sopalodges.com Meal plan {FB}

Day 2: Lake Naivasha (Hells Gate) National Park

After a hearty breakfast, take a boat ride to the crescent island in Lake Naivasha, where you will have a guided 3hrs walking safari. This is one of the few places in all Africa where you can wander on foot among herds of zebras, wildebeest, and giraffes with no predators and fences.
Later, on boat, explore the lakeshores where you will spot wet-land birds such as the Cormorants, Herons, Pelicans etc. Return to the Lodge/camp for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the famous nearby Hell’s Gate National Park. This park is famous for its natural steaming geysers and a haven for birdwatchers. The walking/hiking gives one a sense of freedom, open space and a clear view of wildlife. The cliffs are breeding grounds for Vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, Augur Buzzards and thousands of Swifts. Over 120 species have been recorded here. Dinner and overnight at the L. Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
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Day 3: Lake Naivasha(Hells Gate) National Park -Lake Nakuru National Park

Break early in the morning after breakfast proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive in time for a mid morning game drive. Check in at the Lodge/camp in time for lunch. This is a shallow soda lake hosting thousands of pink flamingoes, a number of other birds. [Another ornithological paradise]. This is another lake in the rift valley and a bird watchers paradise; it has over 460 recorded bird species and home to many species of game found in the park including the introduced Rothschild's giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game, enjoy an afternoon gamedrive. Dinner and overnight at the L. Nakuru Lodge. www.lakenakurulodge.org Meal Plan {FB}

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park -Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast, depart your Lodge/camp and drive along the floor the Rift Valley before mounting its western rim into Maasai land. Red-clad, with spears always on hand, Maasai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, commendably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Afternoon you have a game drive in search of wildlife. You will have a chance to compare notes as you sort out the various bird species that you add to your list. Like Nakuru, Mara has a good share of the ornithological paradise. Maasai Mara is probably the best-known game reserve. Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge. www.sopalodges.com Meal Plan: {FB}

Day 5: Full day in Maasai Mara Game reserve.

Take an extensive full day game drive in the reserve covered with rolling grasslands dotted with acacia and hazy forested hills and riverline bush where the Mara River and its tributaries meander, Large numbers of pale arctic migrants will be recorded e.g. Caspian Plovers and White Storks and local species such as Rock Cisticola, Yellow Bellied Hyliota, Pale Wren Warbler etc.

Maasai Mara is considered by many to be Kenya's finest game reserve, the 1510 sq Kms of this reserve adjoin Tanzania's well-known Serengeti, forming one eco-system. The open rolling savannah grassland of the Mara is the home of numerous wildlife species including elephant, rhino, lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, jackal, buffalo, eland, topis, impala, gazelle, warthog and zebra. a full day game drive with picnic lunch at the hippo pool on the banks of the Mara River were the crossing of the Gnus [wildebeests] takes place while the killer crocodiles awaits. Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge. Meal Plan: {FB}


Day 6:
Maasai Mara Game reserve - Nairobi

Have an early breakfast before exploring another different area of this park, this is to capture the early morning actions, return to the Lodge/camp for lunch, check out after lunch and depart for Nairobi arriving in the evening.

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2012 Prices Per person Sharing:
In using Custom 4X4 Safari Minibus Or: In using custom 4x4 Land cruiser.

Seasons

Per person sharing in US$

2 pax

Minibus / Landcruiser

4 pax

Minibus/ Landcruiser

6 pax

Minibus / Landcruiser

High: 16th Dec ‘12- 31 Mar ‘13

1571 / 2000

1352 / 1571

1278 / 1427

Peak: 1st Jul– 31st Oct/ 12

1588 / 2008

1368 / 1578

1295 / 1435

Low: 1st Apr– 15th Jun/12

1288 / 1708

1068 / 1278

995 / 1136

Mid: 16th Jun–30th Jun 12

1st Nov – 15th Dec/ 2012

1406 / 1826

1187 / 1397

1113 / 1253

Children between 3-10yrs sharing with 2 adults @ 50% of adult price.
Children between 11-16yrs sharing their own room @ 75% of adult price.

Prices include:

Ø All Park entrance fees in the game reserves and National Parks.

Ø Experienced English Speaking driver-guide.

Ø All road transportation and Game drives using custom made Safari Minibus fitted with a two way radio communication and a pop-up roof for enhanced photography.

Ø All meals as specified in our itinerary.

Ø Full board Accommodation while on safari

Ø Airport transfer on arrival and departure.

Ø 1ltr bottled drinking mineral water per person per day while on gamedrive.

Prices exclude:

Ø All items of a personal nature such as tobacco, laundry, phone calls etc.

Ø Tips and drinks/beverages.

Ø Hot air balloon safari in Maasai Mara.

Ø Any Other Items not mentioned above

Ø Medical/Travel Insurance.

 
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