Other Attractions

Other Attractions

Tanzania’s attractions list are never ending this are few more in the list of uncountable attractions.

  • Conservation Areas; Conservation areas are locations which receive protection because of their recognised natural, ecological and/or cultural values. These are some of Conservation Areas in Tanzania; Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Amboni Caves
  • Forest Reserves; the forests of the Tanzania are among the most important for biodiversity conservation in Africa. They are also home to communities of poor people who need to use natural resources to survive. Tanzania Forests are managed by Tanzania Forests Service (TFS). These are some of the Forest Reserves; Northern Highland Forest Reserve (NHFR), Amani Nature Reserve, Usambara Mountains, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Gombe Stream National Park, Pare Mountains, and Nyumba Nitu Natural Forest. All National Parks have part of them a natural Forest Reserves, from Mahale Mountains, Arusha NP (Mt. Meru forest), Lake Manyara NP forest to Udzungwa Mountains NP. Currently there are 100 forest reserves in Tanzania, For More visit Tanzania Forest Services.
  • Game Controlled Areas; Game Controlled Areas (GCA’s) are another type of protected areas provided for in the Wildlife Conservation Act (WCA). But unlike the Game Reserves, land and resource uses in GCA’s other than wildlife are not restricted under the law; residence, cultivation, and livestock keeping are all unrestricted. They are Lake Natron Area and Mount Ol doinyo L’Engai
  • Game Reserves; Game Reserves, on the other hand, are managed by the Tanzania Department of Wildlife, and are generally developed for tourism and hunting, putting them nearer the extreme adventure category of Tanzanian attractions. Large and extensive, some reserves also contain sections set aside for hunting concessions. Activities related to consumptive and non consumptive tourism, research and education are permitted. There are 17 Game Reserves in the country including the Selous, Moyowosi, Kigosi, Mpanga – Kipengere, Usangu, Lukwila-Lumesule, Msangesi and Ugalla.
  • Gorges, Caves & Rocks; Tanzania is well endowed with abundant significant cultural heritage resources which range from the Pliocene period about four million years a go to present time which are: Historical sites; Historical towns; Traditional Settlements; Historic Buildings; Sites with special memories;Archaeological or Paleontologicalsites a well as Natural Features and Structures; Three of 16 most known sites are within World Heritage sites, which are the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara, and Olduvai Gorge. Some of the most know in this list are Olduvai Gorge & Laetoli Footprints, Olkarien Gorge, Kaporogwe Falls, Nyumba Nitu Natural Forest, Kalambo Falls and Amboni Caves
  • Historical Sites; Historical sites in Tanzania provide a clear insight into the past and help us learn about human history. Tanzania is well endowed with abundant significant cultural heritage resources which range from the Pliocene period about four million years ago to present time. These resources are categorized into seven groups as follows; Archaeological or Paleontological sites (Olduvai Gorge, Laetoli Footprint, Isimila Stone Age site and Engaruka Ruin), Historical sites (Kaole Ruins, Kunduchi Ruins, Kilwa Kisiwani Ruins & Songo Mnara Ruins), Historical towns such as Bagamoyo, Kilwa Kivinje, Mikindani, Pangani and Stone Town), Traditional Settlements (Kalenga in Iringa and Bweranyange in Kagera), Historic Buildings (Colonial Administrative Buildings (BOMAs) in many Districts in Tanzania, Schools, Churches & Mosques), Sites with special memories (Colonialists Cemetery, Cemeteries of World War I and II and Defensive Walls), Natural Features and Structures (Mbozi Meteorite, Amboni Caves and Kondoa Rock Art Shelters) and Zanzibar Islands (Plenty of Historical Sites are available in Zanzibar)
  • Islands & Beaches; Tanzanian beaches is highly blessed from, a beautiful heaven to those who want to sunbath, play beach sports, beach cycling, enjoying the sea breezes while reading, enjoying beach massage or even sun rise and fall along the beach. With its beautiful Islands of Zanzibar (Unguja & Pemba), Mafia Island and Islands in Lake Victoria (Rubondo, Saa Nane, Ukerewe & Ukara) and a hundreds of small Islands (Islets) it is there to provide you with a breath taking experience. Two of Lake Victoria’s islands are officially National Parks while other two are habitable.
  • Towns & Cities; Besides the obvious natural attractions Tanzania has to offer, the country’s towns and cities also make pleasant stops, with plenty to do and see. Many of Tanzania’s coastal cities were founded as port towns from which valuable goods were transported across the Indian Ocean by sailing dhows. Popular Tourist Towns and Cities includes;Arusha, Bagamoyo, Dar – es – Salaam, Dodoma, Iringa, Mto wa Mbu, Karatu, Kigoma, Kilwa, Mbeya, Mikindani, Morogoro, Moshi, Mtwara, Musoma, Mwanza, Njombe, Pangani, Tabora & Tanga.
  • Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs); A Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is an area of communal land set aside exclusively as habitat for wildlife by member villages. WMA’s are usually areas around national parks and game reserves set aside by village administration in the area, currently there are 38 Wildlife Management Area. Following the principles of community – based natural resource management (CBNRM), the key underlying assumption of the WMA concept is that providing local communities with economic benefits and involving them in management will promote both long-term health of wildlife and habitat and rural economic development. For more please visit Tanzania Wildlife Management Area.
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