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8-Day Explore Kenya Lakes for Photography & Birding

Tour Details

Enjoy an exciting birding and photography tour in Kenya’s famous lake ecosystems which are rich in bird life and beautiful scenery. Travel in a 4×4 vehicle in the company of an experienced birder / photographer to Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita and Lake Naivasha. Accommodation is based in semi luxury camps and lodges.

Why you choose this package!

  • All meals included
  • 2 Extensive Game Drive
  • Luxury Accomodations
  • Pack Fee Included
  • Travel in 4WD Tour Van
  • Delicious Food

Day 1,Nairobi / Lake Baringo

Our team meets you on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport and after a short introduction and briefing about the tour you are driven to Lake Baringo. This is a 5hr scenic drive of around 250km from Nairobi. You will reach the lodge for check in and lunch then immediately proceed for a birding and photography tour of the lake. The lake shore is rich in many birds and frogs that make the park lively. Birds such as the Starlings, white bellied go-away bird, horn bill and hammerkop are easy to spot. A relaxing boat ride in the lake gives you an opportunity to spot the rarer species such as the flycatcher, bush shrike, wood hoopoe and kingfishers. The boat ride is also a great opportunity to see the hippos. After a successful birding tour, you return to the lodge for rest and dinner.

Day 2,Lake Baringo / Pokot Village Visit

After breakfast, you will proceed for a tour of the local tribal villages where you will meet the Pokot people. The Pokot have the most unique culture in Kenya because they have managed to maintain their traditions without dilution by modern civilization. You will have a chance to taste the local food, speak to the women, attend a traditional dance, visit a Manyatta and enjoy the culture. Return to the lodge for lunch then spend the rest of the day enjoying another bird walk within the vicinity of the park. The day ends and you are transferred back to lodge for rest and dinner.

Day 3,Lake Baringo / Lake Bogoria

After breakfast you will check out of the lodge and drive to the nearby Lake Bogoria arriving for check in and lunch at the lodge. This is one of the least visited lakes in the Rift Valley. With its alkaline waters, it has become a better destination for seeing flamingos as compared to Lake Nakuru. The lakeshore is also good for seeing and photographing greater kudu. Other attractions in this park include the rugged rocks which emit furious hot springs. Popular species on this tour include African fish eagle, yellow billed hornbill and greater/lesser flamingo, among others.

Day 4,Lake Bogoria / Lake Nakuru

After breakfast you will check out of the lodge and drive to Lake Nakuru which is another famous bird watching sanctuary. On arrival, have lunch before departing for afternoon exploration of the park. This is the best park for spotting the endangered white and black rhinos. It is not a large park but it is very scenic because of its acacia forest. There are many picnic spots, lookouts and hideouts which are a great place to view the lake from afar. A number of exotic birds can be seen here such as the little grebe, pelican, francolin as well as the greater and lesser flamingo, among others.

Day 5,Lake Nakuru Birding Tour

Early morning pre breakfast game drive is recommended for an opportunity to see the elusive leopard as it prefers to hunt in semi-darkness. Afterwards you will spend another day in Lake Nakuru enjoying spectacular birding experience as well as taking beautiful pictures of the lake and its environs. You may opt to return to the camp for lunch or alternatively carry packed picnic lunch with you to eat as you continue with the day’s activities.

Day 6,Lake Nakuru / Lake Elementeita

After breakfast, check out of the camp with final morning game drive en route, proceed to another Great Rift Valley Lake; Elmenteita. This is a little-known about lake which is often overlooked as people rush from Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha. The park is very scenic with spectacular views from the parking lane. Flamingos are also in plenty here as they recently migrated from Lake Nakuru. Other birds include pelican, african spoonbill, black necked grebe, yellow billed stork and pied avocet among others.

Day 7,Lake Elementeita / Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, check out of camp and drive to Lake Naivasha which is another popular bird watchers paradise. This is a popular destination to see ducks, guineafowl, common quail, grebes and flamingos. Cormorantes, storks and pelicans are also common here. Some of these birds are spotted during your scenic boat ride while others are spotted around the vicinity of your lodge. The hippos are also very many on the lake and it is advisable not to get too close to avoid provoking them. After a successful day, you return to the lodge for rest and dinner.

Day 8,Hells Gate Tour / Return to Nairobi

After early breakfast, you will check out of the lodge with picnic lunch and drive to the nearby Hells Gate Park. Being one of the small parks of Kenya, it still offers a lot such as cycling safaris, guided walking tours, hiking and rock climbing. The main highlight of the park is its beautiful rocky outcrops which are occasionally painted white by the droppings of the Ruppels vulture. The park is very scenic and good for photography. Animals found here include Masai giraffe, zebra, buffalo, antelopes, warthogs and over 300 recorded bird species which include migratory birds, land birds and water birds. After the tour, you drive back to Nairobi arriving in the evening for transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to connect with your outbound flight.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 8 Days 7 Nights
  • Person : Minimum 2 Adult
  • Kids : Suitable
  • Availability : Yes
  • Price : US$ 1888 pp
  • Location : You'll visit Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria NR, Lake Nakuru NP, Lake Elementaita & Lake Naivasha

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