MAASAI TRIBE: They are one of the most popular ethnic group of semi-nomadic people, they are mostly found in North-Central Tanzania and Southern Kenya (You will likely interact with Maasai around the major national parks, Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro, this tribe has an estimated Population of 800,000 (1+ million in Kenya/Tanzania). The maasai they are from a group of people who speaks nilotic language (the Nilotic peoples are peoples indigenous to the Nile Valley who speak Nilotic languages).Read More
If you are planning a safari to Serengeti National Park, you probably have a ton of questions. Naturally, you want it to be the journey of a lifetime and it will be. Why? There are only few places left with such unspoiled nature splendor, exhilarating wildlife and world-class safari lodges & camps.
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THE TOURISM STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY FOR THE RESTORATION OF TOURISM IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE CORONA VIRUS DISEASE (COVID 19)
[Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism Dr. Aloyce K. Nzuki delivering the Opening Word to the tourism stakeholders during the Tourism Stakeholder Recognition Workshop aimed at restoring tourism to its original state after the fight against COVID-19, held at the National College of Tourism – Arusha Campus, Arusha City].
Speaking to reporters in Arusha on 28th August 2020, Dr. Nzuki said the Government in early April this year issued guidelines on how to receive and serve tourists who come to the country while procedures to prevent the spread of Corona Virus Disease are followed by providers for both (visitors and locals). ) be safe.Read More
Foreigner tourist and domestics observes hippopotamus at Serengeti National Park as part to celebrate Esters holiday yesterday. PHOTO | ANTHONY MAYUNGA. 11 August 2020
Arusha — The sector of natural resources and tourism is among the sectors that have gained achievements in a period of five years despite a myriad challenges.
The sector contributes almost 17.2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 25 percent of all forex revenues.
During the 2015 General Election, every political party had its own manifesto and the tourism sector was one of their priorities of boosting the country’s economy.
The manifesto of the opposition coalition (Ukawa) during the 2015 polls targeted to increase the number of tourists to two million by 2020.
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Dar es Salaam — The Tanzania Civil Aviation Association (TCAA) has on Monday August 24 issued an order to all owners of drones to register them in the next four days.
According to a statement issued by TCAA the order affects both drones that had been registered and those that were yet to be registered in accordance to the Civil Aviation Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Regulations, 2018, G.N 758
“Owners are required to register at TCAA headquarters, Banana- Ukonga in Dar es Salaam or at the zonal offices in Arusha, Dodoma, Iringa, Mwanza, Mtwara, Mbeya, Kilimanjaro, Kigoma, Songea, Tabora, Tanga, and Zanzibar,” reads the statement.
The authority warns that whoever will be found in violation of the established procedure will face serious legal consequences, adding that together with the police they have put in place a task force that will make sure the law is followed.
Alongside other requirements the Civil Aviation Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Regulations, 2018 requires owners to apply for permits from TCAA before ordering and registering drones in Tanzania.
The regulation also requires owners to apply for permits from TCAA and ask for permission from the police and local authorities in the area where the equipment is to be used.
UNFORGETTABLE TANZANIA GAME DRIVE
NEW YORK, NY – Extraordinary Journeys, the award-winning tour operator and safari specialist, joins Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda in welcoming guests back to Africa for exceptional safari experiences. In anticipation of arriving guests, Extraordinary Journeys, in unison with its partners on the ground, guided by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and The CDC, have implemented extensive safety measures and precautions across all lodges, camps, and vehicles to prioritize the health and safety of travelers and hospitality teams. In addition to adhering strictly to each country’s unique entry guidelines and COVID-19 safety protocols, Extraordinary Journeys will continue to closely monitor and improve health and safety measures as new information arises.Read More
The number of endangered rhinos in Tanzania has risen after a crackdown on gangs guilty of industrial-scale poaching, the country’s officials have claimed.
And elephant populations have also gone up, thanks to a blitz on illegal ivory hunters, the president’s office said.Read More
The International Youth Day was marked on August 12, amid preparations for the country’s 6th General Elections since the re-introduction of multi-party democracy in 1992.
Since youth are engaged or involved in many issues, leaders and some activists have decided to mark the ‘youth week’ by promoting peace, and strengthening campaign against drugs ahead of elections scheduled for October 28.Read More
TANZANIA’s tourism attractions, Tanzanite and agricultural products, are set to earn more markets in China following recent massive media promotion in the country.
Against that backdrop, the Ambassador of Tanzania to China, Mbelwa Kairuki, has appealed to the Tanzanian business community to get set for optimizing the opportunity that would be created by high demand of such products in the market in China.Read More
Uncertain times for elephants and communities conserving African wildlife
On World Elephant Day, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is reaching out to stakeholders, partnering NGOs and policy makers to shed light on the growing challenges to livelihood, food security and economic collapse in African communities doing the important work of wildlife conservation. Threats to conservation in Africa, including elephants, are on the rise due to effects from COVID-19. The surge in poaching in Uganda is a good example. Between February and June of this year, the Uganda Wildlife Authority recorded 367 poaching cases across the country, more than double the 163 cases recorded during a similar period in 2019.
The dwindling park funding that has affected wildlife protection poses a threat to African elephants. Scientists are still searching for definitive answers about the cause of death of more than 280 elephants in Botswana between March and July, 2020. While this unprecedented mass die-off is probably attributable to natural toxins found in the environment, the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks issued a statement on Friday, August 7, that left the door open to poisoning by other means. This unusual event illustrates the fragility of a keystone species from multiple threats (not just poaching) and the importance of stability and sustained livelihood in the communities that serve to protect wildlife and wild lands.
African Wildlife Foundation Vice President of Species Conservation and Science PHILIP MURUTHI, PHD, said: “The elephant deaths investigation in Botswana is ongoing. We will continue to follow the science and respond when cause of deaths is confirmed officially. Meanwhile, in our current situation, we must turn our attention to conservation in situ, particularly local communities that have seen an abrupt collapse in revenue streams and livelihoods from travel bans and government shutdowns. This is causing growing instability and human-wildlife conflict across the continent. Decades of conservation gains in Africa will be eroded unless the international community intervenes to provide crisis funding. AWF is working to keep up our multi-pronged elephant conservation efforts in west, central, eastern and southern Africa. Keeping community-based programs afloat is key to sustaining elephant populations now and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.”
On May 26, CITES issued a statement announcing that China had continued measures to ban the import of elephant tusks and their products. China’s National Forestry and Grassland Administration will continue strict prohibition of import of elephant tusks and their products. This sets an example for other countries in the region to follow, and they’ve had an undeniable and significant impact on the potential penetration of legal ivory sales into Central Asia.
Many Asian and Southeast Asian countries still contribute to the illegal ivory trade. Prior to the global pandemic, an estimated 35,000 African elephants were still being killed each year for their ivory. And the trade routes for African elephant ivory are still largely flowing to dealers in Asia. The effects of COVID-19 will no doubt increase these already unacceptable numbers.
We Shengena Adventure Company Limited situated in Arusha Tanzania are honoring the Efforts done by different stakeholders and institutions and NGO’s on how to fight against the threats to conservation in Africa, including elephant. Using Our social networks we are also fighting against these threats. We also welcome all tourists to travel with us for wonderful adventure.