Our Kenya & Tanzania Birds & Big Game safaris are designed to maximize both the big game experience and birding by selecting the very best and most accessible destinations in these two vast lands. In Tanzania, we visit the legendary Ngorongoro Crater and endless plains of the Serengeti. Our excursion to these, the most famous game reserves in the world, is timed for the annual wildebeest migration. We can expect to find tens of thousands of these and other animals in the parks. The Crater itself teems with big game and supports the highest density of large predators on the planet. We will also visit Tarangire, home to a huge diversity and volume of animals attracted to its perennial rivers. In Kenya, we explore key reserves offering a variety of habitats from the game-filled Amboseli lying in the shadows of Kilimanjaro, the montane forests of Mt Kenya, fantastic Shaba in the dry Samburu region and Lake Nakuru that glows pink with millions of flamingos.

With a maximum size of six expertly-guided participants, our small groups score up to 500 bird species, enjoy unparalleled African mammal and cultural experiences and spend time at some truly incredible lodges. It’s no wonder that this is one of our most popular tours, and for private groups of family or friends, we cannot give it a higher recommendation.

Some of the special birds we expect to see include the beautiful Golden-winged Sunbird, the gaudy Vulturine Guineafowl, fabulous Golden-breasted Starling, Bar-tailed Trogon and Fischer’s Lovebird. If this is your first visit to Africa, you will be delighted by a plethora of typical African birds; Ostrich, Hamerkop, Secretarybird, Bateleur, hornbills, woodhoopoes, weavers and waxbills.

Top Birds

chances for millions of flamingos, Secretarybird, Vulturine Guineafowl, Grey-breasted Spurfowl, Fischer's & Yellow-collared Lovebird, Golden-breasted & Ashy Starling, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Kori Bustard, Bar-tailed Trogon, Golden-winged Sunbird

Top Mammals

the “Big Five” and typical African megafauna, Cheetah, Striped Hyena, Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, Lesser Kudu, Serval

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

6 with 1 Rockjumper leader

Tour Pace & Walking

undemanding, little walking. Some long drives

Accommodation

comfortable to very comfortable lodges

Ease of Birding

mostly easy birding

Number of Species Expected

450+

Other Attractions

Oldupai Prehistoric site, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Kilimanjaro & Mt Kenya, Maasai and other tribes, African curios

Photographic Opportunities

excellent

What our clients say about us

Quinton Paul Josop
CS, Kenya & Tanzania 2024

Paul Josop is a top notch and amazing tour leader - at all times he was knowledgeable, patient, attentive and engaging. We loved the trip and feel that much of its success was because of Paul's excellent guiding skills. We feel very fortunate to have experienced all that we did.

David Hoddinott
Anon, Kenya - Mega

David Hoddinott and indeed the drivers and Alison were all amazing - making this a life-changing experience. Everything went far better than expected throughout the tour in my opinion. I do not see how it could have been improved. Well done to all!

Gregory de Klerk
SK - Kenya 2024

Greg de Klerk was a wonderful leader. He knew exactly how to lead this relaxed tour. He always made sure that the needs of everyone in group were being met. He also demonstrated incredible knowledge of both the birds and the animals. I would go anywhere with him on another related tour.

Gregory de Klerk
JB, SB & CB, Kenya 2018

We very much enjoyed our East Africa experience, finding it to be the adventure we dreamed it would be. With Greg de Klerk as our excellent and informative guide and the incredible wildlife, the tour exceeded our expectations. Greg took care of us all throughout the tour and was extremely patient and considerate to make certain that all were able to find the birds we were seeking. We had a group with different levels of birding experience and Greg worked so well with all. Thanks to all who made this wonderful experience happen for us.

Gregory de Klerk
LW, Kenya 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our trip with Greg. He is the ultimate Bird Whisperer. His birding skills are outstanding! He has a great sense of humor and wonderful stories. He shared his extensive knowledge about all the animals and their behavior, which made every part of the trip so much more interesting. This was certainly one of our best trips with Rockjumper. In addition, we sincerely appreciate Rockjumpers flexibility in working with us to reschedule this trip, since we were originally planning to go in March 2020.

Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game I 2025

01 Apr 2025 - 18 Apr 2025 (18 days)

USD9,995 - 2 Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

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Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game III 2025

07 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 (18 days)

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Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game II 2025

19 Apr 2025 - 06 May 2025 (18 days)

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Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game IV 2025

25 Apr 2025 - 12 May 2025 (18 days)

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Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game I 2026

31 Mar 2026 - 17 Apr 2026 (18 days)

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Tour Leader: Ryan Tyrer

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Tour price (Per person): USD10,400 * GBP8,185 * EUR9,731 * AUD15,733

Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game III 2026

06 Apr 2026 - 23 Apr 2026 (18 days)

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Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game II 2026

18 Apr 2026 - 05 May 2026 (18 days)

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Tour price (Per person): USD10,400 * GBP8,185 * EUR9,731 * AUD15,733

Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game IV 2026

24 Apr 2026 - 11 May 2026 (18 days)

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Tour price (Per person): USD10,400 * GBP8,185 * EUR9,731 * AUD15,733

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