Birds – Ol Pejeta
With more than 500 species recorded, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a bird-watchers paradise. Early morning and afternoon bird walks can be organized at the lodges (maximum six people), but on game drives, the main focus tends to be on large animals so it might be worth booking a private vehicle if bird watching is your interest.
Birding Specials –Treats for Avid Birders
Best Time for Bird Watching
Bird watching at Ol Pejeta Conservancy is good throughout the year; however, the migrants from Europe and north Africa are present November through April. This partly coincides with the Wet season, when many species can be seen in breeding plumage as they are nesting. The best time for general wildlife viewing is from July to September and January to March.
Best Parks for Birding –Including Birding Rating
The best wildlife viewing parks, such as the Masai Mara and Amboseli, offer a solid introduction to East Africa’s common birds. The Rift Valley Lakes including Lake Nakuru and Bogoria are the places to go to mark off many waterbirds, while the arid north, such as Samburu, offers many dry-country specials. Arabuko-Sokoke and Kakamega Forest are birding hotspots as well.
- Masai Mara NR
- Amboseli NP
- Lake Nakuru NP
- Arabuko Sokoke
- Kakamega Forest NR
- Samburu NR
- Saiwa Swamp
- Buffalo Springs