Tanzania’s Magufuli dismisses concerns over dam in nature park; AFP

Tanzanian President John Magufuli downplayed fears Tuesday that a hydro-electric dam planned for a fabled nature reserve would affect the environment, despite UNESCO expressing “grave concern” over the scheme. The 2,100-megawatt scheme will straddle the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve…

Source: Tanzania’s Magufuli dismisses concerns over dam in nature park

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WWF statement on UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision on Selous Game Reserve; WWF

Commenting on the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s decision on Selous Game Reserve, Aslihan Tumer, Head of Campaigns at WWF-International, said:…

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Rivers are the world’s heritage. Time to treat them as such; Josh Klemm; Mongabay

Environmental science and conservation news…

Source: Rivers are the world’s heritage. Time to treat them as such (commentary)

UNESCO must stop ‘vanity’ hydropower dam set to destroy Africa’s largest protected wildlife area; Environmental Investigation Agency

The Tanzanian Government is teetering on the edge of committing irreversible environmental damage with aggressive plans for a dam in one of the world’s most famous wildlife reserves – a UNESCO World Heritage site…

Source: UNESCO must stop ‘vanity’ hydropower dam set to destroy Africa’s largest protected wildlife area – Environmental Investigation Agency

5 of the most tagged safari destinations in Africa that Instagrammers will love; Minki Jang; SCMP

Why has Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park, home to the world’s largest waterfall, gained 215,513 geotags – more than any other wildlife attraction on the continent?

Source: 5 of the most tagged safari destinations in Africa that Instagrammers will love

Tanzania chooses energy over the environment; Martina Schwikowski; Deutsche Welle

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I visited the 3,200-mile volcanic crater considered Africa’s ‘eighth wonder of the world’ to see if it actually lives up to the hype; Harrison Jacobs; Business Insider

On a recent safari in Tanzania, I visited the volcanic crater of Ngorongoro, a basin called the “Eden of Africa.” Here’s what it was like.

Source: I visited the 3,200-mile volcanic crater considered Africa’s ‘eighth wonder of the world’ to see if it actually lives up to the hype

The Design Lover’s Guide to Zanzibar; Isis Briones; Architectural Digest

Whether you’re visiting for the beautiful architecture or natural scenery, you’ll find plenty of excellent places to stay, eat, drink, sightsee, and shop…

Source: The Design Lover’s Guide to Zanzibar

‘Lord of the Ring’ Settlements May Descend Into Ngorongoro; IPP Media

FANTASY inspired, middle-earth style of settlements, as featured in ‘Lord of the Ring’ trilogy films, may soon take shape in Tanzania’s one and only conservation area, should the newly proposed plans by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, take effect.

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Beyond Jane Goodall’s Tanzania To A Lesser Known UNESCO World Heritage Site; Grace Banks; Forbes

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It’s rare to get a solitary safari experience nowadays. Those who love the bumpy but dreamy 5am safari game drive through the desert.

Source: Beyond Jane Goodall’s Tanzania To A Lesser Known UNESCO World Heritage Site