Kenya records 1090 bird species which is 11% of the total avifauna population worldwide. Kenya is blessed with eight national endemic species; over 170 species are Pale arctic migrants among which 11 species are local breeding biomes, mainly from the Middle East, Siberia, Eastern Europe, and Russia. It is on record that 60 species migrate regularly within the Congo basin or from Madagascar. Some 335 species are inhabitants of forest environment; 230 species are entirely forest natives. This safari will take you to some of the most popular birding destinations in Kenya, part of our 4 days adventure on the lookout for avifauna is spent in Nairobi National Park which offers a long list of birding experiences with over 500 bird species closer to the city center, the list includes the African Water Rail, Spotted Thick-knee, Jackson’s Widowbird, Speke’s Weaver, Northern Pied Babbler, Pangani Longclaw, Secretarybird, Zebra Waxbill, Kori Bustard, African Quail-finch, Saddle-billed Stork, Croaking Cisticola, White-tailed Lark, Rufous-naped Lark, Ruppell’s Robin-chat, Red-throated Tit, Martial Eagle, African Crowned Eagle, Lappet-faced Vulture, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Violet Wood-hoopoe, Nairobi Pipit, Desert Cisticola among other and this comes alongside big mammals like leopards, Cape Buffalos, Rhinos, African Elephants and Nile Crocodiles. Visit lake Naivasha National park a rift valley soda lake with over 300 bird species inclusive of the spectacular thousands of flamingos and Cape Teal, Pied Avocet, Black Heron, Great White Pelican, Common Greenshank, Goliath Heron, Maccoa Duck, Pied Avocet, Blacksmith Plover, Black Cuckoo, Osprey, Hybrid Lovebird, Red-throated Wryneck, Coqui Francolin, Hilderbrandt’s Francolin, Buff-bellied Warbler, African Hoopoe, Malachite Kingfisher, African Cuckoo, Grey Crowned Crane, Black Cuckoo, Hottentot Teal and Red-billed Teal, Dusky Nightjar, Grey-crested Helmetshrike, Cape Teal, Montane Nightjar, Hilderbrandt’s Francolin, Arrow-marked Babbler, Maccoa Duck, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, African Fish Eagle, Pied Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, Greater Flamingo, Verreaux’s Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Malachite Sunbird, Lesser Flamingo, Pink-backed Pelican, White-backed Duck. Book this tour in advance to avoid unforeseen circumstances.
4 Days Birding Experience in Kenya Highlights;
- Day 1: Birding Nairobi National Park
- Day 2: Birding transfer to Lake Naivasha Game Reserve
- Day 3: Birding Lake Naivasha Game Reserve
- Day 4: Birding transfer to Nairobi