Making up a rise from the earlier year of almost 12.3 %, the Tanzania tourism sector has turned out to be the leading foreign exchange earner right after the gold revenue greatly dropped due to lower international prices for this commodity.
Information merging from Bank of Tanzania verifies that this country attained almost US$2billion from its tourism receipts in the year financial between July 2013 plus June 2014. This figure of 1.973 billion is included in the month-to-month BoT publication “Monthly Tanzania as well as related information.
The facts were unveiled as the tourism industry of Tanzania gets ready for the first ever Swahili Tourism Trade Fair to be held in Dar es Salaam, that is scheduled to take place starting 1st to 4th October at the Mlimani City Conference Centre. The governing Tanzania Tourist Board together with the private sector will display at this trade fair the wide array of tourism attractions in the country, ranging from the Mafia islands over Unguja plus Pemba to the stunning national parks as well as game reserves on the Tanzania mainland.
Tanzania is a nation with several tourist attractions. Over 44% of the land area of Tanzania is covered with wildlife reserves plus national parks. The country has sixteen national parks, Twenty nine game reserves, forty controlled conservation areas as well as marine parks. the country is likewise home to the well-known Roof of Africa, Mountain Kilimanjaro. The New York Times awarded this country the Seventh position among Forty five leading destinations to go to in this year. The tourist sector at the moment sustains 27,000 jobs and also generates Twenty five Percent of the foreign exchange of the Tanzania. Tanzania is expected to obtain a million tourists by the close of 2011 and it generate around US$1.7 billion (approximately Sh2.7 trillion) in income.
Tanzania’s renowned tourist attractions are situated in Northern part of the Country and these include Mountain Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain on the African continent. Serengeti National Park is the world renowned destination and has magnificent seasonal migrations of wild animals. The Ngorongoro Reserve is an ancient extinct volcanic caldera having exceptional game viewing from the edge of the crater. The reserve has huge herds of wildebeests plus zebras, as well as lions in addition to the endangered black rhinos. There are Three major safari circuits, and the Northern is the most widely used and best suited to first-time visitors, then Western (Mahale Mountains National Park as well as Gombe Stream National Park) plus the Southern (Udzungwa, Ruaha as well as Mikumi Mountains National Parks along with the Selous Game Reserve). in addition, Tourism is centered on the coast, particularly the islands of Mafia, Zanzibar plus Pemba. Game fishing as well as diving are the leading attractions within these islands. Additionally there is a huge selection of destinations for the amazing cultural tourism like the Maasai boma as well as Bushmen settlements.