Kenya Bird Watching Tour Safari

If you are looking for guided Kenya Bird Watching Tour Safari, and photography packages in Kenya. We offer affordable Guided Kenya Bird Watching Tour Safari including Mombasa bird-watching safaris and, birdwatching in Nairobi. Bird watching tours are a favorite past time for those who choose to visit Kenya for bird watching tours activities. The Guided Kenya Bird Watching Tour Safari are tailor-made in a way that the interested visitors will be in a position to capture and see as many unique birds as they desire. A fair number of endemic and near-endemic species can easily be seen on any birding trip. These birds are especially sought-after as they only occur within the country or marginally beyond.

Birding is science, sport, art and one of the highly-rated leisure travel activity. Kenya has become a hub for both professional and armature birders who are looking for a place to challenge their birding skills and this has seen an increase in bird-watchers in Kenya from all over the world converging here to identify the various species. Kenya holds some remarkable birding sights that you have to see them to believe. With eleven percent of the world’s species – some 1089 different varieties, Kenya’s birding is one of the best in the world. It is not unusual for Guided Kenya Bird Watching Tour Safari trips to record 300-600 different varieties on a short trip or to record more than 120 at a particular site on a single day!

Kenya is one of only 15 countries globally where more than 1,000 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.

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Guided Kenya Bird Watching Tour Safari is rewarding everywhere. For dedicated birdwatchers, a well-planned Kenya Bird Watching Safari itinerary is likely to result in a trip list of 350–400 species, a figure that compares favorably with anywhere in the world. Guided Kenya Bird Watching Tour Safari offers excellent birdwatching throughout the year, but the prime season runs from October to March, when resident populations are boosted by Palaearctic migrants. This also broadly coincides with Kenya’s rainy season, when several resident species shed their drab eclipse plumage in favor of bright breeding colors.

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Kenya Bird Watching Safari is good all year round. The rainy seasons of April and November coincide with migration of birds from and to Europe and Asia, and some of the top day’s totals have been recorded at that time. Migrants make up only about ten percent of Kenya’s birdlife. Spectacular birds of the bush –guinea fowl, go-away birds, rollers and barbets, to mention but a few – are active all year. Birding sites in Kenya offer an abundance of birdie species, ranging from 200 and 600+ at any given location. During your Guided Kenya Bird Watching Tour Safari, you will see common, rare, endangered, threatened and vulnerable species in almost every type of setting – forests, lakes, grasslands, rivers, woodlands, swamps and much more! Finding these smaller creatures amidst the vast and expansive landscapes of Kenya is a real treat for safari goers of all ages and experience levels!

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 Pale arctic 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 Afro tropics or from Madagascar. Some 335 species are found in forest; 230 species are entirely forest dependent and 110 species are “forest specialists” requiring intact, undisturbed habitat and Forty species of global conservation concern are known to occur in Kenya. Four of these are critically Endangered, two Endangered and 16 species are Vulnerable.

Home of the Specials, Guided Kenya Bird Watching Tour Safari offers birding enthusiasts a unique experience, our bird watching safaris incorporates a variety of rich habitats and you can expect some unrivalled birding and wildlife experiences in Kenya and the neighboring countries. We provide great birding tour packages with our own best professional guides. Kenya has the highest species concentrations of birds on the continent and some of the most beautiful and wild birding destinations to get your ticks!, Africa is most prized birding spot but Kenya boost with the best birding cites.

Kenya is a must visit African country and one of Africa’s best-kept wildlife secrets and has wonderful birding hots-pots, including Meru National Park, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Lake Baringo, Lake Naivasha Masai Mara and Kakamega Forest just to name but a few. This areas of habitats forest, grassland, wetland, barren land is haven for avid birders with over 400 species of African birds including rare sightings such as lizard buzzard and brown snake eagle, whole bunch of unique birds are only found here in Kenya.

We will take you through some of the best birding areas in Kenya. We will bird in a variety of habitats and will focus only on birding. You will be able to spot a diverse range of bird-life including raptors (Wedge Tailed Eagles, Whistling or Black Tailed Kites and Little Hawks), water birds (Cormorants, Pelicans and Spoonbills) and native bush birds (Honeyeaters, Spotted Pardalotes and Red-browed Finches). Catch a glimpse of bee-eaters, drongos, hornbills, shrikes and barbets in the woodlands. Observe flamingoes, kingfishers, hammerkops, love birds, herons and stocks in the wetlands; and spot eagles, vultures, ox-peckers, sunbirds, ostriches, and snowy egrets in the open Savannah.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package

Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package

Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package offers birding enthusiasts a unique experience. Our Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package incorporates a variety of rich habitats and you can expect some unrivalled birding and wildlife experiences in Kenya and the neighboring countries. We provide great Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package with our own best professional guides. Kenya has the highest species concentrations of birds on the continent and some of the most beautiful and wild birding destinations to get your ticks! Africa is most prized birding spot but Kenya boost with the best birding cites. Birdwatching is rewarding everywhere in Kenya. For dedicated birdwatchers, a well-planned two-week Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package 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 Safari Package offers excellent birdwatching throughout the year, but the prime season runs from October to March, when resident populations are boosted by Palaearctic migrants. This also broadly coincides with Kenya’s rainy season, when several resident species shed their drab eclipse plumage in favor of bright breeding colors. 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 bird’s species are Pale arctic 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 Afro tropics or from Madagascar. Some 335 species are found in forest; 230 species are entirely forest dependent and 110 species are “forest specialists” requiring intact, undisturbed habitat and Forty species of global conservation concern are known to occur in Kenya. Four of these are critically Endangered, two Endangered and 16 species are Vulnerable.

Kenya is a must visit African country and one of Africa’s best-kept wildlife secrets and has wonderful birding hots-pots, including Meru National Park, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Lake Baringo, Lake Naivasha Masai Mara and Kakamega Forest just to name but a few. This areas of habitats forest, grassland, wetland, barren land is haven for avid birders with over 400 species of African birds including rare sightings such as lizard buzzard and brown snake eagle, whole bunch of unique birds are only found here in Kenya.
Our Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package will take you through some of the best birding areas in Kenya. Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package will bird in a variety of habitats and will focus only on birding. You will be able to spot a diverse range of bird-life including raptors (Wedge Tailed Eagles, Whistling or Black Tailed Kites and Little Hawks), water birds (Cormorants, Pelicans and Spoonbills) and native bush birds (Honeyeaters, Spotted Pardalotes and Red-browed Finches).

The 1089 winged, feathered inhabitants and migratory visitors of Kenya will delight and engage you in a world of entertaining antics, melodious songs and spell-binding aerial acrobatics. Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package takes you into the world of Kenya’s avi-fauna! See first-hand the gangly gait of ostriches, the daredevil hunting skills of African fish eagles and the carpets of rose-colored flamingoes that cover many of Kenya’s terrestrial and aquatic wildernesses. Birding sites in Kenya offer an abundance of birdie species, ranging from 200 and 600+ at any given location. You see common, rare, endangered, threatened and vulnerable species in almost every type of setting – forests, lakes, grasslands, rivers, woodlands, swamps and much more! Finding these smaller creatures amidst the vast and expansive landscapes of Kenya is a real treat for safari goers of all ages and experience levels!

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Arabuko-Sokoke Forest

Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is located just a short distance from the Kenyan coast near Watamu and Malindi, so bird lovers can spend their mornings walking along white sand beaches and their afternoons exploring the dense forest for birdlife. The forest offers a phenomenal ornithological safari in Kenya. Birding International notes, the forest as the second most important of all of Africa’s forest for avi-fauna conservation. Of the over 230 recorded species, nine are considered globally threatened, including the black and yellow clarke’s weaver, sokoke scops-owl and the multi-colored east coast akalat, to name only some of the endangered species in the forest. Common species include eastern green tinkerbirds, scaly babbler, green-headed orioles, violet-breasted and mouse-colored sunbirds and many, many more.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package to Amboseli National Park

North of Mount Kilimanjaro is Amboseli National Park that is surrounded by a few private conservancies. These areas serve to extend the protection of the habitats, so avi-fauna have plenty of space for feeding and nesting. The variety of birdlife is attracted to the many micro-ecosystems in the park that include swamps, woodlands, thickets, plains and several others. After your adventurous game driving tour of Amboseli, birdwatching by nature-walking is a wonderful way to unwind. More than 425 species have been recorded, including white-breasted white-eyes, taita fiscals, eastern yellow-billed hornbills, straw-tailed whydahs, banded warblers, to name a few, as well as 40 raptors – perhaps more.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package to Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve is mostly known for the site of the Great Migration, but birding enthusiasts also treasure the reserve for its more than 450 avi-fauna species especially at its riverine locations. The blend of high-paced game viewing and relaxing bird-watching trips is a superb way to see the distinct sides of Kenya during your wilderness holiday in Africa. Madagascar pond-herons, jackson’s widowbirds and grey-crested helmet-shrikes are among the endangered and threatened species. Common species include light blue and rust lesser kestrels, cinnamon-tinted corncrakes, rufous-tailed weavers and red-throated tits amongst others.

The savannah plains of Meru National Park are diverse for viewing large mammalian species, but experienced birdwatchers also value the park as one of Kenya’s finest destinations for superior avi-fauna tracking and identification. The volcanic history of the area supports an abundance of food sources for animals large and small, including grasslands, thickets, woodlands and swamps. Your guide’s keen eye and knowledge of avi-fauna is invaluable for finding vulnerable hinde’s pied-babblers, as well as common species, such as pringle’s puffbacks, golden-breasted starlings, pink-breasted larks, Somali bee-eaters and many other feathered creatures that hide within the dense vegetation.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package to Mount Kenya

In the central, heart of the country near the equator is Mount Kenya, known for offering guests a discerning highlands and forest outback. The montane woodlands are home to some of Kenya’s most incredible birds, including the rarely-seen Abyssinian owls that have been sighted in the higher-elevation forests. Red-tufted sunbirds are common in the high moorlands, and Mount Kenya National Park is one of only two locations in Kenya to see kenrick’s starlings. Just to the southwest of Mount Kenya, Aberdare National Park is a noteworthy birders destination for your avian-seeking safari to Africa. Endangered and vulnerable feathered species include Aberdare cisticolas, abbott’s starlings, sharpe’s longclaws and jackson’s widowbirds, amongst the common species of moorland chats, montane white-eyes, mountain flycatcher-warblers, thick-billed seedeaters and more!

Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package to Shaba National Reserve

The rugged terrain of Shaba National Reserve and the undulating arid landscape of Buffalo Springs National Reserve and Samburu National Reserve offer the unique opportunity to enhance your game viewing vacation in northern Kenya with AfricanMecca. Over 450 species of birds have been recorded in the reserves. Common species include von der decken’s hornbills, donaldson-smith’s nightjars, grey wren-warblers, yellow-vented eremomelas, magpie starlings, to name only some of the winged residents. Taita falcons and the lesser kestrels, both globally threatened, are found in the reserves, as are regionally threatened African darters, white-headed vultures, martial eagles and yellow-billed oxpeckers.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package to coastal province of Kenya

Located in the coastal province of Kenya just west of Mombasa, the twin national parks of Tsavo West and Tsavo East offer a varied topography that lends to diverse avi-fauna habitats. Tsavo West is the most diverse of the two parks, offering rocky ridges and outcrops, volcanic features, sporadic trees, swamps, springs and riverine woodlands. Threatened species include taita thrush, southern banded snake eagle, friedmann’s lark to name only a few. The park also attracts common species, as well as thousands of migratory species. At Tsavo East, you may see endangered basra reed-warblers, as well as ashy cisticolas, black-bellied sunbirds, black-capped social-weavers, hunter’s sunbirds and an almost endless variety of other avi-fauna. Bordering the southern edge of Tsavo West is Taita Hills Forest, noted for critically-endangered taita apalises and taita thrushes. Other species include near threatened southern banded snake-eagles and vulnerable taita falcons. abbott’s starlings have been recorded here as well as Chyulu Hills Forest on the northwestern border of Tsavo West.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package to Shimba Hills National Reserve

Another of Kenya’s Important Bird Areas is Shimba Hills National Reserve, also located in the coastal area. March and April offer especially prime birdwatching quests in this region of Kenya, as this is when high concentrations of eurasian golden orioles, eurasian cuckoos and other palearctic species arrive in the reserve. Year-round, though, you find brown-breasted barbets, black-bellied glossy-starlings and other common species. Threatened and endangered species have also been recorded, including southern banded snake-eagles, fischer’s turacos, spotted ground-thrushes, east coast akalats, plain-backed sunbirds and sokoke pipits. The many alkaline and freshwater lakes of Kenya attract many different species than what you may find elsewhere in the country. Lake Victoria is known for papyrus yellow warblers and papyrus gonoleks, both of which are endangered, as well as migratory blue swallows.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari Package to Kakamega Forest

The Kakamega Forest, just northeast of Lake Victoria, is home to grey-cheeked hornbills, olive-green camaropteras, brown-eared woodpeckers and many other common species. The freshwater Lake Baringo attracts three-streaked tchagras, grey wrens, blue-capped cordon-bleus, red-rumped waxbills and many others. Lake Bogoria is noted as an Important Bird Area offering chances to see African fish eagles, African darters, black-necked grebes, to name some of the species.

Lake Bogoria, Lake Elementaita and Lake Nakuru are the best alkaline rich sites for seeing millions of greater and lesser flamingoes. The more than 450 bird species at the freshwater Lake Naivasha, another of Kenya’s Important Bird Areas, include the highest concentration of fish eagles in East Africa. Other noteworthy species include goliath herons, malachite and pied kingfishers, rare maccoa ducks, spoonbills and saddle-billed storks, to name only some. Lake Turkana in Sibiloi’s Northern Frontier, another Important Bird Area, is known for pink-backed pelicans, little stints, African skimmers and many other winged creatures.

Uganda Birding Tour Packages

Uganda Birding Tour Packages, Uganda Birding Trips, Birding in Uganda, Uganda Birding Safaris, Uganda Birding Safari – Uganda Birding Tour. Uganda Birding Tour Packages, Uganda Birding Trips, Birding in Uganda are managed by our trained local birding guides who have generated satisfactorily rich experience in birding tours in Uganda. Uganda Birding Tours is an exceptional birding destination; Uganda is one of Africa’s premier birding and wildlife locations, with varied habitats protecting a plethora of quality bird and mammal species.

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We always make sure that every birding site in Uganda has a local bird guide. Our most comprehensive Uganda birding tours take you to all corners of this amazing avian-rich country, as we take in the marvelous panoramic views of Uganda with some of the finest and most experienced local birding guides.

Uganda Birding Tours-Uganda is one of Africa’s richest areas for birds. There are magnificent ancient forests, papyrus-fringed swamps and lakes, as well as wide-open plains. It is home Bizarre Shoe-bill. We plan our itineraries to maximize our chances of locating this special bird around the country. Uganda is famously known as a birding paradise since it harbors over half of the bird species found in Africa which makes it the best birding destination in Africa and the world as a whole.

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The diverse habitats in Uganda’s most ancient forest imply that, it is the perfect habitat for a diversity of bird species, with about 350 recorded different species, with 23 endemics (which is 90% of the Albertine Rift endemics) like the Blue-headed Sunbird plus the Short-tailed Warbler in addition to 7 IUCN red data listed bird species. Simple to spot are the Red-headed Bluebill, African Emerald Cuckoo, African Blue plus White-tailed Blue Flycatchers and the Common Bulbul.

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Bwindi is a bird-watchers’ paradise, with 347 bird species, with ten of the twenty six globally threatened species within Uganda, 5 of which are in danger. The Bwindi has 24 of the total 25 Albertine Rift endemic bird species in Uganda and some have partial distributions in other place in their range, like Shelley’s Crimson-wing, African Green Broad-bill plus Chapins Flycatcher.

Bwindi holds 76 of the 144 Guinea –Congo-forest biome bird species that are found in Uganda, majorly seen in the Northern area. The area also qualifies for the Afro-tropical-highland biome bird species with actually 68 of the total 86, as well as for the Lake Victoria-biome with 4 of the 12 species.

Our Uganda Birding Tour Packages focus on unique and authentic experiences you may hardly get anywhere else. Our bespoke birding watching tours in Uganda are perfect for seniors, private groups and families, guided by a team of trained bird guides.

Bird Species of Uganda

Some of the albertine endemic bird species include; Ruwenzori Nightjar, Red-throated Alethe, African Green Broadbill, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Handsome Francolin, Short-tailed Warbler, Collared Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Dwarf Honey guide, Grauers Warbler, Dusky Crimsonwing, Rwenzori Batis, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Strip-breasted Tit,Blue-headed Sunbird, Grauers Rush Warbler, Rwenzori Turaco, Strip-breasted Tit, Kivu Ground Thrush, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, and the Strange Weaver,

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Africa Safari Packages

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Africa Birding Safari Holiday Tours package offer the quintessential birding safari experience. Birding safaris in Africa | Africa Birding Safari Holiday Tours package really does impress because it is not unusual to record more than 100 species in a day. Thanks to vast wilderness areas, impressive quality and diversity of species. Among the most impressive of the continent’s innumerable wildlife spectacles are the flamingos on Rift Valley lakes, water birds in deltas, rivers and lakes of Africa to raptors on open plains.

Africa Birding Safari Holiday Tours package, Africa birding tours and holidays offers Stunning birds like kingfishers, rollers, guinea fowl, starlings, sun birds, barbets, hornbills, bushshrikes and bee-eaters can be seen as can a rich diversity of raptors. Bataleur, snake eagle, martial eagle, fish eagle, falcons, buzzards and goshawks aplenty. The water birding safari is among the world’s finest with wetlands throughout Africa supporting a wealth of wonderful bird life. Storks, herons, shorebirds, pelicans, waterfowl to name a few.

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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, Birding safaris in Africa | Africa birding tours and holidays in Africa is packed full of variety.

Birding Safaris in Africa | Africa Birding Tours and Holidays, Bird Watching African Safaris are a favorite past time for those who choose to visit African countries like Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Namibia Zambia, South Africa, Egypt and Tanzania collectively. Bird Watching is a science, a sport and an art but above all, it is one of the highly rated leisure travel activity. The mere diversity of avifauna over these countries guarantees the best ornithological tours on the continent. Africa has become a hub for both professional and armature birders looking for a place to challenge their birding skills and this has seen an increase in bird-watchers from all over the world converging here to identify the various species.

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Guided Bird watching tours are everything a true bird lover’s heart desires. Some lodges and camps offer guided ornithological safaris around the camp site or in reserves and national parks. Bird watching safaris range from just a few hours long excursions up to a week long journey. Our birdwatcher’s safaris take you to forests, woodlands, wetlands, lakes, swamps, river banks and other habitats where avi-fauna thrive. We know when the migrators characteristically arrive based on historic information and also from weekly to monthly reports from safari accommodations and our guides, as well as when specific behaviors occur, such as mating and nesting, specific to varied wildernesses.

Africa is recognized around the world for its birds as noted by the many Important Bird Areas on the continent with accessible and specialty birding countries being Zambia, South Africa, Uganda, Botswana, Tanzania and Kenya with upcoming countries vying for recognition like Rwanda and Malawi. Our ornithological guides skillfully locate them on their preferred resident ecology and also identify the species by sound and sight.

Birdwatching in Kenya/ Birding safari holidays in Kenya

Kenya is a prime destination for a birdwatching holiday at any time of year. Tremendous geographical range gives Kenya a variety of climates and landscapes, hence the second highest number of species in Africa. Kenya holds the world-record ‘bird watch’ – with 342 species seen in 24 hours!

Kenya is one of only 15 countries globally where more than 1,000 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. Birdwatching is rewarding everywhere in Kenya. For dedicated birdwatchers, a well-planned two-week itinerary is likely to result in a trip list of 350–400 species, a figure that compares favorably with anywhere in the world.

The open Savannah of southern Kenyan reserves such as Amboseli and the Masai Mara provides an excellent introduction to East Africa’s commoner birds, with the likes of superb starling, purple grenadier, lilac-breasted roller and African grey horn bill all conspicuous. The Rift Valley lakes are also superb: Nakuru and Bogoria are rightly famed for their mind-boggling flamingo aggregations, but the less celebrated Naivasha and Baringo are arguably even better for general birding. For regular Africa safari goers, a region of special interest is the arid north, where Samburu-Buffalo Springs- Shaba hosts a high quotient of dry-country species whose range is otherwise restricted to less accessible parts of Ethiopia and Somalia.

Kenya Birding Safaris:

Kenya Birding Safaris: – There are over 500 species of birds along with spectacular landscapes and wildlife safari viewing infamous parks like the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Laikipia and Amboseli to name a few. The collections of birds in places like Hell’s Gate, Buffalo Springs and Kakamega Forest get you a little bit off the beaten track. Other places worth a visit, especially after the rains, are Mt Kenya, Samburu and Shaba, North Kinangop grassland, Lake Baringo, Aberdare National Park and Tsavo National Parks East and West.

Birdwatching in South Africa

South Africa has the highest number of endemic bird species in mainland Africa. Birding in the Cape is particularly good due to the sheer variety of flora found in the Cape Floristic Region. Furthermore, as many South Africans are keen birdwatchers, the resources about birds and information available are usually excellent.

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Africa Birding Watching Safari offer excellent bird watching opportunities in Africa. Africa Birding Watching Safari is designed to offer you the best of bird watching in Africa while ensuring you have a relaxing safari holiday where you can watch other wildlife and enjoy the beautiful holiday spots in Kenya. There are over 1,000 different bird species in Kenya.

Prime birding locations can be found in some of the national parks. Our Africa Birding Safari are designed to offer you the best of bird-watching in Kenya while ensuring you have a relaxing Africa Bird Watching Safari holiday. Africa is rich in bird watching opportunities for beginners and professionals alike. Africa has some of the richest bird watching locations especially in Kenya and Uganda 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. Some 335 species are found in forest; 230 species are entirely forest dependent. Prime birding locations can be found in some of the national parks. Kenya is one of Africa most outstanding bird watching safari and ornithological safaris destinations and a must tour for amateur and professional birders and ornithologist as the seamless overlapping habitats provide many bird species within short distances like.

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Africa Birding Safari – Best time for bird watching

the bird life in Kenya is good year-round, but at its prime in from September to April when the migratory birds from Europe and Northern Africa are present. At this time many resident bird species are nesting and are in breeding plumage. For wildlife viewing, however, the dry season is better.

Birding safaris in Kenya are more thrilling because of the millions of flamingos in Nakuru and Lake Naivasha national park. You’ll find Cattle Egrets picking insects next to Buffaloes, Ox-peckers grooming a Rhino and playful Sacred Ibis and Little Egrets. We are the most ideal birding tour operator and safari company to organize your vacation as many birding tours to Kenya are now marketed as competition of the IBAs visited and final numbers on the checklist.

Best bird watching parks

It is not uncommon to see hundreds of members of one species at ago, Lake Nakuru National Park, lake Naivasha national park, Lake Victoria National Park, Masai Mara National Park, And Samburu national park are the perfect spot to do a birding safari. The Great Rift Valley lakes and national parks in Kenya are the breeding ground for several hundred species of birds in Kenya, Lake Nakuru national park has thousands of both greater and lesser flamingos including many migrants, who visit from November to March, making the area a bird watchers dream destination.

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.

Africa Birding Safari in Lake Nakuru National Park:

Africa Birding Watching Safari, Lake Nakuru is world-famous for its lesser and greater flamingo. Lake Nakuru sustains both flamingos and a substantial number of white pelicans. Other attractive smaller species like Avocet also live in the lake.

Kakamega forest Birding Safari

This forest is famous for blue-headed bee-eater, yellow-billed barbet, brown-eared woodpecker, dusky tit, Cameroon sombre greenbul and yellow-belied wattle-eye. A visit to this forest is must for every keen bird-watcher!

Bird Watching Safari in Lake Baringo:

Lake Baringo’s main attraction is the bird life and the lake is the bird-watching center of Kenya. More than 450 species of birds have been sighted at Lake Baringo.

Bird Watching Safari in Masai Mara:

Africa Birding Watching Safari, Almost 500 species of birds have been recorded in Masai Mara. Among these are 16 species of eagle, many hawks, vultures, storks, kori bustard and sun birds.

Africa Birding Watching Safari in Samburu

Many species found only in the north and east of Kenya can be seen here. Birds found here are pygmy falcon, Somali bee-eater, buff-crested bustard, vulturine guinea fowl, magpie sterling and sparrow weaver. The Ground Horn bill, the tall Secretary bird, Eagles, vultures, and ostrich, the largest bird on earth, are also spotted frequently.

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Kenya Bird Watching Safari, Birding Safaris takes you into the world of Kenya’s avi-fauna! See first-hand the gangly gait of ostriches, the daredevil hunting skills of African fish eagles and the carpets of rose-colored flamingos that cover many of Kenya’s terrestrial and aquatic wildernesses. Kenya Bird Watching Safari, Birding Safaris Destinations or birding sites in Kenya offer an abundance of bird species, ranging from 200 and 600+ at any given location.

You see common, rare, endangered, threatened and vulnerable species in almost every type of setting – forests, lakes, grasslands, rivers, woodlands, swamps and much more! Finding these smaller creatures amidst the vast and expansive landscapes of Kenya is a real treat for safari goers of all ages and experience levels! Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is located just a short distance from the Kenyan coast near Watamu and Malindi, so bird lovers can spend their mornings walking along white sand beaches and their afternoons exploring the dense forest for bird life.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari

From Kenya Bird Watching Safari, Birding Safaris Destination the world’s biggest bird, the Ostrich, to spectacular flamingos that congregate in their millions at the various Lakes of the Great Rift Valley and camouflage them in pink, Kenya Bird Watching Safari, Birding Safaris destinations holds some remarkable birding sights that you have to see them to believe. With eleven percent of the world’s species – some 1089 different varieties, Kenya Bird Watching Safari, Birding Safaris destinations is one of the best in the world. It is not unusual for birding trips to record 300-600 different varieties on a short trip or to record more than 120 at a particular site on a single day!

The variety of birds in Kenya is made possible by the favorable climate, diverse habitats and geographical features that make it a suitable migratory route for birds. Even without venturing outside Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, more than 600 resident and migratory bird species are found; more than in any other capital city, and more than in most countries.

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Kenya Bird Watching Safari

Home of the Specials, Kenya Bird Watching Safari, Birding Safaris destinations offers birding enthusiasts a unique experience, our bird watching safaris incorporates a variety of rich habitats and you can expect some unrivalled birding and wildlife experiences in Kenya and the neighboring countries. Kenya Bird Watching Safari, Birding Safaris destinations provides great birding tour packages with our own best professional guides. Kenya has the highest species concentrations of birds on the continent and some of the most beautiful and wild birding destinations to get your ticks!, Africa is most prized birding spot but Kenya boost with the best birding cites.

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 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.

Besides good birding, one is likely to encounter a fair range of larger African game. The area is also of great cultural interest in the Masai Mara, spend your good time with the Masai elders in their village get to know a little bit of their culture and many more.

Best time for Kenya Bird Watching Safari

Like the game viewers, bird watchers will find the early morning hours (6.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.) most enjoyable period of their trip. This is the time most birds move out of their roosting places and fly out or walk to the open fields or roadside to chase for beetles, worms. ants, grasshoppers, moths and other insects before the latter retreat under grass cover or furrows.

Seed eating birds like Guinea fowl, Sandgrouse, Spurfowl and others are extremely active at that time tuming grass heaps over and over looking for seeds. lt is possible for a lucky bird watcher to spot over 100 bird species within one hour. lf you haven’t seen much before 1 l a.m., you are advised to rest during the heat of the day before setting out again at 3 o’clock for evening bird watching trips.

Kenya Bird watching safaris – Guides

Local bird guides are available at numerous of sites and are your best aid for locating and identifying the many species. They live at or near these sites and their birding interest is nurtured by that association with visiting scientists, birders and added to by some formal training.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari is good all year round in Kenya.

The rainy seasons of April and November coincide with migration of birds from and to Europe and Asia, and some of the top day’s totals have been recorded at that time. Migrants make up only about ten percent of Kenya’s birdlife. Spectacular birds of the bush –guinea fowl, go-away birds, rollers and barbets, to mention but a few – are active all year.

To see Kenya’s rarest, indigenous and unfortunately endangered birds, the bird enthusiast needs to seek out forests or highland grasslands tucked away amongst various farmlands. Arabuko-Sokoke Forest near Malindi, tops the list, with the six threatened bird species of the Sokoke Scops Owl, Sokoke Pipit, Spotted Ground Thrush, East Coast Akalat, Amani Sunbird and Clarke’s Weaver.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari, Birding Safaris Destinations – mountain range.

In western Kenya, Kakamega Forest is a little patch of Guineo-Congolian rainforest in Kenya. Among the many rainforest species found are spectacular Turacos and Hornbills, and the tiny, endangered Turner’s Eremomela. The scarce and threatened Papyrus Yellow Warbler is found in papyrus swamps on the shores of Lake Victoria, alongside the Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler and Papyrus Canary, all papyrus endemics.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari – 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.

The giant Marabou Storks, a frequent visitor to the city, now nests on the acacia trees along the streets. Nature Kenya organizes weekly Morning Birdwalks in and around Nairobi to these and many more sites. A surprisingly wide range of habitats can be visited on day trips from Nairobi. These include Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley, the dry bush around the Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site, and the Escarpment Forests in the foothills of the Aberdare mountain range.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari – 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 Safari – 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.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari – 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 Safari – Samburu

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 Safari, Birding Safaris Destinations – Tsavo

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 Safari – Tana River Delta

The Tana River Delta area is an excellent area for birding. The Delta itself attracts an average population of around 20,000 water birds, including Pelicans, Egrets, Storks, Flamingo, Geese and many shorebirds. The Surrounding forests are also rich with birdlife, including the rare Southern Banded Snake Eagle, East Coast Akalat, Malindi Pipit, Basra Reed Warbler, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Violet Wood Hoopoe, Scaly babbler, and of course, the Tana River Cisticola.

Birding Safaris Destinations – Shimba Hills

This is an important bird area, and is frequently visited by specialist Birding safaris. Species of interest recorded here include the Southern Banded Snake Eagle, Fischer’s Turaco, Sokoke Pipit, East Coast Akalat and migratory Eurasian Cuckoos.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari – Taita and Chyulu Hills

The Chyulu area is very popular with birders, and specialist birding safaris. Notable species recorded include Abbots Starlings en route from Mt Kenya to Kilimanjaro, Shelley’s Francolin, Orange Ground Thrush and several rare raptors- Ayre’s Hawk Eagle, Crowned Eagle and Martial Eagle. The Taita Hills are also a very important bird reserve, with many endemics including the Taita Falcon, Taita Thrush, Taita White Eye and the Taita Apalis.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari – Mount Elgon

This is an important bird area, and is frequently visited by specialist birding safaris. Species of interest recorded here include the slender billed Starling, Sharpe’s Long claw, and Crowned Eagle; Ring necked Francolin, Striped Rufftail, Red chested Owlet, Thick billed Honeyguide, Toro Olive Greenbul and Purple throated Cuckoo Shrike.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari – Mount Kenya

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 Safari, Birding Safaris Destinations – 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 Safari – 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.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari – 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 Safari, Birding Safaris Destinations – 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 Safari – 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.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari – Elementaita

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 Safari – Magadi

The flamingo breeding grounds here are an important bird area, and are frequently visited by specialist Birding safaris. Other species of interest recorded here include the African Spoonbill, Cape Teal, Great Egret and the Avocet.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari – 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. The shores and forests of the lake are also excellent birding territory, while the cliffs of Hell’s Gate National Park are and important nesting area for many raptor species.

Kenya Bird Watching Safari – 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 Safari – 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.

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