Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hiking and Bird watching in the Arfak Mountain

Mountain range of Arfak has been a favorite hiking tour destination for adventure travelers from around the world who want to see endemic flora and fauna of Papua. Located in the Dorey bay of Manokwari, the mountain range can easily be reached by 4 WD cars.
Please, look at the above photograph that shows a jet plane was approaching the Rendani airport with Arfak mountain behind the clouds as its background. Tourists from Switzerland, the Netherlands, Australia, Poland and the United States as well as other countries have visited the mountains. In higher elevation area, the magnificent birds of paradise, bower bird and western parotia are the main attractions whereas in the lowland the lesser birds of paradise, kangaroo and snakes are the favorite attractions.
Inside the mountain, tourists can see various species of birds such as birds of paradise, white and goliath cockatoo, bower bird, maleo, crown pigeon, kuskus and many more. Besides birds, tourists can spot a lot of colorful insects and butterflies that live and fly among the green leaves of the tropical rainforest of Papua.
If you are interested in hiking and bird-watching in the Arfak Mountain of Manokwari, you can contact me Charles Roring via email to: charlesroring@gmail.com, I will be happy to answer your questions and anything related to traveling around Manokwari.
Please, also read: Hiking and Birdwatching in Dopi river of Manokwari

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