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Uganda Ecotourism

Kaniyo-Pabidi Ecotourism Site 29km north of Masindi on the Para road. It is an undisturbed tropical forest with many big-buttressed Mahogany and ironwood trees on the boundaries of the national park. It is a good place to combine chimp tracking with a visit to the park. Lake Nkuruba Community Project Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve is a community...

Tanzania Ecotourism

Image - Tanzania Ecotourism Sand Rivers Selous Rhino Project The Sand Rivers Rhino Trust is concerned with the game conservation and protection of the Selous eco-system with the objective of providing security surveillance of the area and to monitor, establish and assess the status of the black rhino. The black rhino population in the Selous declined from more than 2,000...

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...

Egypt Ornithology

Image - Egypt Ornithology Bird Watching in Egypt Egypt occupies an area of one million square kilometers at the northeastern corner of the African continent. It enjoys a strategic geographical position as a bridge between continents with long coasts on both the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, and the topography of its land varies from high rugged mountain ranges to...

Kenya Ornithology

Image - Kenya Ornithology Bird Watching in Kenya There are over 1000 recorded bird species in Kenya making the country a paradise for bird watching. The soda lakes of the Rift Valley are probably the most popular areas for bird watching, but further off the beaten track the forests on Mount Kenya and the eastern highlands offer an excellent variety of birdlife, and maybe...

Namibia Ecotourism - ETUSIS Foundation

ETUSIS Foundation The ETUSIS Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Namibia and was established to conserve the Hartmann' s mountain Zebra ( equus zebra hartmannae) . The foundation is involved with the protection of this highly endangered Zebra species, The ETUSIS Foundation was founded by Volker and Susanne Ledermann on the farm ETUSIS...

Namibia Ecotourism - Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve, Africat Foundation, Impalila Island

Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve Located north-east of Mariental is the 23,000 ha Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve. With a wide variety of game, bird, tree and grass species typical of the Kalahari red dune eco-system, it represents a traditional Bushman hunting area. Visitors to Intu Afrika can meet members of a resident Kung Bushman community...

Namibia Ecotourism - CBNRM, Walvis Bay, Conservancies, Bushman Tours, Nyae Nyae Farmers' Co-operative

The Community Based Natural Resource Management Programme (CBNRM) The CBNRM is an ambitious programme aimed at poverty alleviation and empowering people to care for their own natural resources and environment. Communal land conservancies can be formed by a community or group of communities within a defined geographical area which jointly manage,...

Ethiopia Ornithology

Image - Ethiopia Ornithology Bird Watching in Ethiopia No other aspect of Ethiopia's biology typifies its unique situation more than does its bird fauna. Twenty-three species of birds exist nowhere else in the world, and in addition Ethiopia benefits from the incredible variety and abundance of African bird life as well as the presence of species which have migrated from...

Namibia Ecotourism - Erongo Region, Kunene Region, Conservancies

Erongo Region Various initiatives have been taken by local communities to generate a source of income from tourism and more are being developed with the help of NACOBTA in the Erongo region. The Topnaar community is a group of Nama people who live on the banks of the Kuiseb river and are developing projects to identify ways to share their unique...

Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Image - Mokolodi Nature Reserve The Mokolodi Nature Reserve 12 Km south of Gaborone covers 3000 hectares and aim to promote wildlife and conservation education and to establish newreserves in south-eastern Botswana. It also operates as a research facility a breeding centre for rare and endangered species and a sanctuary for orphaned, injured or confiscated birds and animals....

Malawi Ecotourism

Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary This is located between the old and new towns and is a good place for seeing small mammals such as porcupine, civet and vervet monkeys and for spotting birds such as Peter's twinsport and perhaps African finfoot. A luxury tourist lodge has been opened in the Nature Sanctuary and guests will not only benefit from being...

Arusha National Park

Image - Arusha National Park Arusha National Park was described by Sir Julian Huxley as a gem amongst parks. Established in 1960 the Park contained the Ngurdoto Crater and Momella lakes, but in 1967 Mount Meru was made part of the Park. Covering 137 km sq the Park lies between the peaks of Mountain Kilimanjaro and Meru and ascends from 1500m at Momella to 4566m at the summit...

Kenya Economy - Manufacturing, Construction, Transport

Manufacturing Kenya’s inclusion among the beneficiaries of the U.S. Government’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has given a boost to manufacturing in recent years. Since AGOA took effect in 2000, Kenya’s clothing sales to the United States increased from US$44 million to US$270 million (2006). Other initiatives to strengthen...

Kenya Economy - Agriculture & Energy

Agriculture "Tea, coffee and horticulture top Kenya’s agricultural performance" Following two decades of slow performance, Kenya’s economy is on the upswing, with the country’s growth rate climbing from 2.8 percent in 2003 to approximately six percent in 2006. Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to have been $20.77 billion in 2006,...