Safari Experiences

BIRDING SAFARIS

Kenya is one of only 15 countries globally where more than 1,000 bird species have been recorded, and it lies third on the African avian diversity list after DR Congo and Tanzania. This list includes the world’s two largest birds (common and Somali ostrich, now regarded as separate species) and its bulkiest flying creature (Kori bustard), along with a wealth of raptors and a dazzling array of colourful bee-eaters, turacos, parrots, rollers and passerines.

Birdwatching is rewarding everywhere in Kenya. For dedicated birdwatchers, a well-planned two-week itinerary is likely to result in a trip list of 350–400 species, a figure that compares favourably with anywhere in the world.

For visitors with limited exposure to the rainforests of west-central Africa, Kakamega Forest and Saiwa Swamp protect dozens of forest species at the very eastern extreme of their range.

For coastal birds endemic or near-endemic to Kenya, Arabuko-Sokoke National Park near Watamu is home to Clarke’s weaver, Sokoke scops owl, grey-crested helmet-shrike, Sokoke pipit and Amani sunbird. The central highlands also host several endemics, notably Sharpe’s longclaw, Aberdare cisticola and Hinde’s babbler.

Kenya offers excellent birdwatching throughout the year, but the prime season runs from October to March, when resident populations are boosted by Palaearctic migrants. This also broadly coincides with Kenya’s rainy season, when several resident species shed their drab eclipse plumage in favour of bright breeding colours.

Birding Safaris – South Africa

6 NIGHTS
FROM ZAR 17,550 PER PERSON SHARING
Single Supplement – on request

SOUTH AFRICA – Twitcher’s Trail

Departing 01 October 2022 – Guided

Pack. Arrive. Enjoy

Guaranteed departure for 6 guests

3 Nights — Reflections Eco Reserve
3 Nights — Roam Private Game Reserve

  • Reflections Eco Reserve

  • Reflections Eco Reserve

  • Reflections Eco Reserve

  • ROAM Private Game Reserve

  • ROAM Private Game Reserve

Inclusions

Meet and greet on arrival into George; Airport transfers to and from George Airport; Half board accommodation at Reflections Eco Reserve; Tea, coffee and 2 glasses of wine or beer included with dinner at Reflections; Full board accommodation at ROAM private Game Reserve; Tea & coffee at ROAM; Park entrance fees; Private game drives in a 4 wheel drive vehicle while at ROAM Game Reserve; Transport in a 10 seater vehicle during transfers and while at Reflections Eco reserve; Pelagic birding excursion, guided forest birding excursions, honey tasting and sundowner excursion while at Reflections Eco Reserve; Cheetah walk at ROAM, guided birding walks/drives, sundowners and bird ringing while at ROAM Private Game Reserve; All transfers mentioned above.

7 Breakfasts; 5 Lunches; 6 Dinners – included.

All properties, services and staff strictly adhere to all Covid safety protocols throughout the tour.

Exclusions

All International flights; All meals not specified; All items of a personal nature; Extra drinks & Laundry at Reflections Eco Reserve; Drinks and Laundry at ROAM Private Game Reserve; Champagne, luxurious wines and spirits; Any additional sightseeing entrance fees; Flights to and from George airport, Gratuities to camp staff; All additional activities and excursions not specified; Gratuities for camp staff; Visas and passport (If applicable); Comprehensive Travel and Medical insurance; All other services not specified; All statutory increases beyond our control.

Birding Safaris – Kenya

12 NIGHTS
FROM US$ 15,673 PER PERSON SHARING

KENYA – Twitcher’s Trail with Private Guiding

1 night — Karen Gables
3 nights — Chui Lodge
2 nights — Kakamega Forest – Rondo Retreat
3 nights — Elephant Pepper Camp
3 nights — Elsa’s Kopje

  • Karen Gables

  • Chui Lodge

  • Rondo Retreat

  • Elephant Pepper Camp

  • Elsa’s Kopje

Inclusions

Bed & Breakfast at Karen Gables; Full board accommodation at all properties except Karen Gables; soft drinks, beer and house wine at Chui Lodge, Elephant Pepper & Elsa’s Kopje; Airport / Airstrip transfers; Park Entrance Fees; Private game viewing in a private vehicles throughout; Guided Walking safari all properties; Internal scheduled flights; Boat rides and flower farm visit at Chui Lodge; Limited laundry at all properties except Hemingways; Fishing: Catch & Release at Elsa’s Kopje; All domestic flight departure taxes; Lunch at Talisman on last day (Closed on Mondays).

Exclusions

All items of a personal nature; Drinks & Laundry at Hemingways; Champagne, luxurious wines and spirits; Any activities not included in the itinerary; All statutory increases beyond our control; International flights and visa fees; Gratuities to camp staff.

Birding Safaris – Kenya

11 NIGHTS
FROM US$ 8,630 PER PERSON SHARING

KENYA – Feathered Finds

1 night — Hemingways
2 nights — Tortilis Camp
2 nights — Elsa’s Kopje Camp
3 nights — Loldia House
3 nights — Elephant Pepper Camp

  • Hemingways

  • Tortilis Camp

  • Elsa’s Kopje Camp

  • Loldia House

  • Elephant Pepper Camp

Inclusions

Bed & Breakfast at Hemingways; Full board accommodation at all properties except Hemingways; Airport / Airstrip transfers; Park Entrance Fees; Shared Game drives; Guided Walking safari all properties; Internal scheduled flights; Limited laundry at all properties except Hemingways; Fishing: catch & release at Elsa’s Kopje; All transfers mentioned above; All domestic flight departure taxes; Lunch at Talisman on last day ( Closed on Mondays);

Exclusions

All items of a personal nature; Drinks & Laundry at Hemingways; Champagne, luxurious wines and spirits; Any activities not included in the itinerary; All statutory increases beyond our control; International flights and visa fees; Gratuities to camp staff.