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3 days birding around Nairobi (1 Viewer)

PN Thompson

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South Africa
I will have about three days free after a workshop in Nairobi in early June. I would like to visit a few sites fairly close to Nairobi to see as many species as possible, with a focus on forest and woodland species and those not found in South Africa. I am on a tight budget and would be happy with cheap accommodation or camping. Does anyone have any suggestions?
It is quite a few years since we went but Nairobi NP is only about 5 miles south of Nairobi and had some forest as well as savannah and held some good East african birds.
Further a field (about 90 miles from Nairobi) Lake Nakuru is an excellent site but was quite expensive to visit (fee and lodge) but we did a foot safari with the local birding guide.
We got some interesting birds around Hells Gate NP (you can find a bird guide at the entrance to the gorge) and Lake Naivasha, different to South African species. Don’t drive the road on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, it is busy! We weren’t so impressed with Nairobi National Park but it has a big bird list.

Lake Naivasha has some nice accommodation, reasonably priced. We hired a vehicle and drove there from Nairobi

We also did a day trip from Naivasha to the Aberdares for some other special birds. The Aberdares had some great species and is a very beautiful area.
A classic route is the road leading from Nairobi to magadi lake. I would spend one day on that, one in Nairobi np and the remainder in... (Wherever)

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