2 Day Bird watching Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru national park safari takes you to discover the two great rift valley lakes for birding, wildlife viewing, photography and scenery exploration. You will travel in our fully customized safari vehicle and spend the night in a camp located at the shores of the beautiful Lake Naivasha. Your birding guide will help you identify several birds, animals and natural ecosystems.
You will look out for the following bird species in Lake Naivasha; Fulvous Whistling-Duck , White-backed Duck , Egyptian Goose , Garganey , Hottentot Teal , Northern Shoveler, Speckled Pigeon, Mourning Collared-Dove, Red-eyed Dove, Common Cuckoo, White-browed Coucal, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Common Swift , Nyanza Swift, African Rail, African Crake, Lesser Moorhen, Eurasian Moorhen, Horus Swift, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Dideric Cuckoo , Ring-necked Dove, Laughing Dove, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Namaqua Dove , Black-winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Yellow-billed Duck, Red-billed Duck, Northern Pintail, African Swamphen, Striped Crake, Black Crake , Black-bellied Plover , Long-toed Lapwing, Great Snipe, Common Snipe, African Snipe, White Stork, Saddle-billed Stork , Marabou Stork, Marsh Sandpiper, White-winged Tern, Whiskered Tern, African Skimmer , Wood Sandpiper, Common Redshank , Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Kittlitz’s Plover, Whimbrel , Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Common Ringed Plover, Malachite Kingfisher, Little Ringed Plover, Three-banded Plover , Hadada Ibis, Grasshopper Buzzard, Violet Woodhoopoe, Eurasian Marsh-Harrier, African Marsh-Harrier, Eurasian Spoonbill, African Pygmy-KingfisherRufous-naped Lark, Red-capped Lark, White-bellied Tit, Buff-bellied Warbler, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Gray Apalis, Plain Martin, Bank Swallow, Willow Warbler, Red-billed Oxpecker, Brown Woodland-Warbler, Riparia, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Gray-capped Warbler, Blacksmith Lapwing, Black-headed , Squacco Heron, Striated Heron, Abyssinian Thrush, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Spur-winged Lapwing, Senegal Lapwing, Crowned Lapwing, Pink-backed Pelican, Lesser Sand-Plover, Southern Pochard, Tufted Duck, Common Nightingale, Common Redstart, Pin-tailed Whydah, Village Indigobird, Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush, Maccoa Duck among others.
Lake Nakuru is a best birding destination in Kenya with over 500 species recorded. The following are the major bird species found in lake Nakuru national park; Abyssinian thrush, Black-tailed godwit, Brimstone canary, Maccoa duck, Brown-backed scrub robin, Crab-plover, Eastern imperial eagle, Red-capped lark, European roller, Speke’s weaver, Grey crowned crane, Grey-headed woodpecker, Great snipe, Bateleur, Black-winged lapwing, Greater spotted eagle, Shining sunbird, Arrow-marked babbler,Grey-crested helmet-shrike, Hildebrandt’s starling, White-headed vulture, Kenya rufous sparrow, Lappet-faced vulture, Lesser flamingo, Lesser kestrel, Long-tailed widowbird, Montane white-eye, Northern puffback, Pallid harrier, Rüppell’s vulture, Rüppell’s robin-chat, Schalow’s wheatear, Slender-billed greenbul, Sooty falcon, Western reef heron, White-fronted bee-eater, Rufous-throated wryneck among others.
Day 1: Drive from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha through Hells Gate
Day 2: Transfer to Lake Nakuru – Drive Back to Nairobi
Have a very early morning breakfast and set off for Lake Naivasha through Hells Gate. This journey takes you via the floor of The Great Rift Valley where you will have a stopover for scenery viewing, photography and escarpment watching. Arrive at your booked lodge, carry some picnic lunch and head to Hells Gate where you will take the bikes at the park entrance to enjoy a cycling safari with a help of your guide. Alternatively; you may opt to embark on an 8km trek to the gorges to explore the ancient and historic caves of the park. Later, exit the park and take the boat to Crescent Island for guided nature walks to spot several animals, birds and enjoy nature. The boat ride is also a great opportunity to see several hippo and Kingfisher among other birds. Retire and head to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Camp Carnelley’s
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner.
Have an early morning breakfast at 6.00am and drive to Lake Nakuru national park for birding morning game drive with a chance of spotting animals and birds like flamingoes. Also visit the scenic observation hill or baboon cliff to see the lake from the view point. Lake Nakuru is a home to over 100 bird species migrated from lake Bogoria, lake Naivasha and Amboseli national park. Spend more than a half day inside the park before exiting and driving back to Nairobi to end your 2 Day Bird watching Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru national park.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch.