The Tanzanian Government, after pushing to inscribe the Selous on the World Heritage List in recognition of its outstanding universal value, singlehandedly decided to greenlight a massive hydropower dam in the middle of the reserve, a decision which experts agree is pushing the area irreversibly close to an environmental catastrophe.
Source: World heritage be dammed: as reckless dam nears completion, Tanzania must not be let off the hook – EIA
With delicious food markets, stunning beaches, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Zanzibar is an island destination with universal appeal.
Source: How to Enjoy the Charms of Zanzibar, According to a Travel + Leisure A-List Advisor
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
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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Kilwa Kisiwani, a historical island in Tanzania, which was ruled by Iranians in the 11th century, is on the verge of destruction.
Source: Legacy of Iranians in Africa on the verge of destruction
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
An inferno on the slopes of Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro was almost under control Saturday, six days after it broke out, authorities said.
Source: Tanzania says Kilimanjaro blaze contained
Through its repository of spatial data of African cultural heritage sites, the Zamani Project is contributing to UCT’s roots as an African university.
Source: Documenting and preserving African heritage sites
Just because these are remnants of the past doesn’t mean they should become a thing of the past!
Source: 10 Popular Tourist Attractions That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime
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).
Source: Monitoring and reporting framework to protect World Heritage Sites from invasive species
STEVE McKENNA is immersed in the exotic delights of Zanzibar…
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Witness the great wildebeest migration and camp out under the stars.
Source: Tanzania Is Beautiful: Here’s A List Of Things To Do In “The Soul Of Africa”!
Read on to discover why these seven places are the world’s best under-the-radar African safari destinations.
Source: Add These Top 7 Under-The-Radar African Safaris To Your Bucket List
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…
Source: 10 National Parks in Africa for Your Travel Bucket List
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.
Source: They say that some things need to be seen to be believed, and the Serengeti is one of them – 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 3,000 lions. It is called one of the 10 natural travel wonders of the world, where the animals roam freely.
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Two Sri Lankans, Ranga Madupathma and Sudam Gamage, who climbed the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, returned…
Source: Two Sri Lankans conquer Mt.Kilimanjaro – Sri Lanka Latest News