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October 7, 2015

Birdwatchers Haven

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Lake Bogoria

This lake is spectacular. The extraordinary hot springs and geysers, the rugged faulted landscape, an enormous concentration of flamingoes and a chance of seeing a greater Kudu are great attractions. This is one of the reasons for designating this lake as a national reserve. A part from the above the lake is a home to some regionally threatened species such as great crested grebe, African darter, white backed duck, white headed vulture and martial eagle. Early game drive to the lake before breakfast.

Lake Baringo

This is a well known destination for birdwatchers and over 500 species have been recorded. A colony of 20 Goliath herons have nested on one of the Islands in the lake. While the diversity of water birds is considerable, total numbers are usually in low thousands. Species of global conservation concern include lesser kestrel (a passage migrant in small flocks) lesser flamingo, Madagascar squacco heron, pallid harrier etc. This lake is also a home to the fish eagle. Watch and photograph them swooping down on fish. The lake also supports a large population of Nile crocodile and hippopotamus.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Nairobi. Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer you to a city hotel for overnight stay

Day 2: Nairobi/Lake Baringo. We depart Nairobi heading north as we drive down the Great Rift valley enjoying the spectacular views. We drive past Mt. Longonot, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita and Lake Nakuru, lunch enroute to arrive Lake Baringo in the afternoon, Late afternoon boat trip to watch hippos, water birds and crocodiles, Dinner and over night at Lodge.

Day 3: L.Baringo/Lake Bogoria. After breakfast we drive back abit south to lake Bogoria game reserve, we drop at the park gate, Where accompanied by game ranger we start our walk 3-4 hours walk towards South end of lake Bogoria, The Safari van will meet us here and take us to Lodge.

Day 4: Lake Bogoria. We start our day by visiting the Flamingos and the hot springs. The springs shoot more higher as 15 -18ft in the morning,; CAUTION MUST BE TAKEN WHILE WALKING NEAR THE HOT SPRINGS AS THESE ARE SUPER HOT; We proceed south to the end while we turn to east side of the lake, Dinner and overnight at Lodge.

Day 5: L. Bogoria – Nairobi. Early morning before breakfast we climb eastern lake wall to catch a good view of the lake in the morning, We descend back to the bush camp for full breakfast. Drive back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon where the safari ends.

Additional Info
Country: Kenya
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