Tourism in Tanzania

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Sunset in the Serengeti

Tanzania is a country with many tourist attractions. More than 44 per cent of Tanzania’s land area is covered with game reserves and national parks. There are 16 national parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation areas and marine parks. Tanzania is also home to the famous Roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. On 6 January 2012 The New York Times awarded Tanzania the 7th position among 45 top destinations to visit in this year 2012. The tourist industry currently supports 27,000 jobs and generates 25% of Tanzania's foreign exchange. Tanzania expected to receive one million tourists by the end of 2011 and generate about US$1.7 billion (about Sh2.7 trillion) in revenue.[1]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Tanzania's most well known tourist attractions are located in Northern of the Country and include Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Serengeti National Park is the world famous and has spectacular seasonal migrations of animals.[2] The Ngorongoro Reserve is an extinct volcanic caldera with excellent game viewing from the crater rim.[1] The reserve has large herds of wildebeest and zebra, and lions and the endangered black rhinoceros.[3] There are 3 main safari circuits: the Northern, being the most popular and best suited for the first time visitors, the Western (Mahale Mountains National Park and Gombe Stream National Park) and the Southern (Ruaha, Mikumi and Udzungwa Mountains National Parks and the Selous Game Reserve). Tourism is also focused on the coast, especially the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia. Game fishing and diving are the main attractions in these islands.[1] There is also a wide variety of destinations for cultural tourism such as Maasai boma[4] and Bushmen settlements.

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  1. ^ a b c Boniface, Brain G.; Cooper, Christopher P. (2001). Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism. Butterworth-Heinemann. p. 247. ISBN 0-7506-4231-9. 
  2. ^ "Serengeti". Tanzania Tourist Board. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ngorongoro Conservation Area". Tanzania Tourist Board. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Visiting Maasai Boma". Visit Arusha. Retrieved 1 April 1 2014. 

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