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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

ABOUT DODOMA

Dodoma is the capital city of the country and where the conference will be conducted. It is located in the heartland of Tanzania, Dodoma is the nation’s official political capital and the seat of government in the country. Comparably, it is much smaller and less developed than the country’s commercial centre, Dar es Salaam. The city of Dodoma is surrounded by a rich agricultural area and pleasant scenery. Dodoma has many places and items of interest to recommend to the passing visitor. It is the centre of Tanzania’s growing wine industry and the Tanganyika Vineyards Company is active in promoting its products. Historically, Dodoma was a stopover on the overland caravan route that travelled from the Swahili Coast inland toward Lake Tanganyika. Early in the 20th century, the city became a major point on the Central Line railway, which carried agricultural crops for export to the harbour in Dar es Salaam. In recent times, The Parliament of Tanzania is located in Dodoma. The office of the President of Tanzania and the headquarters of ministers of the Government of Tanzania completed the move to the Mtumba area of the city in October 2019. For further details about Dodoma you can visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodoma

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND WEATHER

Dodoma Region lies inland very close to the center of Tanzania Mainland. Its location attracts the Tanzanian Government to establish its Capital in Dodoma City. Dodoma Region is located south of the equator between latitudes 6° 57′ and 3° 82′. Longitudinally the Region is situated between 36° 26′ and 35° 26′ east of Greenwich. It boarders four Regions namely Manyara, Iringa, Singida and Morogoro. In Dodoma, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is windy and mostly clear, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 58°F to 87°F and is rarely below 55°F or above 92°F.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

The data indicates that Dodoma is safe. The city is secured since it is the capital city of the country. There are police stations across the city which ensures peace and safety across the City. The City has road lights to assist police patrols in maintaining security within the city. The crime rates are relatively low in Dodoma and across other Regions in Tanzania. However, there are common incidences of pick pocketing and other petty crimes to both locals and foreigners. Precaution measures should be taken carefully by anyone planning to visit Tanzania.

CULTURE

Culture: The indigenous tribe is Gogo, Rangi and Sandawe currently there are many tribes in Dodoma that counts more than 120 tribes by which are distributed in a different area of Dodoma. All have their own way of presenting their culture by using art and cultural dances.

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY IN TANZANIA

Tanzania

Tanzania is a country with many tourist attractions. Approximately 38 percent of Tanzania’s land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation. There are 17 national parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation areas (including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area) and marine parks. Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa. For more details please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Tanzania

Zanzibar is an autonomous region of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba Island. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, a World Heritage Site.

Zanzibar’s main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism. In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, the Zanzibar Archipelago, together with Tanzania’s Mafia Island, are sometimes referred to locally as the “Spice Islands” (a term borrowed from the Maluku Islands of Indonesia). Tourism in Zanzibar is a more recent activity, driven by government promotion that caused an increase from 19,000 tourists in 1985, to 376,000 in 2016.

Zanzibar’s marine ecosystem is an important part of the economy and contains important marine ecosystems. Moreover, the land ecosystem is the home of the endemic Zanzibar red colobus, the Zanzibar servaline genet, and the extinct or rare Zanzibar leopard. Pressure from the tourist industry and fishing as well as larger threats such as sea level caused by climate change are creating increasing environmental concerns throughout the region. For more details please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanzibar

Dodoma

Dodoma has potential tourism activities that can be done within the city which includes kondoaIrangi cultural tourism enterprise and an opportunity to learn different cultural ethics for 120 tribes with the region. Also, you may get the chance to visit vineyard plantations which is an Agro-tourist where you will learn a lot about vineyards and different products like grapes used for making wine. You will also get an opportunity to test different wines and buy some for your own consumption.