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.


*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*

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

Stuart Elsom
TW, Kenya 2022

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.

David Hoddinott
VS & BS, Kenya 2021

We have birded with David Hoddinott previously. As usual, David was exceptionally talented at finding birds and other wildlife, plus making certain that all participants were able to see them. David maximized our exposure to viewing birds and wildlife which made the tour a pleasurable experience.

André Bernon
VW, Kenya 2018

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.

Heinz Ortmann
RL, Kenya

Heinz Ortmann was charming and funny, outstanding on the birds and other animals, and excellent in dealing with the logistics. I would be very happy to travel with Heinz again.

Glen Valentine
ID, Kenya 2021

Great trip – close encounters with a lot of target birds and mammals, exciting habitats, comfortable accommodations and an outstanding guide. Glen must be one of the foremost authorities on African birds and I learned a great deal from him regarding ecology, behaviour, systematics and conservation.

Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game I 2024

01 Apr 2024 - 18 Apr 2024 (18 days)

USD9,795 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Quinton Paul Josop

Tour price (Per person): USD9,795 * GBP7,725 * EUR9,049 * AUD14,940

Single Supplement: USD680 * GBP536 * EUR628 * AUD1,037

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Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game III 2024

08 Apr 2024 - 25 Apr 2024 (18 days)

USD9,795 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Robert Williams

Tour price (Per person): USD9,795 * GBP7,725 * EUR9,049 * AUD14,940

Single Supplement: USD680 * GBP536 * EUR628 * AUD1,037

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Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game I 2025

01 Apr 2025 - 18 Apr 2025 (18 days)

USD9,995 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

Tour price (Per person): USD9,995 * GBP7,883 * EUR9,234 * AUD15,245

Single Supplement: USD720 * GBP568 * EUR665 * AUD1,098

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Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game III 2025

07 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 (18 days)

USD9,995 - 4 Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Quinton Paul Josop

Tour price (Per person): USD9,995 * GBP7,883 * EUR9,234 * AUD15,245

Single Supplement: USD720 * GBP568 * EUR665 * AUD1,098

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Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game II 2025

19 Apr 2025 - 06 May 2025 (18 days)

USD9,995 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: James Wade Lee

Tour price (Per person): USD9,995 * GBP7,883 * EUR9,234 * AUD15,245

Single Supplement: USD720 * GBP568 * EUR665 * AUD1,098

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Kenya & Tanzania - Birds & Big Game IV 2025

25 Apr 2025 - 12 May 2025 (18 days)

USD9,995 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Quinton Paul Josop

Tour price (Per person): USD9,995 * GBP7,883 * EUR9,234 * AUD15,245

Single Supplement: USD720 * GBP568 * EUR665 * AUD1,098

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