3 Days - About Birds

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Short Version
About Birds will give you one of the most awesome birding experiences from Siaya. We jump off our daily traditional chores and spend our precious time in the expansive in the vast Yala Valley Sanctuary and Yala Swamp with the ox-bow lake of Kanyaboli. Yala Swamp is Kenya's largest wetland and here we expect to see numerous bird species some of which are endemic and also very rare to find elsewhere. Lake Kanyaboli on the other hand is a living museum with fish species that do no longer exist in the neighbouring Lake Victoria.
What you can expect
Day 1: Ndisi Village - Lake Kanyaboli
Today after check-in and a short rest we will head for the swamplands adjoining the lake to look for Greater Swamp Warbler, Swamp Flycatcher, Carruther’s Cisticola Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Red-chested Sunbird, Slender- billed, Black-headed and Golden-backed Weavers. After picnic lunch we will go to a different patch of swamp to find the special Papyrus endemics namely: Papyrus Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek and Papyrus Canary. Along the edges of the swamp and in the adjacent areas we shall locate Black-billed Barbet, Black-headed Gonolek, Black-lored Babbler and Yellow-billed Shrike. We will settle for dinner and the night in a home stay.
Meal Plan: {L, D}

Day 2: Yala Swamp - Lake Kanyaboli and Lake Sare
Following an early breakfast we shall make our way to other pockets of Yala Swamp adding on Lake Sare and the Yala River mouth as it enters Lake Victoria. The notable species to be spotted include: Pied Kingfisher, African Wagtail, African Jacana, Carruthers Cisticola, Cattle Egret, and Swamp Flycatcher among other species. We will settle for dinner and the night in a home stay.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Day 3: Ndisi Village Birding
Today we shall wake up for an early bird walk within the compound of our home. On our checklist we will add some species namely: Helmeted Guinea fowls, Hadada Ibis, Silverbird, Red-eye Dove, Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu, White-browed Sparrow Weaver, Laughing Dove, Superb Starling, Speckled and Blue-naped Mousebird, Grey-backed Shrike and much more. We will then go for some homey breakfast as we compile our last birding notes. We will transfer you to Kisumu airport for your flight to Nairobi where you will connect with your international flight back home.
Meal Plan: {B}

What Is Included In The Package
  • - Services of experienced English speaking community guides Leader
  • - All listed excursions as per the itinerary
  • - Full board accommodation in the home-stay as mentioned
  • - Bottled water for use during the safari
What Is Not Included In The Package
  • - International and domestic air transportation to and from Kenya
  • - Transport or transfer to Ndisi village, Siaya. However, at an affordable cost we can arrange for this transfers from and to Kisumu if you so wish.
  • - Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
  • - Tip to the local community guides and other service providers
  • - Christmas, New Year and Easter supplements
  • - Optional extras those are not included on the itinerary
Group Size
1 - 6
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Nanook Package Type:
Weekend package, Vacation package
Activity Name
About the BirdsPerson3 days
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