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Malawi Trekking

Trekking in Malawi-Highlights The main areas for hiking are the Nyika Plateau in the north of Malawi and Mt. Mulanje in the south. Other areas include the Zomba Plateau and various smaller peaks around Blantyre. An interesting place to visit on foot is Mwala Wa Mphini (the rock of the tribal face scars), which is just off the main dirt road into...

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....

Lesotho Trekking

Image - Lesotho Trekking Trekking In Lesotho Lesotho is a tiny mountain kingdom with a proud history, entirely encircled by South Africa. It's 30,355 sq km (11, 718 sq miles) lie between the borders of KwaZulu Natal, the Free State and the Eastern Cape Provinces. No other country in the world has all its frontiers higher than 1,000m above sea level and Lesotho is often...

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...

Kenya Trekking

Mount Kenya Trekking The sacred mountain of the Gikuyu people where their legendary God "Ngai" lived, is a giant extinct volcano whose rims have been worn down leaving only the central peaks sticking out on top of the mountain mass. It is the second highest mountain in Africa and the only spot in the world where snow is found on the Equator. The...

Egypt Trekking

Egypt - Interior Sinai Inland safaris range from half-day excursions by jeep or camel to fully-fledged treks lasting up to two weeks. Traveling by jeep is faster and makes little or no demands on one is physique but tends to distance one from the landscape and at the worst can reduce the experience to a mere outing. This is rarely the case if one...

Ethiopia Trekking

Trekking in Ethiopia Simien Mountains in Ethiopia are the good site for trekking activities. Walking Routes in the Park and to Ras Dejen are as here below explained. Debark to Sankaber A 4WD vehicle track winds from Debark for 30km to Sankaber Camp. It may be possible to hire a vehicle (best in Gondar) to cover this rather dull section of the trip...

Zimbabwe Ecotourism

Campfire The acronym stands for Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources. This came about as a result of clashes between a tribal community that was moved off its land in 1966 to make way for a wildlife reserve Ghonarezhou National Park and the Department of National Parks. This community is today known as the Mahenye community...

Tanzania Ecotourism - Chumbe Island Coral Park

Chumbe Island Coral Park Chumbe Island, located 10 km south west of Stone Town, is a pristine coral island eco-system which includes a reef sanctuary and protected forest. As the only private marine park in the world Chumbe has an important role in the International Conservation community as environmental agencies wait to see whether a private...