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Tanzania Tourism Survey

Tourism is one of the key sectors that have contributed substantially to the economic growth of Tanzania. In the period 2001 to 2005, its contribution to total exports of goods and services increased from US $ 615 million to US $ 824 million. This has been largely driven by the fact that Tanzania has all it takes to be an attractive tourist destination.

It is the home to the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Selous Game Reserve, together forming the world’s largest wildlife sanctuaries. Tanzania also boasts of cultural heritage sites notably the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songomnara, the Kondoa Rock Art Sites, the Historical Town of Bagamoyo, and the Stone Town and the shimmering beaches of the spice Islands of Zanzibar. The growth in the tourism industry is also attributable to the improvement in the infrastructure and increase in investment, particularly in hotels.

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