Tsavo West national park is one of the best park to go birding. It is 9065 km square. It contain extensive land of grey thornbush and red ochre sand, which are covered with tall,lush green grasses if you are lucky to be there after good rains . The best time to visit the park is from October-April when the bird migration is on.
Driving through the bush and scrub which is dominant habitat in this park, you are likely to see species like Golden-breasted and Fischer’s Starling , Grasshopper Buzzard, Friedmann’s and Singing Bush Lark, Somali Bee-eater, Pringle’s Puffback, Tsavo Sunbird, Taveta-golden Weaver, Common White-throat, Brown-breasted Barbet and Quail Plover.
Ngulia Lodge, the oldest lodge in the park is a famous birding destination because of the bird ringing exercises that are carried out here annually. Thousands of Palearctic migrants move through the Tsavos during migration and Ngulia is one of the best spots to see them. If our trip has been timed correctly we might have the opportunity to witness some of the bird ringing in action. The ringing is mostly done in November and attract all interested biologist from all over the globe.
Tsavo West national park is also one of the most scenic and wild in Kenya, it over 9000 sq.km in size.