Category: United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania installs internet on Mount Kilimanjaro for Insta-ascents; AFP

Photo: Tanya Willmer

Tanzania has installed high-speed internet services on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, allowing anyone with a smartphone to tweet, Instagram or WhatsApp their ascent up Africa’s highest mountain. Mount Kilimanjaro is an important source of tourism revenue in Tanzania and neighbouring Kenya, with around 35,000 people attempting to summit it each year.

Source: Tanzania installs internet on Mount Kilimanjaro for Insta-ascents

Tanzania starts moving Maasai out of Ngorongoro reserve; AFP

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Tanzania on Thursday began relocating Maasai pastoralists from the famed Ngorongoro conservation area in a move that rights campaigners described as unlawful evictions.

Source: Tanzania starts moving Maasai out of Ngorongoro reserve

New country souvenir, Tanzania, with Geocache of the Week: Uhuru Peak; Adam Brown; Geocaching

Photo: Bernhard Gruber

Today, Adam brown released a new country/regional souvenir for Tanzania. If you have found a geocache in Tanzania, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Karibu Tanzania! Nestled within the African Great Lakes region, Tanzania is a vast East African country known for its sprawling wilderness and opportunities to see the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants, and African buffalos) on safari.

Source: New country souvenir, Tanzania, with Geocache of the Week: Uhuru Peak

Oldest hominins of Olduvai Gorge persisted across changing environments; EurekAlert

Olduvai (now Oldupai) Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humankind, is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Tanzania, made famous by Louis and Mary Leakey. New interdisciplinary field work has led to the discovery of the oldest archaeological site in Oldupai Gorge as reported in Nature Communications, which shows that early human used a wide diversity of habitats amidst environmental changes across a 200,000 year-long period.

Source: Oldest hominins of Olduvai Gorge persisted across changing environments

Did You Know? Kilwa Kisiwani an East African Trading Port on the Maritime Silk Roads; Unesco

The maritime routes of the Silk Roads can be traced back thousands of years, to links between the Arabian Peninsula, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley Civilization. During the early Middle Ages this network expanded as sailors and merchants from the Arabian Peninsula established trading routes across the Arabian Sea and into the Indian Ocean with linking parts of the Arabian Peninsula to China as early as the 8th century CE.

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Tanzania: Fires Shaped Mount Kilimanjaro’s Unique Environment. Now They Threaten It; Andreas Hemp; The Conversation

In October, firefighters in Tanzania had to tackle a number of fires on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The mountain and surrounding forests fall into Kilimanjaro National Park, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Andreas Hemp provides a glimpse into the mountain’s natural environment and the challenges it faces.

Source: Tanzania: Fires Shaped Mount Kilimanjaro’s Unique Environment. Now They Threaten It