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Detroit Audubon is going on safari and YOU are invited!

Kenyan Bird and Animal Safari • 2022 Dates TBD

Sure, you’ve hit all the great birding spots in Michigan. You’ve spotted Kirtland Warblers and Snowy Owls. But isn’t it time you spread your wings and take off to some place a little different? Detroit Audubon’s very own Bruce Szczechowski invites you to join him on a once in a lifetime wildlife safari to Kenya! Kenya is a global biodiversity hotspot not only famous for its extraordinary viewing of elephants, lions, and rhinos, but it is also world renowned as a bird watcher’s paradise.

flamingoLocated in the Rift Valley of East Africa, Kenya hosts 1054 species of birds, 60 percent of the entire African birdlife, which are distributed in the most varied of habitats, ranging from tropical savannah and dry volcanic-shaped valleys to freshwater and brackish lakes to montane and rain forests. When added to the amazing bird life, the beauty of the volcanic and lava-sculpted landscapes in combination with the incredible concentration of iconic megafauna, the experience is truly breathtaking. Everything is right here in East Africa’s Great Rift Valley with its unparalleled diversity of wildlife and equatorially-located ecosystems. Kenya is truly the destination of choice for the birdwatcher and naturalist.  

chameleonAn experienced birder, traveler, and trip leader, Bruce Szczechowski has crafted a one-of-a-kind 16 day itinerary to show you the best wildlife Kenya has to offer. This trip will be jam packed with visits to national parks, forest reserves, and even a rice plantation with incredible opportunities to view and photograph potentially hundreds of bird species. The experience includes visits to many regions and parks including: Amboseli National Park, Mt. Kenya Forest Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, the only remnant of East African tropical rainforest at Kakamega Forest, and Lake Bogoria National Reserve. Each night you will stay in a comfortable lodge or hotel where you can often bird right from the property.

Interested in learning more about this trip? Click here to view a sample itinerary and stay tuned for an informational meeting soon at Cass Corridor Commons (4605 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201). Ready to sign up or have questions? Email Sarah Halson at programs@detroitaudubon.org to reserve your space.