Fitness and bird watching

Let’s look at a few more places to get fit and watch some of the world’s most beautiful birds.

Lake Nakuru

One of the other lakes found in the Great Rift Valley. Home to millions of Flamingos. It is also National Park, where you will see White Rhinos. Beside animals, you will see both Greater and Lesser Flamingos. Other bird species included White-fronted Bee-eaters, Little Rock Thrush, Cliff Chats, Ruppell’s long-tailed Starlings, Northern Anteater Chat and White-browed Robin-Chat. If you are luck, you might get to see Grey-crested Helmet-shrike

Masai Mara

Bird watching

One of the “SEVENTH WONDER OF THE WORLD” to see millions of Wildebeest migrants. Best time to see this nature wonders is from May-June and July-October. Over 500 resident and migratory species of birds are listed for the Masai Mara. Best place to see Birds of Prey like African white-backed / Lappet-faced / Hooded / White-headed / Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture and many more. Other species included Red-necked Spurfowl, African Wattled Plover, Sooty Chat, Secretary Bird, Dark chanting Goshawk, Usambiro Barbet. Lookout for Rufous-bellied Heron along the wetlands.

Lake Naivasha

One of the other freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley. It is the second site listed by Kenya as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention after Lake Baringo. Bird species seen are Grey-headed Gull, Black-lored Babbler, Grey Woodpecker, African Fish Eagle, Grey-backed Fiscal and many more. You can also take a boat ride to look for species which hide in the reeds. Not far from Naivasha is Lake Oloidien which is a good place for Waders.

Some of these areas are pretty remote don’t forget to wear good shoes and have a good pack pack full of supplies. I love taking protein powder with me on my adventures for a quick way to get my nutrients up. Bird watching can be a lot of exercise so nutrition is important.