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Birdwatching in Kenya Masai Mara, Lakes and Forests Tour - 15 Days

Birdwatching in Kenya Masai Mara, Lakes and Forests Tour

Masai Mara, Lakes and Forests Birding in Kenya Tour

This 15-day Birdwatching in Kenya tour, will take you from one Kenyan ornithological highlight to the other. Endemic, elusive, rare and special Kenya bird species and fantastic landscapes will imprint in your memory. But there is more! Many species have their most Eastern or Southern distribution range at Lake Baringo or Lake Victoria.

Your experienced birding guide will spot the birds species hidden in the bushes like the Mountain Greenbul, the Mountain Yellow-Warbler or the White-starred Robin. Aberdare Cisticola, Mackinder’s Eagle Owl, Sharpe’s Longclaw are the endemics to find. A good number of West African bird species are found in Kakamega Rain Forest - many like the Equatorial Akalat like hiding in the thick vegetation.

Others like White-spotted Flufftail, Dusky Elminia or also called Crested Flycatcher are hard to find but your guides will put all efforts to show them to you. The beautiful Blue-headed Bee-eater is perching and hopefully, you will meet it. Papyrus is loved by different reed-warblers but also the colourful Papyrus Bush-Shrike and the brown Carruther’s Cisticola. Both are not easy to find. As you can see we want to show you birds not found everywhere in Africa or other continents and that is the reason why we allow enough time at each place.

Masai Mara is well known for the annual wildebeest migration but is also a heaven for ornithologists. You might find 5 of the 7 vultures existing in Birdwatching in Kenya tour and if you are lucky you witness the spectacle when they are at a kill. The Masai Mara has different habitats - open savanna, gallery forests, acacia forests and birds have found their niche.

The Rufous-tailed Weaver was a Tanzanian endemic but some individuals have made one particular area in the Masai Mara their home. Despite you will see many different places it will not be a rush, you will have time to look for birds and photograph them.

Birdwatching in Kenya Tour highlights include:

  • 3 endemic species in the Aberdare region - Sharpe’s Longclaw, Aberdare Cisticola, Mackinder’s Eagle-Owl
  • Lake Baringo specials - Jackson’s Hornbill, Little Weaver, Northern Masked Weaver, Heuglin’s Courser, Slender-tailed Nightjar
  • Blue-headed Bee-eater, Brown-chested Akalat the West African species in Kakamega Rain Forest
  • Carruther’s Cisticola, Papyrus Gonolek - Lake Victoria’s special birds
  • Masai Mara’s vultures and other birds of prey

Would you enjoy a more specialist trip to see wildebeest and wildlife in Nothern Kenya? If so, have a look at here Great Wildebeest Migration and Northern Kenya Wildlife Tour

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15 Days

Price & Availability

USD4,130 / per person
Based on twin/double room
Single Supplement USD 1070
This tour is operated by: Bush Trucker Tours Ltd.
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Tour Facts

  • Kenya
  • Set Departure
  • Set Departure Tour
  • Birds
  • 6, Photographers with long lenses are advised 3 per vehicle
  • 15 Days
  • September - March
  • 15, Must have a high interest in birds
  • Moderate
  • No
  • English. German, Italian on request
  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi
  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi
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