The House of Wonders is an emblematic edifice of the Stone Town of Zanzibar, and a central component of the World Heritage site, which was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2000.
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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.
Iconic House of Wonders collapse leaves Zanzibaris wondering about fate of cultural heritage; Amanda Lichtenstein; Global Voices
The House of Wonders collapse left many wondering about the fate of Zanzibar’s cultural heritage.
A section of the House of Wonders or Beit-al-Ajaib, a landmark building in Stone Town, Zanzibar which was undergoing renovations has collapsed.
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.
Kilwa Kisiwani, a historical island in Tanzania, which was ruled by Iranians in the 11th century, is on the verge of destruction.
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.
An inferno on the slopes of Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro was almost under control Saturday, six days after it broke out, authorities said.
Through its repository of spatial data of African cultural heritage sites, the Zamani Project is contributing to UCT’s roots as an African university.
Just because these are remnants of the past doesn’t mean they should become a thing of the past!
Monitoring and reporting framework to protect World Heritage Sites from invasive species; EurekAlert
A team of international scientists have devised a new monitoring and reporting framework to help protect World Heritage Sites from almost 300 different invasive alien species globally including, rats (Rattus spp.), cats (Felis catus), lantana (Lantana camara) and Argentine ants (Linepithema humile).
STEVE McKENNA is immersed in the exotic delights of Zanzibar…
Norges Bank has withdrawn investment in an electrical company helping to build a massive Tanzanian hydropower project citing ‘serious environmental damage’.
Tanzania Is Beautiful: Here’s A List Of Things To Do In “The Soul Of Africa”!; Therese Sta Maria; TripZilla
Read on to discover why these seven places are the world’s best under-the-radar African safari destinations.
To see wild animals in their natural habitats, it doesn’t get much more exciting than the national parks of Africa. Many travelers dream of a wildlife watching experience in Africa to see the endangered species and fascinating habits and migration patterns of elephants, giraffes, apes, rhinoceros, and much more. In fact, now is a great…
They say that some things need to be seen to be believed, and the Serengeti is one of them; Bella English; The Boston Globe
The most famous game reserve in the world, Serengeti National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to 3 million animals, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelope, warthogs, serval cats, hyenas, buffalo, hippos, monkeys, guinea fowl, mongoose, impalas, baboons, and too many unusual birds to name.
They say that some things need to be seen to be believed, and the Serengeti is one of them; Bella English
The most famous game reserve in the world, Serengeti National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to 3 million animals, including 3,000 lions. It is called one of the 10 natural travel wonders of the world, where the animals roam freely.