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Responsible tourism entails refraining from supporting trades or services that do harm to the people or the environment, and travellers to Tanzania should be very aware its importance.

Please avoid purchasing wildlife products such as ivory and skins as the market created by these purchases encourages poaching and terrible injuries to the animals themselves.

Removal of coral, shells from turtles or any other kind of marine animal also causes a tremendous upset to the balance of marine life which is more often than not impossible to correct.

Wood carvings too, should be checked to ensure that the material comes from a renewable, sustainable source.

Contact Information

Contacting us by post Tanzania Tourist Board
Utalii House - Laibon street/Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road - Near French Embassy
P.O.Box 2485
Contacting us by email info@tanzaniatourism.go.tz
Contacting us by telephone
General: +255 22 2664878/9
Marketing:+255 22 2664875
Tourism Services:+255 22 2664873
Mobile: +255 737229549
Contacting us by fax

Did you know!

That "the name Selous game reserve originates from Captain F.C Selous, an English man lived in the area some many years back who was killed by Germans in the First World War and buried in the same area?

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