Kenya Wildlife Safari: Aug 01—16, 2007

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Departs: Nairobi, Kenya
Tour Limit: 6
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Brad Schram

Brad Schram became fascinated with birds as a child in the mountains of California, the star...

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African elephants— Photo: Victor Emanuel

A shorter version of our popular Kenya tour, featuring the greatest cross section of African birds to be found in one small area of the continent, plus excellent game parks with fantastic mammal viewing, including a chance for all of "The Big Five."  All of this in a scenic and culturally diverse country.

Kenya offers the Africa trip of a lifetime, but we understand that not everyone has three weeks available for a long safari, so we are offering a shorter version of our popular Kenya Birds and Wildlife tour. By visiting four select regions, each rich in birds and wildlife, we will see a fantastic cross section of birds, animals, and terrain.

From the very diverse Nairobi area we will stop for a night in the forest on Mount Kenya before continuing to the Samburu/Buffalo Springs Reserve, located in the semiarid thornbush country so evocative of East Africa. The abundance and diversity of birds here is surprising, while a number of special mammals are present. From there we swing back into the Great Rift Valley to Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha, both with abundant birds and wildlife amidst their grasslands and magnificent yellowbark acacia forests.

The final leg of our trip takes us by air to the fabulous Masai Mara Reserve, ecologically a part of the Serengeti. At this season, the great migration of hoofed mammals should be arriving in Kenya, with attendant predators, and birds are abundant in the many diverse habitats here. We will stay at lodges and hotels that are in prime birding locations, and, together, these areas offer an action-packed and productive safari.

Excellent food and accommodations throughout; all lodges with good birding right on the grounds; easy to moderate walking and game drives; climate pleasantly warm by day and cool at night (hotter at one locale).