6 Days Birding

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Tsavo West/Lake Jipe/Taita Hills -6 Days

Day 1: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, transfer to Hotel, if time allows, a quick visit to Nairobi National Museums where Urban birding may be done in their Grounds and surrounding area, Dinner/Overnight Hotel Boulevard

Day 2 : Leave early from Nairobi, heading to Tsavo west National Park, with birding stopover along the way, the first one at Lukenya hills, some 30km from Nairobi, interesting  Bird species expected are: Red throated Tit( Endemic to Kenya and Tanzania) Brubru, d’Arnaud’s Barbet, Von der Decken’s Hornbill, Abyssinian Scimitarbill, African Hoopoe, Lilac breasted Roller,Blue-naped Mousebird, White browed Coucal,Also some sighting of Mammals that migrate from Nairobi National Park, Giraffes, Impalas,Gazelles,Monkeys, proceed with the safari towards Hunter’s Lodge where lunch will be served a nice and amazing area  to  do birding before the Lunch is ready Bird species likely to be seen: Giant,Malachite,Pied,Grey headed, Striped Kingfishers, Grey, Black headed Herons, Retz’s Helmet shrike,Afican Grey,Crowned Hornbills, African Golden,& Golden Palm Weavers, Later  heads to Tsavo west, Dinner/Overnight Ngulia Lodge

Day 3: Have early breakfast; with packed Lunch slowly do birding in the Park, area worthy visiting Mzima springs, where walking/birding on foot is allowed, Checklist: Taita Falcon, Black bellied Sunbird, Red billed Buffalo Weaver, Speckle-fronted Weaver, Chestnut Sparrow,Wattled Starling,White-naped Raven, White crested Helmet Shrike, Rosy patched Bush Shrike,Slate-coloured Boubou, Taita Fiscal, Beautiful Sunbird, Hunter’s Sunbird,Rofous Chatterer,Verreaux’s Eagle Owl Dinner/Overnight Lion’s Bluff Lodge

Day 4: Spend the whole day at Lake Jipe, activities birding which will be done on dry lands and also in the Lake by Boat Checklist: Martial Eagle, Black bellied Bustard, Tawny Eagle, Somali Ostrich, African orange-bellied Parrot, Namaqua Dove, Temminck’s Courser, Great painted Snipe, Buff crested Bustard, Lesser Moorhen, African Marsh Harrier, African Water Rail, Woolly necked Stork, Black Egret, Madagascar Pond Heron, Little Bittern, Pink backed Pelican, Spur-winged Goose, Dinner/Overnight Taita Rocks Hotel,

Day 5: Visit the Taita hills (Ngangao Forest) where you expect to see the Taita Endemics, Taita Thrush,  Taita Apalis, Taita White Eye, Striped Pipit,Narina Trogon,Cabanis’s Greenbul,Moustached green Tinkerbird, Evergreen Forest Warbler, Northern Wheatear, White Stared Robin, Yellow throated Woodland Warbler, Olive SunbirdDinner/Overnight Taita Rocks Hotel

Day 6: Drive back to Nairobi after breakfast ,passing through Sasha Camp to look for a pair of African Hawk Eagle that frequent the camp, Arrive in the evening Dinner at Carnivore later transfer to the Airports