Q. What type of tourists experiences are offered
by Tanzania National Parks?
A. Our parks are endowed with many natural
attractions, to enjoy them tourists have to
undertake a range of activities like:
- Day and night game drives
- Walking safaris
- Mountain climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro
- Meru, Udzungwa and Mahale
- Cycling in Arusha and Mt Kilimanjaro
- Paragliding off Mt Kilimanjaro
- Hot air balloon flight in Tarangire and
Serengeti National parks
- Chimpanzee tracking in Mahale and Gombe
- Chimpanzee habituation in Rubondo island
- Canoeing and boating
- Bird Watching
- Flower safari in Kitulo National Park
- Wildlife filming
Q. As Tanzania is a high-end destination so
what kind of exclusive features does TANAPA
offer in its itineraries to the guests?
A. In Tanzania, most tourists visit the parks
through tour operators and travel agents, so they
buy their safari and obtain specific itineraries
from the private tour operator. However,
TANAPA does not have any exclusive offer to
tourists or even tour operators. Our parks are
public properties so anybody abiding by the set
procedures is allowed in. Tourists may enjoy
natural exclusivity when visiting some parks
or any area of the park or decide to conduct
any special activity that other tourists don’t
undertake. Furthermore, tourists may enjoy a
sense of exclusivity by choosing to stay in any
of the lodges that are remotely located in the
Q. How many Indian arrivals have Tanzania
National Parks experienced till now?
A. The number ranges between 11,460 in 2010
to 16,396 in 2015. So the number is growing
Q. How much have Indian arrivals contributed
to the revenue of TANAPA?
A. It is difficult to arrive at the exact revenue
figure contributed by a specific group of persons
because our rates/fees are different from one park
to another, and so is the cost of lodges and other
accommodation facilities where they spend nights.
However if we consider an average entry fee of
USD 45 per person per day we may say, a total of
USD 737,820 was contributed by Indian arrivals to
our parks, assuming that they spent 1 day in the
park (which normally may not be the case).
Q. How are Tanzania National Parks working
with Zanzibar Tourism Promotion Centre
towards increasing the tourist arrivals from
A. Together with our Embassy in India we
collaborate on a number of promotional
activities such as road shows, tourism fairs,
FAM trips to Tanzania, publications of
information about our attractions and other
Q. How is TANAPA creating awareness and
training front line staff of travel agencies in
India to sell the national parks among their
Q. What are the top source markets for TANAPA
in terms of arrivals globally? Where does India
A. We haven’t undertaken any direct activities.
However, through road shows and exhibitions
we attend in India, we believe travel agents
have an opportunity to be informed about our
Parks. Plans are underway to have such training
programmes in collaboration with the Tanzania
Tourist Board (TTB).
A. TANAPA’s top source markets are USA,
Germany, UK, France, Italy, The Netherlands
and India ranks on the 7th position.
‘India ranks as the 7th source
market for TANAPA’
The Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) is considering the possibility of educating
the Indian travel trade about its product offerings in collaboration with the Tanzania Tourist
Board. Ibrahim Mussa, Director, Tourism and Marketing, TANAPA, in an email interaction with
TravelBiz Monitor throws light on the parks and the customer statistics from India.
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