Amboseli National Park

Amboseli means “Salty Dust” in Maasai. A good place to see the highest mountain in Africa, Mt.Kilimanjaro. There are also wetlands within the park, where you can see Common Squacco Heron, African Jacana and Long-toed Plover.  A special bird to look out for is Taveta Golden Weaver.

Bird watching for health

The Coast

Along the coast, there are two birding sites like Arabuko Sokoke Forest and Mida Creek. Arabuko Sokoke Forest is more of a coastal forest where you get species like Green Barbet, Sokoke Scops Owl, East Coast Akalat, Sokoke Pipit, Chestnut-fronted Hlmet-shrike, Amani Sunbird and Plain-backed Sunbird. Also home to the Clarke’s Weaver which is Vulnerable and to see it is like looking for pin in a haystack. Mida Creek has important mangrove forest. Here you get species like Purple-banded Sunbird, Woolly-necked Stork and lots of waders.

All of these parks are very beautiful places that have tons of birds and wildlife for us to enjoy. Fitness and bird watching is a great way to enjoy your life and get fit. You can see the most beautiful lands and birds on this planet all while getting in shape.

What will you need? A backpack with extra clothes, bug spray and a great camera to catch all the action. Be sure to grab some sunblock as well the sun can cook you in a second if you aren’t careful. You will want to stay hydrated while you are in this beautiful country so drink plenty of fluids. It’s important to grab some supplements as well these can go a long way when you’re out in the wild. BCAA supplements and protein powder can help you meet your nutrition needs while you are out in the wild. You may even want to grab something like Amino Energy to help give you energy while you are on your journey to the wild outdoors. Other supplements like epistane can help regulate hormones and give you more endurance during your long day of bird watching.