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> BIRDING RIFT VALLEY
kandyrop
post Jan 31 2010, 10:31 AM
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hello travellers,
here is an itinerary i guide

1ST DAY

Drive to Nakuru (Stem hotel) stopping by Limuru ponds briefly for waders like whiskered tern,common coots,ducks,teals,also herons and sandpipers.

2ND DAY
After breakfast, game drive in Lake Nakuru Park, lunch at Lake Nakuru lodge (in the park). Brief bird watching in the compound after lunch and more game drive outwards as we depart for Naiberi campsite (kaptagat, Eldoret).This will present little rock thrush, red capped lark, white backed, lappet faced vultures, lesser and greater flamingos, broad billed roller.

3RD DAY
Early morning walk around the compound, for greenbuls,warblers sunbirds,bush and tree pipits and more. After breakfast pass by marula swamp, chebonet dam, kerio view point for common moorhen,lesser jacana,ducks etc and finally kerio valley for Boran cisticola.Evening and night at Roberts camp, Lake Baringo
4TH DAY
Early morning 2-hour boat ride for shoreline birding and the islands for Senegal thicknee plus Africa fish eagle feeding photography (if necessary), saddle billed stork, whistling ducks and more .After break fast take a special walk for nocturnals.After lunch, rest/pool for utmost 2 hours afterwards an evening drive west bay for black headed lapwing black headed gonolek,Lichtenstein sand grouse(rare)plus others. This can present up to 100 birds a day including nocturnal; owls, coursers, nightjars, Purple gallinule,various ducks and the saddle billed stork.

5TH DAY
Early morning walk along the cliffs for raptors, hornbills and chats. After breakfast depart to Lake Naivasha, stopping on the way for other specialties. Upon arrival in Naivasha depart to Kinangop plains for the endangered Sharpe’s long claw and perhaps Malachite sunbird.

6TH DAY (Last day)
Early morning walk in Naivasha (the compound and the lake shore).After breakfast depart for Kitengela past Nairobi but stopping at Rift valley view point on the way. This is mainly for bustards in Kitengela plains, larks, sandgrouses and raptors are also present. Dinner at carnivore restaurant for game meat and cultural dances is very interesting before retiring to bed elsewhere within Nairobi.

courtesy www.birdwatchingexpress.com


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