Bernard Murunya, chief conservator, NCAA, United Republic of Tanzania; Hon. Halima Mamuya, M.P., NCAA Board Director, United Republic of Tanzania; Dotti Kirk, Dot.Away Travel; Essau P. Pwelle, African Banjoist Performer; and John Benedict Malago, Managing Director, Nanuri Safari Company Ltd.
A 16-person strong tourism delegation from Tanzania participated for the fourth consecutive year in the New York Times Travel Show held last month at New York’s Jacob Javitz Center. The highlights of the show were the two drawings for a Tanzania safari, offered by Nanuri Safari Company and Asante Safaris. The two lucky winners of trips for two to Tanzania were Dotti Kirk, Dot. Away Travel of Perryville, MD, and Sarosh G. Jacob of New York City.
The Tanzania delegation to the New York times Travel show was led by the Honorable Halima Mamuya, MP, a board director of the Ngorongoro conservation Area Authority (NCAA) and included Bernard Murunya, chief conservator, Ngorongoro Crater Area Authority (NCAA); Suleiman Saleh, Tanzania Embassy in Washington; Deogratias Malogo, Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB); Emmanuel Dioclese, Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA); Ignas Gara, Kitavi National Park, (TANAPA); Asantael Melita, NCAA; Karen Hoffman, Jane Thompson, Susan Brinnitzer, Crystal Chan, and Annie Gordon, TTB USA; Gaudence Temu, Fortunata Temu, and Evelyne Gaudence, Equitanz Resort/Bongo Tours & Safaris; John Benedict Malago, Nanuri Safari Company Ltd; and Edwin Van Zwam, Moivaro Lodges and Tented Camp/Fumba Beach Lodge.
Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, is focused on wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism, with approximately 28 percent of the land protected by the government. It boasts 16 National Parks and 31 game reserves. It is the home of the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro; The Serengeti, named in October 2006 as the New Seventh Wonder of the World by USA Today and Good Morning America; the Ngorongoro Crater, often called the 8th Wonder of the World; Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of mankind: the Selous, the world’s largest game reserve; Ruaha, now the second largest National Park in Africa; the spice islands of Zanzibar; and seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.