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!
2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.
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.
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
lowland & montane forests, Acacia savanna, rivers and wetlands, rocky gorges, grassland, semi-desert
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
safari lodges and hotels
Ease of Birding
mostly easy birding, tougher in forest
Maasai and other tribes, African curios