Mainland Safari

Mainland Safari

Lake Kenyatta Safari

Across from Kizingoni Beach, on the mainland, lies Kenyatta Lake, an area of pristine indigenous bush, rich in wildlife, including elephant, hippo, lion, topi, zebra, waterbuck, buffalo, warthog and other seasonal game. Birdlife is spectacular with many fish eagles, egrets and carmine bee-eaters. It is a very beautiful unspoilt area. Kizingoni Beach offers a 3 hour guided safari around the lake. It is possible to stop for a bush breakfast or sundowners, depending on the time of day.

You will need to take your own boat and captain to Mea jetty, where the Rangerover is parked. The safari times are tied to the tides, as your house speedboat can only access (and depart from) Mea on a high tide. Our guide will travel with you in your boat and a coolbox will be organised from your house. US$200, max 4 pax.

Animals seen on safari

  • Olive baboon
  • Vervet monkey
  • Sykes monkey
  • Common zebra
  • Hippopotamus amphibious
  • Common warthog
  • African buffalo
  • Waterbuck
  • Topi
  • Spotted hyena
  • Elephant and Lion spore (yet to be seen)
  • Slender mongoose
  • African rock python
  • Kirks Dikdik
  • Guenthers Dikdik
  • Impala
  • African Hedgehogs

Birds seen around Kizingoni Beach Houses

  • Northern Carmine Bee-Eater
  • Malachite Kingfisher
  • Grey-headed King Fisher
  • Pied Kingfisher
  • Crab-Plover
  • Little Egret
  • Great white egret
  • White Pelican
  • Brown Booby
  • Long tailed Cormorant
  • Grey Heron
  • Goliath Heron
  • African open-billed stork
  • Sacred Ibis
  • Black Kite
  • African Fish Eagle
  • Kittlitz’s Plover
  • Three banded Plover
  • Sooty Gull
  • White rumped Swift
  • African Palm Swift
  • Red fronted Tinkerbird
  • African Pied Wagtail
  • Common Bulbul
  • Amethyst Sunbird
  • Grey-headed Bush-Shrike
  • Fork-tailed Drongo
  • Pied Crow
  • African Black-Headed Oriole
  • Greater Blue-eared Starling
  • Red cheeked Cordon-Blue
  • Brown noddy (Kinika rock)

Birds seen around lake Kenyatta

  • Speckled Mouse bird
  • Spotted flycatcher
  • Lilac breasted Roller
  • Little bee-eater
  • Variable sunbird
  • Brown breasted barbet
  • Yellow-billed stork
  • Black egret
  • Sandpiper
  • Egyptian goose
  • Tawny eagle
  • Black headed heron
  • Palm nut Vulture
  • African golden weaver
  • Hadada Ibis
  • Sacred Ibis
  • Fish eagle