“Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?” Sir David Attenborough


Tsavo East National Park is home to an astounding 500 bird species, many of which we are extremely lucky to find close to camp. Amongst these we are also lucky to have a large number of rare bird species. In fact, our camp is so perfectly positioned, an oasis close to the water’s edge, that it is quite normal to be immersed in sweet birdsong, from dawn through till dusk.

With such an abundance of birdlife right on our doorstep we have decided to dedicate an entire page on our website to our bird lovers and ornithologists.
We also offer, as one of our main activities and attractions, specialised birding safaris with one of our knowledgeable guides, who will take you into the bush, down the river, or up the Yatta Plateau to seek out those rare birds and take your photographs. Our birding safaris can be tailored to suit your interests or to search out birds of particluar interest.

“Saturday 31st January 2015: Tsavo Safari Camp is thrilled to announce the imminent introduction of 2 very exciting Birding Itineraries. Please keep an eye on this spot for more information in the very near future.”

Tsavo Safari Camp has just built a bird bath. The first visitor to our bird bath this morning was Pringle’s Puffback - wish I’d had my camera!


Field Guide to Birds of East Africa - Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe
East African Bird Sounds - Brian Finch, John Fanshawe & Terry Stevenson
Birds of Kenya & Tanzania - Zimmerman, Turner & Pearson


Roberts VII Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa HD
eGuide to Birds of East Africa

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Grey-headed Kingfisher

These beautiful birds are ubiquitous in these parts, and it is rare to go out on a game drive and not see one. In fact, we currently have one nesting near our bar at camp, loitering about waiting for a cheeky sip of an unattended Tusker, no doubt! Did you know they can sometimes live […]

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