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 a 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 focused 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, Elephant and different species of Giraffe and Zebra. It 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 trips for Kenya, 753 total trip list and 399 lifers for me, taking me over 4,100.

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