Nairobi National Park Birding

Trip duration

1 day

Brief itinerary

This is one of our most interesting birding destinations, and only covers an area large enough for a perfect day trip. This is Kenya’s oldest National Park, located just 7 kilometres from the edge of Nairobi. Many regard it as Kenya’s capital birding location. In fact over 500 bird species recorded in the park. The park is only 117.21 Km2 in size.

The trip starts in the early morning hours, to maximise birding opportunities. We shall spend the entire day in the park birding across the varied habitats that our guide will help you enjoy. You shall return to the hotel by late afternoon.

Highlight birds

Jackson’s Widowbird, African Water Rail, Spotted Thick-knee, Speke’s Weaver, Secretarybird, Northern Pied Babbler, Pangani Longclaw, African Quail-finch, Zebra Waxbill, Kori Bustard, Saddle-billed Stork, Ruppell’s Robin-chat, White-tailed Lark, Rufous-naped Lark, Red-throated Tit, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Martial Eagle, African Crowned Eagle, Lappet-faced Vulture, Violet Wood-hoopoe, Nairobi Pipit, Croaking Cisticola and Desert Cisticola

Highlight mammals and others

Leopard, African Lion, White Rhino, Black Rhino, Nile Crocodile

Habitats covered

Savannah, Dry Upland Forest, Wetlands

Photographic opportunities


Special moments

Visit to the historic ivory burning site



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