Falconry of Kenya is a beautiful private zoo featuring a large collection of birds of prey and other animals. It is located in Malindi off Lamu Road near the Moriema cottage. It serves as a tourist center to promote awareness and conservation so that people can learn about different species and it provides habitat and feeding programs for its wildlife.
It is home to several amazing varieties of local and exotic birds, reptiles, and animals. Falconry of Kenya offers many interesting options for the entire family; you can choose to simply walk around the place, exploring the various enclosures and their creatures. At the falconry, you can see falcons and eagles at close range and watch them perform thrilling flight shows.
Most of these birds have been rescued injured and rehabilitated and some cannot return to the wild. You’ll see eagles, falcons, owls, goshawks, peckers and you can opt to carry some of them on your gloved hand with the help of a guide for an adventurous experience, one is given a huge hard-skinned glove that has a cube of meat which attracts the eagles to the arm in fast flight and it lands on its sharp claws.
Also, the place has a variety of owls; owls are nocturnal creatures with superb eyesight and huge ears framing their heads into disk-like shapes. Their ears have strong hearing capabilities designed for hunting at night. Interestingly, a single owl can consume 1,000 mice a year.
In addition to birds, the site has crocodiles, tortoises, monkeys, monitor lizards, and a snake enclosure that parades green mambas, pythons, and cobras some are venomous, a few are not. One of the most fascinating animals in the falconry is a giant old Aldabra tortoise over 100 years originating from Seychelles. The Aldabra giant tortoise is actually one of the largest tortoises in the world and can reach up to 250 kilograms, it is vegetarian can eat about 20 bananas and 40 kilos of grass on average per day.
Experience an extraordinary adventure of holding a falcon, owl, eagle, or snake or all in turns at this sanctuary.