Birdwatching in Northern Kenya is from January to March, which is the peak birding season.
Northern Kenya is a birdwatcher’s paradise, offering an incredible diversity of birdlife in a variety of habitats. Some of the highlights of birdwatching in Northern Kenya include:
- Samburu National Reserve: Located in the arid northern part of Kenya, Samburu National Reserve is home to unique bird species that are adapted to the semi-arid environment. Some of the bird species to look out for include the Somali ostrich, Vulturine guinea fowl, and the secretary bird.
- Meru National Park: With over 400 bird species, Meru National Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The park is home to the Pel’s fishing owl, African pygmy kingfisher, and the white-bellied go-away bird, among others.
- Mount Kenya: The slopes of Mount Kenya are home to a variety of bird species, including the scarlet-tufted sunbird, Hartlaub’s turaco, and the African crowned eagle.
- Lake Nakuru National Park: Although not in the northern part of Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park is a must-visit for birdwatchers. The park is home to over 450 bird species, including the flamingos, pelicans, and cormorants.
- Indigenous Forests: Northern Kenya has a number of indigenous forests, such as the Kakamega Forest, which are home to a variety of bird species that are not found in other parts of Kenya.
Overall, Northern Kenya offers a unique and unforgettable birdwatching experience, with a diverse range of bird species in a variety of habitats.
A fascinating drive to northern Kenya through the constantly changing landscape to Samburu stopping for lunch en route near Mt. Kenya. The Ewaso Nyiro River, Samburu’s life support system attracts plenty of wildlife as it meanders through acacia trees. Spent the next two nights at the camp or lodge.
Samburu is an ornithologist’s paradise with over three hundred and fifty species of birds. Morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu concentrating along Ewaso Nyiro River.
Return this morning to the highlands for an exciting overnight stay at a Tree Hotel. Your Tree Hotel is the ideal location to view a host of Wildlife that frequent the floodlit watering hole and saltlicks. Overnight at a Tree Hotel or Camp.
Leaving the lush highlands, descend into the Rift Valley onto Lake Baringo for lunch. The afternoon is free for optional excursions such as a boat trip on the Lake or a visit to Njemps Tribal Village. Overnight at a lodge or Camp.
An early morning guided bird walk after which have a hearty breakfast. Continue to Lake Nakuru for lunch. The afternoon is spent bird watching around the lake, the seasonal home of over 450 species of birds including millions of flamingos lining the shore. Overnight at a hotel or camp.
A morning drive of great scenic beauty and contrast while crossing the Rift Valley to the famous Masai Mara. After lunch, take an afternoon game drive with a like-hood of spotting the Big Five – Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, and Lion. Overnight at lodge or camp.
This is an exciting day of game viewing. Take an early morning and afternoon game drive through the Mara Reserve and you will see some of the most spectacular Wildlife in the Country.
After breakfast in the Mara, return to Nairobi, arriving before lunch.
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