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Egypt Tourism and Tourist Information

Egypt Tourism and Tourist Information Marvel at the majesty and beauty of the Pyramids The Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Souks, the Egyptian Museum… as you explore Cairo and its outskirts, you journey through history. From the banks of the Nile to the fringes of the desert, Cairo combines the glamour of ancient buildings and historic monuments with an ambience that is both modern and...

Sinai Desert Bedouin Dinner

Sinai Desert Bedouin Dinner Most hotels in Sharm El Sheikh organize this one, and it’s a definite must-do! The bus trip out to the desert usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes maximum. At some point on the main road, the bus goes off road for a short bumpy ride on a trail. Ride camels through the holy desert of Sinai and watch sunset, practice the real Bedouin life, have some...

Malawi Monuments Museum/Malawi Archaeological Museum, El-Minya

Malawi Monuments Museum/Malawi Archaeological Museum, El-Minya The Malawi Monuments Museum houses a collection of artifacts from the nearby sites of Tuna al-Gebel and Hermopolis. Among the objects on display are a number of animal mummies and statues associated with the worship of the god Thoth. The workshops of the archaeological museum in Minia include activities to help children understand archaeological...

Hydrobiological Institute and Museum

The Fort of Qaitbay is erected on the northern tip of the Eastern Port on the site of the ancient Pharos of Alexandria, the fort design is influenced by both medieval architecture as well as by the lighthouse original layout. The fort also houses the Naval Museum. A short distance southwest from Fort Qaitbay is the Hydrobiological Museum, with...

Agricultural Museum, Cairo

Agricultural Museum, Cairo There is much truth in the famous saying: “Egypt is the gift of the Nile”. This is because the Nile is the major source of water used in agriculture in Egypt. Therefore, because of agriculture's ancient and continuing importance to Egyptian life, during the 1930s the Egyptian government decided to build an agriculture museum. Highlights include...

Seychelles Ornithology

Image - Seychelles Ornithology Bird Watching in Seychelles The Seychelles is the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean. Many tropical species of birds are not afraid of man and can be approached from within a few feet (less than a meter). Colonies of over 200,000 sooty terns can be found nesting on some islands. For keen birders, these islands offer an opportunity to add several...

Zambia Ornithology

Image - Zambia Ornithology Bird Watching in Zambia Zambia offers some of the finest birdwatching opportunities in Africa with habitats ranging from Kalahari sandveld to lakes and forests. The diversity of bird species in Zambia is amongst the highest in the world, with 743 species recorded to date and several more expected as the more remote areas are explored. Diversity...

Zimbabwe Ornithology

Image - Zimbabwe Ornithology Bird Watching in Zimbabwe The varied habitats in Zimbabwe, from bush to riverine, from lakeshore to mountain topography, give rise to a rich profusion of birdlife. Over 400 different species have been recorded in the Hwange National Park alone and some 350 at Mana Pools. Real rarities are to be found, particularly in the Eastern Highlands....

Tanzania Ornithology

Image - Tanzania Ornithology Bird Watching in Tanzania Over 300 species of birds have been recorded in the Park, some of which are Eurasian migrants that are present from October to April. Mkata Flood Plain Ground Hornbills are often seen in small parties crossing the plain, feeding on insects and reptiles. Although these large black turkey-sized birds spend much of their...

Mauritius Ornithology

Image - Mauritius Ornithology Bird Watchinng in Mauritius In late 1950's species such as Mauritius kestrel, Pink pigeon and Echo parakeet were in immediate danger of extinction, and although numbers have grown they have not yet won the war of survival. In 1974 only four Mauritius kestrels existed making it the rarest bird on earth. Today there are more than 350 birds in the...

Namibia Ornithology

Image - Namibia Ornithology Bird Watching in Namibia Over 630 of the 887 recorded species of birds for Southern Africa can be found in Namibia. Of these about 500 species breed locally while the rest are migrants. 11 species are endemic, meaning that over 75% of their total world populations are found in Namibia. While the majority of birds - over 400 species - occur in the...

Uganda Ornithology

Image - Uganda Ornithology Bird Watching in Uganda Pound for pound, or species per square kilometre, Uganda has a greater avian diversity than any other country in Africa. The species list to date of 1,018 birds is the fourth highest in Africa, behind Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. However, Uganda is a fraction of the size of any of these countries and fantastic birding is...

Mozambique Ornithology

Image - Mozambique Ornithology Bird Watching in Mozambique Mozambique has a variety of habitats from miombo woodland, mangrove swamps, lakes and coastline so there is a diverse range of bird species to be seen. There are over 600 recorded species and about 30 endemics. There are 523 recorded species south of the Rio Save alone. Over 340 bird species have been recorded along the...

Malawi Ornithology

Image - Malawi Ornithology Bird watching in Malawi Malawi is a popular birdwatching destination. Some 645 species have been recorded in the country, and about 530 species probably breed there. Those that don't breed are mainly long-distance migrants from Europe or Asia. Some of Malawi's breeding birds leave the region during the dry season, so probably the most productive...

Botswana Ornithology

Image - Botswana Ornithology Bird watching in Botswana Very few places in Africa can offer the variety and sheer number of Bird species as can Botswana. Visitors will discover that game viewing soon becomes a holistic wildlife experience which encompasses every aspect of the many eco systems offered. Birding should be an important part of the overall enjoyment of visits to...