Kenya has one of the best birding destinations in the world, which lay hidden out in every corner of the country. The birdwatching sites are high-yielding and enriching in terms of bird species seen. Kenya as a destination is rich with diversity not only within selected geographical regions out in every corner of the country clandestine treasures that are attractions for visitors; from scenically staggering and within reach places that offer highly gratifying experiences. Most of Kenya’s top birding tour sites offer exciting birdwatching throughout the year. For birdwatching tours, there are plentiful Kenya’s top birding places that you can opt to do a birdwatching safari. Kenya has one of the richest avifauna in Africa, the high number is due to its diverse habitats and the presence of six avian biomes, Kenya is also a major flyway of Palearctic migrants. Both land and water birds from Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Siberia
Kenya’s birdwatching destinations are well-known national parks, game reserves, private conservancies, oxidation ponds, swamps, lakes, mountains, and forests. Kenya’s top birding sites are located in various habitats, including cool, alpine zone, simmering hot soda lakes, papyrus swamps, tussock grasslands, desert scrubs, and sand dunes, we offer and arrange birding safaris to the following areas. For birdwatchers who are for business or other reasons and cannot go beyond city limits, we can arrange a birding tour for you to those top birdwatching sites in Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru, Mombasa, or any other places. We have pocket-friendly birdwatching itineraries that suit your plans and are extremely satisfying and incredible. Whether you are looking forward to thousand waders and crab plovers in Mida Creek, the finicky flamingos’ spectacle in Lake Bogoria, endemic Sharpe’s Longclaw in Kinangop Plateau, Sokoke Scops Owl in Arabuko Sokoke Forest, or Blue-breasted Bee-eater in Kakamega Forest, Aberdares Cisticola in Aberdare National Park, Papyrus Gonolek in Lake Victoria, Taita Apalis in Taita Hills.
Kenya is fortunate to have one of the most diverse bird multitudes of any country in the world. With over 1,000 species, Kenya is a world leader in terms of the number of bird species that can be found within its borders. It is possible to see well over half of these birds without undue effort within a birdwatching tour of three or four weeks. Kenya is ranked second as the best country in Africa for birding, after the Democratic Republic of Congo, and it is in 11th position in the world. Kenya also holds the world record for ‘bird watch’ – with 342 species seen in 24 hours! This avian diversity is largely a result of extreme elevation differences resulting in the diversity of habitats found within Kenya. From the eastern-most reaches of the Congo-Guinean rainforest in western Kenya, volcanic highland massifs, plateaus, and forests reaching over 2000 m, large expanses of semi-arid savanna, alkaline Rift Valley Lakes, coastal forest, and northern deserts. Kenya has a diversity of habitats unmatched by most other countries in Africa. The country also lies on a bird migration route – a flyway for migrant birds from northern Asia and Eastern Europe, accounting for roughly 10% of the bird population