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Spinetail Safaris is a unique eco-tourism company of professional guides specialising particularly in birding and game safaris.

Welcome to Spinetail Safaris. We are based on the north coast of Kenya at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest near Malindi, and conduct birdwatching tours and wildlife safaris country-wide.

Spinetail Safaris offers safaris and tours throughout Kenya covering all National Parks and Reserves. Our guides are very happy to make your safari a memorable one and therefore we offer you safari packages, but we are happy to adapt according to your wishes. With knowledge of the most accessible accommodation and cheap packages, the Spinetail Safari guides offer outstanding value to visiting birders, game viewers, naturalists, botanists and holiday makers. A single weekend expedition can produce sightings of over 200 bird species, the big 5 (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard) and over 200 tree species.

Professional local guides

Albert Baya: Spinetail Safaris guide

All of the Spinetail Safari guides are holders of the Forest Creeks Professional Guide Certificate recognized by the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Birdlife International partner, Nature Kenya. More »

Supporting local communities


10% of all proceeds from guiding is contributed to the Arabuko–Sokoke Schools and Eco-Tourism Scheme (ASSETS) which goes directly to support needy children in secondary school around the forest and creek. More »

Choose your safari


National Parks

Spinetail Safaris offers safaris and tours to every National Park in Kenya. More »

Planning your trip

We will help you plan and make the most of your safari: where to stay, what to see and sticking to your budget. More »