Overview

Our Budget Kenya tour highlights some of Africa’s most iconic and famous wildlife reserves. Our tour begins with an exploration of Mount Kenya, shrouded in montane forest – it is Africa’s second highest peak. Leaving the cool forests, we descend to the nutrient rich Lake Nakuru, with its inexhaustible numbers of Lesser Flamingo. We then traverse the dry woodlands of Lake Baringo, home to the Jackson’s Hornbill and Somali Sparrow, while the famous Kakamega forest adds a West African rain forest element with such highlights as Blue-headed Bee-eater and Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye being notable targets. From there, we head south towards the vast plains of what is arguably one of the most fabulous game reserves in the world, the justifiably famous Maasai Mara! This tour offers incomparable wildlife and birding in the space of just two weeks!

Tour Facts Top Birds
Hartlaub’s, Schalow’s, White-crested, Black-billed & Ross’s Turacos; Sharpe's Longclaw; Grey Crowned Crane; Saddle-billed Stork; Kori, Denham’s, Black-bellied & White-bellied Bustards; Amur Falcon; Lesser & Greater Flamingo; African Fish Eagle; Grey-crested Helmetshrike; Northern White-faced Owl and Greyish Eagle-Owl, Hemprich’s & Jackson’s Hornbills; Abyssinian Ground Hornbill; Somali Fiscal; Somali Sparrow; Grey Kestrel; Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver; Yellow-billed Shrike; Double-toothed Barbet; Crowned Eagle; Western Banded Snake Eagle; White-spotted Flufftail; Grey Parrot; African Emerald Cuckoos; White-headed Wood Hoopoe; Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill; Blue-headed Bee-eater; Grey-throated, Yellow-billed, Yellow-spotted & Hairy-breasted Barbets; Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher; Purple-throated & Petit’s Cuckooshrikes; Pink-footed Puffback; Lühder's & Bocage's Bushshrikes, African Shrike-flycatcher; Brown-throated, Chestnut, Jameson’s & Yellow-bellied Wattle-eyes; Uganda Woodland Warbler; Black-billed, Vieillot's Black, Dark-backed & Brown-capped Weavers, Red-headed Malimbe; Carruther’s Cisticola, Swamp Flycatcher; Papyrus Yellow Warbler; Papyrus Gonolek; Papyrus Canary; Bare-faced Go-away-bird; Rosy-throated Longclaw & Yellow-throated Sandgrouse.
Top Mammals
the “Big Five” and typical African megafauna, Cheetah, Spotted Hyena, Rothschild’s & Maasai Giraffe, De Brazza's, Blue & Red-tailed Monkeys and Guereza, Hippopotamus, Grant’s & Thompson’s Gazelles, Common Warthog
Habitats Covered
lowland & montane forests, Acacia savanna, rivers and wetlands, rocky gorges, grassland, semi-desert
Expected Climate
warm to hot, dry conditions, but cool at higher elevations and rain can be expected
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Local Leader
Tour Pace & Walking
undemanding to moderate pace, moderate walking and some long drives
Accommodation
safari lodges and hotels
Ease of Birding
mostly easy birding, tougher in forest
Other Attractions
Maasai and other tribes, African curios
Photographic Opportunities
excellent
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

A fabulous trip, well organised and well executed. I only have strong recommendations for your organisation and the tour leaders. I sing your praises. Thank you for my “Trip of a Lifetime.”

I was very pleased with the joint ABA Rockjumper tour of Tanzania and appreciate all your efforts to make the tour unexpectedly wonderful. I think I underestimated all that Africa has to offer someone who has never experienced the continent! Your employees, each and every one I had the pleasure of birding with, are to be complimented.

Thank you for organising and running the two wonderful Tanzania and Kenya birding/wildlife trips my wife and I recently enjoyed. The timing was great for seeing bird mating displays as well as a large diversity of both birds and mammals. We felt that the Rockjumper guides and drivers were all experts.

I really can’t think of a way this tour could have been improved.... The itinerary was wonderful, the accommodations lovely, and the birds fantastic. Greg de Klerk is one of my all-time favorite guides. He genuinely cares about his guests, and does his best to make sure they have a great experience. This was truly a trip I have dreamed of since I was a kid, and it certainly fulfilled my expectations.

Wayne Jones' birding skills were good. He is a very good spotter, knows his vocalisations and was pretty good at getting us on a bird. Wayne did often convey the importance of the more hard-to-find birds.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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