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Tourists arrive in Tanzania by train

On Saturday 9th, 69 tourists arrived in Dar es Salaam aboard South Africa`s Rovos train, which happens to be the second most luxurious train in the world.

The train stationed at Dar es Salaam`s Tanzania Zambia Railways (TAZARA) at 10:00 hours with the tourists originating from Sweden, Norway and Denmark. According to the Senior Public Information Officer for the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), Mr. Geoffrey Tengeneza, the arrival of the train is another milestone and efforts geared at promoting tourist attractions in the country and boost the country’s economic development through tourism industry.

Before they arrived at the station, the tourists were able to visit Selous Game Reserve and from here they will visit various tourist attraction centers in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar,” he said.

He added, this is an opportunity not only to TAZARA as in every one kilometer that the train moves along the railway line is paid, but rather Tanzania as a whole to benefit through various ways including hotels, tourist sites, game reserves and various transportation services.

The train comes to Tanzania five times a year and one needs to do its booking three months before travelling. The train that arrived on Saturday has two locomotives and 16 carriages. The carriages are divided into three classes Royal suites, Deluxe suites and Pullman suites. The train has been operating for 30 years now from 1989 where the company established and has been operating the route from Cape Town South Africa to Dar es Salaam’s TAZARA station for 26 years now, since 1993.

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Tanzania: More Tourists Expected As Promotion Drive Pays Off

TANZANIA is set to see yet more huge incoming tourist convoys as the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) presses necessary buttons for the achievement.

TANAPA Marketing Manager, Mr Victor Ketansi said here that in five-year term they are introducing new tourism investments that will attract more tourists by promoting the less visited national parks, especially those in the southern part of the country.

He said they look ahead to have more than 756,000 international tourists, up from about 390,000 and add up to more than 700,000 local tourists from the current 386,000.

He said that TANAPA will be improving infrastructure in its 16 national parks and the newly promoted ones.

Mr Ketansi said that TANAPA expects an increase in revenue by 30 per cent, add up bed capacity from 2,400 to 5,630 for international tourists while for the local ones they are heading to have more than 2,500 bed capacity up from about 1,200.

In terms of infrastructure, TANAPA is set to construct new 489 kilometre road network with new three aerodromes in the southern national parks with 24 new trails. He said that they will be improving the existing 24 aerodromes in 10 national parks.

TANAPA, he said, is establishing exhibitions and trade shows to lure more tourists and put more efforts in promoting the new tourism brand in Tanzania 'Unforgettable'.

It is also expecting that by the end of this year it will acquire ISO certification that will be used as a marketing tool.

The Tanganyika National Parks Ordinance CAP [412] of 19 59 established the organisation now known as TANAPA, and Serengeti became the first national park.

Conservation in Tanzania is governed by the Wildlife Conservation Act of 1974 that allows the Government to establish protected areas and outlines how they are to be organised and managed.



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Tanzania plans cable car for Mount Kilimanjaro

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania wants to boost tourist numbers by putting a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, and is in talks about the project with a Chinese and a Western company.

Around 50,000 tourists climb Kilimanjaro annually. A cable car could increase tourist numbers by 50 percent by providing access to the mountain for those unable to climb it, Constantine Kanyasu, the deputy minister for tourism, said.

The country is conducting feasibility studies on possible routes at the moment, Kanyasu told Reuters.

We are still doing a feasibility study to see if this project works,” he said. “There are two companies one from China and another from a Western country that have shown interest.

This won’t be the first time in the world, cable cars are there in Sweden, Italy, the Himalayas,” he said.

Kanyasu said the government was looking at business plans, potential investors and profits.

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