Zanzibar — the clashes of heritage, sustainability and survival…
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.
UNESCO protects heritage of outstanding value to humanity. Africa is home to 98 World Heritage Sites, but several are listed as ‘In Danger’.
Global warming is transforming the world as we know it.
Tanzania accused IUCN and World Heritage Committe of reopening issues that had already been “positively” concluded through dialogue since 2017.
Africa has an array of spectacular destinations, each bursting with color, charm, and culture. Here are the top destinations in Africa for first-time visitors.
How to Enjoy the Charms of Zanzibar, According to a Travel + Leisure A-List Advisor; Darren Humphreys; Travel + Leisure
With delicious food markets, stunning beaches, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Zanzibar is an island destination with universal appeal.
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.
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!
STEVE McKENNA is immersed in the exotic delights of Zanzibar…
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.