Birding safaris in Africa: – Africa is rich in birding opportunities, for beginners and professionals alike. Birding safaris in Africa offers a breath taking experience to bird watchers as they explore the bird’s kingdom. Africa is a fantastic continent for a bird watching holiday, as the range of environments make for a hugely diverse bird population. The geographical range is vast, with montane forests, wetlands, marshes, deserts and coastlines on both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
With a range of African and country-specific endemics, as well as migrant birds which visit to breed and ‘summer’ in the southern hemisphere, bird watching in Africa is packed full of variety. Birding safaris in Africa you will encounter thousands of different species of birds. Birding starts right upon arrival at the airport as you precede to Lake Nakuru National park Also known as the paradise of ornithology. Lake Bogoria National park is another Park that hosts thousands of bird species. After a day trip to Lake Bogoria you will precede to Lake Naivasha the lake presents itself another home for over 400 species of birds. Then proceed to Masai Mara which also is home of hundred species of birds among other major attractions.
Kenya has one of the richest avifauna’s in Africa with around 1090 bird species recorded. At least eight of these are national endemics. Around 170 species of Kenya’s birds species are Palearctic migrants (11 species of them with a local breeding population too), mainly from Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Siberia. Another 60 species migrate regularly within the Afrotropics or from Madagascar. Some 335 species are found in forest; 230 species are entirely forest dependent. The Albertine Rift, just south of the Zambezi River, for example, is rich with endemic birds, while Tanzania, Ethiopia and South Africa contain the highest number of endemic species of all the African countries.
Africa offers some of the best birding destinations in the world. Come and explore these diverse wilderness areas and experience the discovery of unique African bird species in some of the most spectacular scenery and wilderness destinations in Africa.
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