Whether you’re a novice bird watcher or a committed ornithologist, the 1000+ bird species in Kenya will never short-change. Kicheche’s guides in the Mara have now reached a species-count of close to 400. They are keen birders who enjoy sharing their knowledge of this avian diversity. They love their beauty, their melodies and the challenge of photographing them. Many of their favourite species live within metres of camp.
Eagles soaring on afternoon thermals, vultures giving the last rites to a long-ago slain zebra, the intricate engineering of the weaver birds, the tango of the crested cranes or the dazzling colours of the lilac breasted roller or purple grenadier… these and more attract almost all wildlife lovers and they are a large part of our guide’s arsenal of information, they really do fit the bill.
Why choose Kicheche for your birding experience?
- Our Silver guides are accomplished birders and never miss the sparkle in the eye of a guest when spotting a new bird. They will then be on the look-out for new ‘lifers’.
- Many have completed the Fundamentals of Ornithology Course.
- In the Mara Conservancies and Ol Pejeta it is possible to spot over 350 species of birds
- At Kicheche, photography is a big part of our DNA and photographing these magnificent birds is a decent part of any safari
- Private vehicle and guide is always a good option to enjoy a birding safari
Every year we send at least one Kicheche guide for a two week ornithology training course that takes place at the shores of Lake Naivasha.
We were greatly aided by our excellent guide, Saruni, whose skills include an outstanding knack of anticipating an animal and pre-placing his vehicle in absolutely the best photography spot Thanks to his efforts we ID-ed 32 mammal species in all and over 130 bird.
Alastair Newton UK