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Unveiling the Birding Wonders of East Africa

Unveiling the Birding Wonders of East Africa

(A Guide to Twinspot Tours’ Birding Safaris)

What is birding?

Birding, short for birdwatching, is a recreational activity focused on observing and identifying wild birds in their natural habitats. Enthusiasts, known as birders engage in birding for various reasons, such as enjoyment, appreciation of nature, scientific research, or the challenge of identifying different bird species.

East Africa, a jewel of the African continent, beckons birding enthusiasts with its unrivaled natural beauty and avian diversity. This captivating region, home to breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife, is a haven for birdwatchers. In East Africa, the skies resound with the symphony of diverse bird species, from vibrant sunbirds to majestic raptors. Amidst this ornithological wonderland, Twinspot Tours offers an extraordinary opportunity to embark on birding safaris that unveil the region’s avian treasures. Join us as we embark on a journey to explore East Africa’s exceptional birdlife, guided by passionate experts who know the secrets of every hidden feathered gem.

Twinspot Tours offers a wide range of birding safaris in four East African countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. These safaris provide birdwatching enthusiasts with unique opportunities to explore diverse ecosystems and spot a wide variety of bird species. Here’s a description of birding safaris in each country:

Kenya Birding Safaris:

10-Day Coastal Birding Safari:

This safari takes you through several birding hotspots in Kenya. It includes visits to Amboseli National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Taita Hills, Tsavo East National Park, Watamu, Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Sabaki River Mouth, and Malindi.

14-Day Bird Watching Safari:

This comprehensive safari covers Nairobi, Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Malindi, Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve, Shimba Hills National Reserve, and Mombasa.

16-Day Ultimate Birding Tour:

This extensive tour explores Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Kisumu, Kakamega Forest, Baringo, Mount Kenya, Shaba National Reserve, and Samburu Game Reserve before returning to Nairobi.

19-Day Birdwatching Safari:

This longer expedition covers Nairobi National Park, Mount Kenya, Shaba, Buffalo Springs, Samburu Game Reserve, Sweetwaters Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Baringo, Kakamega Forest Reserve, Kisumu, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Naivasha, and Kinangop Plateau before returning to Nairobi.

3-Day Bird Watching Tour:

For those with limited time, this short trip includes Nairobi National Park, Magadi Road, and Gatamaiyu Forest.

26-Day Birding Trip:

This extended journey covers Nairobi National Museum, Tsavo East, Mzima Springs, Lake Jipe, Taita Hills, and returns to Nairobi.

9-Day Bird Photography Tour:

This safari focuses on bird photography and covers Mt. Kenya, Samburu, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara National Reserve, and Nairobi.

Twinspot Birding Day Trips:

These one-day excursions include trips to Mau Emburu Forest, Ngong Road Forest, Gatamaiyu Forest, Karura Forest, Magadi Road, and Nairobi National Park.

Uganda Birding Safaris:

3-Day Birding Tour in Uganda:

This short but exciting tour includes birdwatching in Entebbe, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Mabamba Swamp.

7-Day Birdwatching Tour in Uganda:

This comprehensive safari explores Mabamba Swamp, Kampala, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

8-Day Birds and Beasts Tour:

This tour covers Kigali (Rwanda), Nyungwe Forest National Park, Lake Kivu, Volcanoes National Park, Rugezi Swamp, and Akagera National Park before returning to Kigali.

Tanzania Birding Safaris:

3-Day Bird Watching Tour in Tanzania:

This short safari covers Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.

7-Day Birdwatching Tour in Tanzania:

This extended tour includes Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Selous Game Reserve.

10-Day Bird Watching Tour in Tanzania:

This tour explores Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Selous Game Reserve, offering more time for birdwatching.

Rwanda Birding Safaris:

3-Day Birding Tour in Rwanda:

This short but exciting tour includes birdwatching in Kigali, Nyungwe Forest National Park, and Lake Kivu.

8-Day Birds and Beasts Tour:

This comprehensive safari covers Kigali, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Lake Kivu, Volcanoes National Park, Rugezi Swamp, and Akagera National Park before returning to Kigali.

12-Day Birding Tour:

This longer safari offers ample time to explore Rwanda’s diverse habitats and bird species, including Nyungwe Forest National Park, Lake Kivu, Volcanoes National Park, and Rugezi Swamp.

In Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is home to the striking African Crowned Eagle, while Tsavo West National Park offers opportunities to spot the elusive Yellow-collared Lovebird. Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park features the iconic Yellow-collared Lovebird and the vibrant Rufous-tailed Weaver, and Serengeti National Park is home to the endangered Grey-breasted Spur fowl. Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park hosts the captivating Shoebill, and Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest is renowned for its rare Red-collared Babbler. These East African destinations offer an unforgettable and diverse experience.

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