Background:

The Tanganyika National Parks Ordinance CAP [412] of 1959 established the organization now known as Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), and Serengeti became the first National Park. Conservation in Tanzania is governed by the Wildlife Conservation Act of 1974, which allows the Government to establish protected areas and outlines how these are to be organized and managed. National Parks represent the highest level of resource protection that can be provided. By February 2008, Tanapa had grown to 15 national parks, with plans to add 1 more in the near future, as well as to expand existing parks. Conservation of eco-systems in all areas designated as national parks is the core business of the organisation.

Nature-based or wildlife tourism is the main source of income that is ploughed back for management, regulation, and fulfilment of all organisational mandates in the national parks.

The Role of the Parks:

The primary role of Tanzania’ national parks is conservation. The 15 national parks, many of which form the core of a much larger protected ecosystem, have been set aside to preserve the country’s rich natural heritage, and to provide secure breeding grounds where its fauna and flora can thrive, safe from the conflicting interests of a growing human population.

Contacts:

Director General,
Tanzania National Parks,
P.O.BOX 3134,
Tel: +255 27 2503471,
Fax: +255 27 2508216
ARUSHA, TANZANIA
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Web: http://www.tanzaniaparks.com

Visitor's Testimony

Journey to Tanzania, by Juan Marcos de Miquel Sagnier

Good morning,
First of all, I apologize for not writing in French. Secondly, after visiting Tanzania (Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti) with my family last Easter, I wish on one hand, to congratulate you for the fantastic sites that were presented to us; and on the other hand, express appreciation for the impeccable treatment, that Tanzanians accorded to us throughout our trip. Some members of my family still dream every night with Tanzania and my little boy has promised to return to Tanzania when he has his own family and his own money.

Best regards,
Juan Marcos de Miquel Sagnier


Buenos días,
En primer lugar disculparme por no escribir en francés. En segundo lugar después de visitar Tanzania (Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengueti) junto a mi familia la pasada semana santa quisiera, por un lado felicitarles por el fantástico país que se nos ha presentado y por otro agradecer el trato, siempre impecable, que nos han ofrecido los tanzanos a lo largo de toda nuestro viaje. Algunos miembros de mi familia todavía sueñan cada noche con Tanzania y mi hijo pequeño ha prometido que cuando tenga su propia familia y su propio dinero piensa volver.

Un cordial saludo,
Juan Marcos de Miquel Sagnier

Gallery - Tanzania National Parks