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Bird Watching Day Tour from Nairobi Airport

Bird Watching Day Tour from Nairobi Airport

Go on a Bird watching day tour from NBO Nairobi airport and watch hundreds of birds in several places near Nairobi. You can go for bird watching tours to Nairobi national park, Karura forest, Lake Naivasha, Nairobi arboretum, Nakuru national park.

5 Bird Watching Day Tours from Nairobi NBO Airport

Explore bird watching in Nairobi parks and forests to view Kenyan and east African birds in our savannahs, forests and riverine areas. You can invite a friend to go on a birding trip to all these parks below. Here are 5 bird watching day tours from Nairobi airport:-

  • Nairobi national park bird watching trip from Airport
  • Karura forest bird watching tour from Airport
  • Lake Naivasha bird watching tour from Nairobi airport
  • Nairobi arboretum birding from NBO Nairobi airport
  • Nakuru national park bird watching tour from Nairobi airport

There are many other places to do a bird watching 4 or 5hr tour from Nairobi airport. You will have a professional bird guide to introduce you to all the birds in these parks based on their sighting and sounds they make.

  1. Nairobi National Park Bird Watching Trip from Nairobi Airport. You can enjoy a birding day tour for several hours in Nairobi national park on a layover from the NBO international. Nairobi Park has over 400 species of resident birds and over 22 migratory birds. Birds here include birds of prey like martial eagle, fish eagle, kites; savannah birds like Kori bustard, secretary birds among others like plovers, herons, storks, egrets, among others. There are professional bird guides who will help you see more than 200 species of birds in Nairobi national park.
  • Karura Forest Bird Watching Tour from Airport. Karura forest is an indigenous rain forest located north of Nairobi city along Kiambu road. The forest straddles across the Kiambu road and stretches all the way to the United Nations office and near the American embassy. This forest is home to over 200 species of birds and it makes a great walk around the forest identifying birds in a full day birding trip from NBO Nairobi airport.
  • Lake Naivasha Bird Watching Tour from Nairobi. Naivasha one of the lakes located on the floor of the rift valley some 100km from Nairobi. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful lake that offers great bird watching opportunity both on land and on the boat. There are fish eagles, martial eagle, cormorants, herons, stork among many other birds on Lake Naivasha. You can take a half day or full day bird watching day trip from Nairobi airport.
  • Nairobi Arboretum Birding From Nairobi Airport. The Nairobi arboretum is located only 30 minutes from the airport and close to state house. The Nairobi arboretum is a n urban forest which is host to 200 species of birds that you can identify in a single day with a good guide. Nairobi arboretum bird watching day trip is a fun even as you watch the birds with binoculars with the help of a local bird guide for identification. This tour can take 2-3 hours and is therefore more suitable for people who have less than 5 hrs of layover in Nairobi airport.

  • Nakuru National Park Birdwatching Tour from NBO Nairobi Airport. This lake has more than 400 species of birds and in its highest peak it has more than 2 million flamingos on its shores. Lake Nakuru was actually brought to its current fame due to the millions of flamingos. Nakuru is famous for its huge diverse water birds and savannah and forest birds. You can go to Lake Nakuru if you have a full day lay over to see the more than 200 species in a single day. Lake Nakuru is actually an Important Bird Area.

There are tens of other important bird areas that you can do a full day or multi day birding safari from Nairobi including a 3 day birding safari, 7 days birding safari, 9 days bird watching tour, 10 days up to 14 days bird watching safaris in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. You can request from Robert to book a bird watching day trip from Nairobi airport; Send us a whatsapp message at +254722661827 or email us at

Things to do Near Nairobi Airport

Nairobi Airport things to do in a day include visit to Nairobi national park, elephant orphanage, giraffe Centre, Nairobi museum, lake Naivasha and hells gate national park among other places to visit in 1 day trip.

5 Day Tours near Nairobi Airport on a Layover

Take any of these 5 things to do near Nairobi airport on a layover to several spots near Nairobi. You can go for a game drive, hike, climbing, bird watching, sightseeing and boating and hiking day tours near Nairobi airport. Here are 5 things to do near Nairobi airport on a layover wait below:-

  • Nairobi national park game drive from Nairobi
  • Hells gate and Lake Naivasha 1 day trip from Nairobi
  • David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre
  • Nairobi city walking tour from NBO airport
  • Nairobi Museum, Karen Blixen and Railway Museum day tours from Nairobi airport

These are the closest day tours from Nairobi airport that you can go for game drives, climbing, walking safari, bird watching, sightseeing among others.

  • Nairobi national park game drive. You can take a Nairobi park day trip and enjoy a game drive in the park from the NBO airport. The park is located some 10 minutes from the NBO departure terminal and you can do a game drive here if you have 5 hours or more of a layover at Nairobi international airport. Animals here include lions, buffalos, rhinos, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, elands, wildebeests, zebra, impala, cheetahs, gazelles and many more. You can also visit the dams and river in the park to see some of the most beautiful sites. A sunrise inside Nairobi national park is a to-die-for experience.
  • Hells gate national park, lake Naivasha, MT Longonot. Hells gate allows walking safaris among wildlife including giraffes, buffalo, zebra and more. Hells gate is a volcanic park with lots of geysers, hot springs and hot streams. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful lake that offers boat fishing for common carps, tilapia, crayfish and others. You will also see the hippos at the hippo pool including hundreds of birds and wildlife around the lake. Mt Longonot is a dormant strato-volcanic mountain which is medium difficulty but with the best views into the crater below. A Hike on Longonot takes 5hrs and its 13km from gate to around the crater rim and back to gate.
  • David Sheldrick elephant orphanage and Giraffe centre. David Sheldrick elephant orphanage is located in the Nairobi national park western edge. The Sheldrick elephant rescue centre takes in orphaned baby elephants that have been abandoned by their mothers due to human wildlife conflict and poaching. The David Sheldrick baby elephant sanctuary has a public viewing and lecture every day from 1100hrs to 1200hrs. The giraffe centre is a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffes which also includes the giraffe manor. The African fund for endangered wildlife runs this Centre for the benefit of conservation education. You can visit both of these places if you have layover starting from 0400hrs to 1000hrs up to 1400hrs.
  • Nairobi city walking tour from NBO airport. The Nairobi city walking tour can start from the airport and includes a walk past the railway yard, the American embassy memorial park, the KICC convention centre helipad, the city hall, catholic cathedral, parliament buildings, president’s office, and the first president’s mausoleum. Your walking Nairobi city tour will also take you through the streets of Nairobi to see the Victorian age colonial buildings done by the British and the Nairobi University.
  • Nairobi Museum, Karen Blixen, Railway Museum. This is a tour of famous Nairobi museums. The tour starts with the Karen Blixen museum where the life of a colonial aristocrat was lived. It’s a story of fame and love for Africa and romance. Next is the railway museum where you will observe the building of the railway from Mombasa to Kampala by the British colonialists. The railway was instrumental to the beginning of Nairobi city. Finally, you will visit the Nairobi museum to watch the history, people, culture, animals and birds of Kenya. The museum is a rich place to learn everything about Kenya. This tour may require at least 6hours to cover all the 3 museums.

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