Bird watching safaris

We pride ourselves as the leading company in Kenya which offers regular scheduled birding safaris. There are over 1100 bird species of birds in Kenya found in various parts of the country ranging from fragment of tropical rain and montane forest, fresh water, semi-alkaline and alkaline lakes located in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, semi arid bushes and the sweeping savannas. All these habitats combined together provide you with the most memorable birding safari you have ever had. You can see an approximate of over 300 species for shorter birding tours and over 600 species for longer birding holidays

Bigmac Africa safaris ensures that you visit the best bird watching hotspots in Kenya, like the Masai Mara, Nairobi national park, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, lake naivasha, lake baringo, Samburu, meru national park and Kakamega forests

Some of the species that you are likely to see at various parks are;

Masai Mara:

6 out of the 7 species of Kenyan vulture (Egyptian, Hooded, Griffon, Nubian, White-backed and White-headed),large and highly conspicuous Common Ostrich, to the small (but still conspicuous) Cardinal Quelea, White-bellied Go-away-bird, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Grey Plantain-eater, three Woodpeckers (Golden-tailed, Little Spotted and Fine-banded, Blue Quail&Jackson's Widowbird (rare) Sand-grouse, & thick-knee.

Kakamega forests

Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus)-in very low numbers, Turner's Eremomela (Eremomela turneri) and Chapin's' Flycatcher (Muscicapa lendu), Amongst the Kakamega specials are Ansorge's Greenbul (Andropadus ansorgei kavirondensis), the Blue-headed Bee-eater (Merops muelleri muelleri), the Red-chested Owlet (Glaucidium tephronotum elgonense), Shelley's Greenbul (Andropadus masukuensis kakamegae), Grey-chested Illadopsis (Kakamega poliothorax), Brown Illadopsis (Illadopsis fulvescens ugandae) and the Green-throated Sunbird (Nectarinia rubescens kakamega). 

Meru national park

Has a bird list of over 300 species including the elusive African Finfoot , Pel's Fishing Owluring, Eurasian Bee-eaters and Rollers.,

Lake Naivasha

supports a large population of Lovebirds. Both Long-tailed and Great Cormorants can be seen, along with Fish Eagles and Pied Kingfishers. Others include; Black Herons, Grey-backed fiscal and Black-lored Babbler.  

Samburu national park

Yellow-billed Hornbill, Bristle-crowned Starling, Vereaux's Eagle-owl, Night Heron, Palm-Nut Vulture ,Pygmy Falcon, Verreaux's Eagle,Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow Weaver ,Red-headed Weaver


it’s a home to both species of Kenyan Ostrich with the Common Ostrich present in Tsavo West and the Somali Ostrich in Tsavo East. Hartlaub's Bustard is found in both parts.

Amboseli national park


large numbers of wildfowl and other wetland birds move in over 400 species of bird when it has flooded by water.

Lake Nakuru

is famous for its huge flocks of flamingos, it has over 350species of birds, including a variety of water birds (Yellow-billed Pelicans, Marabou Storks, Hammerkops, African Fish Eagles, goliath heron, pied kingfisher and verreaux eagle.etc.)

Nairobi national park

has over 400birds species, some of them are: Eurasian Bee-eaters, Willow Warbler, Suni, Eurasian Bee-eaters Red-collared,Widowbird, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Whistling-Ducks, Wood Sandpipers, Barn Swallows, Eagles, and many more.

Lake Baringo

Rock Hyrax (a small rodent-like mammal),Vereaux's Eagle, Heuglin's or Three-banded courser ,Lichtenstein's Sand-grouse and the Spotted thick-knee. Pale and dark phase Gabar Goshawk, Paradise Flycatcher, African Fish Eagles, Marabou Storks, Shikra and White-faced Scops Owl are amongst the regular sightings, while some the less common birds that can be seen there include Hemprich's Hornbill (along the cliffs), the African Darter and occasionally the African Skimmer.

Lake Bogoria

massive flocks of Lesser Flamingos that flood into Bogoria each year, Greater Famingo are also present and Black-necked Grebe. Steppe Eagles, Fish Eagles and Tawny Eagles are present in amazing numbers. Lastly if lucky you will see Greater Kudu.

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Here are Bird watching safari adventures:

One day Nairobi excursion

2 Days Lake Nakuru/ Lake Naivasha Bird Watching Safari

3 Days Masai Mara Bird watching Safari

3 Days Samburu Bird Wacthing Safari Adventure

4 Days Masai Mara-Nakuru Bird watching Tour

5 Days Masai Mara-Nakuru- Naivasha Bird watching safari

5 Days Masaai Mara -Nakuru-Amboseli Bird Watching Adventure

5 Days Masaai Mara -Nakuru-Meru Bird Watching tour

5 Days Masaai Mara -Nakuru-Kakamega Bird Watching Safari

6 Days Samburu-Nakuru - Masai Mara Bird Watching Safari

7 Days Masai Mara-Nakuru-Baringo/Bogoria-Amboseli Bird Watching Safari

8 Days Masaai Mara-Nakuru-Amboseli-Tsavo East/West Bird Watching Adventure

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