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Bird  Watching Safaris Kenya
MKCBW 501: NAIVASHA | NAKURU | MARA BIRD WATCHING SAFARI
Departs daily at 07.00am and returns by 2.00pm

 

Day 1. Nairobi - Lake Naivasha
Distance: 85km (1 hr 15 min.). An early drive to Nairobi National Park for an introductory birding session before drive via the Great Rift Valley escarpment with breathtaking views of the world's greatest land rift to papyrus fringed Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha has a bird list of over 350 species - eg Fish Eagles, Pied Kingfishers, Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Black Herons, Grey-backed fiscal, Yellow-Collared Lovebird among other notable species. Sunset boat ride to see the hippos. Overnight accommodation at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, D

 

Day 2. Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru
Depart to Nakuru for lunch and afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru for flamingoes as well as the rare white rhino. The park is world’s famous ornithological paradise with over 450 species of birdlife - flamingoes, pelicans, . Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, L,D.

 

 

Day 3. Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
Distance: 300 km. (5 hr.). Morning drive West past extinct Mt Longonot into Masai Mara Game Reserve with it high concentration of wildlife and outstanding scenic views. Afternoon game viewing drive. The birdlist totals over 450 species and includes - Egyptian vulture, Hooded vulture, Griffon vulture, Nubian vulture, White-backed and White-headed vulture, Ostrich, Cardinal Quelea, Woodpeckers (Golden-tailed, Little Spotted and Fine-banded), among other hundreds of species. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara Tented Camp, B,L,D.

Day 4. Masai Mara
Full day of wildldife and bird watching in this typical savannah country a well-known site for various wildlife movies. Full board accommodation at the lodge, B L,D.

 

Day 5. Masai Mara - Nairobi
After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi, B

 


 
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Mt.Kenya

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.

Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro stands on featureless part of the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border near Moshi, side by side with the smaller Mount Meru. These mountains are extinct volcanoes, with Kilimanjaro actually being the agglomeration of three distinct volcanoes, Kibo (5896m/ 19,340 ft), Mwenzi (5,149 / 16,896 ft) and Shira (3,962m / 13,000 ft). whose violent creation is geologically associated with the creation of the Great Rift Valley, 100km to the West.

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.