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Bird Watching in Lake Baringo 

Welcome to Lake Baringo, one of the best destinations for bird watching in Kenya. Lake Baringo is a freshwater lake located in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya and is home to over 470 bird species. Whether you're a seasoned birder or a beginner, a visit to Lake Baringo will be an unforgettable experience.

Bird Species at Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo is known for its diverse birdlife. The lake is home to both migratory and resident bird species. Some of the bird species you can expect to see on your bird watching expedition include the African fish eagle, Goliath heron, grey-headed kingfisher, and red-billed hornbill. Other notable species include the rare Jackson's hornbill, northern mask courser, and Verreaux's eagle-owl.

The best time to visit Lake Baringo for bird watching is from October to March when the migratory bird species are present. However, there are plenty of bird species to see all year round.

Bird Watching Tours

We offer bird watching tours around Lake Baringo. These tours are led by experienced and knowledgeable bird guides who will help you spot and identify the various bird species in the area. They will take you to the best spots around the lake, including the cliffs and islands, where you can see the birds up close.

The bird watching tours usually last for a few hours and can be customized to fit your interests and preferences. Whether you want to focus on specific bird species or explore the lake's entire birdlife, the tour operators will create an itinerary that suits your needs.


There are several accommodation options available around Lake Baringo, ranging from budget-friendly campsites to luxury lodges. The accommodation options provide a comfortable and relaxing base for your bird watching expedition.

Most of the lodges and campsites are located on the lake's shores, offering stunning views of the lake and the surrounding landscapes. The lodges offer various amenities, including swimming pools, restaurants, and guided nature walks.

Bird Watching Tips

To get the most out of your bird watching expedition at Lake Baringo, here are some tips: 
  • Hire an experienced bird guide to help you spot and identify the bird species. 
  • Bring a good pair of binoculars and a camera to capture the birds' images. 
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and don't forget to bring a hat and sunscreen. 
  • Always follow safety guidelines when boating on the lake, including wearing a life jacket.
  • Respect the birds and their habitat by not disturbing them.


Lake Baringo is a paradise for bird watchers. Its diverse birdlife and stunning landscapes make it an ideal destination for anyone interested in birds and nature. Whether you're a professional birder or a beginner, a visit to Lake Baringo will be an unforgettable experience. Book your bird watching tour today and experience the best of what Lake Baringo has to offer

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  3. We have just returned from the most amazing holiday in Kenya. This was our first visit to the country and the trip was made so enjoyable by the excellent service and communication that we received from Lincoln, the delightful young man who runs Baringo Safaris, driver Allan and bird guide Louis. From our very first contact with them to the end of our tour they were unfailingly polite and helpful and were always ready to go the extra mile to make our visit special. Any queries we had before travelling were always promptly addressed and, when we realised that we had a 10 hour wait for our return flight with all our luggage in tow (following a trip down to Diani beach), Lincoln and Allan gave up their Saturday to collect us from the local airport, drive us around Nairobi National Park for the afternoon, and deliver us back to the main airport for our flight home. The drive from Nairobi to Baringo was an experience in itself, but Allan’s superb driving skills and familiarity of the route made the journey fly by. Both Lincoln and Allan were delightful company and we learned so much about Kenya and its history during our time with them. The company of bird guide Louis on the two days that we stayed in Baringo was really special and we saw 130 different species on the first day alone (we’d seen 169 different birds by the end of our trip!). We’re still smiling at the wonderful memories of a very happy trip.
    Best wishes to you, Allan and Louis.
    Kind regards,