SENAPA records 1.9m domestic tourists  

01Apr 2020
Correspondent
Serengeti
The Guardian
SENAPA records 1.9m domestic tourists  

​​​​​​​A TOTAL of 1,959,779 domestic tourists have visited Serengeti National Park (SENAPA) in the past six years since 2013 due to   available attractions including the annual migrating wildebeest.

The head of tourism division and senior conservator Tutinga Mwakijambile said yesterday   in an interview with this paper on strategies in enhancing domestic tourism.

He said   advertising strategies included various exhibitions and fairs, radio, magazines, TV and door to door mobilisation in schools, private firms and government offices.

He said among the attractions included the migrating wildebeests huge prides of lions, elephants, wild dogs, giraffes, ostriches, leopards, rhinos, and great Grumet and Mara rivers.

“In fact the attractions in our national parks have been attracting many tourists from all over the world such as the wildlife ‘big five’ ” he said.

  The wildebeest are more than 1.5 million in one   migrating at the same time to Masai Mara in  Kenya in search for better grazing grounds and water.

SENAPA chief conservator, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Conservation Massana Mwishawa said Tanzanians are visiting the park in great numbers due public awareness.

SENAPA with 14,763 square kms was established in 1959 and is part of Serengeti ecosystem in Mara region and is World Heritage and “biosphere reserve designated by United nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1981.