Ecotourism' (also known as ecological tourism) is responsible travel to fragile, pristine, and usually protected areas that strives to be low impact and (often) small scale. It purports to educate the traveler; provide funds for conservation; directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities; and foster respect for different cultures and for human rights.
Ecotourism generates funds for conservation, reduces threats to wildlife, and benefits communities.
Eco-Tourism in Tanzania
The Amani Nature Reserve Includes also one of the largest Botanical
Gardens in Africa. This garden was started by the Germans in 1902 including
the first tree nursery in Tanganyika. The Amani Botanical Gardens (ABG)
occupies an area of 350 hectares, The German planted about 900 different
tree species both indigenous and exotics from different parts of the
World. Thus ANR is centre for biological diversity. The floristic composition
is very diverse and there are 2012 vascular plants species per Ha. Thus
a large proposition of the endemic species are found within ANR.
Those are ideal places for walking safaris,nature trekking, bird watching and natural waterfalls swimming.
Enriching your travel experience; Contributing to poverty alleviation.
It is a rewarding experience to leave the safari vehicle behind and walk through the lush tropical slopes of Mt Meru or Mt Kilimanjaro while Waarusha, Wameru or Wachagga guides proudly describe their carefully cultivated shambas with coffee, bananas, fruits, vegetables and dairy cow farming.
Discover how many steps it takes to grow, pick, dry, roast, pound and brew fresh aromatic coffee. Participate in the process yourself before enjoying the taste and taking home your very personal packet of Tanzanian coffee! In the pastoral areas of the north you can follow the Iraqw, Barbaiq, and Maasai tracks to explore almost forgotten traditions and a way of life that is closely linked to nature and wildlife. In southern Tanzania follow the famous drumbeats and let the Ndali dancers interpret the music and performances they inherited from their ancestors. Taste the local cuisine, with all the culinary variations of Ugali, Makande, Machalari, Pilau, Chapati, Nyama choma, and sample the local brew.
Sense the culture and history of the Swahili people of coastal Tanzania. Explore the savannahs on a camel’s back. Boat down a river or row in one of the many lakes while listening to hair-raising legendary tales! Paddle between mangroves and sail with the fishermen to pristine sandy islands. Climb a holy mountain and rest in the shade of a giant baobab tree in the Rift Valley. Meet the friendly inhabitants of Tanzania’s “Switzerland” while hiking through the Usambara Mountains. Admire ancient irrigation systems or today’s local craftsmanship. Listen to a traditional healer’s diagnostic methods and obtain the correct remedial prescriptions.
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