Ethiopia is a global hotspot for bird diversity. More than 900 bird species have been identified to date, with approximately twenty of them being endemic and sixteen being endangered or critically endangered. Ethiopia has rightfully established itself as one of Africa’s premier birding destinations in recent years. The Rift Valley divides the country’s highlands, which dominate the center and north, and falls away to arid desert and bushlands in the north, south, and east, and to moister woodland in the west. Much of the highlands in Ethiopia are used for agriculture, but there are still large areas of Afro-alpine shrubland and Afromontane forest. The Bale Mountains National Park in the south-eastern highlands is the most popular access point for birders to really high altitude.
Our frequent research has proven that Djibouti has an impressive bird list, with about 400 species identified, despite its small size and very finite amount of studies in ornithology. The key to this variety is its location at the mouth of the African Rift Valley, the Red Sea’s narrowest point (the Bab el Mandeb straits), and close proximity to the Arabian Peninsula.
Kenya is a birdwatcher’s wonderland, with multiple species, stunning scenery, and an ensemble cast of the country’s famous big game. Over 1100 bird species have been recorded in the country, and more than half of these can be seen without much effort in less than a month.
Our Tours in Kenya are divided into its five major geographical regions: the Highlands, Rift Valley, Western Plateau, Coastal Region, and Northern Plains. Bird enthusiast must seek out forests or highland grasslands tucked away amongst various farmlands to see Kenya’s rarest, indigenous, and unfortunately endangered birds. The Sokoke Pipit, East Coast Akalat, Sokoke Scops Owl, Amani Sunbird, Clarke’s Weaver, and Spotted Ground Thrush are among the six threatened bird species found in the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest near Malindi.