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Kenya is one of the richest bird areas in the world. With a wealth of different habitats, often close to each other, it's quite easy to spot over 100 species in one day. Although many of the birds are brightly colored and exotic looking, they are generally quite easily recognized; within a day or two you will be identifying the various species with ease! Their main habitats include water, open plains, woodlands and farmlands.

On or near water, you will find bright pink Flamingos, Hammerkops, iridescent Kingfishers, Plovers, Herons, Storks, Geese, Cranes, Jacanas and of course the magnificent African Fish Eagle. In certain places along the coast there are breeding pairs of Osprey as well. The open savannah plains, where the majority of the big safaris take place, offer excellent bird watching opportunities for some unusual ground dwellers. The Ground Hornbill, at nearly 110 cm. tall is one of the largest and most visible; the tall Secretary bird is also spotted often. Eagles, vultures, and ostrich, the largest bird on earth, are also spotted frequently.

The smaller plains birds, such as the Ox-peckers, snowy white Egrets, brilliant Sunbirds and bustards are also found in abundance; you can't miss seeing birds on any game drive! Near the woodlands, you'll find yet more species with starlings of every color, Bee-eaters, Drongos, Hornbills, Shrikes, the beautiful Lilac-breasted Roller, Barbets and Guinea Fowl. Arriving into the big city airports, frequently the first birds spotted are the urban and farmland dwellers, such as the Wagtails and Weaverbirds, with their huge nest colonies.

Our Bird Watching Safaris
Even a short two or three day safari will provide an excellent species count for the ardent bird watcher; a longer trip will ensure a superb introduction to the over 1,000 species found in Kenya. Kenya’s huge variety of environments, including snow on the higher mountains, cool lush forests, open temperate plains, lowland tropical forests, mangrove swamps and seashores, is Kenya Bird Watching Safaris

one of the reasons for the abundance of bird life. AfriChoice! have been organizing and guiding professional bird watching safari in East Africa for a number of years and we believe that we can professionally host your East Africa bird watching safari. We cater for all levels of birders from amateurs, experienced and serious professional birders to members of prpfessional avian associations and renowned bird clubs. There are also special itineraries for a regular East African birder and we do not mind receiving the list of local birds that you would really like to see and we can design an itinerary based on your individual target bird list.

Our Birding Expertise in Kenya
Kenya is one of the world’s most superb birding destinations and a must-visit for amateur and professional birders as the seamless overlapping habitats provide many bird species within short distances. Birding here is more exciting because you’ll find Cattle Egrets picking insects next to Buffaloes, Ox-peckers grooming a Rhino, Hyenas and Vultures fighting it out Kenya Bird Watching Safaris

on a carcass and the floating Hippo is a safe ferry for playful Sacred Ibis and Little Egrets. The difficulty in planning a birding tour to Kenya is not about the availability of birds but of getting the right outfitter to organize your tour as many birding tours to Kenya are now marketed as competition of the IBAs visited and final numbers on the checklist – never mind how stressful and exhausting the tour is.

We invite you to AfriChoice!’s unique way of birding whereby we take birding back to its very basics, of observing birds in their natural habitats in a relaxed way. As birders, this is the principle we use in our personal birding excursions and it is the same we use when designing and delivering birding itineraries to our clients. AfriChoice!’s birding tours are about spending more time birding in the places we visit than most companies do. Our focus is to let our clients enjoy birding by their ability and not at the pace, speed and the pressure of a tour leader.

Our guides and leaders are competent ornithologists and passionate birders who spend most of thier time on birding safaris in Kenya. They are enthusiastic about birds and they sincerely want to share their experience with you. We are justifiably proud of them and we believe they're the best in the business as they are not driven by their personal agenda of listing the highest number in a tour, instead they work to ensure that the clients have a wonderful birding experience based on their ability.

Please note that on your birding trip, you need birding binoculars, an othinology book for better indentification of Kenya birds. Click here to DOWNLOAD our Checklist (Adobe PDF Document) for Birds of Kenya available free of charge.

Our bird watching safari itineraries are best suited for birders seeking a slow but detailed tour that gives the very best of the Kenyan bird life in a very relaxed atmosphere. We have carefully selected the IBAs (Important Biodiversity Areas) and with a minimum of 2 to 3 night stays in every location, you will have quality time devoted to birding instead of spending long hours on on long road transfers - and this is what makes our birding tours different.

In addition, our birding tours can be booked as a private departure on your most convenient dates or you may join our scheduled departure where you will meet other birders whose approach to birding is similar to yours i.e. observing birds in their natural habitats instead of being in a hectic rush so as to fill a checklist. Our groups are limited to 6-12 birders at a time (and / or 2-3 birders per guide) and this gives us the ability to offer a highly personalised service to our clients.

Further Information and Travel Planning
At AfriChoice!, we have a wide range of carefully designed birding safaris and trips to explore the diverse bird species in Kenya that will give you a rewarding Kenya holiday and Bird Watching Adventure. AfriChoice! offers the best opportunity to realize an unforgettable bird watching safari in Kenya. Your safari consultant will always be at your assistance should you need a birding safari to Kenya. For more information, DO NOT hesitate to contact us >.
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