Bird Watching

Bird Watching in Kenya, Africa Birding Tours, Kenya Birding

Africa boasts some of the richest bird areas in the world. With a wealth of diverse habitats, often close to each other. It's quite easy to spot over 100 species in one day. Many of the birds are exotic and are generally easily recognizable. Their main habitats include water, open plains, woodlands and farmlands.

Africa is one of the world's most endowed ornithological destination and a must-visit for amateur and professional ornithologists. The continent's seamless overlapping habitats provide many bird species within short distances. Our bird watching safari itineraries are best suited for birders seeking a slow but detailed tour that gives the best of Kenyan bird life. 

In our birding itineraries, we have carefully selected the important biodiversity areas and with a minimum of 2 to 3 night stays in every location, you will have quality time devoted to birding instead of spending long hours on long road transfers. 

For many, the trip length doesn't matter so much so long as they can get value for money. All our birding safaris will provide an excellent species count for the bird watcher.

In swampy areas, you are likely to find bright pink Flamingos, Hammer kops, iridescent Kingfishers, Plovers, Herons, Storks, Geese, Cranes, Jacanas and of course the magnificent African Fish Eagle. In certain places along the coast there are breeding pairs of Osprey as well, while on open savannah plains, where the majority of the big Safaris take place offer excellent bird watching opportunities. The Ground Hornbill, at nearly 110 centimeter tall is one of the largest and most visible; the tall and majestic Secretary bird is also common. Eagles, vultures, and ostrich are also spotted frequently. The smaller plains birds, such as the Ox-peckers, snowy white Egrets, brilliant Sunbirds and bustards are also found in abundance; you can't miss seeing birds on any game drive! Near the woodlands, you'll find yet more species with starlings of every color, Bee-eaters, Drongos, Hornbills, Shrikes, the beautiful Lilac-breasted Roller, Barbets and Guinea Fowl.