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Birdwatching Moshi Day excursion takes you to Nyumba ya Mungu (House of God) dam/reservoir situated about 50km south of Moshi (a 2 hours drive). The reservoir was created in 1965 when the Nyerere administration constructed the Nyumba ya Mungu (House Of God) Dam on the Pangani River.
The dam was originally built as a source of hydro-electric power for newly independent Tanzania and it continues to provide electricity for Tanga, Moshi and several other small towns in between. It also serves as an important source of food with an annual fish yield of up to 25,000 tons in a good year.
The tour to the reservoir takes you through a few very small and undeveloped villages. The reservoir is a mecca for waterbirds and with over 70 different species. Spent the day visiting different spots around the reservoir. Of interest primarily to birdwatchers.
Among the more interesting species likely to be seen in the area are collared pratincole, African marsh harrier, open-billed stork, squacco heron, black egret, glossy ibis and a wide variety of kingfishers, waterfowl, plovers and waders including curlew sandpiper and bar-tailed godwit.
Visitors can enjoy the following activities:
* Picnic lunch
* Photography, Scenery
* Adventure walking/ trekking
* Visit a school project in this area
* Fishing: You can observe the local fisherman and join them for fishing or go on your own with one of the local boats on the lake
* Explore the cultural practices of the local people, lifestyle, custom and beliefs (In this area you find these tribes: Pare, Chagga and Maasai)
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Bird-watching Moshi Day Excursion at Nyumba ya Mungu includes:
Picnic lunch + Government taxes + Boat trip with a local fisherman + All entrance fees and village fees + Bottle water or a soft drink per person + Round trip transportation from Moshi & Service of an English speaking driver guide
1st January 2023
31st December 2023
Bird-watching Moshi Day Excursion at Nyumba ya Mungu excludes:
* International flight
* Visa, Travel Insurance
* Flying Doctors Emergency
* Arrival and departure Airport Transfers
* Gratuities and anything of a personal nature
* Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone etc