This travel was mainly focused on exploring the wildlife in Kenya. In the end of November we started the trip in the coastal areas around Watumi with our guide Albert and the driver Kelvin. After some days we moved on and visited some of the large national parks, Tsavo East, Amboselli, Maasai Mara, and Lake Nakuru, were saw many of the large mammals like lions, elephants, giraffes, leopard, cheetahs, rhinos, and hippos. The numbers of birds is very extensive and one of my favorites was the Secretary Bird, a very special and odd bird. During those days we also visited Taita Hills which is small forest at almost 2000 meters altitude. Two local guide helped us to find all three endemic species for the area. The high light was the Taita Apalis that we found just before the dawn. It's a very rare bird with a population of around only 200 birds.
A long drive took us to the area of Kakamega which is a part of the Congolese rain forest. The bird life in this area is very different from other parts of Kenya and there were many high lights like the Great Blue Turaco, Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye, and Blue-headed Bee-eater.
During the last days we first visited the area around Mount Kenya were we saw the Olive ibis and many other nice species. The trip ended up in the Nairobi National Park were we saw the other species of Rhino, the black one, that is the most rare of them.
We went back home with a lot of fantastic impressions and experiences from a country that offers very impressive wildlife. Completing the Big Five was of course something special. The bird life is very extensive with over 1000 species and impossible to get everything, but I'm very happy to have seen so many nice and rare species.