Construction works have set off to create the Africarium, an oceanarium unique in global scale. It will be a complex presenting various ecosystems connected with water environment of Africa. Numerous aquaria, reservoirs and pools will display Mediterranean coral reef, hippos, freshwater fish of Malawi and Tanganyika lakes, to mention a few.
The depths of the Mozambique Channel, where sharks, rays and other large pelagic fish live, will be there to be admired from an underwater, acrylic tunnel 18 metres long. Next exposition will be devoted to the Skeleton Coast in Namibia, with penguins and brown fur seals.
The jungle surrounding the river of Kongo will be inhabited by crocodiles, and manatees – amazing herbivorous mammals also called sirens.
The Africarium complex will also include: conference hall, education hall, restaurant, observation deck, and souvenir store.