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Tanzania Archaeology

Olduvai Gorge Olduvai Gorge is very famous for the remains of the earliest humans to exist. Over 400 fragments of the skull Australopithecus- Zinjanthropus Boisei were found by a German professor Katurinkle, an entomologist who stumbled across it in 1911, but it was only in 1959 when Mary Leakey uncovered a 1.75 million year old australopithecus...

Art in Tanzania 2000

Art is absurd - Art is apostasy - Art is heresy - Art is sedition: the razor s edge: the cutting apart of truth from illusion, of justice from hypocrisy, of courage from servitude. We are now living in the post-colonial, post-modernist era of the new millennium. The era of reality of the “Son of man” so to speak and the tragedy of the past...

Tanzania Debt Buy Back operation

This is to remind the General Public and International Community at large that the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania launched the external commercial debt reduction operation of the United Republic of Tanzania, also called the Debt Buy Bank operation, on October 25th 1999. The launching of this operation was made possible following the...

Art and Artists in Tanzania

Tanzania is known world-wide for unique arts especially the Tingatinga paintings and Makonde wood carvings. Art works define social relations between people and are used for various cultural activities. Masks for example are used during initiation ceremonies for youth in some ethnic groups in Tanzania. They are also used as visual teaching aids to...

Tanzania Art 2000 - Forword

At the present time, the art in Tanzania is like the blood in your body, you do not see it and pay no attention to it, but it makes you alive and bursts in your veins whenever you become emotional. Actually, and to your own dismay, you only notice it when you happen to bleed, ¦that is, when another artist dies. Societies willingly modern tend to...

Tanzania - Tingatinga Arts Achievement

Acknowledgement Our special thanks goes to the Tanzania-Swiss Trust Fund, the Swiss Foundation for Culture PRO HELVETIA and SWISSAIR for their funding. Many more institutions and people have contributed to the promotion of Tingatinga Art leading to the publication of the book titled “Tingatinga Cooperative Society”. We wish to pay a special...

Tanzania - Tingatinga Arts Exhibitions

Tingatinga arts have participated in many exhibitions and festivals in the country like those organized by The village Museum, National Museum of Tanzania, Mwalimu Nyerere arts and Crafts Centre, Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair and Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre in Arusha. This was before and after being recognized in 1971 by The National...

Arusha National Park

Image - Arusha National Park Arusha National Park was described by Sir Julian Huxley as a gem amongst parks. Established in 1960 the Park contained the Ngurdoto Crater and Momella lakes, but in 1967 Mount Meru was made part of the Park. Covering 137 km sq the Park lies between the peaks of Mountain Kilimanjaro and Meru and ascends from 1500m at Momella to 4566m at the summit...

Tanzania Ecotourism

Image - Tanzania Ecotourism Sand Rivers Selous Rhino Project The Sand Rivers Rhino Trust is concerned with the game conservation and protection of the Selous eco-system with the objective of providing security surveillance of the area and to monitor, establish and assess the status of the black rhino. The black rhino population in the Selous declined from more than 2,000...

Tanzania Ecotourism - Chumbe Island Coral Park

Chumbe Island Coral Park Chumbe Island, located 10 km south west of Stone Town, is a pristine coral island eco-system which includes a reef sanctuary and protected forest. As the only private marine park in the world Chumbe has an important role in the International Conservation community as environmental agencies wait to see whether a private...

Tanzania Ornithology

Image - Tanzania Ornithology Bird Watching in Tanzania Over 300 species of birds have been recorded in the Park, some of which are Eurasian migrants that are present from October to April. Mkata Flood Plain Ground Hornbills are often seen in small parties crossing the plain, feeding on insects and reptiles. Although these large black turkey-sized birds spend much of their...

Tanzania Trekking - The Uluguru Mountains

The Uluguru Mountains Reaching to almost 3000m, these ancient hills form part of the eastern Arc Mountains, which include the Pare Mountains in Northeast and the Usambara in the East. Apart from forming a spectacular backdrop to Morogoro town itself, the Uluguru Mountains are the gateway to southern Tanzania and the southern safari circuit....

Tanzania Trekking - Ngorongoro to Lengai Trek

Ngorongoro to Lengai Trek Constitutes in walking through the forest from the northern side of the crater to reach the ranger post near the village of Nainokanoka, the first night's camp. Trekking in the Crater Highlands can be extended for several more days. Some other mountains and areas, which could be added to the previous trek, include,...

Tanzania Trekking - Crater Highlands

Crater Highlands The highlands rise steeply from the side of the Great Rift Valley in northern Tanzania and offer rewarding days of game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater - one of the best-known wildlife reserves in Africa. West of the Crater Highlands are the great savanna plains of the Serengeti, while to the south and east the land drops to the...

Tanzania Trekking - Pare Mountains

Pare Mountains The Pare Mountains, northwest of the Usambaras, are also part of the Eastern Arc chain, and like the Usambaras they are divided into two ranges north and south. The main ethnic group in the area are the Pare, also called the Asu. The Pare mountains are not as developed for tourism as the Usambaras. Due to their relative...