[Oversea] Kenya Wildlife Safari - 27Jul09 to 10Aug09

Kenya Wildlife Safari - 27Jul09 to 10Aug09

We had been to Kenya, East Africa, for wildlife safari from 27th July to 9th August. We had visited 7 national parks in which they are mainly located at the southern part of Kenya. They include:

1. Amboseli National Park
2. Tsavo West National Park
3. Mount Kenya National Park
4. Samburu National Park
5. Ol Pejeta Conservancy
6. Lake Nakuru National Park
7. Masai Mara National Park

Our trip was not entirely aimed at birdwatching while we had quite intensive game drives in order to search for both mammals and birds in the parks. We had seen a good number of birds and mammals in the trip and I'd like to share you some of the bird photographs taken in the trip. Please enjoy.

Bare-faced Go-away-bird

White-bellied Go-away-bird

Yellow-throated Sandgrouse

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

Black-faced Sandgrouse

Common Ostrich

Crowned Plover

Vulturine Guineafowl

Helmeted Guineafowl

Marabou Stork

Buff-crested Bustard

White-bellied Bustard

Coqui Francolin

Crested Francolin

Yellow-necked Spurfowl

White-faced Whistling Duck

Grey-headed Kingfisher

Malachite Kingfisher

Lilac-breasted Roller

Lappet-faced Vulture

Ruppell's Griffon Vulture

Secretary Bird

Sacred Ibis

Saddle-billed Stork

Martial Eagle

African Fish Eagle

Crowned Hornbill

Red-billed Hornbill

Southern Ground-hornbill

Verreaux's Eagle Owl

Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk

Red-eyed Dove

Cardinal Woodpecker

White-crested Helmet Shrike

Grey-headed Bush-shrike

Bare-eyed Thrush

White-starred Robin

White-headed Barbet

Hildebrandt's Starling

Violet-backed Starling

Speckle-fronted Sparrow

White-browed Sparrow-weaver

Black-cheeked Waxbill

Donaldson-smith's Sparrow-weaver

Grey-capped Social-weaver

White-bellied Canary


Great stuff!! Always wanted to go birding in Africa. Also, the Go-Away Birds, what a name!!
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Lovely photos.  I'm planning to go there in 2011.


Great series of shots



Thanks everyone, I believe others will have more better shots to share.


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