Category Archives: United Republic of Tanzania

UNESCO and Zanzibar review response measures after collapse of Beit-al-Ajaib; Dave Discourse

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.

Source: UNESCO and Zanzibar review response measures after collapse of Beit-al-Ajaib | Headlines

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

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.

Source: Iconic House of Wonders collapse leaves Zanzibaris wondering about fate of cultural heritage · Global Voices

A team to probe House of Wonders incident: Oman; Vinod Nair; Oman Observer

A section of the House of Wonders or Beit-al-Ajaib, a landmark building in Stone Town, Zanzibar which was undergoing renovations has collapsed.

Source: A team to probe House of Wonders incident: Oman

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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Legacy of Iranians in Africa on the verge of destruction; Tehran Times

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

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

Tanzania says Kilimanjaro blaze contained; AFP

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

Documenting and preserving African heritage sites; Anna Kent & Heinz Ruther; UCT News

Through its repository of spatial data of African cultural heritage sites, the Zamani Project is contributing to UCT’s roots as an African university.

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10 Popular Tourist Attractions That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime; Meghan Jones; Reader’s Digest

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

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).

Source: Monitoring and reporting framework to protect World Heritage Sites from invasive species

Join Me On A Tour Of Tanzania; Africa.com

Source: Join Me On A Tour Of Tanzania – Africa.com

Stone Town aka Freddie Mercury’s home town; Steve McKenna; West Australian

STEVE McKENNA is immersed in the exotic delights of Zanzibar…

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Norway bank divests from firm helping to build a destructive dam in World Heritage Site; EIA

Norges Bank has withdrawn investment in an electrical company helping to build a massive Tanzanian hydropower project citing ‘serious environmental damage’.

Source: Norway bank divests from firm helping to build a destructive dam in World Heritage Site – EIA

May 5th is African World Heritage Day; Unesco

Source: May 5th is African World Heritage Day

Tanzania Is Beautiful: Here’s A List Of Things To Do In “The Soul Of Africa”!; Therese Sta Maria; TripZilla


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”!

Add These Top 7 Under-The-Radar African Safaris To Your Bucket List; Sandra MacGregor; Forbes

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

10 National Parks in Africa for Your Travel Bucket List; Alyssa Ochs; Trips To Discover

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

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.

Source: They say that some things need to be seen to be believed, and the Serengeti is one of them – The Boston Globe

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.

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