In marking the 2013 World Tourism Day, Tanzania plans to mark this day with an exhibition within the city of Mwanza along the shores of Lake Victoria, which is largest water body in Africa. Collectively organized by private tourist stakeholders, the Tanzania Tourist Board and the government, this exhibition has been arranged on Lake Victoria’s shores to match this year’s World Tourism Day message “Tourism & Water – Protecting Our Common Future.”
The renowned Lake Victoria covers an expanse of 68,800 km / 26,600 sq. mi. and it is the biggest inland water body Africa and the second biggest freshwater lake in the world. Being the source of the long River Nile, this lake receives the majority of its water from River Kagera which is the biggest stream flowing into Lake Victoria, and whose source is Tanzania plus Rwanda.
A number of Tanzania safari tourism products will be illustrated to mark this great day, such as historical arte-facts, archaeological findings, African cultural heritage, wildlife resources, tourism marketing technology as well as forestry products. Officials from Tanzania Tourist Board informed us that this event will wind up over the weekend, and it’s expected to draw in guests from Lake Victoria zone such as Ugandan.
Besides cultural heritage, wildlife plus archaeological sites are the forthcoming tourist attractions within Tanzania, presently bringing in foreign tourists seeking to interact and even meeting some of the local neighborhoods. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area within northern Tanzania, Kilwa plus Bagamoyo Historical Sites on the coast of the Indian Ocean are the forthcoming, well-known tourist hotspots attracting visitors interested in interacting with the locals in their local communities and evenly closely learn about the fascinating history of Africa.
The Organizers of this national World Tourism Day stated that tourism was an essential instrument on the preservation and also supply of water. Tourists coming to Tanzania and the whole of Africa have actually been supporting the different local communities to establish water facilities. The Local communities living within the Ngorongoro Wildlife Park in the northern part of Tanzania are presently gaining from tourism through the distribution of water to their places thanks to the earnings donated by individual tourists plus the park authorities.
Being one of the African countries with very poor water distribution to her people, several Tanzanians face severe lack of water, although tourist hotels do outsource their own supplies of water to serve their guests. Approximately every tourist residing at a hotel within Tanzania use Forty liters of water daily. Authorities within the Lake Victoria city are also, campaigning to safeguard the water of the lake together with the wildlife, and the island parks of Saa Nane plus Rubondo. Mwanza is the entrance to Serengeti National Park, Mahale National park plus Gombe Chimpanzees parks through its airport. Lake Victoria provides fresh water past times on its beautiful beaches covering Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Several tourist hotels plus lodges have been set up along the shores of lake Victoria.