Haller Park Nature Trail is probably one of the biggest success stories in the world of rehabilitation. Bamburi Cement factory is located in the south near the Mombasa Malindi highway, a project to rehabilitate the desert, after the area has become a year of mining. With the support of Bamburi Portland Cement Company, Rene Haller (who has a park named after him) got a job in a seemingly impossible task 1971.
was the first order of business that in some way … any of the plants that grow in barren land . After a long search the huge quarry, we managed to find the Casuarina equisetifolia limestone that will survive the desert lacked humus and the intense tropical heat. After months of trial and error, success and growth of the species, introduced Haller and seedlings afforestation project.
have completed the forest ecosystem introducing fungi and termites and ants. Termites feeding on dead wood, while the ants feast of mealy bug and aphids attacked vegetation.
No one stops there, Haller lakes were dug out of the bulldozers and introduced tilapia fish. Following the successful survival of other species integrated into the ecosystem. The result is a lush spread of absolute beauty.
But as in all other things, challenges arise every project. Over time, it turned out that the fish does not do any good. After research and consultation, Haller learned that a hippo could solve this problem. You see a hippopotamus disperse the feces and urine of the ponds, which restore the nutrients in the water plankton flourish. This in turn means more food for fish. The hippo is in constant motion walking, playing and rafting, lake sediments and prevents the buildup of toxic gases.
This is the famous "Sally" the hippo was living in the park. He later joined the "potty" a male hippo. There was also the "Baobab Farm" that has sheep, goats, chicken and beef. The growing population of animals and plants, have increased the demand "dustbins" so to speak. So were crocodiles in the park, as the waste is fed to the fish pond and the carcasses "Baobab Farm".
Over time was the introduction of the different species of plants and animals. A walk on the nature trail shows the turtles among some as old as 100 years, giraffes, buffalo, Elands Oryx, monkeys, a range of about 160 species of birds, among others.
Haller Park is the home of the famous Owen and Mzee. It all started at a time when a hippo Owen was orphaned in the 2004 tsunami. He rescued and brought Haller Park, which was adopted by Mzee, 130-year-old turtle. They developed a close bond that has stirred a storm. It spawned a series of children's books, a website and a blog.
The path also leads to the butterfly pavilion, which was started in 1998. It is a part of the rehabilitation process to save the butterflies will shift deforestation. The pavilion boasts 16 different species of butterflies and butterfly breeding house. All animals in the park this thriving ecosystem plays a role.
to get a chance to enjoy the delicacies baobab Farm and the crocodile farm, which extend steak crocodiles, antelopes, or ostrich and Bamburi tilapia. The Haller Park Nature Trail is the perfect place for the whole family bonding and educational reasons. the trees and spread
The vegetation and create the aura of peace and tranquility. A trip to Mombasa would not be complete without a visit to the spectacular sanctuary. This not only leave you awestruck Nature Trail and relaxed while enjoying the scenery and the animals, you can also remind you that all is not lost on the planet. Not to give up saving the mother earth and this park is a proof of this.