Tanzania expecting to boost safari tourism by setting up Africa’s largest National Park

According to The Guardian, the Tanzanian government has announced plans to create what it envisages to become the largest national park in Africa by merging Ruaha National Park with Usangu Game Reserve in central Tanzania Currently, Ruaha National Park in central Tanzania measures 10,300 sq. kms. Once merged with Usangu, its size would add to over 15,000 sq. kms.Gerald Bigurube, Director General at the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) said at the on-going 33rd Africa Travel Association (ATA) Annual Congress that the move would ultimately make Ruaha the largest national park in Africa.He said that one of the aims the government was determined to annex Usangu to Ruaha is to save biodiversity of that area as well as to increase tourism to the region and this can best be accomplished if the areas are administered and marketed by TANAPA as unified product.

According to him, Ruaha is also home to over 450 bird’s species and the Usangu Game Reserve includes the Ihefu wetland, the natural water reservoir for the Great Ruaha River.

He said adding that Tanzania is constantly working on upgrading its game reserve to national park status where there is no consumptive use of resources and this allows for the multiplicity of species, increasing the wildlife in the parks.

Elaborating Ruaha National Park he said that, Ruaha that boasts 10,000 elephants, the largest population of any East African national park, protect a vast tract of the rugged semi-arid bush country that characterizes central Tanzania and its lifeblood is the Great Ruaha River which courses along the Eastern boundary of the park.

Also a fine network of game-viewing roads follows the Great Ruaha and its seasonal tributaries where during the dry season, impala, waterbuck and other antelopes risk their life for a sip of life sustaining water.

Furthermore the risk is considerable with prides of 20 plus lions lording over the Savannah, the cheetahs that stalk the open grassland and the leopards that lurk in tangled riverside thickets.

Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa well-known for wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism with approximately 28 percent of the land protected by the government.

In total, Tanzania boosts of 15 national parks and 33 game reserves and it is the home of the tallest mountain in Africa, the legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the Serengeti.
For this measure, country has greatest percentage of protected land and close to 30 percent of land is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife, flora and fauna.

As part of the Southern Tourism Circuit, the merger is expected would boost the industry which is now the leading foreign exchange earner to Tanzania.

Contact info@onseahouse.com for more information if you like to include the Southern Circuit in your safari to Tanzania.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pages tagged "tanzania" - May 25, 2008

    [...] all bookmarks tagged tanzaniaOwn a WordPress blog? Make monetization easier with the WP Affiliate Pro plugin. Tanzania expecting to boost safari tourism by sett… saved by 5 others     sweetdream5 bookmarked on 05/25/08 | http://www.onseahouse.com     John Legend Puts Zanzibar (Tanzania) on his Goodwi… saved by 4 others     Kikyousinger102 bookmarked on 05/25/08 | blog.jamhuriwear.com     Everyone’s guide to an unforgettable Tanzania sa… saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/25/08 | http://www.journeyetc.com     Arusha, Tanzania – Wednesday May 21 saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/25/08 | http://www.trackingsoftwarecenter.com     ARUSHA, TANZANIA – SATURDAY – ENDING THE CONFERENC… saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/25/08 | http://www.belarustravel.org     Petition heard in high court of Tanzania saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/25/08 | tanzaniasfuture.wordpress.com     Kwaheri Tanzania saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/25/08 | dlsn.wordpress.com     mount kilimanjaro, tanzania, africa saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/25/08 | ecotravelogue.com     Premier League – Chelsea sack Grant saved by 5 others     sweetdream5 bookmarked on 05/25/08 | http://www.tanzaniasports.com     Arusha, Tanzania – Saturday – Ending the Conferenc… saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/25/08 | http://www.agoldpalace.com     Practising Skills for Adult life saved by 1 others     hazelhimself bookmarked on 05/25/08 | naady.com     Grover Cleveland School saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/24/08 | http://www.carinaromano.com     Sparklecast Show #20 saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/24/08 | blog.sparklepod.net     Murnyak Mission News saved by 15 others     KingCloudFreedom bookmarked on 05/24/08 | zionbuffalo.wordpress.com     Database of Happiness saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/08/08 | http://www.squarecirclez.com     Worldwide Stamps Collection by Abdul Mamdani saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/08/08 | ismailimail.wordpress.com     KDN Expands Services Adding Six… saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/08/08 | pdoscarweb.splinder.com     SADC Ministers fly to Zimbabwe for crisis talks saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/08/08 | palapye.wordpress.com     10:19 Pollution in paradise saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 05/08/08 | http://www.newsafrika.com     UNESCO Toolkit on sustainable development saved by 3 others     katzombie bookmarked on 04/02/08 | comstudies.wordpress.com     Anne Kenney Named Cornell University’s Carl A. Kro… saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 04/02/08 | digital-scholarship.org     Anne Kenney Named Cornell University’s Carl A. Kro… saved by 5 others     sweetdream5 bookmarked on 04/02/08 | http://www.escholarlypub.com     Jewelry Television: Tanzanian Relief Program saved by 4 others     SerenityAngel1990 bookmarked on 04/02/08 | feeds.feedburner.com     Mister Chief Visible From Space! [Halo 3] saved by 4 others     SerenityAngel1990 bookmarked on 04/02/08 | feedmoo.com     Community Media: Selected Clippings – 03/31/08 saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 04/02/08 | rghm.wordpress.com     BBC radio 4 Interview on 29th March with Jeff Skol… saved by 3 others     Gorillazfan1230 bookmarked on 04/02/08 | yunusphere.wordpress.com     “KUTOA NI MOYO,SI UTAJIRI”-JOHN MASHAKA saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 04/02/08 | bongocelebrity.com     Restoring Tanzania’s ecosystems saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 04/02/08 | climateofourfuture.org     Visa to Macau saved by 5 others     sweetdream5 bookmarked on 04/02/08 | annatam.com     Some real environmental heroism saved by 8 others     mwesch bookmarked on 04/02/08 | noimpactman.typepad.com     Grueling Videos: Crossing the Finish Line saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 03/07/08 | speedendurance.com     2008 International Women’s Day-Interview with Ge… saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 03/07/08 | http://www.entrepreneurnewsonline.com     Media – Running at the “Speed of the Network” saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 03/07/08 | vergenewmedia.com     Top Business Schools Join Goldman Sachs in “10,0… saved by 4 others     spointz2020 bookmarked on 03/07/08 | blog.clearadmit.com     Komentar di Dicari: BAND/ARTIS/PENYANYI INDIE oleh… saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 02/26/08 | rahard.wordpress.com     Late night saved by 5 others     sweetdream5 bookmarked on 02/26/08 | log.amerikalog.com     Starfish And Vodacom Tanzania Offer Mobile Service… saved by 1 others     MrRedman bookmarked on 02/26/08 | blog.planet-cell-phone.com     a little bit longer… saved by 3 others     Gorillazfan1230 bookmarked on 02/26/08 | jeninzambia.wordpress.com     africa, love, pugs saved by 3 others     Gorillazfan1230 bookmarked on 02/26/08 | eggdance.wordpress.com     Bush’s Legacy in Africa saved by 13 others     Orochibuto bookmarked on 02/26/08 | medializzy.wordpress.com     Update: Lake Natron flamingoes saved by 2 others     pinkbowser bookmarked on 02/03/08 | http://www.treevolution.co.za     The Tanzania sports Government of Zanzibar is set … saved by 3 others     mcmentalninja2 bookmarked on 02/02/08 | linegamedog.whichgenerator.com     A New, Giant, Elephant Shrew From East Africa saved by 3 others     mcmentalninja2 bookmarked on 02/02/08 | blog.jcmnaturalhistory.com     My One Month Tour Of Orphanages In Kenya, Uganda, … saved by 3 others     Pimpinagain bookmarked on 02/02/08 | misseastafrica.co.uk     Vacation to Tanzania saved by 2 others     ToxicDetour bookmarked on 02/02/08 | http://www.bearaway.org     Daily Manna from the ‘Net for Saturday, February 2… saved by 7 others     pukite bookmarked on 02/02/08 | http://www.swahili.public-blogs.net     Internet saved by 1 others     hentaisexfreak4life bookmarked on 01/16/08 | districtofflorida.wordpress.com     KENYA: Obama’s Deepening Islami
    st Ties saved by 1 others     Saltcreekchic bookmarked on 01/16/08 | feeds.feedburner.com     Marchesa for Glamour Limited Edition Tee saved by 1 others     hentaisexfreak4life bookmarked on 01/16/08 | http://www.thisnext.com     Erin Fetherston for Glamour Limited Edition Tee saved by 1 others     hentaisexfreak4life bookmarked on 01/16/08 | http://www.thisnext.com     [...]