Tourists in the Ngorongoro Crater
is a country with many tourist attractions. Approximately 38 percent of Tanzania's land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation. Tanzania There are [1 ] 16 national parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation areas (including the [2 ] Ngorongoro Conservation Area) and marine parks. Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa.
Travel and tourism contributed 12.7 percent of Tanzania's gross domestic product and employed 11.0 percent of the country's labor force (1,189,300 jobs) in 2013.
The sector is growing rapidly, rising from US $1.74 billion in 2004 to US $4.48 billion in 2013. [3 ] In 2012, 1,043,000 tourists arrived at Tanzania's borders compared to 590,000 in 2005. [3 ] [4 ]
Tourist attractions [ edit ]
Tanzania's most well known tourist attractions are located in the northern part of the country and include
Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. [Serengeti National Park]] is world famous and has spectacular seasonal migrations of animals. The [5 ] Ngorongoro Conservation Area includes the Ngorongoro Crater, which is an extinct volcanic caldera with [6 ] lions, hippopotamus, elephants, various types of antelope, the endangered black rhinoceros, and large herds of wildebeest and zebra. [7 ] Lake Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Rubondo Island, Tarangire, and Saanane Island national parks are also located in the north.
The western part of Tanzania includes the
Mahale, Katavi, and Gombe national parks, the latter of which is the site of Jane Goodall's ongoing study, begun in 1960, of chimpanzee behaviour. [8 ] [9 ]
The southern part of Tanzania includes the
Ruaha, Kitulo, Mikumi, and Udzungwa national parks and the Selous Game Reserve.
Tourism is also focused on the coast, including
Saadani National Park and especially the islands of Unguja and Pemba in Zanzibar and Mafia Island further south. Game fishing and diving are the main attractions in these islands. [6 ]
There is also a wide variety of destinations for cultural tourism such as Maasai
boma and [10 ] Bushmen settlements.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "The Impact of Dominant Environmental Policies on Indigenous Peoples in Africa", authored by Soyata Tegegn, in Indigenous People in Africa: Contestations, Empowerment and Group Rights, edited by Ridwan Laher and Korir SingíOei, Africa Institute of South Africa, 2014, page 57, accessed 16 October 2014
^ "Home". Tanzania National Parks . Retrieved . 16 October 2014
^ a b World Tourism and Travel Council Data, 2013, accessed 28 October 2014
^ United Republic of Tanzania, UNData, Statistics Division, United Nations, accessed 22 October 2014
^ "Serengeti". Tanzania Tourist Board . Retrieved . 11 November 2012
^ a b Boniface, Brain G.; Cooper, Christopher P. (2001). Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism. Butterworth-Heinemann. p. 247. ISBN 0-7506-4231-9.
^ "Ngorongoro Conservation Area". Tanzania Tourist Board . Retrieved . 11 November 2012
^ "Gombe Stream National Park". Tanzania National Parks . Retrieved . 16 October 2014
^ Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves, authored by Laura Riley and William Riley, Princeton University Press, 2005, page 138, accessed 16 October 2014
^ "Visiting Maasai Boma". Visit Arusha . Retrieved . 1 April 2014
External links [ edit ]
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Government ministries and agencies