Maasai Mara National Reserve –Birdwatching Kenya Safari

Maasai Mara National Reserve –Birdwatching Kenya Safari : Maasai Mara national reserve is renowned as top visited wildlife safari destination for game viewing, in most cases tourists the park purposely for the incredible game drive viewing but not knowing that it’s also a right location for birding. Maasai Mara national reserve is truly a birding paradise and one of the Kenya’s highlight birding tours. However, the park hosts numerous notable bird species over 570 recorded and rich in raptor with over 70 species of birds. These species can be nature habitants of Maasai Mara savannah, escarpment plains, river, rift valley are the best location for rewardable viewing of birds with in the park. Therefore, the most spotted birds here are Ostriches, weaver birds and bishops which are best spotted in June to October and the migratory bird species is best in November and February thus making an ideal safari destination for birdwatching.

Definitely, Maasai Mara national reserve is one of best Kenya birding destination in relation to other Kenya national park. Number of visitors who have visited the park on their birding tour wonder a lot about the notable birds viewed around just worth it.

The park sits on a wide land with flat plains of savannah that supports visitors on their visits here, through having great views of birds on clear distance from all angles and we recommend you to carry a pair of binoculars for the best views. The plain also guides us with spectacular sights of beautiful bird species on a unique viewing under the tree shade while sited on your designed table with lots of drinks with a maximum accuracy. Maasai Mara national reserve is richly a unique birding safari destination, because of the newly interesting cool climatic weather condition that attracts a brand of rare bird species.

Maasai Mara National Reserve –Birdwatching Kenya Safari
Birdwatching Kenya Safari

Maasai Mara  is also a truly  stopping birding destination for your point of the journey ,because of the numerous species inhabited here and some of these species to be spotted include  rare Ostriches ,Kori bustard ,Hamer kop ,Marabou ,Hadeda Ibis ,Sacred Ibis ,Rappel Vulture ,Egyptian Vulture, African fish Eagle ,Tawny Eagle ,secretary bird, Sooty chat ,yellow billed stork ,Great Egrets ,Long tailed car mount ,Woolly necked stork ,Tabora cist cola ,Swahili sparrow ,silver bird ,Rufous bellied heron ,Red-throated fit, Lazy cist cola ,Giant king fisher ,Africa wool owl ,Abdim’s stork ,African fin foot ,Hooper and wood hoopoes ,horn bills ,barbets and tinkers birds ,honey guides ,brown throated sand Martin ,spur winged goose ,Egyptian Goose ,Comb Duck ,Northern pintail ,Red billed teal ,white-faced whistling duck ,African spoonbill ,Glossy Ibis ,Marabou stork ,Little white stork ,African Open bill stork ,Yellow-billed stork ,purple Heron ,Dwarf Bittern ,Common squacco-Heron ,Rufous bellied Heron , ,Goliath Heron ,Black headed Heron among other species which can be spotted in Maasai Mara National Reserve –birding tour.

In general, Maasai Mara national park is located in southern side of Kenya, approximately 270 kilometres away from Nairobi city. Above all, the reserve remains the most top and famous wildlife safari destination on Kenya safaris, that lies on an area of over 1,510 square kilometres home richly diversity with over 95 mammal species and hosting over 570 species of birds with lots attraction and activities done inside the park. When it comes to the season of wildebeest viewing is just worth it that tends to happen yearly from August to October their season to cross over from Serengeti national park to Mara. More so, it hosts exceptional population of species being big four out of big five such as lions, African leopards, cheetahs, Africa leopards, African bush elephants among others.

Maasai Mara National Reserve –Birdwatching Kenya Safari
Birdwatching Kenya Safari

What to carry on Maasai Mara Birding Safari?

 Travelers on their birding safari are recommended to carry items such as a Pair of binoculars, clear camera, mineral water bottle, safari guide books, insect repellent, first aid box, hiking shoes, day pack, hat among others

Best time –Birding Safari

The best time for birding in Maasai Mara is all year around but the best season to view numerous bird species is during wet season when food is in abundance and the best time to see migratory bird species when are on movement in breeding time. The migratory bird species are best in wet seasons usually occurs in November to April when migrating from Europe and North Africa arrive. Then the wildlife viewing is best from June to October still you can do birding in Maasai Mara.


You shouldn’t worry from where to stay on birding tour while on Maasai Mara national reserve offers a classic accommodation facilities ranging from Luxury –Budget-Mid-range thus making your birding safari here more comfortable including; Mara Engai lodge, Sand River Maasai Mara, Enkorok Mara Camp, Keekorok lodge, Fairmont Mara Safari Club among others.

How to get to Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara can either be reached by Road or by Flight, you can fly into Nairobi main city of Kenya ‘’NBO’’ to access the park while using domestic flight from Wilson Airport to Mara Airstrip ‘’45minutes to 1hour’’.

By road

You can get to Maasai Mara by road from Nairobi city estimating 270 kilometres, in hours it lasts 5 to 6 hours’ drive. Road transport is the best way of experiencing or getting rewardable with Kenyan countryside and scenic landscape around. For more information, you can contact us Focus East African Company as your trust worthy tour operator.

Visit now Maasai Mara one of the best birding destination worldwide and encounter in quite unforgettable life time experience.