Best Kenya Birding Safaris & Bird Watching Holidays

Kenya birding safaris reward great sights. Bird watching in Kenya can be done from several national parks. When it comes to birding, no birder desires to leave out a birding safari to Kenya. Kenya has over 1,000 bird species recorded, making it a perfect destination to visit. The most recent information on African bird biodiversity has it that Kenya comes third after Tanzania and The Democratic Republic of Congo. The statistics are made up of two of the largest birds on earth; the Kori bustard and Somalia Ostrich together with various raptors and beautiful collection of colorful bee-eaters, parrots, passerines, and Turaco.

A great factor that has severely contributed to the multiplication and presence of a massive variety of birds in Kenya is their favorable climate and the natural geographical setting of mountains. This actually makes Kenya a perfect destination for migratory birds. Book your birding safaris to Kenya below.

Best Kenya Bird Watching Holidays at Affordable Rates

Kenya's southern reserves which are composed of open savannas in Masai Mara and Amboseli offer an exceptional introduction to East Africa's commoner birds, African gray hornbill, lilac-breasted curler, and the wonderful starling, all visible in the region. Whereas birds such as the Bogoria can be observed inside the Rift Valley lakes; Lake Nakuru well-known for their astounding flamingo population, perhaps the unidentified lake Naivasha and Baringo provide a complete birding adventure to all birders. To spot some of the endemic coastal birds inclusive of Amani sunbird, Clarke weaver, the grey crested helmet –shrike Sharpe's longclaw, Hinde’s babbler, and the Aberdare cisticola, birders can visit highlands and Arabuko-Sokoke National Park close to Watamu.

In case you seek to find Kenya's Unique and endangered fowl species, you'll in reality flow to the forests, grasslands placed away amongst numerous farmlands. Arabuko-Sokoke Forest near Malindi tops the listing, with six, threatened chook species of the Amani Sunbird, Sokoke Pipit, Sokoke Scoops Owl, Spotted Ground Thrush, East Coast Akalat, and Clarke's Weaver. Kakamega Forest is a little piece of Guinea-Congolian rainforest in Kenya that's domestic to numerous rainforest species which includes Hornbills, the endangered Turner's Eremomela and magnificent Turaco. The uncommon Papyrus Yellow Warbler dwelling in the papyrus swamps on the banks of Lake Victoria, with the Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Canary, White-winged Warbler and all papyrus endemics.

The Southern Coast is a perfect region for coastal birding with fowl species which includes the Southern Banded Snake Eagle, Little Yellow Flycatcher, Fischer’s Turaco, and the Uluguru Violet Backed Sunbird. Birding in Kenya can be carried out all year round although the primary season is from October to March whilst the resident birds are joined by the Palaearctic migrants. Also, this time collides with Kenya's rainy season; while numerous resident species shed their drab eclipse plumage in choose of brilliant breeding colors.

All you need is to get ready with good hiking footwear for trekking the hiking in the wooded area; insect repellants to defend you from insect bites, camera for images, precise trekking attire, and enough water to chill your thirst at some stage in the search, all of the necessary documents among other requirements. Kenya makes your birding safari an achievement and remarkable, come at the side of the wanted documents, secure clothing, binoculars, and notebook geared up for discoveries Book your safari today.

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Dian Fossey
Fauna & Flora
Uganda Safari Guides Association
Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife Educational Center
Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities
Tourism Uganda

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