2 days birding safaris | two days bird watching from Nairobi Kenya

2 days birding safaris | two days bird watching from Nairobi Kenya

Trip Overview

Two days Birding Safaris from Nairobi | 2 Days tours from Kenya

Detailed Itinerary

Nairobi National Park
The park located between two ecological zones (dry forest to the north and the grasslands to the south) The Park, only 7 km off the cosmopolitan city has one of the greatest fauna with a record of 517 species in an area of 117 km². It offers a good birding introduction to the bird families to expect during our safari.

With a good assemblage of the birds of prey, pipits, cisticolas, including waterbirds. Specialties includes the Long-tailed Fiscal, Red-throat Tit, Jackson’s Widow bird. We hope to see the Bateleur, Ostrich, White-bellied Bus-turd, Red-billed Ox-pecker, Rufous-naped Lark, Yellow- throat-ed Long-claw, Lilac-breasted Roller among many others.

The park is full of big game such as the Buffalo, Burch-ell’s Zebra, Hippo, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Vervet and the Sykes’s Monkey, both the Black and the White Rhino.

This is a dry, arid, scrub country about 75 km south of Nairobi (on the way to Lake Magadi) and makes an excellent whole day birding trip. All the way down the rift valley, stops along the way shows a distinctive change in habitat and species.

Recorded species includes the Cut Throat, Blue-capped Cordonbleu, Northen Crombec, Banded Parisoma, White-bellied Canary, Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Grey Wren Warbler, Taita Fiscal, Von Der Decken’s Hornbill, Fischer’s Sparrow-Lark, Grey-headed Silverbill, Grey-capped Social-Weaver, Red-fronted Tinker-bird, Straw-tailed Wydah, Tiny Cisticola etc.

Gatamaiyu Forest & Manguo Ponds
The forest located about 50-km n.w. of Nairobi stretches through the Kieni forest (part of the central highlands) and boost many montane species includes the Chestnut-throat-ed, Grey, Black-collared, Black-throat-ed Apalis, Montane Oriole, Narina & Bar-tailed Trogon, Black-fronted Bush-shrike, Yellow-rumped, Mustached Green Tinker-bird, Scarce Swift, White-browed Crombec, while Abbott’s Starling and the Sharpe’s Starling have been recorded, among others.

While Manguo Ponds makes an excellent birding spot en-route to the forest. It boost a wide variety of waterfowls such as the Yellow-billed Ducks, Little Grebe, Red-billed Teal, Red-hobnobbed Coot, while Maccoa Ducks are regularly recorded, Grey, Black-headed Heron, African Spoonbill, White-faced Whistling Duck, Hottentot Teal, while sometimes waders occur in large numbers such as the Green-shanks, Sandpipers, Plovers, etc.

Nairobi National Park

Gatamaiyu Forest & Manguo Ponds

Olorgesaille (near Lake Magadi)

Gatamaiyu Forest & Manguo Ponds



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