Kenya is one of the superb destinations for safaris in Africa. Although Kenya is known for wildlife safaris, especially Wildebeest Migration, Kenya is also a superb Bird watching safari destination. Kenya Bird watching safaris offer exceptional birdwatching opportunities that have attracted bird enthusiasts from all over the world. The country’s diverse ecosystems, including savannas, wetlands, mountains, and coastal regions, make it a haven for a wide variety of bird species.
Globally, there are only 15 countries that have more than 1,000 bird species and Kenya is one of them. Kenya is also third on the African avian diversity list after DR Congo and Tanzania. Bird Watching safaris in Kenya will grant you opportunities to see some of the rare, endemic, and endangered bird species. Kenya also receives a number of migrant bird species that you will spot during your Kenya Birding Tour.
Many travelers to Kenya are always excited to see the world’s two largest birds (Common and Somali ostrich, now regarded as separate species) and its bulkiest flying creature (Kori bustard). This adventure will also be spiced up by sightings of a wealthy population of raptors and a dazzling array of colorful bee-eaters, turacos, parrots, rollers, and passerines.
Birding Safaris are rewarding everywhere in Kenya. For dedicated birdwatching on a safari in Kenya, 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.
Our Kenya Birding safaris will take you to the open savannah of southern Kenyan reserves such as Amboseli and the Masai Mara which provide excellent birding experiences. You will also get introduced to some of the common birds like the Superb starling, Purple grenadier, Lilac-breasted roller, and African grey hornbill among others.
Nairobi National Park is located just outside the capital city. This National Park offers excellent birdwatching experiences within a short distance from the Capital and Nairobi International Airport. Although most travelers to this park are interested in watching wildlife, the park is also a great place for Kenya Bird watching safaris. The National Park has an impressive population of bird species with over 500 bird species recorded there, including ostriches, secretary birds, and various raptors.
This National Park is one of the closest to the city center and perhaps the most accessible for both wildlife viewing and Bird watching safaris in Kenya. Our well-crafted Kenya safari packages will allow you to explore Nairobi National Parks with opportunities to combine it with other destinations.
While on a bird watching safari in Kenya, a shouldn’t miss destination is Lake Nakuru National Park. The Park is famous for its vibrant flamingo population. Lake Nakuru National Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise in Kenya. The lake attracts millions of flamingos, as well as other waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants, and herons. There are over 450 different bird species known to live within the park.
Although Masai Mara is famous for Wildlife safaris, the National Park is also one of the best places to visit for birding tours in Kenya. Masai Mara is home to over 500 bird species and you will spot most of them across different ecosystems. Some of the most spotted include; raptors, ostriches, and various colorful species, the reserve presents ample chances to spot unique avian wildlife.
Situated in central Kenya, Aberdare National Park offers a diverse range of habitats for numerous bird species. Birdwatchers can explore the montane forests, bamboo forests, and moorlands, where they might spot the endangered Aberdare cisticola, Jackson’s francolin, or the crowned eagle.
Known for its stunning landscapes and rich biodiversity, Lake Naivasha is a true gem for bird enthusiasts. The lake hosts a significant population of waterbirds like African fish eagles, pied kingfishers, and various herons. Exploring the nearby Hells Gate National Park also provides opportunities to spot unique raptors and other species.
Kenya Offers excellent bird-watching safaris all year round. However, the best time for bird watching in Kenya is between the months of October and April, when migrant birds from Europe and Asia fly into the country. This time also coincides with the rainy season which usually starts in March.
Acacia Safaris Limited offers bird-watching safaris to Kenya. Our wide range of Birding safari ideas will surely amaze you as they will allow you to explore top birding destinations in the country. Our packages will also allow you to combine your Kenya Safari tour with other experiences like Wildlife viewing safaris, and Wildebeest Migration among others. Plan your ultimate Kenya safari with Acacia Safaris Limited.