Kenya has one of the richest avifauna in Africa with about 1,090 species recorded. Around 170 of these are Palearctic migrants and at least a further 60 are intra-Africa migrants. Some 230 species are entirely forest dependent and 110 require undisturbed habitat.
Bird watching safaris in Kenya is quite interesting, our Kenya birds range from the biggest bird Ostrich to the smallest sea birds. The commonest Kenya birding safaris includes, Vultures, storks, pelicans starlings, bastards, pigeons , flamingoes , doves, Lilac rollers, breasted among others. Travel, discover, and explore millions of bird species in Kenya safaris.
Visit Lake Nakuru national park which is world famous for the greatest bird spectacle on earth with pink and lesser flamingo es of over one million. They feed on the abundant algae created from their dropping that mixes up with the alkaline waters and planktons from the lake. This lake have a unique site called a Bird Watcher’s Paradise which have attracted thousands of tourists as this is the best point view to explore these great and amazing attractions in the lake . Apart from this bird watching, the park also has a diverse wildlife game viewing and guarantees you to view both the white and black rhinos. Lake Nakuru National Park also offers sanctuary to huge numbers of native African animals including water-bucks, warthogs, impalas and buffalo among other game viewing. A large herd of hippos have a territory in the northern part of the lake which makes for even more
With much more birding safaris in Kenya, travel to the famous Maasai Mara National park for this great game watching and photography safaris. Birding in Kenya is a whole year activity, however, the best time is between October and April when more than 120 migrant species have arrived from the Northern hemisphere, mostly from the Palearctic but with some African migrants such as Forbes-Watson’s Swift; there is also the chance of finding one of the passage migrants such as the Sooty Falcon in March-April and October-December.
However, Kakamega forest is also the best safari and the only tropical rain forest in Kenya of the Guineo-Congolian type and which stretches across the Central Africa to East Africa region. The forest has over 360 species of birds, 380 species of plants, 400 species of butterflies, 7 species of primates, other animals include chameleons, and lizards making the forest good for birding and photography safaris.
Other mammals include, squirrels, Bush bucks, Aardvarks, porcupines, giant forest hogs and many others. The forest also have wide diverse of plant species which make the forest a serene environment to adventure in Kenya tours and travel
Safaris in Kenya takes you extra mile to hike and walk in the dense rainforest of Kakamega watching Primates, Butterflies and other insects, Birds, mushroom on dead trees, historical and old trees that are over 700 years old, in a calm environment giving you a chance to take photographs and great bird watching safaris making your safari trip a real life time experience