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!

*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*

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
safari lodges and hotels
Ease of Birding
mostly easy birding, tougher in forest
Other Attractions
Maasai and other tribes, African curios
Photographic Opportunities
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Our Rockjumper guide was Rich Lindie. The word “excellent” does not begin to cover the outstanding quality of his technical and interpersonal skills. Rich is the personification of enthusiasm for what he does. Extensively knowledgeable about both flora and fauna (in particular of course birds), he was at all times professional and friendly. In addition, Rich has a great sense of humor and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him and hearing about some of his amazing experiences in international travel, living, teaching and guiding. What an interesting and talented young man. We were very fortunate to have him as our guide.

Thank you for a wonderful experience! The tour exceeded my expectations. Andre Bernon is an extremely talented and knowledgeable guide. His eyes and ears are incredible and he is very thoughtful with his guests.

I've never been on a safari trip so I had no way of knowing what was involved. Due to my age (83) and slight incapacity (I use a cane, aka "stick," to maintain balance) the trip was more challenging than I had anticipated. But Stuart Elsom, our guide, and Jack, our expert driver and expert birder, made accommodations that made it possible for me to undertake and get the most out of the experience. 342 life list birds! All in all, an unforgettable experience. Thank you for the wonderful birding experience. I will definitely recommend Rockjumper tours to my younger friends and family members.

This was a first-rate trip. Itinerary, accommodation, people and , of course, Glen's great leading and bird-finding were all excellent.

Stuart took my "hit list" and ensured that I saw as many as possible. Driver/guide Jack and local guides also helpful. Accommodation and food generally good. One negative was that Landcruiser was cramped and difficult to enter and exit, but apparently a 4X4 is necessary for this tour. Overall very happy with the tour and total list. Other participants also enjoyed it.

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