Kenya has one of the top-notch birding destinations, in the world that lay hidden out in every corner of the country. The birdwatching sites are productive and rewarding 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 lay hidden treasures that are attractions for visitors; from scenically startling and accessible sites which 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 Birding 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, cool, alpine zone, simmering hot soda lakes, papyrus swamps, tussock grasslands, desert scrubs, and sand dunes, we offer and arrange birding trips to the following areas. For those of you who for business or other reasons cannot go beyond city limits, We can show you those top birding sites in Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru, Mombasa, or any other place and you have some hours to spare before checking out. We have birdwatching itineraries that suit your plans, which are so rewarding and memorable. 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 Aberdares National Park, Papyrus Gonolek in Lake Victoria, Taita Apalis in Taita Hills.
Kenya is fortunate to have one of the most diverse bird assemblages 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