Birdnificent©: Ngong Hills Forest – Where Swifts Soar
February 3, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Explore the diverse birdlife of Ngong Hills Forest
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024 – 08:00
Location: Ngong Hills Forest
Ngong Hills Forest sprawls across a vast expanse, offering a diverse range of habitats thanks to its unique aspect. Fondly known as the ‘Hills of the Swifts,’ this picturesque location is a haven for birdwatchers, promising a spectacle like no other.
What makes Ngong Hills truly exceptional is the opportunity to witness a variety of swifts at eye level without the need for binoculars. These agile birds grace the skies in such abundance that you’ll find yourself immersed in their aerial ballet. It’s an awe-inspiring display that captivates both seasoned birdwatchers and newcomers alike.
But that’s not all – Ngong Hills Forest also holds its own when it comes to raptors. Expect to be treated to exhilarating sightings of these magnificent birds of prey. This site boasts one of the most productive pentads (a 5 x 5 km area), ensuring that you’ll encounter a rich diversity of avian wonders during your visit.
Prepare to be enchanted by the ‘Hills of the Swifts,’ where nature’s grandeur and avian splendor await your discovery. Whether you’re a swift enthusiast or a raptor aficionado, Ngong Hills Forest promises an unforgettable birding experience.
On this bird watching tour, you will learn about the different bird species that live in Ngong Hills Forest and how to identify them. You will also take an easy walk through the forest, where you will have the chance to see these birds in their natural habitat.
Some of the bird species that you may see on this tour include:
- Alpine swift
- African palm swift
- Common swift
- Lesser striped swallow
- Red-chested swallow
- African swallow-tailed kite
- Black eagle
- Martial eagle
- Verreaux’s eagle-owl
- African wood hoopoe
- Nubian woodpecker
This is a great opportunity to learn about the incredible birds of Ngong Hills Forest and to experience the beauty of this natural oasis.
What to bring:
- Sun hat
- Comfortable shoes
- Water bottle
Embrace the serenity of nature within the city and discover the hidden treasures of Karura Forest. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with Kenya’s diverse birdlife in its natural habitat.
Join us for this memorable birding adventure!.
All entrance fees as per itinerary
Items of personal nature such as telephone calls, and drinks
Gratuity to driver/guides
Book your tour today!
Booking Deadline: January 24, 2024