3 Day Birding Trip around Nairobi

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3 Day Birding Trip in three major locations within Nairobi and around neighboring counties.

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    Culture, Guided Tours
  • Activity Level Extreme
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the 3 Day Birding Trip around Nairobi.

Nairobi National Park

Located only 7km off the cosmopolitan city of Nairobi, the park has one of the greatest avifauna with a record of over 515 species over an area of 117km². Interesting birds to watch include: Nairobi Pipit, Black-headed and Grey Herons, African Spoonbill, White-faced Whistling, Singing Bush, Short-tailed, Rufous-naped Lark, Yellow-throated, Pangani, Rosy-breasted Longclaw, Jacksons Widowbird, Saddle-billed Stork, Martial Eagle, and Yellow-billed Oxpecker, among hundreds of other birds. The park is full of big game such as the Lions, Buffalo, Burchells Zebra, hippo, Masai Giraffe, Cokes Hartebeest, Vervet and the Sykes Monkey, both Black and White Rhino.


This is a dry, arid, scrub country south of Nairobi (on the way to Lake Magadi) and makes an excellent whole day birding. All the way down the rift valley, stops along the way are a distinctive change in habitat and species. Recorded species includes the Crested Francolin, Cut Throat, Blue-capped Cordon-bleu, Northern Crombec, Banded Parisoma, Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Grey Wren Warbler, Taita Fiscal, Von der Deckens Hornbill, Fischers Sparrow-Lark, Grey-headed and African Silverbill, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Spot-flanked, Black-throated Barbet, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Eastern Violet-backed, Beautiful, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Straw-tailed Wydah, Secretary Bird, Somali Golden-breasted Bunting, etc.

Gatamaiyu Forest

The forest stretches through the Kieni forest (part of the central highland) and boasts of many montane species including the Chestnut-throated, Grey, Black-collared, Black-throated Apalis, Montane Oriole, Narina & Bar-tailed Trogon, Black-fronted Bush-shrike, Yellow-rumped, Mustached Green Tinkerbird, Scarce Swift, White-browed Crombec, while Abbotts Starling and the Sharpes Starling are rarely sighted. While Manguo Ponds makes an excellent birding spot en-route to the forest and has a wide variety of waterfowls such as the Yellow-billed Duck, Little Grebe, Red-billed Teal, Red-knobbed Coot, while Maccoa Duck are regularly recorded, Grey, Black-headed Heron, African Spoonbill, White-faced Whistling Duck, Hottentot Teal, Northern Shoveler, Long-tailed Cormorant, also waders such as Black-winged Stilt, Blacksmith Plover, Ringed Plover, Three-banded Plover, Marsh, Wood Sandpiper, Common Greenshank




The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Half Board accommodation at Camp or Lodge in a tent or room
  • Meal Plans as outlined in the itinerary
  • Use of a Safari open roof tour van for the tour
  • Entrance Fees at parks, reserves and attractions for guests
  • Game drives and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of professional tour driver guide
  • Pick up and drop off from Nairobi
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks (alcohol and non alcoholic), Tips and Gratuities
  • Single Room Supplement USD $ 65 per person
  • Bush breakfast USD $ 25 per person
  • Bush dinners USD $ 35 per person
  • Escorted Nature Walk USD $ 20 per person
  • Maasai Village Cultural Visit US $20
  • All items of personal use e.g. telephone call bills, Internet
  • Laundry Services
  • Travel Insurance
  • Air Evacuation Cover
  • Any other items not included in the itinerary