Saturday, 29 August 2015
East Africa - Week 6
Uganda 23 August 2015 to 29 August 2015
I have not been able to upload photographs to my blog without wifi or decent band width but will add my photographs to my blog post as soon as I can.
Today is the eleventh day of our birding trip to Kenya which we have organised through local ground agent and bird guide Moses Kandie of Birdwatching Express Tours. He provided lots of references, who all said that Moses was a brilliant guide and well organised. Having now birded with him, he is a great birder, very focussed on what we want, which is seeing our target birds, and a great guy too.
The highlight of our sixth week, which was in Kenya was visiting Samburu National Park and getting close up views of all the animals, including unbeatable views of Leopard, Lion, Elephants and different species of Giraffe and Zebra. It was was also fantastic to see some Somali specialist birds like Somali Bunting, Bee-eater, Ostrich and Crombec.
Day 36 – Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria and Thomsons Falls
Day 37 – Nyahururu Lake and Mukuruweini
Day 38 – Aberdares National Park
Day 39 - Castle Forest and Mwea irrigation Scheme
Day 40 – Samburu National Park
Day 41 - Samburu National Park
Day 42 – Samburu National Park
Trip List – 585 birds for Uganda, 183 birds for Rwanda, total trip list of 612 for Uganda and Rwanda, 391 trip for Kenya, 753 total trip list and 399 lifers for me, taking me over 4,100.
About the Writer
Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig
Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She is loved going Mountain Gorilla Trekking in East Africa and is looking forward to watching Penguins in Antarctica in December 2015, which will be her 7th continent. She has recently been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter