Bird watching tour is a new event we have created for bird lovers, nature enthusiasts and avian photographers. You will be able to explore the diversity of birds in a variety of eco systems and different birds habitat. We have lined up an amazing circuit where you will be able to view birds in swamps, forest, fresh water lake and alkaline Lake. This is a family friendly event which will include short walks that do not require significant physical fitness. This is a perfect way to learn, explore, exchage notes and interact with like minds.
Manguo swamp in Limuru along the Nairobi-Naivasha highway is an amazing bird watching gem. The word Manguo is a kikuyu word meaning waters of the hippos. It was named when hippos used to frolic in the swamp nourished by the lush green grass that surround the swamp. The swamp teems with a variety of birds including the crested crane, blacksmith plovers, egrets, grey heron, sacred ibis, among many others.
A variety of highlands birds can be found on forest edges. Uplands forest borders the greater Kereita forest and is home to a great number of birds. Birds on our checklist here will include, the speckled mousebird, the white eyed flycatcher, Kenyan rufous sparrow, pied crow, fire finch, sunbirds etc.
Lake Elementaita is an alkaline lake and hosts a wide variety of birds. we shall explore the southern side of the lake which is mostly preffered by most birds. Birds to be found here include the greater and lesser flamigos, pelicans, black winged stilts, little stints, storks, herons. You shall also be able to visit the hot springs.
Lake NAIVASHA is a fresh water lake which is home to a wide variety of birds. The best way to watch birds in lake is by taking a boat ride tour. Birds to be found here include the cormorants, hamerkop, egyptian goose, pelicans, king fisher, fish eagle, marabou storks etc.
Ksh 5500/=( all nationalities)
-Round trip transport from Nairobi
-Boat riding fees at Lake Naivasha
-1ltr bottled water.
-A memorable experience
WHAT TO CARRY/ REQUIREMENTS
– Light casual wear
-Light shoes/sandals to wear in the vehicle.
– Cash for lunch
– A warm jacket/ clothing for the cold morning and evening
-Gumboots for Marsh exploration
– A bird watching guide book
– A notebook and pen
– Hat / cap for sun protection
– Snacks, energy bars etc.
– Sun screen
– Extra water
– Extra snacks
PICK UP POINT
Opposite international life house, next to Hilton hotel on Kencom side.
-MPESA – till no 258667.(lipa na mpesa, buy goods and services, enter till no)
-KCB Acc no- 1199959278 Acc name-Active Motion
Cell: 0700777419, 0723419114