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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Saadani National Park



Introduction
Located in the centre of the historic triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangani and Zanzibar, Saadani National Park covers 1100km square. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea. The climate is coastal, hot and humid. It offers a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna in a culturally fascinating setting. About 30 species of larger mammals are present as well as numerous reptiles and birds. Besides many species of fish (over40), green turtle, Humpback whale and dolphins also occur in the ocean nearby.

Gazetted in 2005, it encompasses a preserved ecosystem including the former Saadani game reserve, the former Mkwaja ranch area, the Wami River as well as the Zaraninge Forest. Many villages exist around the boundaries of the park. Before being included in the national park, the zaraninge forest was managed by the World Wide Fund for nature (WWF) whose goal was to preserve the extremely high botanical diversity of one of the last coastal rain forests remaining in Tanzania.

History and Culture
Saadani village once was an important harbour-town and slave trading center in east Africa. Now it is a small Swahili fishing village with about 800 inhabitants whose livelihood is mostly fishing. Other villages adjacent to the park make their living through farming especially coconut growing.

After periods of Portuguese and Arab domination, the region gained importance in 18th and 19th century following a rising international demand for ivory and slaves. The actual Saadani village emerged with towns like Bagamoyo and Pangani as new trading centers connecting Zanzibar with long-distance trade routes from Tabora. At the end of the 19th century, Bwana Heri bin Juma was ruling Saadani. In oral tradition he is the mythological founder- hero of the village as he resisted all Zanzibari attempts to occupy the town and defeated the sultan`s troops in 1882. In 1886 the German protectorate`s borders were established. Two years later, the coastal people organized resistance against the Germans under the joint leadership of Abushiri bin Salim al Harth and Bwana Heri. On 6th June 1889 Saadani was bombarded and taken by Germans. Bwana Heri being considered by the Germans as an honorable enemy, he was told to rebuild Saadani.

Saadani`s and Bagamoyo`s caravan trade declined at the end of 19th century while Dar es salaam rose to be the most important trading centre of the coastal region. Commercial production along the coast, such as rice, sugar and copra, which were exported to Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean, disappeared after the German invasion. These were replaced by cash crops such as coffee, cotton and sisal for the European market. Following the transfer of the protectorate to the British after the First World War sisal, kapok, cashew estate and cattle ranches were established in the Saadani area. Ruins of stone houses still bear testimony to the former flourishing condition.

An old Germany boma (Government house) and several graves can still be found in Saadani.

Savannah
The humid savannah of Saadani National Park can be divided into three easily distinguishable types; tall grass savanna with herbaceous cover growing up to 2m and scattered palms; short grass grazing land mostly situated on former sisal plantation and black cotton plains where the clay soil creates particular harsh conditions.

Moreover different degrees of tree covers can be distinguished: typical for Saadani is Acacia Zanzibarica with its long spines, which cover large areas of the park.

Inhabitants of the tall grass savannas are the buffalo which weight up to 850kg, several herds of hartebeests can be observed grazing in Saadan National Park.

he common waterbucks occur all over the park area. Weighting up to 270kg these grazers can be easily recognized by the white ring around their tails. The density of reedbucks is especially high in Saadani National Park, although this medium-sized antelope (45kg) might be difficult to spot in tall grasses where they lie down for shelter. Warthogs are also omnipresent and even come into Saadani village. As most of the villagers are Muslims, warthogs have learned that they will not be harmed.

The tallest animals in the world and the National symbol of Tanzania: giraffes are numerous in Saadani National Park .Their tongues have special callus plates which make them particularly well adapted to browse on spiny acacia trees

Large herds of white-bearded wildebeests also graze in the short grass savannas. They were released in the area in the 1970’s. Other introduced species are plains zebra and Eland.

The lion which is the largest of the Africa carnivores is also found in Saadan, although it is rarely seen. At night you may also hear the hyenas and encounter genets, porcupines and civets. Other species which can be observed within the perimeter of the park are bushbucks, bush pigs yellow baboons or velvet monkeys.



River and Ocean
From East to West, the open ocean with coral reefs changes to brackish water ecosystem characterized by mangrove forest, salt pans and bare saline areas. Further inland, the Wami River is the most important fresh water source beside numerous temporary rivers and dams.

At low tide the sea retreats up to 100meters and form a convenient passage for local people and wild animals. These beaches are the only places North of Dar-es-salaam where sea turtles still come to lay their eggs. The most common species is the Green Turtle, the largest of the hard-shelled sea turtles. Beside nest thieves on the beach, turtles are particularly threatened by commercial fisheries and water pollution. The marine extension of the park includes the Mafui sandbanks, whose colorful coral reefs are important breeding site for many fish species.

Evergreen mangrove trees grow in the transactional zone, just above the mean sea water level. These salt tolerant tidal forests provide a resting and feeding place for many birds’ species, bats, monkeys, hippos and reptiles. Numerous species of fish such as prawns also lay their eggs in these protected habitats.

The high demand for the resistance mangrove wood leads to over exploitation, making the protection of these forests even more important. In Saadani National Park, large mangrove forest grows along the Wami River. This is also the place where large group of hippos can be observed. Nile crocodile also live here. The Wami River is also a very good place for watching birds such as kingfishers, fish eagles and many species of wading birds

Forest and Shrubs
The less known coastal forest is characterized by a high biodiversity with many plants occur only this area (endemics). Forest plays an important role in protecting the soil against erosion and thus regulates the water cycle. Besides the two large forest of Zaraninge and Kwamsisi, many of the smaller patches of forest and shrubs represent an important habitat for animals. These forests and shrubs are vulnerable to illegal logging, charcoal production and farming expansion.

In Saadani, elephants are relatively shy and usually hide during the day in woody parts of the park. Leopards are also found in dense bushes and trees (thickets). Seldom seen these animals are mainly nocturnal and can live in close proximity to humans. Other showy animals living mostly in woody areas are Greater Kudu and smaller antelopes such as Suni and Duiker. The crown of trees are inhabited by colubus monkeys which is almost like other monkeys, subsist mainly on leaves, strictly nocturnal bush babies as well as many fruits eating birds species, insect and butterflies.

Travel Information

By road


Saadani National Park is located roughly 45km North of Bagamoyo. The park will be easily accessible through Wami River from Dar es Salaam via Bagamoyo when the bridge that is under construction is complete. However, currently in order to reach the park from Dar es Salaam one has to drive a 200km via Chalinze-Msata road.

From the north, one can reach the park from Tanga city by crossing Pangani River with a ferry (75km /3hours drive). Zanzibar Island is about 40km away from the park.

There is a daily bus connection between Dar-es-salaam and Saadani village as well as Tanga and Mkwaja village.

By air

Transfer by air can be arranged to Mkwaja or Saadani airstrip.

NOTE; In rainy season (March-April), the muddy roads can make travelling in the southern parts of the park very difficult. It is advisable to inquire about the condition of the road before traveling.

Accommodation
TANAPA rest houses and bandas are available near Saadani village and at the park HQ at Mkwaja. There are several camping sites in the park such as along the nWami River (kinyonga), Tengwe and beach campsites.
There are other privately owned accommodation facilities inside and outside the park such as Saadani Safari Lodge, KISAMPA and a tent with the view.

Park Rules and Regulations

Because of the situation on the coastal part of Tanzania and many conflicting interests in the development of this region. Saadani National Park faces many threats to its survival. The most serious are poaching and ever increasing demand for land to feed a large and growing human population that border the park. Your behavior can be damaging as that of a poacher’s snare.

Driving off road where it is not allowed damages the fragile soils and plants of these sensitive ecosystems and can disturb species during critical breeding periods. You can help preserve Saadani National Park and its unique character by respecting our general rules and regulations hereunder:

Keep to the 50kph speed limit. This is for your safety and the safety of the wildlife

Driving at night is not allowed (7pm to 6am)

Stay on the designated roads/tracks.

Do not harass, feed or interfere with wildlife.

Do not get out of/ stand on/ hang out of the vehicle near any animal

Green Turtles are endangered and their breeding sites are limited. Do not disturb the adult, hatchlings or nests on the beach.

Coral reefs are sensitive habitats for marine life. Do not break off or walk on the fragile corals.

Leave all plants, animals, skulls, bones, rocks, or any object in the park where they belong.

Do not bring any animal, plant and /or any object into the park

Picnic at authorized places.

Do not leave any trash behind: take it with you or dispose it properly.

Extinguish cigarettes in your vehicle’s ashtray to avoid bush fire

Do not start fire unless at authorized camps

Remember that the park gates open at 6am and close at 6pm.

You enter the park at your own risk

The Management and Staff of Saadani National Park welcome and wish you a comfortable stay.

Links
www.saadanipark.org
www.tanzaniaparks.co

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To work as a national youth platform in advocacy and mobilization of tourism industry in Tanzania. 

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To network, foster and raise young people awareness on tourism industry and to facilitate young people participation on promoting and advertising tourism industry.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

World Tourism Day 2013 - Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future

World Tourism Day is celebrated annually on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address the global challenges outlined in the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and highlight the tourism sector´s contribution in reaching these goals.
In support of United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation, World Tourism Day (WTD) 2013 is being held under the theme Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future.
This year’s theme highlights tourism’s role in water access and shines a spotlight on the actions currently being taken by the sector in order to contribute to a more sustainable water future, as well as the challenges ahead.
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Thursday, 4 July 2013

TANZANIA RECEIVE THREE BLACK RHINOS FROM UK

Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Ambassador Khamis Kagasheki (fourth left front row) shake hands with UK's High Commissioner Dianne Corner soon after the later handed over three rhinos from UK to Mkomazi National Park
Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Ambassador Khamis Kagasheki (fourth left front row) shake hands with UK's High Commissioner Dianne Corner soon after the later handed over three rhinos from UK to Mkomazi National Park (Picture by Pascal Shelutete)

Waziri wa Malisili na Utalii Balozi Khamis Kagasheki akipeana mkono na Balozi wa Uingereza nchini. Bi. Dianne Corner mara baada ya balozi kukabidhi faru watatu walioletwa nchini kutoka Uingereza kwa ajili ya Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Mkomazi. (Picha na Pascal Shelutete)
Tanzania National Parks has received three black rhinos from Britain. The rhino were handed over to the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Honorable Ambassador Khamis Kagasheki by the UK’s Hugh Commissioner Ms. Diane Corner at Mkomazi National Park over the weekend.
During the handing over ceremony, Ms. Diane Corner said that her country and Tanzania share very common aims in protecting the remaining rhinoceros population.
The rhinos were translocated from the United Kingdom by the donors – Damian Aspinall and Amos George of the Aspinall Foundation and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and ferried to Tanzania aboard a huge DHL 757 aircraft last Saturday and touched down at Kilimanjaro Airport at around 7:20 am last Sunday.
The rhino’s motorcade, which was under tight security, arrived at Mkomazi National Park at 2:30 pm where Ms. Corner handed over the wild animals to Ambassador Kagasheki before they were taken to their cage at Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary.
In her handing-over remarks, Ambassador Corner lauded Mr. Tony Fitzjohn of the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust as well as his talented and dedicated Tanzanian team for building, stocking and managing the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary to a highly professional level where they were able to accept the donation of the rhinos, protect them, breed them up and perpetuate the very precious species.
Ambassador Kagasheki told the envoy that the history of black rhino population in Tanzania and Africa in general has been one of a disappointment, saying during the 1960’s, it was estimated that there were about 70,000 black rhinos in Africa, of which 10,000 were in Tanzania, the largest concentrations of black rhino in Africa.
However, the Minister said by 1984, it was estimated that Tanzania’s rhino population had been reduced by 70% from 10,000 in 1960 to around 3,000. Worse still, said Ambassador Kagasheki, by 1990 black rhino numbers in Tanznaia had been reduced by over 97% to less than 100 animals, a tragic story indeed, he pointed out.
“The severe decline in rhino numbers and the extent of poaching throughout the country has continued to pose a serious challenge in our anti-poaching operations,”he said. Ambassador Kagasheki has asked communities living around all national parks countrywide to offer maximum support to wildlife conservation organs in the country to ensure that black rhinos and other highly endangered wild animals do not disappear from earth as the future generation will come and ask on the integrity and worthiness of our existence at the time.
Earlier, the Director General of Tanzania National Parks, Mr. Allan Kijazi, told  the audience that black rhinos were classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ in the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List in 1996 and is listed on Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora.
He said Mkomazi, whose status was upgraded to a National Park on March 14, 2008, used to have a large population of black rhinos until that population was wiped out in the 1980’s, adding that Mkomazi hosted between 150 to 250 eastern black rhinos back in 1968, estimated at nine black rhinos per square kilometer. By the 1980’s population of the animals had dropped to below twenty.

SOURCE
 http://www.tanzaniaparks.com

KATIBU MKUU MALIASILI NA UTALII MAIMUNA TARISHI ATEMBELEA HIFADHI YA TAIFA MKOMAZI NA KUWATAKA WATUMISHI KUZINGATIA WELEDI

Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi amewataka watumishi wa Hifadhi za Taifa nchini kuzingatia maadili na weledi katika utendaji kazi wao wa kila siku ili kudumisha sekta ya uhifadhi nchini. Bi. Tarishi aliyasema hayo alipokutana na kuzungumza na wafanyakazi wa Hifadhi ya Taifa Mkomazi wilayani Same, Kilimanjaro hivi karibuni.
Bi. Tarishi alisema kuwa sekta ya uhifadhi nchini inakabiliwa na changamoto kubwa ikiwemo ile ya ujangili ambayo njia pekee ya kukabiliana nayo ni kuwa na watumishi wenye ari na moyo wa kufanya kazi kwa kuzingatia maadili na uadilifu.
Alibainisha kuwa ujangili unaoendelea dhidi ya rasilimali zinazohifadhiwa unapaswa kupigwa vita kwa kuunganisha nguvu za wadau mbalimbali ikiwa ni pamoja na taasisi zote za uhifadhi kupigana vita moja kwa kuwa wanyama wanaowindwa na majangili ni walewale na hawana mipaka katika maeneo mbalimbali yaliyohifadhiwa nchini.
Akizungumzia sekta ya utalii na hasa kufungua eneo la ukanda wa kusini, Bi. Tarishi alisema kuwa eneo hili ni eneo mtambuka kwa maana linahitaji ushiriki wa wadau mbalimbali na kusema kuwa tayari Serikali imeshaanza kufanyia kazi changamoto ya miundombinu kwa eneo la ukanda wa kusini ili kuvutia wageni wengi zaidi. Alitaja kuwa Uwanja wa Ndege wa Mbeya ni mojawapo ya jitihada za Serikali kuhakikisha kuwa maeneo ya kusini mwa nchi yetu yanafikika kwa urahisi kwa watalii wanaofika nchini.
Bi. Tarishi ambaye amekuwa katika ziara ndefu ya kutembelea mashirika na taasisi zilizo chini ya Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii aliwapongeza watumishi wa Hifadhi ya Mkomazi kwa jitihada kubwa walizofanya katika kusimamia uhifadhi ambapo licha ya hifadhi hiyo kuanzishwa mwaka 2008, tayari mafanikio makubwa yameanza kuonekana ikiwa ni pamoja na uoto wa asili kurudi kwa haraka na hivyo kukaribisha wanyama mbalimbali katika hifadhi hiyo.

Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi alianza ziara yake Same kwa kufika ofisini kwa Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Same Mwalimu  Herman Kapufi kujitambulisha.

Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi alianza ziara yake Same kwa kufika ofisini kwa Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Same Mwalimu Herman Kapufi kujitambulisha.
Mkuu wa Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Mkomazi Donat Mnyagatwa(aliyenyoosha mkono)  akimuonyesha Katibu Mkuu Bi. Maimuna Tarishi (suti nyeusi) eneo lenye mgogoro wa mpaka katika Hifadhi ya Mkomazi. Wengine pichani kutoka kulia ni Mkurugenzi wa Malikale Donatius Kamambaa; Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Mipango wa TANAPA Dk. Ezekiel Dembe na Mkurugenzi wa Utumishi Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii Said Msambachi.

Mkuu wa Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Mkomazi Donat Mnyagatwa(aliyenyoosha mkono) akimuonyesha Katibu Mkuu Bi. Maimuna Tarishi (suti nyeusi) eneo lenye mgogoro wa mpaka katika Hifadhi ya Mkomazi. Wengine pichani kutoka kulia ni Mkurugenzi wa Malikale Donatius Kamambaa; Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Mipango wa TANAPA Dk. Ezekiel Dembe na Mkurugenzi wa Utumishi Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii Said Msambachi.
Mkuu wa Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Mkomazi Donat Mnyagatwa akitoa Taarifa ya Hifadhi ya Mkomazi kwa Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii pamoja na ujumbe wake.

Mkuu wa Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Mkomazi Donat Mnyagatwa akitoa Taarifa ya Hifadhi ya Mkomazi kwa Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii pamoja na ujumbe wake.
Mkuu wa Hifadhi ya Mkomazi Donat Mnyagatwa (kulia) akimuonyesha Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi mojawapo ya majengo mapya yaliyojengwa na hifadhi hivi karibuni.

Mkuu wa Hifadhi ya Mkomazi Donat Mnyagatwa (kulia) akimuonyesha Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi mojawapo ya majengo mapya yaliyojengwa na hifadhi hivi karibuni.
Watumishi wa Hifadhi ya Taifa Mkomazi wakiwa makini kumsikiliza Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi alipowatembelea.

Watumishi wa Hifadhi ya Taifa Mkomazi wakiwa makini kumsikiliza Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi alipowatembelea.

Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi (wa pili kulia) akizungumza na watumishi wa Hifadhi ya Mkomazi. Wengine pichani kutoka kulia ni Mkurugenzi wa Malikale Donatius Kamamba, Mkuu wa Hifadhi ya Mkomazi Donat Mnyagatwa na Mkurugenzi wa Utumishi wa Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii Said Msambachi.

Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi (wa pili kulia) akizungumza na watumishi wa Hifadhi ya Mkomazi. Wengine pichani kutoka kulia ni Mkurugenzi wa Malikale Donatius Kamamba, Mkuu wa Hifadhi ya Mkomazi Donat Mnyagatwa na Mkurugenzi wa Utumishi wa Wizara ya Maliasili na Utalii Said Msambachi.

Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi katika picha ya pamoja na watumishi wa Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Mkomazi.

Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi katika picha ya pamoja na watumishi wa Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Mkomazi.
Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi akiangalia mbwa mwitu waliohifadhiwa katika uzio maalum kwa ajili ya kuwalinda Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Mkomazi.

Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi akiangalia mbwa mwitu waliohifadhiwa katika uzio maalum kwa ajili ya kuwalinda Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Mkomazi.
Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi akipokea kitabu maalum kinachoitwa Born Wild kilichoandikwa na Tony Fitzjohn waMradi wa Uhifadhi katika Hifadhi ya Mkomazi.

Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi akipokea kitabu maalum kinachoitwa Born Wild kilichoandikwa na Tony Fitzjohn waMradi wa Uhifadhi katika Hifadhi ya Mkomazi.

Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi na ujumbe wake wakipitia baadhi ya kurasa katika kitabu hicho. .

Katibu Mkuu Maliasili na Utalii Bi. Maimuna Tarishi na ujumbe wake wakipitia baadhi ya kurasa katika kitabu hicho.
Habari na Picha zote na mdau Pascal Shelutete
LINK
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TANAPA FEES COLLECTIONS

TANAPA FEES COLLECTIONS AT KATAVI, GOMBE, MAHALE, RUBONDO, SAANANE, SAADANI, MKOMAZI AND KITULO NATIONAL PARKS

As part of its endeavor to improve customer service by modernization of means of revenue collections, TANAPA introduced payment of fees by electronic systems using VISA, Master Cards and proprietary cards issued by both local and international banks since 2007 at Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti,Tarangire, Mikumi, Udzungwa and Ruaha National Parks.
Following introduction of this mode of payment we have witnessed great convenience in cash handling, more secure and much controls in revenue collection, and thus we wish to rollout the service to other parks namely; Katavi, Gombe, Mahale, Rubondo, Saadani, Mkomazi, Kitulo and SaananeNational Parks.
In that regard, TANAPA wishes to inform tour operators, Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) individual tourists and the general public that with effect from July 1st, 2013 TANAPA will start accepting electronic cards as means of payment of park fees at Katavi, Gombe, Mahale, Rubondo, Saadani, Mkomazi, Kitulo and Saanane National Parks.
Tour Operators are hereby advised to collect TANAPA branded cards at the following CRDB Bank branches i.e Nyanza, Bagamoyo, Mpanda, Kigoma, Geita, Mbeya and Mwanjelwa.
For tourists going to Gombe and Mahale National Parks can use POS machine at TANAPA Visitor Information Centre which is in Kigoma town and those going to Rubondo Island National Park can use the one which is at Saanane National Park.
Private tourists with either local or international VISA/MasterCard cards can use their cards for payment of park fees, using Point Of Sale Machines already deployed at respective entry points.

links
 http://www.tanzaniaparks.com