Bird Watching Safaris

There are over 1,000 different bird species in Kenya. Prime birding locations can be found in some of the national parks. Our birding safaris / tours are designed to offer you the best of birdwatching in Kenya while ensuring you have a relaxing safari holiday where you can watch other wildlife and enjoy the beautiful holiday spots in Kenya. Please feel free to contact us for more information on birding safaris in Kenya.

Birding Tours

Stt B02 - 7 Day Sunbird Safari

This tour includes some of the best places to spot birds in Kenya - the Rift Valley lakes. This safari visits the bird & rhino sanctuary, Lake Nakuru, followed by visits to Lake Baringo and Lake Naivasha, before returning to Nairobi on the seventh day. A birdwatching safari to the core!


Stt B03 - 10 Day Ibis Safari

A tour for ornithologists who want to experience the diversity of Kenya with a mix of classic safari and birding destinations including the Rift Valley lakes, Mount Kenya highlands and the Masai Mara. Accommodation in safari lodges and luxury country clubs.


Stt B04 - 11 Day Luxury Peacock Safari

A luxury birding tour which includes safaris to an exclusive 5 star safari lodge in the Mara. Stays at country clubs and plenty of bird spotting action at the classic Kenyan locations. Accommodation in Naivasha is at a private house by the lakeside.


Stt B05 - 14 Day Taita Olive Thrush Safari

Named after the elusive and much sought after bird only spotted in the Taita Hills. This tour is the one of the most comprehensive for any keen ornithologist with plenty of time to spot exotic African birds. Apart from the Rift Valley lakes, you also visit the Kakamega forest, town of Kisumu at the shore of Lake Victoria, as well as Mara, Tsavo and Amboseli Parks. And, of course, you will get chance to try your luck with the OliveThrush, in Taita Hills.


Selected Birds in Kenya:


  • Greater Cormorant
  • Long-tailed Cormorant
  • African Darter
  • Heron
  • Ibis
  • Stork
  • Squacco Heron
  • Hadada Ibis
  • Sacred Ibis

Ducks and Geese:

  • Spurwing goose
  • White-faced whistling duck
  • Egyptian goose
  • Knob-billed goose
  • Crowned crane
  • Hammerkop

Birds of Prey:

  • Fish Eagle
  • Malachite Kingfisher
  • Pied Kingfisher
  • Grey-heared gull
  • African jacana
  • Red-knobbed coot

Alkaline Lake Birds:

  • Lesser and greater flamingo
  • White pelican
  • Pink-backed pelican
  • Avocet
  • Black-winged stilt
  • Yellow-billed stork
  • Blacksmith plovers

Birds in Coastal areas:

  • Greenshank
  • Little stint
  • Sanderling
  • Great white egret
  • African spoonbill
  • Water thicknee
  • Bee-eaters

Woodland birds:

  • Golden palm weaver
  • Secretary bird
  • Augur buzzard
  • Helmeted guinea-fowl
  • Yellow-necked spurfowl
  • Speckled pigeon

Attractive birds:

  • Rollers
  • Hornbills


  • Nubian woodpecker
  • Flycatchers
  • Starlings

Grassland birds:

  • Ostrich

Garden birds:

  • Hoopoe
  • Babblers
  • Robin chat
  • Red-chested cuckoo
  • Sunbirds
  • Waxbill
  • Red-billed firefinch
  • Indigobird


Lake Nakuru National Park :

Lake Nakuru is world-famous for its lesser and greater flamingo. They are pink with red legs, webbed feet, a long sinuous neck and a unique bill, specially adapted for their food needs. Lake Nakuru sustains both flamingos and a substantial number of white pelicans. Other attractive smaller species like Avocet also live in the lake.

Lake Naivasha :

Lake Naivasha has over 400 species of birds.

Kakamega forest :

This forest is famous for blue-headed bee-eater, yellow-billed barbet, brown-eared woodpecker, dusky tit, Cameroon sombre greenbul and yellow-belied wattle-eye. A visit to this forest is must for every keen bird-watcher!

Lake Baringo :

Lake Baringo's main attraction is the birdlife and the lake is the bird-watching centre of Kenya. More than 450 species of birds have been sighted at Lake Baringo.

Masai Mara :

Almost 500 species of birds have been recorded in Masai Mara. Among these are 16 species of eagle, many hawks, vultures, storks, kori bustard ( the world's heaviest flying bird ) and sunbirds.

Samburu - Buffalo Springs Reserve :

Many species found only in the north and east of Kenya can be seen here. Birds found here are pygmy falcon, somali bee-eater, buff-crested bustard, vulturine guineafowl, magpie sterling and sparrow weaver.

Mount Kenya :

At Naro Moru River Lodge set at the base of Mount Kenya, one can see 10 different species of sunbirds. Other birds also spotted are African black duck, emerald cuckoo, red-headed parrot, giant kingfisher, Hartlaub's turaco among others.