CNN Picks Tanzania Among Best Destinations to Visit in 2023

Zanzibar — AS travelers across the world make choices of where to visit, the international television-CNN through its travel page has helped them by mentioning Tanzania as among the 23 best destinations to visit this year (2023).

According to CNN, after nearly three years of travel disruptions and complications, many countries have dropped most of their pandemic restrictions. People are traveling internationally in large numbers, and there’s plenty of pent-up demand to spread around the world.

International tourism was expected to reach 65 per cent of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, with some areas recently reaching levels closer to 80 per cent or 90 per cent of their 2019 arrivals. And experts are cautiously optimistic about a continued travel rebound.

CNN Travel says from the spectacular wildlife to the beautiful national parks and beaches, Tanzania is absolutely bursting with visual splendour, and that the East African country holds a seemingly endless list of incredible sights, with Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, UNESCO world heritage site Serengeti National Park, and the Zanzibar Archipelago, among its many highlights.

“This year, flag carrier Air Tanzania will launch new routes to West and Central Africa, along with the UK, in a bid to transform the country’s largest airport in Dar es Salaam into a transport and logistics hub, while construction on the country’s first toll expressway is also scheduled to begin,” the CNN says adding that the Delta Hotels by Marriott brand is making its Africa debut with the opening of its Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay property later this year.

Zanzibar Minister for Tourism and Heritage, Mr Simai Mohamed Said welcomed the good news, saying it is a massive boost to the country’s tourism promotion endeavour.

He attributed the success to tireless efforts by the Zanzibar and Union governments to develop the tourism sector and promote the country’s abundant tourist destinations.

For his side, Chairperson of Zanzibar Commission for Tourism (ZCT) Mr Rahim Mohamed Bhaloo apparently seconded the minister’s statement, saying the recognition by CNN travel was not by chance.

“We have been working hard to promote Zanzibar and Tanzania in general in the international map,” he said.

He said that Zanzibar is now targeting high class visitors, and that improved infrastructure, high class hotels, and communication are ready to accommodate the increasing influx of tourists.

“We expect more foreign tourists to flock to the country after good work under the guidance of President Samia and Mwinyi. Increase of tourists benefits all: tour operators, drivers, and food/vegetable suppliers and even Mama Nitiliye (food vendors),” Mr Bhaloo comments.

“We deserve the recognition after the great work done through Royal Tour Film by President Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan and Zanzibar’s Dr Hussein Mwinyi. They have done a lot by promoting and advertising our country,” Ms Fatma Mabrouk- Principal Secretary (PS), Ministry of Tourism and Heritage said.

In the period of January to April 2022, a total of 367,632 tourists visited Tanzania.

This is an increase of 92,535 tourists, equivalent to +33.6 per cent compared to 275,097 who entered the country during the similar period in 2021.

In 2022, the number of tourist arrivals was expected to increase more than the number of tourists recorded before the Covid-19 pandemic due to the government’s efforts to promote tourist attractions such as national parks, beaches, and Mount Kilimanjaro and game reserves.

In this regard, in April 2022, President Samia unveiled the ‘Royal Tour’ documentary, while promoting Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) during her official visit to the US.

Filmed in 2021, it features Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Greenberg travelling to Tanzania with President Samia.

She’s the ultimate guide for the week, exhibiting Tanzania’s history, culture, environment, food, and music, as well as telling the stories of Tanzania’s hiding jewels.

In a meeting with investors in tourism recently, President Mwinyi directed executives to do more in advertising all tourist attraction sites in the Islands.

According to CNN, the other top 23 destinations mentioned are Poland, Western Australia, Liverpool (England), Charleston (South Carolina -USA), Vilnius (Lithuania), Fiji, Manaus (Brazil), Thessaloniki (Greece) and Rwanda.

The list also has Gothenburg (Sweden), Ras al-Khaimah (UAE), Laos, Gruyères (Switzerland), Minneapolis (Minnesota -USA), Bogotá (Colombia), Mustang Valley (Nepal), Cairo (Egypt), Naoshima (Japan), Belize, Oaxaca (Mexico), Ottawa (Canada) and Uganda.

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January 23, 2023 at 4:48 pm Leave a comment

World Class Golf Course Just next to the Serengeti

Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) has unveiled an ambitious plan to see a state-of-the-art golf course built, as it seeks to hook a slice of sports tourism with its market value expected to hit $1,803.70 billion by 2030.

The Conservation Commissioner for TANAPA, Mr. William Mwakilema, says the state-owned conservation agency will invest multi-million dollars in developing a world-class golf course, as it seeks to unlock the potential for leisure travel.

Mr. Mwakilema, says a first-quality golf course is being constructed near Serengeti — the world’s renowned and Africa’s best national park.

The 18-hole golf course currently under construction within 400 acres at Fort Ikoma, a buffer zone between Serengeti District and the Serengeti National Park, will be among the world’s few golf courses within or near national parks.

Billed to be one of the world’s exclusive and longest golf courses with an array of challenging features, the golf course promises the ultimate African golfing experience, where golfers share fairways with giraffes, zebra, impala and monkeys while viewing bigger game behind the park.

Mr William Mwakilema, the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) Conservation Commissioner

During a round of 18, golfers are likely to encounter aquatic life at various watering holes, while majestic, yet inquisitive giraffe, zebra, cheetah nonchalantly observe their swing from their unique vantage points.

“For those who crave for a world-class golf course and the ultimate leisure in breathtaking landscapes and awe-inspiring wildlife, then the Serengeti National Park’s golf course could be soon their destination,” Mr Mwakilema says during the ceremony of laying a foundation stone for the proposed facility.

“At the Serengeti National Park’s golf course, they will enjoy fresh air, birds singing, awe-inspiring wildlife migration, breathtaking landscapes, peace and tranquility that we all crave for,” the TANAPA Chief explains.

The Serengeti National Park’s golf course project bankrolled by the TANAPA Investment Limited, a commercial wing of the conservation agency, at the tune of $3.2 million, or Sh7.5 billion, is expected to be completed in June 2023 should the cash flow remain constant.

The TANAPA Investment Limited, a newly established subsidiary company with topnotch professionals in different fields, will be undertaking all projects involving the country’s national parks and beyond as part of the conservation agency’s strategy for diversifying its revenue sources.

Environmental Impact Consideration, feasibility study and business plan have concluded that the Serengeti National Park’s golf course ticks all the boxes as a viable project.

Being built at the Fort Ikoma situated on top of the most easterly of a series of low hills about one mile north of the Grumeti River, the golf course will offer a stunning view of the wildlife grazing and elite sporting under one roof.

Mr Mwakilema says the golf course will attract around 3,000 global golfers annually, who, in turn, will leave behind an average of $857,632.93, equivalent to Sh2 billion and leapfrog other economic sectors with substantial multiplier effects to a critical mass of poor people around.

Laying the foundation stone, the TANAPA Board of Trustees Chairman, retired General George Waitara, says the proposed ultra-modern Serengeti National Park’s golf course is part of the nation’s comprehensive strategy for diversifying its mainstream tourism products as it seeks to boost tourist numbers, extend length of stay and raise revenue.

General Waitara believes the new tourism product will compliment efforts by the government under President Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan in stimulating tourism growth to achieve five million tourists and $6.6 billion earning in 2025.

Analysts say the new tourism product will be a major boost to the tourism industry, as it will capture the growing market segment of tourists who look beyond wildlife, mountain and beach.

The Chairman of Tanzania Golf Union, Mr Gilman Kasiga, welcomes the Serengeti National Park’s golf course project, appreciating TANAPA Investment Limited, for the great innovation, saying the recreational facility will go a long way in spurring sports tourism in the country.

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) says tourism and sports are interrelated and complement each other. Sports – as a professional, amateur or leisure activity – involves a considerable amount of traveling to play and compete in different destinations and countries.

Sport events of various kinds and sizes attract tourists as participants or spectators, prompting destinations to try to add flavours to them to distinguish themselves and provide authentic local experiences.

As per the Allied Market Research report, titled Sports Tourism Market by Product, the global sports tourism industry was pegged at $323.42 billion in 2020, and is expected to reach $1,803.70 billion by 2030, growing at an annual growth rate of 16.1 per cent between 2021 and 2030.

January 3, 2023 at 7:14 pm Leave a comment

Government connects internet on the highest peak of the Roof Africa-Mount Kilimanjaro-UHURUU PEAK (5,895m ASL)

Tanzania has installed a high-speed internet line on the slopes to highest peak of Mount Kilimanjaro-UHURU PEAK (5,895 metres above the sea level) to improve the safety of porters and climbers as they climb Africa’s highest peak.

The State-owned Tanzania Telecommunications (TTCL) Friday December 9, 2022 switched on the line installed at 3,720 metres above sea level. The network covers the peak and its mythical snow at 5,895 metres.

“In the past, it was a bit dangerous for visitors and porters to operate without internet,” said Nape Nnauye at the inauguration of the service, surrounded by government officials and tourists. All tourists are now connecting from Marangu gate to UHURU PEAK (5,895m ASL),” he explained.

However, the minister accompanied by the Managing director of TTCL Eng. Pater Ulanga, and the government spokesman Gerson Msigwa, among many dignitaries, lead a total of 49 trekkers to climb Mount Kilimanjaro a part of the series of activities to celebrate 61 years of Tanzania Independence and official inauguration of the service.

“The high-speed internet services which have been installed on Mount Kilimanjaro, allowing climbers to chronicle their ascent of Africa’s highest mountain on social media for the first time is also a part of celebrating 61 Independence of our country,” he explained.

He further explained that, on December 13, this year they are going to broadcast live through various media for UHURU PEAK using the high-speed internet communications (broadband) on the roof of Africa

“Tourists can now communicate worldwide from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. We are going to Uhuru Peak, 5,880 metres above sea level.” he enlightened.

Located in northern Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is more than 5,900 metres high. The volcanic massif stands in isolation amid surrounding plains, and has a distinctive snowy peak.

It was awarded Unesco World Heritage status in 1987 and about 50,000 tourists attempted to climb it each year, prior to the pandemic. In 2019, Tanzania began looking into the idea of introducing cable cars on the mountain, in attempt to boost visitor numbers, but nothing has materialised beyond a feasibility study.

Plans are also under way to bring 4G connectivity to the peak of Mount Everest by the end of this year, with Ncell, a private sector telecommunication company in Nepal, building the world’s highest mobile phone tower at an altitude of 5,200 metres on the mountain.

The company is erecting base transceiver stations in at least five locations in the Everest region, ranging in elevation from 3,830 metres to 5,204 metres above sea level. While there is already internet connectivity at Everest Base Camp, climbers have traditionally had to carry satellite phones during their ascent of the world’s highest mountain, in order to stay connected or to make calls in the case of an emergency.

Ends.

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December 12, 2022 at 6:18 am Leave a comment

Air France Plans Flights to Tanzania in 2023

The French Carrier decision to be landing in Dar – es-salam three-times a week, may indicate that more Passengers from Europe want direct flights to the Tanzanian mainland than Isles.

Air France intends to commence new flights linking pairs to Dar-es-salam City of Tanzania from june 2023.

The French National Carrier is Announcing the direct Dar-paris routes to officially take off on 12 june 2023

Air France will be flying between paris and Dar-es-salam three times a week.

As of now, the airline is only flying to Zanzibar Isles .

Air France started flying to the Islands, twice a week in October 2021.

The flights to the Isles used to be channeled through the Nairobi City of Kenya.

Once the Paris to Dar-es-salam route commences in june 2023, the previous trips to Zanzibar Island will be halted.

Air France will however continue to fly to Nairobi, Kenya, twice a week as usual, minus the Unguja connection.

This information are property from Tanzania times.

December 1, 2022 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

Government mulls runway lights at Arusha airport

Arusha. Plans are afoot to install lights at the Arusha airport runway to enable it to operate 24 hours.

This was announced here at the weekend by the deputy minister for Works and Transport, Atupele Mwakibete, during his visit to the facility.

He acknowledged the role of the airport, which is situated along the Dodoma Highway, in promoting tourism.

He said the airport, one of the oldest in the country, would generate more revenues if it operated 24 hours.

According to the deputy minister, the government will allocate funds for the installation of lights during the 2023/24 budget estimates.

During the current financial year, the government has spent some funds to extend the runway to 1,860 metres. Mr Mwakibete added that the airport has recently seen a surge in tourist traffic.

He said the airport, which handles charter flights in addition to scheduled flights, lacked space for aircraft parking.

“There is a need for a parking lot for the purpose,” he explained. The airport manager, Elipid Tesha, cited proximity to the Arusha-Dodoma road as another challenge facing the facility.

The airport’s runway runs parallel to the highway, with only 40 metres separating them.

This, Mr. Tesha said, was against the international aircraft safety regulations, which

required a minimum of 75 metres between the runway and an adjacent road.

Incidentally, the airport has no fire brigade at the aircraft parking lot, which he said was risky in case of an emergency.

In 2019/20 before the outbreak of Covid-19, the airport handled 231,203 passengers, generating Sh1.7 billion.

The earnings plummeted to Sh988.3 million in 2020/21 following the pandemic, as only 75,210 passengers used the facility.

With an increased number of visitors due to the rebound in tourism, revenue collection has increased to Sh1.3 billion in the first five months of this financial.

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November 24, 2022 at 7:17 am Leave a comment

What to do After You’ve Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro 

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a truly magnificent feat. We welcome travelers, sporting enthusiasts, and adventure seekers alike to Tanzania throughout the year to accomplish their summiting goals. However, this incredible part of Africa has so much more to offer than Mt. Kilimanjaro. 

Whether you want more adventure, sightseeing opportunities, a relaxing getaway, or to learn more about our culture, we’re giving you some local insight into the best things to do after you’ve climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The choices are endless, and the rewards are great for each one, so take your pick. 

                           After reaching the summit of mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzania is home to all sorts of spectacular wildlife, so while you’re here, we recommend taking full advantage of seeing it. A safari presents a unique opportunity to get to see stunning animals, lands, and vegetation and to get to know the customs of the local people. 

Offering numerous trips within Tanzania and just outside its borders, you can experience varied and world-class attractions that will make your journey and experience that much better. 

TANZANIA SAFARI

Safari in Serengeti

Serengeti National Park might just be the most famous safari destination in the world, and its reputation is well deserved.  Its ecosystem is known globally for its magnificent and extremely abundant large game. 

Serengeti National park is a world heritage site teeming with wildlife, including over two million ungulates, 4,000 lions, 1,000 leopards, 550 cheetahs, and some 500 bird species. These incredible animals inhabit an area close to 15,000 square kilometers in size. 

Join us on a safari and explore the endless Serengeti plains dotted with trees and kopjes from which majestic lions control their kingdom; gaze upon the Great Migration in awe or find an elusive leopard in a riverine forest. 

Wildebeest Migration

Have you ever heard of the Great Migration? This is an annual mass migration of millions of wild animals in northern Tanzania. The migration starts in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, heads to the Serengeti National Park, and then moves to the Maasai Mara Reserve. 

Driven to find good grazing grounds, approximately 260 million zebra, 470,000 gazelles, and 1.7 million wildebeest take part in the Great Migration. 

To see animals move in such significant numbers across the plains of Tanzania is a truly mesmerizing experience. With our specialized migration tours, you enjoy insider access to these remarkable sights.

Explore Tarangire

Tarangire National Park sets an impressive backdrop for roaming buffalo, giraffes, zebras, and other animals. If you visit between June and September, you might be lucky enough to see a migration of elephants, wildebeest, and zebras. Tarangire is a relatively small park compared to the vast expanse of the Serengeti, but it’s only 118 kilometers from Arusha, which makes it the perfect safari if you have limited time available after your climb.

Nearby you’ll find Maasai and Barabaig villages, and history lovers can also view ancient rock paintings at Kolo.

Camping in the Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater has a vast appeal for the local wildlife, providing access to food and water throughout the year.  At Lake Magadi, you’ll see the big five, as well as zebras, warthogs, cheetahs, hyenas, flamingos, and hippos. 

Measuring 18km in diameter and more than 600m deep, the crater provides a striking backdrop.

Staying here gives you the chance to explore not only the crater but also the rest of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, including the impressive Munge Falls and the Laetoli footprints left by early humans more than 3 million years ago. 

There is a high concentration of game in the crater, which can make sightings easier and more reliable.

Cultural Tourism 

Tanzania has over 120 different ethnic groups, making a cultural tour of their villages an awe-inspiring educational experience. Nestled amongst rainforests and waterfalls, you will learn about indigenous culture from an insider’s point of view. 

Optional activities during a cultural tour include climbing Mount Hanang, seeing hippos and going fishing in local canoes on Lake Babati, learning to brew beer, or visiting up-and-coming development projects in farming, water, and bio-gas energy. 

Cultural tourism is beneficial to everyone; the tourists get an unforgettable and unique experience while the local people generate income that improves their standard of living. Cultural tours can be half-day excursions or customized to longer stays among the local people in their home villages and towns.

Adventure Activities in Lake Manyara


Those who want a more relaxed pace after their Kilimanjaro climb can visit Lake Manyara National Park. The park consists mainly of water and is home to populations of baboons and the famous tree-climbing lions. Driving through the park, you’ll also come across playful Sykes monkeys and perhaps the odd elephant or two.

Here you can go abseiling, mountain biking, and canoeing when conditions permit. The park also offers night game drives in addition to the regular daytime tours. Lake Manyara is only a  one and a half hour’s drive from Arusha, making it a good option if you don’t have much time after your climb.

VISIT ZANZIBAR 

In the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian mainland, Zanzibar is a perfectly preserved island gem that harks back to ancient times. This is the perfect addition to Kilimanjaro if you wish to follow up your trek with idle days on the beach. 

Imagine stretching yourself out on the warm, white sand, ordering a cocktail, and figuring out whether you want to read your novel under the umbrella or take another dip in the clear, blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar beach

Hit the beaches of Zanzibar

Whatever you enjoy doing on your beach holidays, you’ve got it in Zanzibar.

Stone Town

Zanzibar has a long history of trade and cultural exchange. The World Heritage Site of Stone Town, for instance, which sits on the west coast of Unguja Island, is a centuries-old town that has been beautifully preserved. 

Exploring the narrow and winding streets of this ancient town with their heavy and embellished timber doors is an absolute must. Stone Town offers influences from diverse cultures, including Swahili, Arab, Persian, Indian, and European. The Old Fort of Stone Town is a must-see; it was built by Omani Arabs in 1699 after they successfully expelled the Portuguese.

You can also enjoy going on a spice tour, where you’re taken to local spice farms and get to experience plenty of tantalizing smells and tastes. Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island and has a long history of spice growing and trading. Do you like cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, cardamom, and clove? You want to miss the Spice Island if so. 

                                    Views of historic stone town Zanzibar

Gorilla Trekking 

Exploring Uganda is an absolute delight. The world-famous gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Southwest Uganda is on the must-do list for millions of travelers. 

Gorilla trekking is a popular trip with conservationists, nature and animal lovers, eco-tourists, and adventure travelers. Mountain gorillas only live in the forests of Central and Eastern Africa, so gorilla trekking is the one way for humans to come into contact with the gentle giants. A gorilla trek usually brings visitors within a few meters of a gorilla troop, making the encounter both exhilarating and humbling. 

Mountain gorillas are generally gentle creatures. They live off a vegetarian diet of shoots, bark, and fruit. They’re highly social and live in families, known as troops, their whole lives. Male mountain gorillas are called silverbacks because of the silver fur that grows on their backs and hips starting around age 12. 

Sadly, mountain gorillas have become an endangered species, but fortunately, their numbers are on the rise. The money generated from gorilla trekking helps to secure their habitat and well-being.

Mountain gorillas don’t migrate but instead live all year round in the forest. This is convenient for gorilla trekkers, as you can visit them any time of the year. That said, their habitat is mountain rainforest, and things can get pretty wet and slippery at certain times of the year. 

The best and driest times of the year for gorilla trekking tours are from December to February and June to October. 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to an ancient, dense and tangled forest

 

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Versus Rwanda

There are two main countries for mountain gorilla trekking: Rwanda and Uganda. In Rwanda, you can trek to see mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. In Uganda, you can visit mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park. The gorilla population in Mgahinga isn’t as large and steady as that of Bwindi, making the latter the better and more popular option. 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Volcanoes National Park meet at the Uganda-Rwanda border, so each park admits you to the same forest. This means that visitors to either country are visiting the same gorilla habitat, just from different entrance points. 

Rwanda and Uganda both have mountain gorilla populations

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a common choice, partly because the permits are far cheaper. You should learn the pros and cons of gorilla trekking in each country and the different factors to consider before choosing your destination

There’s Much More to Tanzania than Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro is something you will have planned and trained for, so after all that exertion, why not treat yourself to some of the spectacular Tanzanian sights?

Whether it’s lying around on the beach in Zanzibar, tackling the second climb of Ol Doinyo Lengai or Mt. Meru, or taking the opportunity to go on safari, there’s plenty to do after your climb. Immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of Tanzania will extend your memories of your amazing climb.

Get in touch with our friendly staff, and we will be happy to make some suggestions or offer any help and guidance you may need. And if you haven’t booked your Kilimanjaro climb yet, what are you waiting for? Let’s go!

November 16, 2022 at 6:52 am Leave a comment

WHICH TYPE OF ANIMALS DO FOREIGN TOURISTS LOVE TO SEE DURING GAME DRIVES IN NATIONAL PARKS?

Tourists at the entrance of the Arusha National Park with a large elephant statue framed behind.

So! Which one particular African wildlife species do people like to see when setting out on Safaris in the parks?

While it usually depends on personal preference, but the African Wildlife Foundation recently conducted twitter polls, collecting views from globe trotters, regarding which type of animals they prefer to see on safaris.

Especially while on game drives in East Africa, where tourism is all about wildlife.

The Question was ….

‘What African Wildlife Species would you like to see on Safari?

And the answer is …..

Well, before we get to the results, it is important to know that at least 126 people voted on the poll which pitted four types of animals for them to select from.

The animals that competed on the polling site included, Lion; Giraffe; Elephant and Leopard

So! Which one particular African wildlife species do people like to see when setting out on Safaris in the parks?

While it usually depends on personal preference, but the African Wildlife Foundation recently conducted twitter polls, collecting views from globe trotters, regarding which type of animals they prefer to see on safaris.

Especially while on game drives in East Africa, where tourism is all about wildlife.

The Question was ….

‘What African Wildlife Species Would you like to see on Safari?

And the answer is …..

Well, before we get to the results, it is important to know that at least 126 people voted on the poll which pitted four types of animals for them to select from.

The animals that competed on the polling site included, Lion; Giraffe; Elephant and Leopard

Tall, Majestic and Beautiful, you would think the Giraffe would win the contest, but this Tanzania’s national emblem managed to get only 12 percent of the total votes, thus tagging last.

Most recent photo of Giraffes at the foot of Mount Meru

The Lion, the legendary hero in all tales and fables. Panthera Leo is also known as the ‘King of the Jungle,’ but failed to earn the ‘King of Polls’ with just 22 percent of the votes in its favor.

The Leopard managed to reap 28 percent of total votes from people who would rather spot the spotted one during their safaris.

Which leaves the world’s largest land animal, the Elephant, trumpeting to victory as the most sought after wildlife species during game drives in the parks.

The Jumbo managed to get 38 percent of total votes in the African Wildlife Foundation poll.

Scrolling down the comments, one Nigel Dickinson prefer not to take sides.

He chose “All of the above!” saying “I know its kop out, but would love to see them all, plus many more.”

Why the AWF decided to list only the four species is something which they didn’t explain when floating the ‘favorite wildlife’ poll.

A handler with ‘Leveragist’ tag, realized that the favourite species wasn’t listed. The ‘Snake!’

But outside the AWF poll, the Tanzania Times managed to interview a group of visitors from Estonia at the Tarangire National Park.

“We chose Tarangire for one thing, elephants. We prefer to see the jumbos in large groups and this can only be achieved in this National Park,” stated the group leader, Kaldo Haagen.

So, once more the Jumbo wins. But should this be the official choice for all?

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November 14, 2022 at 7:40 am Leave a comment

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF TWENZETU KILELENI 2022

 The official launch of twenzetu kileleni season two has finally happened on 9th November 2022 at Zara Tours Headquarter. This year’s slogan “Plant trees, save lives, save tourism” is our main focus towards celebrating 61 years of Tanzania’s independence.

As ambassadors of sustainable tourism, our effort is to make Kilimanjaro green again. One of our strategies is planting trees around Kilimanjaro region, with specific area like the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, schools, hospitals and other public areas where citizens can look after the planted trees .

 Zara Tanzania Adventure in collaboration with Zara Charity a nongovernmental organization with the global movement of sustainable tourism and giving back to the community , has prepared more than 5000 trees to be planted  in  Kilimanjaro region in order to restore natural vegetation in the period of twenzetu kileleni season two as we celebrate 61 years of Tanzania independence.

In addition, Moshi district commissioner “Abasi Kayanda” has praised Zara tours for its contribution in environmental conservation around Kilimanjaro region. He also invited Tanzanians to participate on twenzetu kileleni season 2 as means of promoting local tourism, celebrating our independence and supporting the Tanzanian president “Samia Suluhu Hassan” Royal Tour movement.

In the compliance of Twenzetu kileleni season two slogan  the director of Zara Tanzania Adventure ms. Zainab Ansell along with government officials and TANAPA/KINAPA participated in the tree planting exercise during the launch in event as seen below.

Zara Tanzania Adventures Director Ms. Zainab Ansell planting trees during Twenzetu Kilele 2022 official launch

Assistant Conservation Commissioner of KINAPA Charles Ngendo planting tree during Twenzetu Kilele 2022 official launch

“Plant trees in Kilimanjaro, save lives, save tourism”

November 10, 2022 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

TANZANIA HAS THE HIGHEST NUBER OF BUFFALOES IN AFRICA

There are more cape buffaloes in Tanzania than anywhere else on the continent.

Tanzania has the highest number of buffaloes in Africa; at least a recent census report says so.

Results from the recent census conducted by the wildlife conservation society in association with the country’s wildlife Research institute indicate that there are 191,805 buffaloes in Tanzania.

There are about 400,000 adult buffalo in Africa, according to the International Union for conservation of Nature (IUCN). Tanzania therefore has nearly 50 percent of that.

According to the report, the Serengeti ecology has the biggest herd, comprising 69,075 buffaloes so far.

On the other hand ecology mapping Selous Game Reserve, Nyerere and Mikumi National parks has been found to host 66,546 buffaloes.

Some 35,273 buffaloes are found within the Katavi-Rukwa ecosystem, while 20,911 other buffaloes roam in the Ruaha-Rungwa ecological precinct.

From the studies, it seems there is a 64 percent increase in the country’s buffalo population in the last 48 months.

Tanzania conducts a wildlife census every three years, through the previous one was done in 2018.

The African Buffalo found in Tanzania is one of the most terrifying species.

The “Mbogos” are very strong and aggressive, sometimes charging at anyone or anything for practically no reason at all.

There are around 900,000 cape buffalo in the world.

 The largest the population on the continent is found in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

As once more proven by the census, Tanzania has the most cape buffaloes.

There are four subspecies, the forest buffalo, West African savanna buffalo, Central African buffalo, and southern savanna buffalo.

Craning out

In another development, the population of some rare large birds such as the crane was found to increase in Ruaha Ruangwa, where the number has doubled from 1,436 cranes counted in 2018 to 3,127 as per the latest census.

Meanwhile poaching activities have been reported to be on decline in Tanzania, Judging by the number of carcasses observed in the wilderness.

For instance, the report indicates that there have been only three elephant carcasses throughout the year 2021, comprehend to the 12 remains observed in 2018.

This information and pictures are property from Tanzania Times.

November 3, 2022 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

Tanzania Tourist Board Wins World Travel Awards 2022

Tanzania has meanwhile also been nominated for the WTA World Leading Safari Destination 2022. These other results come out next week.

Dar-es-salam City Landscape, The gateway to Tanzania

For the first time the Tanzania Tourist Board has beaten similar entities on the continent to emergence as Africa’s Leading Tourist Board in the World Travel Awards 2022.

While Kenya grabbed the WTA best African destination this year, Tanzania which won last year still has the chance to fight for the World’s leading safari destination which Kenya won in 2021.

The TTB award may essentially indicate that Tanzania could also be on the way to become the leading tourists’ destination in the world 2022.

Last year, the Kenya Tourist Board ways voted the World Travel Award, while Tanzania got the leading African destination title.

Tanzania has been nominated for the WTA World Leading Safari Destination 2022 whose voting results come out next month.

On the other Hand, Tanzania has once more produced the Leading Tour Operator in Africa this year.

Zara Adventure Tours of Moshi has been voted Africa’s Leading Tour Operator winning the WTA continental award for the first time.

Winning the continental title means Zara now competes for the world Best Tour Operator in the forthcoming global awards.

Last year, the Goshen safari of Arusha won the WTA Best Tour Operator A ward.

The number of Award that Tanzania won in the 2022 World Travel Awards has also dropped from over 20 last year to just five this year.

Tanzania is home to Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro which was nominated in the WTA but lost to the Table Mountain of South Africa.

The country is also where the great wildebeests’ migration takes place every year in the Serengeti which has also won Africa’s leading National Park in the WTA 2022 Awards.

Tanzania’s Zanzibar Islands have grabbed the continent’s leading Beach Destination title, while the nearby Thanda Island bags the Africa’s leading Luxury Island award 2022.

The country receives an average of 1.5 million tourists per year but is working to triple the number so that foreign visitors’ arrival may reach the set target of 5 million tourists by the year 2025.

TTB wins the African Category of World Travel Awards 2022

October 24, 2022 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

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