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Kenya Bird Watching Safaris

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Kenya Bird watching safaris Kenya Bird watching safaris starts from Nairobi, Kenya’s economic capital city. Kenya Bird watching safaris is rewarding everywhere. For dedicated birdwatchers, a well planned two week Kenya Bird watching safaris itinerary is likely to result in a trip list of 350–400 species, a figure that compares favorably with anywhere in the world.

Kenya Bird watching safaris:- Kenya Bird watching safaris tours are designed to offer you the best of bird watching in Kenya while ensuring you have a relaxing Kenya Bird watching safaris holiday. Kenya Bird Watching Safaris are perfectly organized and well thought-out Safaris. Kenya Bird watching safaris produces a huge bird and mammal list with a number of wonderful locations. There are over 1,000 different bird species in Kenya. Prime birding locations are in the national parks.

Kenya Bird watching safaris will give you a great opportunity to explore a region part of Kenya that is neglected yet is an ornithological paradise that hosts some endemic birds among other birds.

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Kenya Bird watching safaris:-Birding Safaris. Kenya has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa with around 1090 bird species recorded. At least eight of these are national endemics. Around 170 species of Kenya’s bird’s species are Palearctic migrants mainly from Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Siberia. Another 60 species migrate regularly within the Afro tropics or from Madagascar. Some 335 species are found in forest; 230 species are entirely forest dependent.

Our Best of Kenya Bird watching safaris produces a huge bird and mammal list and yet has pleasantly long stays at a number of wonderful locations. Kenya Bird watching safaris is a tour that features wonderful, easy birding, fantastic wildlife viewing and good to excellent accommodations and food almost throughout. Almost 1100 species have already been recorded from this one country, far more than from any equivalent area on the continent.

Kenya Bird watching safaris
Kenya Bird watching safaris

We offer high quality Kenya Bird watching safaris, African Big 5 Safari and Photography Tours in Kenya and Uganda that directly contribute to the conservation of local birds and wildlife. Our Kenya Bird watching safaris tours are designed to offer you the best of bird watching in Kenya. Enjoy our Kenya Bird watching safaris tours during our Best of Kenya birding tour while seeing an awesome variety of birds and an amazing variety of mammals.

All the habitats in Kenya combined together provide you with the most memorable Birding Tour in Kenya you have ever had! Our Kenya Bird watching safaris tour leaders are local residents with ornithology expertise and have great experience in leading birding groups around Kenya.

Kenya Bird watching safaris

Birding Tour in Kenya are designed especially for photographers. This Kenya Bird watching safaris includes exclusive bird life viewing opportunities in a 4×4 land cruiser with open roof. The safari will go to Aberdares, Lake Nakuru National Park, Baringo, Naivasha and Masai Mara Conservancy.

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With over 1100 recorded species, Kenya is one of Africa’s best birding destinations. A fair number of endemic and near endemic species can easily be seen on any birding trip. The European migrants are present from September to April. Kenya Bird watching safaris will take you to the best bird watching regions.

With the Rift Valley running through the country, there are numerous lakes both fresh and saline, these provide apt environment for bird foraging and breeding. Lake Nakuru, Elementaita and Bogoria are renowned for Greater and Lesser Flamingo; of course Lake Nakuru has the greatest number of Flamingos in the world present throughout the year.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris will give you a great opportunity to explore a region part of Kenya that is neglected yet is an orthinological paradise that hosts some endemic birds among other birds. Kenya Bird Watching Safaris will take you through highland terrain from hills to mountain valleys including the plains with a 4×4 wheeled vehicle to explore these Important Birding Areas.

Kenya Bird watching safaris

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

Our Kenya Bird Watching Safaris holidays take birding to its very basics; observing birds in their natural habitats in a relaxed way. Competent bird guides, good selection of habitats for a variety of birds of Kenya, easy walks so that you are not cooped up in a minibus throughout your birding tour and flawless ground logistics are the hallmarks of our birding safaris. We spend more time in the places we visit than most Birdwatching tour operators do, our focus being to let our clients have easy bird watching by their ability and not at the pace, speed and the pressure of a tour leader.

Kenya Bird watching safaris

Kenya is one of only 15 countries globally where more than 1,100 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 colorful bee-eaters, turacos, parrots, rollers and passerines.

With over 1,100 recorded species, Kenya is one of Africa’s best birding destinations. In Africa, this number of species is only exceeded by the much larger and inaccessible Democratic Republic of Congo. A fair number of endemic and near-endemic species can easily be seen on any birding trip. The European migrants are present from September to April.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris in Nairobi City

In Nairobi you are guaranteed to find birds everywhere you travel. A stroll in hotel gardens, a trip to the Nairobi National Park or the grounds of the National Museum is likely to turn up bright black and yellow weavers, tiny iridescent sunbirds resembling flying jewels, Secretary Bird, Bustards and Mousebirds with long tails, which are unique to Africa.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris Amboseli National Park

Amboseli is popular with birders as Elephant watchers. Over 400 species including at least 40 raptors have been recorded. Notable species include the Lesser Flamingo, many ducks, darters and heron nest in the wetlands, and birds of prey including a small population of Martial Eagles.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris Maasai Mara National Park

The Mara is equally popular with birders, and specialist birding safaris. Of the over 500 recorded species, notables include the Corncrake, Grey crested Helmet Shrike, Lesser Kestrel, Madagascar Squacco Heron, Saddle Billed Stork, Secretary Bird, Ostrich, White headed Vulture among more common species, Lilac Breasted Roller, Yellow billed Ox pecker among the large herds, and Martial and Crowned Eagles.

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Kenya Bird Watching Safaris Meru National Park

Meru area is excellent Birding country, becoming popular with specialist birding safaris. There have been recorded sightings of Saddle Billed Stork, Pel’s Fishing Owl and African Fin foots in the swamps and along the river.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris Samburu National Park

This area is very popular with birders, and specialist birding safaris. Samburu and Buffalo Springs have over 380 recorded species, with similar numbers in Shaba. Notable species recorded include arid endemics such as Donaldson-Smith’s Sparrow Weaver, Shining Sunbird and the Bristle Crowned Starling, many Vulturine Guinea fowl, several Hornbill species, Somali Ostrich and rare species such as the Taita Falcon, migratory Kestrels and William’s Lark.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris Tsavo National Park

This vast area is excellent Birding country, popular with specialist birding safaris. Notable species recorded include the rare Basra Reed Warbler, Friedmann’s Lark, Ostrich, Blue Quail, Violet Wood hoopoe, Martial and Crowned Eagle.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris in Mount Kenya
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Mt Kenya and its surrounding forests are good birding country. Notable species recorded here include the Lesser Kestrel, Jackson’s Widowbird, Abbots Starling, Jackson’s Francolin, Hunter’s Cisticola, the Crowned Eagle, African Grass Owl and Cape Eagle Owl.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris in Aberdares

The bird-rich Aberdares are very popular with birders, and specialist birding safaris. At least 200 species have been recorded, including African Green Ibis, African Cuckoo Hawk, Cape Eagle Owl, Mountain Buzzard and Hartlaub’s Turaco. Rare species include the Scarlet tufted Sunbird, long tailed Widowbird, African grass owl and the Aberdare Cisticola on the moorlands.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris – Arabuko Sokoke Forest

The Arabuko Sokoke Forest is a very important area for birding. Among the endemics here is the Sokoke Scops Owl, the world’s rarest Owl. The species is only found in this forest, although there have been reported sightings in the Usambara Mountains in Northern Tanzania. This highly elusive bird is more often seen than heard, but the chance of a sighting makes this a real mecca for birders. Even if you don’t locate a Scops- there are plenty of other species to be seen, including the rare Clarke’s Weaver, Fischer’s Turaco, Southern Banded Snake Eagle and the Amani and Plain backed Sunbirds.

The Guinea FowlKenya Bird Watching Safaris Kakamega Forest

Kakamega’s main attraction is its birdlife. The forest is a unique environment, not just in Kenya but in Africa. There are a number of relict species found here, including the Angsore’s Greenbul, Blue headed Beeeater, Chapin’s Flycatcher and Turner’s Eremola. Other notables include the Red Chested Owlet, Least Honeyguide, Great Blue Turaco, Banded Snake eagle, and Crowned Eagle. Kakamega is a popular destination for birders and is well set up for bird watching safaris.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris in Lake Baringo

This is an important bird area, and is frequently visited by specialist Birding safaris. Species of interest recorded here include Jackson’s and Hemprich’s Hornbills, Bristle Crowned Starling, and waterbirds including Goliath Heron, White backed Duck, and African Skimmers and Darters.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris in Lake Bogoria

Bogoria is an important bird area, with its large populations of flamingo. Other species of interest recorded here include many Black necked Grebe, African Darter, White necked vulture and African Fish Eagle. The best way to see birdlife in this area is to travel around the lakeshore. The acacia forests and cliffs are both rich birding country.

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This is considered an important bird area, frequently visited by specialist Birding safaris. Species of interest recorded here include both Lesser and Greater Flamingo, the remarkable Jackson’s Widowbird and the Grey crested helmet Shrike. Both Martial and Crowned Eagles have also been sighted here.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris in Lake Naivasha

This is an important birding area, and the entire region is a popular destination with specialist birding tours. Naivasha has over 400 recorded bird species. The waters of the Lake obviously attract many waterbirds including the continent’s highest concentration of African Fish Eagles, many Goliath Heron, Jacanas, Pied and Malachite Kingfisher, Red-knobbed coot, Spoonbills, Little Grebe, rare Maccoa Duck, African Darters and Saddle Billed Stork.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris in Nakuru

One of Nakuru’s greatest attractions is its birds, and this is a common stop for specialist Birding safaris.Apart from the obvious Greater and Lesser Flamingo, species of interest recorded here include many Great White Pelican and Black necked and Little Grebe, as well as rare Martial Eagle, Lesser Kestrel and Madagascar Squacco Heron.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris in Lake Victoria

There are several excellent birding areas around Lake Victoria. The Main areas of interest are the swamps at Kusa, Koguta and Dunga and within Ruma National Park. The Swamps are one of last refuges of the endangered Papyrus Gonolek and Papyrus Yellow Warbler, while Ruma is the only place in Kenya where the migratory Blue Swallow has been sighted.

Kenya Bird Watching Safaris in Turkana

Turkana is also an important bird area, frequently visited by specialist Birding safaris. Species of interest recorded here include large populations of Pink backed Pelican, Greater Flamingo, Sur winged Plover and the Little Stint as well as rare species such as the Saddle billed Stork, Banded Snake Eagle and the African Skimmer.

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