Coastal Birding safari Kenya 10 days is a 10 day Kenya bird watching safari, which starts from Mombasa & ends there. The 10 day coastal birding safari combines some of Kenya’s best bird watching destinations: Tsavo National Park, Tana River Delta, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve, Mida Creek, Watamu Marine Park, Watamu Marine Park, Shimba Hills National Park. This 10 day Kenya safari sets off in search for iconic birds in Kenya like: raptors, hornbills, ostriches, waterbirds, raptors, crab plovers, curlew sandpipers, and flamingos among others.

Coastal Birding Safari Kenya 10 days

Detailed Itinerary For 10 Days Coastal Birding Safari Kenya

Day 1: Arrival in Mombasa

Upon arrival at Mombasa Airport, you’ll be greeted by our team and transferred to your accommodation in Mombasa city. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and preparing for your birding safari adventure.

Day 2-3: Tsavo National Park

After breakfast, depart for Tsavo National Park. Spend two full days exploring the vast savannahs and diverse habitats of Tsavo East and Tsavo West. Keep your binoculars handy as you search for a variety of bird species, including raptors, hornbills, and ostriches.

Day 4: Tana River Delta

Leave Tsavo behind and head to the Tana River Delta, a wetland ecosystem teeming with birdlife. Enjoy a boat safari along the river channels and lagoons, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot waterbirds, raptors, and migratory species.

Day 5: Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve

Continue your birding adventure with a visit to Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve, near Malindi. Explore the forest on guided walks, listening for the calls of endemic bird species such as the Amani sunbird, Sokoke scops owl, and Fischer’s turaco.

Day 6: Mida Creek

Head to Mida Creek, a tidal inlet surrounded by mangrove forests near Watamu. Take a boat safari along the creek, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot a variety of waterbirds and shorebirds, including crab plovers, curlew sandpipers, and flamingos.

Day 7: Watamu Marine Park

Explore the marine biodiversity of Watamu Marine Park, a protected area renowned for its coral reefs and marine life. Take a snorkeling or diving excursion to discover vibrant coral gardens teeming with colorful fish, and keep an eye out for seabirds such as terns, gulls, and shearwaters flying overhead.

Day 8: Shimba Hills National Park

Head inland to Shimba Hills National Park, a tropical rainforest reserve near Mombasa. Explore the park on guided walks through lush vegetation, keeping an eye out for bird species such as the green-headed oriole, Fischer’s turaco, and Eastern Nicator.

Day 9: Return to Mombasa

After breakfast, depart Shimba Hills and return to Mombasa. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps exploring the city’s markets or relaxing on the beach.

Day 10: Departure

Depending on your departure flight, you may have some free time to explore Mombasa further before being transferred to Mombasa Airport for your onward journey. Depart with fond memories of your birding safari adventure in Kenya.