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Kenya Mammals, Birds & Herps 2023

Zarek Cockar

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In July-August this year, I took a couple of clients out on a trip looking primarily for Mammal targets, but with some bird, reptile, & amphibian targets thrown in. Overall, we had a successful trip, clocking over 100 mammal species, just under 400 bird species, and a healthy dose of herps, including one or 2 endemics. As is typical with any trip I guide, we visited some obscure areas that not many other mainstream wildlife tourists get to, and it paid off with some great sightings and experiences. I've written up a quick, very basic trip report here.  The full list of species can be found on the last pages of the report.

Having built up relationships with people in various parts of the country over the years, and with a lightweight, simple mobile camp, I have access to areas that many other operators just don't go to. 

If you have questions about the species we encountered or would like to organise a similar trip yourself, please don't hesitate to get in touch!  


Southern Gerenuk



Tana River Mangabey



Sokoke Scops Owl



Southern Red-legged Golden Orb Weaver



African Sheath-tailed Bat



Heart-nosed Bat






African Wolf



Giant Forest Hog


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Would love to read it, but the link doesn't seem to be working...

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Doesn’t work for me either- it goes to Facebook and tells me I must login (I don’t have Facebook)

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Ditto - unfortunately it will be a cold day in Hades before I create a Facebook account...

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I actually was able to find it by going to the Mammals of East Africa (public group) on Facebook. I was able to download the PDF. But I don't think I can link to that from here.



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Magnifique.   Stiped Hyena, nice endemic and other birds, bats galore and multiple Sengis for your happy clients.


Interesting to hear that Lions are established in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.




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