Western Kenya Birding Tour

WESTERN KENYA BIRDING TOUR

Trip duration

4 days/ 3 nights

 

DAY 1: LAKE ELMENTEITA

On day 1 of our Western Kenya Birding Tour, we shall depart Nairobi early in the morning and head west to Lake Elmenteita. We shall enjoy birding here along the lake shore and the nearby woodland. We shall enjoy lunch here.

We shall then proceed farther west to Kakamega, where we shall arrive at our lodge in the late afternoon.

Night in Kakamega.

DAY 2 AND 3: KAKAMEGA FOREST

This time will be spent exploring Kakamega forest, a remnant of the Guineo-Congolian Equatorial forest. Species diversity here is plenty and we shall hope to have a huge addition to our list. We shall spend time walking in the forest in search of local specialties, with breaks in between.

The forest is also great with different unique monkeys, antelopes and squirrel species.

Nights in Kakamega.

DAY 4: KAKAMEGA TO NAIROBI

On day 4 of our Western Kenya Birding Tour, we shall drive back to Nairobi, enjoying birding on the way. We shall arrive in Nairobi later in the afternoon, in time for our evening flights home.

 

Highlight birds

Jameson’s Wattle-eye, Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye, Mosque Swallow, Lyne’s Cisticola, Chestnut Sparrow, Nyanza Swift, Mottled Swift, White-fronted Bee-eater, Blue-headed Bee-eater, Plain-backed Pipit, Red-headed Malimbe, Black-necked Weaver, Vieillot’s Black Weaver, Green Sunbird, Green-throated Sunbird, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, Grey-backed Fiscal, Grey-crested Helmet-Shrike, Brimstone Canary, Shelley’s Greenbul, Ansorge’s Greenbul, Cape Teal, Red-headed Bluebill, Oriole Finch, Lesser Flamingo, Great White Pelican, Hilderbrandt’s Francolin, Arrow-marked Babbler, Crowned Eagle, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Uganda Woodland Warbler, White-chinned Prinia, Turner’s Eremomela, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Tawny Eagle, Hybrid Lovebird, Hoopoe, Yellow-shouldered (-mantled) Widowbird, Great Blue Turaco, Square-tailed Drongo, African Broadbill, Petit’s Cuckooshrike, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Snowy-headed Robin-Chat, White-spotted Flufftail, Dusky Tit, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Bocage’s Bush-Shrike, Luhder’s Bush-Shrike, Narina Trogon, Bar-tailed Trogon, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, White-headed Wood-Hoopoe, Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, Equatorial Akalat, White-tailed Ant-Thrush

Highlight mammals and others

Maasai Giraffe, Common Zebra, Common Impala, Cape Buffalo

Habitats covered

Equatorial forest, Wetlands, Savannah 

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Forest walk, the Great Rift Valley

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