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Haller Park

Welcome to Haller Park!

Haller Park (formerly Bamburi Nature Trail) is located South of the Bamburi cement plant along the Mombasa /Malindi highway. A product of the company's efforts, since 1971, to convert barren landscape of disused limestone quarries into vibrant and diverse ecosystem of forest, grasslands and ponds.

 

Currently, Haller Park plays host to a variety of wildlife including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, and antelopes as well as smaller mammals and birds.

 

The Park was the first recipient to be honoured with the United Nations Environmental Program Global 500 Roll of Honour award for the unique, ecologically sound and successful rehabilitation undertaken.

 

The Park consists of a Game Sanctuary, Reptile Park, small demonstration Fish Farm area, Palm Garden, Crocodile pens and a giraffe viewing platform, offering a variety of attractions at the various points to educate and entertain the over 160,000 visitors who visit the park every year.

 

The diversity of vegetation is considerable, from mangrove palms and majestic indigenous shade trees to coastal forests where several of these plants are rare and endangered; a haven for botanist. Yet each plant plays an important role in the overall harmony of the ecosystem.

 

The park also provides a home to various animal species from the cheeky Vervet monkeys to the graceful giraffe; Weaver birds, Kingfisher, Storks, Herons, Egrets, Owls, Eagles, Kites, Cranes, Ibis, Sandpipers the list is endless, Haller Park a must visit for all lovers bird.

 

 

Awards and Recognitions

2006                Wildlife Habitat Council Certification (USA)

 

2007               Total Eco Challenge: Gold Award (Corporate Category)

 

2008                CBC (Commonwealth Business Council) Business Awards:

Best Corporate Citizenship and Social   Responsiblility

 

2008                Lafarge Regional Awards 2007 - Africa:

Special Price to Lafarge Eco Systems for Biofuel Project

 

2008                    Renewal of Wildlife Habitat Council Certification (USA)

 

2009                Company of the Year Award (Kenya)

Best in Environmental Improvement Practices

 

2009                     Total Eco Challenge: Silver Award (Corporate Category)

 

2009                    Boresha Award (Lafarge East Africa)

 Shamba System (Biofuel Project)

 

2011                Nema Kenya Green List:

 Bamburi Cement Ltd.- most compliant facility in Cement Sector

 

2011                 Renewal of Wildlife Habitat Council Certification (USA)

 

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The story of Owen and Mzee

Found stranded on the Malindi beach after the 2004 Tsunami, Owen (hippopotamus) was rescued and brought to Haller Park where he was adopted by Mzee (a 130 year old tortoise) as his surrogate mother. It was this rare relationship that made Owen one of the famous animals worlwide.