Arusha

Arusha is an attractive city nestled on the lush southern slopes of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania. It is the tourism and safari capital of the country and has good road and air links to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. The city is also the headquarters of the flagging East African Community (EAC) and th...

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Tanzania orders foreign livestock to leave Arusha region

Drought leads to livestock trespassing into national parks in Arusha area. The Tanzanian government has ordered that the estimated five million livestock that have crossed into Tanzania's northern...
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Tanzania jails Chinese poachers for 20 years

Tanzanian president gets tough with poachers. Tanzania sentenced four Chinese men to 20 years in jail each, on 18 December, after they were convicted of smuggling rhino horns. In addition the four...
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Serengeti voted world's best safari

Six Tanzanian destinations in top 50 African safaris Tanzania's Serengeti National Park has been voted the world's best safari destination in an online survey conducted by Safari Bookings, a leadi...
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Increased giraffe poaching in Arusha region

Giraffe killing highlighted in the Manyara lake district Poachers are turning their attention to giraffes in the Manyara lake region, south-west of Arusha, according to reports in local media....
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Tanzania calls for worldwide ban on ivory, rhino trade

Tanzania has only 123 rhinos from 65,000 in 1970 An international ban on trading in ivory products is the only way to end the war on poaching, according to Tanzania's minister for natural resource...
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Tanzania to use Lake Victoria waters for Serengeti wildlife

Lake to help animals survive during increasing droughts The Tanzanian government is to use Lake Victoria as an alternative water source for the wild animals of Serengeti National Park, to help the...
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Hippo under threat in Lake Manyara

Rice farming theatens hippo population at Lake Manyara Rice farming is reducing the water levels significantly at Lake Manyara, threatening the existence of the hippos living in the surrounding na...
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Four arrested in Arusha for wildlife poisoning

Poachers use poison to kill elephants for their ivory Tanzania's wildlife authorities have arrested four suspects for poisoning a range of wild animals in a game reserve located near Arusha. The s...
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Tanzania national parks increase fees

Entry fees for Tanzania's national parks are being increased by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA), the wildlife management agency which controls 15 parks across the country. The new en...
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Animal sanctuary in Arusha

Arusha is planning to turn the Kimandolu section of Suye Hill in the city's eastern suburbs into an animal sanctuary aimed at the tourist market, according to the mayor Gaudence Lyimo. Lyimo said t...
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Concern over wildebeest migration

Conservationists are concerned over the sudden and uncharacteristic change in the migratory pattern of wildebeest when, instead of spending two months in Kenya's Maasai Mara, the animals stayed just t...
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Arusha hosts major conference on birds

 The 13th Pan-African Ornithological Congress takes place at the Corridor Springs Hotel in Arusha from 14-21 October. This year's meeting will discuss African bird conservation, focusing in pa...
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AfDB funds construction of Arusha road

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is funding the construction of the 120-km Namanga-Arusha-Moshi-Holili road in Rombo district in north-eastern Tanzania. Situated in the Kilimanjaro region near the...
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Surge in cell phone users in Tanzania

The number of mobile phone users in Tanzania is expected to grow from the current 21 million to over 36 million by 2015, according to a report from UK-based independent analysts Business Monitor Inter...
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Increased wildlife poaching in Tanzania

An increasing amount of animals are being poached in the protected areas under the jurisdiction of Tanapa, the authority charged with managing Tanzania
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Arusha residents to see flamingo film

Arusha residents have a chance to see a film on the lesser flamingos of Lake Natron northwest of Arusha, The Arusha Times reports. The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos by wildlife filmmakers...
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Rhino return delayed.

Tanzanians may have to wait until the end of they year to see the return of the first of five black rhinos exported to South Africa in the 1980s. The first rhino had been due to arrive in June followi...