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Sabaki River Estuary Malindi Bird Watching Day Trip: Just north of Malindi is one of the “must see” places for birders, the Sabaki River Estuary.
Sabaki River Estuary or the Sabaki River Mouth is located within Malindi District of Coast Province and about 5 km’s North of Malindi town, between the Malindi-Mambrui road bridge and the sea.
Sabaki River Mouth marks the point where Kenya’s second largest river (Athi-Galana-Sabaki River) empty into the ocean. The largest river in Kenya is the Tana River.
Our half day bird watching tour takes us to the Sabaki River Estuary which covers an area of about 6 square km’s and consists of sandbanks, mud banks, dunes and seasonal and permanent freshwater pools, mangroves and scrub.
The state and size of the estuary vary seasonally depending on river flows. Just North and South of the River Mouth are grassy sand dunes that conceal permanent or temporary water pools of fresh water.
Sabaki river mouth is one of the Important Bird Are as (IBAs) in Kenya. It hosts large visiting stocks of the Madagascar Pranticole and is also an important nesting, roosting and feeding ground for gulls and terns.
A total of 68 species have been recorded. Some of the species which have recorded sufficient numbers in Sabaki estuary include; pelicans, cormorants, herons, flamingoes, ducks, geese, waders, gulls, terns and kingfishers.
Sabaki River Estuary is rich in fishes and crustaceans which have in turn supported fishing which is the main livelihood for the people of the area. The beaches are good nesting places for sea turtles.
This Malindi tour visists the Sabaki River Mouth – a huge estuary with thousands of waders and terns, in addition to pelicans. Also renowned for rarities
Sabaki River Estuary Malindi Bird Watching Day Trip Prices
Sabaki River Estuary Malindi Bird Watching Day Trip Prices Include:
Mineral water during tour + All applicable Game Park entrance fees + Professional experienced driver guide + Enjoy extensive Guided Bird watching Tour & Round trip transport from Malindi to your hotel.
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* Enjoy bird watching, guided nature walk, scenic views, adventure on the sand dunes and Miji-Kenda Cultural experience
Sabaki River Estuary Malindi Bird Watching Day Trip Prices Exclude:
* International Airfare
* Accommodations in Malindi
* A visit to a Miji-Kenda Village
* Gratuity for your professional guide
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary