bIRD WATCHING SAFARIS

Memorable Birding Experiences

Masai Mara Safari Services is among the leading Kenyan based safari company offering birding/bird watching safaris. Kenya is home to more than 1000 bird species that can be spotted in different locations around the country. From the Rift Valley lakes, fresh water lakes, the grasslands, and even in the arid areas in Kenya, different bird species can be found. By choosing the correct bird watching safari, you are going to be able to spot at least 315 bird species in a bird watching safari tour that lasts a few days.

Popular Bird Watching Destinations In Kenya

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Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is popular with lovebirds. Lovebirds are also known as Agapornis and comprise of small parrots that are predominantly green with either red or black fact and characterized by the affectionate conduct of the mated birds. Other bird species popular in Lake Naivasha comprises of fish eagles, pied kingfishers, black herons, and black-lored babler. 

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru is known for huge flamingo population whose numbers can at times surpass 2 million flamingos. In addition, the park has more than 300 bird species that among others include different water bird species such as; pelicans, African fish eagles, pied kingfisher, verreaux eagles, and goliath heron. 

Lake Bogoria

Lake Bogoria is among the lakes found in the Great Rift Valley. The lake is popular with lesser flamingos and greater flamingos. Other bird species to be found in Lake Bogoria comprises of fish eagles, greater kudu, black necked Grebe, and Tawny Eagles. 

Kakamega Forests

Kakamega is in the western part of Kenya and by visiting some of the forests found in the region, you are going to spot different bird species. Among others, some of the bird species to be spotted in Kakamega forests comprises of; Brown Illadopsis, Green throated sunbird, Red-chested Owlet, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Blue headed bee-eater, Red-chested owlet, and Ansorge’s Greenbull. 

Tsavo Parks

Whether visiting Tsavo East or Tsavo West National parks, you are going to spot a variety of bird species in any of the Tsavo parks. Some of the species to spot comprises ok Kenyan ostrich and Hartlaub’s bustards. 

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Even though Masai Mara is famed for the wildebeest migration, the national game reserve is also home to a variety of bird species. Some of the bird species to be spotted consists of; Egyptian vulture, Hooded vulture, Griffon vulture, Nubian vulture, White-backed vulture, and White-headed vulture, Sand- grouse, White and Bare-Faced go away bird, woodpeckers, and Ostrich. 

Nairobi National Park

The park is home to more than 400 bird species. With the park been located in the capital city of Kenya, you can be able to enjoy a memorable birding and game viewing experience in a matter of few hours. Some of the bird species to be spotted comprises of; eagles, wood sandpipers, ducks, night heron, willow warbler, widow bird, and eurasion bee-eaters among others. 

Lake Baringo

This is part of the Rift Valley lakes. Some of the bird species that can be spotted by bird watchers visiting the lake includes; African Darter, fish eagles, shikra, white faced owl, vereaux’s eagle, paradise flycatcher, hornbill, and Marabou Storks.

We can customize a great bird watching safari for you as per your needs. Contact us today and let our team of competent safari experts guide you in boking the best birding safari tour in Kenya. 

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