New Kenya tour for 2017 focuses on the abundant bird and wildlife species of the Great Rift Valley

Rainbow Tours is launching a new bird watching and wildlife trip to Kenya, with departures beginning in January 2017. 'Birding and Wildlife in the Great Rift Valley' is an eight-day trip, the route of which has been specifically designed to maximise the chances of spotting many of the country's 1000+ bird species.

Kenya's birdlife can easily be overlooked in favour of its incredible abundance of safari animals, but it is no less captivating for visitors. 

The first stops are Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru where flamingoes, heron, storks and egrets can be spotted, possibly alongside rare wild rhino.

A further three nights are spent at Governors' Camp in Kenya's most famous wildlife heartland, the Masai Mara National Reserve. Here, the big five are just a handful of the majestic species that can be spotted.

Wildlife viewing on this trip will take the form of safari drives, boat trips, walking safaris and even an optional hot air balloon flight. For more information, contact Rainbow Tours (www.rainbowtours.co.uk, 020 7666 1266)