Birding Sites

The variety of birds in Lake Magadi is made possible by the favorable climate, diverse habitats and geographical features that make it a suitable migratory route for birds.

The lake is endowed with a wide variety of birds including flamingoes and pelicans among hundreds of other bird species.


Often dubbed “All of Kenya in one region” certainly Magadi’s landscape is among the most scenically diverse and dramatic on the African continent. The northern part of the lake towards Ngurumani escarpment is scenic and the landscape is amazing.

This is a great destination for hiking and exploration of the breeding grounds for birds. Camping is also appropriate around the lake.


Game to be encountered includes giraffes, wildebeests, Somali Ostrich, Beisa Oryx, Zebra, long necked antelopes, the Gerenuk.

Other wild animals though rare to be seen during the day include the hyenas, lions and elephants in the Shompole conservancy.