1 Day Birding and Photography safari takes you to Lake Nakuru National Park to explore the scenic Lake Nakuru by luxury boat in “The Kingfisher” or “The Seaduction” to capture the best birds by your awesome camera. The submergence of water in Lake Nakuru National Park makes some parts of the park impassable by car but can rather be accessed by a boat.
Lake Nakuru national park is a best birding destination in Kenya with over 500 species recorded. The soda lake (Lake Nakuru) is a birding hotspot and it’s a home to a number of birdlife, including large flocks of pelicans, long-tailed widowbird, Verreaux’s and long-crested eagle. However, flamingos are no longer the drawcard species due to unfavorable climatic conditions have influenced them to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes.
Expect to see the following bird species in lake Nakuru national park; Abyssinian thrush, Arrow-marked babbler, Red-capped lark, Greater spotted eagle, Bateleur, Black-tailed godwit, Speke’s weaver, Grey-crowned crane, Black-winged lapwing, Brimstone canary, Grey-crested helmet-shrike, Brown-backed scrub robin, Eastern imperial eagle, European roller, Grey-headed woodpecker, Great snipe, Hildebrandt’s starling, Kenya rufous sparrow, Lappet-faced vulture, Lesser flamingo, Lesser kestrel, Crab-plover, Montane white-eye, Northern puffback, Pallid harrier, Rufous-throated wryneck, Rüppell’s robin-chat, Schalow’s wheatear, Shining sunbird, Long-tailed widowbird, Maccoa duck, Slender-billed greenbul, Sooty falcon, Western reef heron, White-fronted bee-eater, Rüppell’s vulture, White-headed vulture among others.
The best time to visit Lake Nakuru national park for 1 day birding and photography safari is from November to April when the breeding season is on and many birds are in full plumage. This is also a good time to spot migrant bird species from Europe and north Africa. However, most interesting species are present all year around hence bird watching is good at any time.
You will be picked and dropped off at any place of convenience in Nairobi on this 1 Day Birding and Photography Lake Nakuru National Park.
Meet and greet our company representative very early in the morning. You will have a quick briefing and set off to Lake Nakuru national park for bird watching and photography. You will reach the park on time to start your tour. Bird and take a boat ride to spot several water species. The boat is designed with seven custom swiver chairs to give it firm stability and balance to enhance better safari experiences and photography. Every seat is mounted on two adjustable rails and equipped with a mounting for resting cameras in order to take very professional photos.
You will spot a number of birds and wildlife including Giraffe, White Rhino, Buffalo, Zebra and Hippo during your tour. Later retire and drive back to Nairobi for a drop-off.
Meal plan: Lunch