Our Kenya Relaxed tour highlights some of Africa’s most iconic and famous wildlife reserves. Our tour begins with an exploration of Nairobi – one of the most species diverse cities in the world, before heading a little further north to Mount Kenya, shrouded in montane forest. After our time in the cool forests, we continue north to the dry savanna woodland of Shaba and Buffalo Springs for a completely new suite of birds and mammals. We’ll then head south and descend to the nutrient rich Lake Nakuru in the Great Rift Valley, with its inexhaustible numbers of Lesser Flamingo. Lastly, we head further 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 a few weeks!
2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.
Superb Starling; Lilac-breasted Roller; Grey Crowned Crane; Kori Bustard; Martial Eagle; Secretarybird; Saddle-billed Stork; Jackson’s Widowbird; Silvery-cheeked Hornbill; Kikuyu White-eye; Bar-tailed Trogon; White-headed & Grant’s Wood Hoopoes; Vulturine Guineafowl; Somali Courser; Somali Bee-eaters; Lesser & Greater Flamingos; African Fish Eagle; Grey-crested Helmetshrike; Hartlaub's & Schalow’s Turacos; Bare-faced Go-away-bird; Yellow-throated Sandgrouse.
the “Big Five” and typical African megafauna, Cheetah, Spotted Hyena, Rothschild’s & Maasai Giraffe, 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 may be expected
Max Group Size
6 with 1 Rockjumper Leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Our Relaxed series of tours are designed to focus on having an enjoyable holiday with a bird and wildlife focus. Where possible; we have reduced or removed long drives, single night stays and poor/rustic accommodation. We have also sought to reduce or remove difficult hikes, narrow/muddy trails and otherwise oppressive environmental conditions. Early starts and night birding are mostly optional, and we will not spend much time searching for difficult and/or skulking species. These tours are not suitable for hardcore birders and listers, or dedicated photographers.
safari lodges and hotels
Ease of Birding
mostly easy birding, slightly tougher in forest
Maasai and other Kenya indigenous people, African curios