List of World Heritage Sites in Tanzania

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List of World Heritage Sites in Tanzania is located in Tanzania
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Ruins of Kilwa and Songo Mnara
Ruins of Kilwa and Songo Mnara
Kondoa Rock-art site
Kondoa Rock-art site
Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve
Stone Town
Stone Town
Location of World Heritage Sites within Tanzania

The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.[1] Tanzania ratified the convention on 2 August 1977, making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list.[2] Tanzania has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and two of them are placed on the World Heritage Sites in danger.

List of sites[edit]

The table lists information about each World Heritage Site:

Name: as listed by the World Heritage Committee
Location: province or town of site
Period: time period of significance
UNESCO data: the site's reference number; the year the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List; the criteria it was listed under. Criteria i through vi are cultural, while vii through x are natural (the column sorts by year added to the list)
Description: brief description of the site
  dagger Site listed as "in danger"
Name Image Location Period UNESCO data Description Reference
Ngorongoro Conservation Area Ngoronogro view.JPG Arusha Region Modern, 3.6 Million years ago 39; 1979; (iv),(vii),(viii),(ix),(x) The Ngorongro Conservation area is a cultural and natural World Heritage site. The conservation area is home to the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest caldera and the various prehistoric sites. The Area also houses various endangered wildlife and the Maasai tribe coexist with the animals. [3]
Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnaradagger Kilwa Kisiwani Fort.jpg Kilwa Kisiwani 13th to the 16th century 144; 1981; (iii) The ruins are of ancient port cities built by the Arab rulers of the East African coast during the 13th century. The ruins are labeled in danger due to the continued deterioration of the property due to natural and human actions. [4]
Serengeti National Park Serengeti-Landscape-2012.JPG Arusha Region & Mara Region N/A 156; 1981; (vii),(x) The Serengeti national park is home to one of the largest mammal migration in the world. The annual migration of herbivores and carnivores is one of the most impressive sights in the world. [5]
Selous Game Reserve Selous Game Reserve-7.jpg Iringa Region & Morogoro Region N/A 199; 1982; (ix),(x) The Selous reserve is 50,000 km2 the size of many foreign countries. The Reserve is home to vast difference in vegetation and large mammals. The site is labeled to be in danger due to the increasing amounts of poaching. [6]
Kilimanjaro National Park Mount Kilimanjaro Dec 2009 edit1.jpg Kilimanjaro Region N/A 403; 1987; (vii) The national park holds the Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa. The Snow-capped mountain is surrounded by endless plains of savannah. The park also holds numerous large mammals, some of them endangered. [7]
Stone Town of Zanzibar Beit al Ajaib, 2010.jpg Zanzibar City Arab slave trade period 173; 2000; (ii),(iii),(vi)

The stone town of Zanzibar is a maze of a fusion of multiple cultural influences the town has experienced for centuries. The ancient city still retains Arab, Persian, Indian and Coastal culture. The town is the cultural capital for Swahili Culture.

Kondoa Rock-art sites Kondoa mchoro mwambani 2012 Tamino.jpg Kondoa District 5th Century 1183; 2006; (iii),(vi) The rock-art sites are scattered all over the rift valley and have existed there for over 2000 years. The Art depict heaps of historical information of the evolution of people during the hunter gatherer period. [9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List". UNESCO. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  2. ^ "States Parties: Ratification Status". UNESCO. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Ngorongoro Conservation Area". UNESCO. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara". UNESCO. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Serengeti National Park". UNESCO. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Selous Game Reserve". Unesco. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Kilimanjaro national park". UNESCO. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Stone Town Zanzibar". UNESCO. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Kondoa Rock-Art Sites". UNESCO. Retrieved 25 December 2015.

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