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Serengeti Highway case verdict due on June 20

Africa tourism judgment looms Serengeti Highway case verdict due on June 20

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

The long wait for a verdict by the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, pronouncing itself on the application to hand the Tanzanian government a permanent injunction to stop them from building ...

Tourists observe natural wonders of nature in Serengeti

Wildebeest calving in Serengeti Tourists observe natural wonders of nature in Serengeti

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

(eTN) - Standing on the rooftops of their vans with their cameras up, tourists from all corners of the world are now flocking to Tanzania’s leading Serengeti National Park to witness the ...

Serengeti wildebeest migration, a natural African wilderness drama

The wonder of an African destination feature Serengeti wildebeest migration, a natural African wilderness drama

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - Life in the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania may be an exciting interlude in one’s lifetime. It is where a natural drama plays out every year.

East African Tourism fraternity sees more light from Seven Natural Wonders of Africa

Tourist stakeholders applaud Seven Natural Wonders East African Tourism fraternity sees more light from Seven Natural Wonders of Africa

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

The tourist fraternity in East Africa has expressed everlasting joy after selection of four natural tourist attractive features into the list of Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

 Serengeti National Park recognized by global hospitality industry

Tanzania’s oldest and most popular park Serengeti National Park recognized by global hospitality industry

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - Covering a total area of 14,763 kilometers of natural and expanse grazing land in northern Tanzania tourist circuit, Serengeti National Park has been named this year’s chosen ...

Court to hear Serengeti Highway case

East African Court of Justice sets hearing date for January 23 next year Court to hear Serengeti Highway case

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

The East African Court of Justice in Arusha announced last Friday the trial date for the case environmental groups have brought against the Tanzanian government over the controversial routing of a ...

Kampala Aero club joins hands with Coastal to offer flights to Serengeti

Connecting Serengeti with Bwindi National Park Kampala Aero club joins hands with Coastal to offer flights to Serengeti

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) -Tanzania’s Coastal Aviation and Uganda’s Kampala Aero Club and Flight Training Center (KAFTC), aka Fly Uganda, will offer a unique link effective December 15, connecting the ...

Talk of airport near Serengeti raising conservation questions again

Serengeti shall not die Talk of airport near Serengeti raising conservation questions again

(eTN) - With the contentious and potentially lethal Serengeti Highway not yet fully out of the picture, and the route of a proposed railway line to and from Tanga to Musoma on Lake Victoria kept a ...

Kikwete at a loss to explain Serengeti Highway plans

Serengeti highway remains a controversy Kikwete at a loss to explain Serengeti Highway plans

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - While in Canada for an official state visit, Tanzania President Kikwete found himself in a tight spot, when challenged by the media over the hugely controversial Serengeti highway plans ...

Spectacular wildebeest migration returns to Serengeti plains

Wildebeest migration Spectacular wildebeest migration returns to Serengeti plains

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - Standing on the rooftops of their tourist vans with their cameras up, tourists from all corners of the world are now flocking to Tanzania’s leading Serengeti National Park to ...

Tanzania National Parks joins International Council of Tourism Partners

TANAPA becomes destination member Tanzania National Parks joins International Council of Tourism Partners

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) has joined the alliance as a ...

Tanzania refutes allegation of fire deliberately set in Serengeti

Annual migration Tanzania refutes allegation of fire deliberately set in Serengeti

Adam Ihucha, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - Tanzania has refuted the allegation that it had set fire in northern parts of Serengeti to block the annual wildebeest migration to Kenya's Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Tourist killing rattles Tanzanian tourism industry

Dutch Tourist Killed In Serengeti Tourist killing rattles Tanzanian tourism industry

(eTN) - A Dutch tourist and one the camp’s managers of Ikoma Tented Camp in the western part of the Serengeti were killed when a gang of armed thugs came to rob valuables and camp equipment. ...

Africa: Ten years on since eTN debut

Africa: Ten years on since eTN debut

Professor Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa correspondent

This week, eTurboNews is looking back at a decade of success, having grown from strength to strength and established itself as a friend of those destinations which 10 years ago were not exactly in ...

Tanga-Arusha-Musoma railway skips Serengeti National Park

Rail will be a lifeline for Tanzania and Uganda Tanga-Arusha-Musoma railway skips Serengeti National Park

Adam Ihucha, eTN Arusha

ARUSHA, Tanzania (eTN) - Tanzania and Uganda have agreed that a proposed joint commercial rail track that runs from Tanga-Arusha-Musoma-Kampala, would not cross through the Serengeti National ...

Massive landslides block key safari route in Tanzania

One killed, one missing, several injured Massive landslides block key safari route in Tanzania

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - It was learned yesterday that a massive landslide cut off the main route between the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha at Mto Wa Mbu, the escarpment where the Lake Manyara ...

Serengeti conservation and highway do not mix

conservation fraternity in Tanzania alarmed Serengeti conservation and highway do not mix

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Comments made over the weekend by Tanzania’s Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda did not go down well with the conservation fraternity in Tanzania at all it appears, as comments and broadsides ...

Tanzania government sets stage for next battle with conservationists

Selous Game Reserve Tanzania government sets stage for next battle with conservationists

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - News just broke that no sooner had the Tanzanian government been compelled by intense global criticism and threats of decampaigning its tourism industry to write to UNESCO and give a ...

Serengeti migration commences - will it be one of the last?

Effects Of Highway And Mining On The Serengeti Serengeti migration commences - will it be one of the last?

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - The great herds of wildebeest are stirring again after the calving season in the low-grass plains between the Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

Tanzania tourism ranking drop attributed to highway and poaching controversy

Negative Publicity Hurting Tanzania Tourism Tanzania tourism ranking drop attributed to highway and poaching controversy

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Several stakeholders in the tourism sector have, following a consultative meeting of the industry in Dar es Salaam in early March, spoken out on the issue of the Serengeti highway and ...

Destination news: Cattle invade Serengeti

Tanzania Destination news: Cattle invade Serengeti

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - The globally-renowned Serengeti National Park (SENAPA) cannot get out of the news lately. More bad stories have emerged, this time over a cattle invasion that occurred last week.

UNESCO fires warning shot over Serengeti Highway

Tanzania News UNESCO fires warning shot over Serengeti Highway

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Information was received last week from participants of the UNESCO World Heritage Status meeting in Brazil, that the world body has made it clear that they were seriously concerned over ...

Kenya wades into Serengeti highway controversy

Tanzania News Kenya wades into Serengeti highway controversy

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - The Kenyan government, with the referendum and promulgation of the country’s new constitution now behind them, is seemingly now once again focusing on matters arising as information ...

Serengeti must not die or must it

Politics And The Environment Serengeti must not die or must it

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Stroking top politicians’ egos is a favorite pastime of sycophants in the run up to any election, but Tanzania is taking it to a completely new level now by stubbornly sticking to a road ...

Controversial stretch of road in the Serengeti National Park not to be paved

Tanzanian President Speaks On The Issue Controversial stretch of road in the Serengeti National Park not to be paved

Apolinari Tairo, eTN

TANZANIA, Africa (eTN) - After several months of media dialogue and wildlife conservationists against the planned stretch of a tarmac road through the Serengeti National Park, Tanzanian President ...

Are mining interests pushing for the Serengeti highway?

Tanzania News Are mining interests pushing for the Serengeti highway?

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Information unearthed during the week is adding to the disquiet in conservation circles, as unsavory connections are now beginning to emerge of the "god fathers" of the hugely ...

Serengeti must not die

Tanzania Serengeti must not die

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) The slogan, Serengeti must not die, was coined by the late Prof. Dr.

Serengeti highway plans raise more controversy

Tanzania Debate Continues Serengeti highway plans raise more controversy

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) A government minister waded into the Serengeti highway debate last week, when the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism – supposed to protect ecosystems – claimed the new road ...

Travel industry petitions to stop Serengeti highway

Tanzania Plans For Commercial Truck Highway Travel industry petitions to stop Serengeti highway

David Blanton

ITHACA, New York - Travel companies, associations, and travelers around the world are asking the government of Tanzania to stop plans for a major commercial highway across the Serengeti National ...

Kenya great migration is an exeperience of a lifetime

Crossing Into Serengeti And Masai Mara Kenya great migration is an exeperience of a lifetime

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) Information was received over the last weekend from sources in both the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, that the annual

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