in tourist arrivals, Tanzania’s travel receipts nearly doubled to USD 2,560.7 million in 2022 from USD 1,310.3 million in 2021. 1,454,920 tourists visited Tanzania in 2022, up from 616,491 in 2020 and 922,692 in 2021.
Following a peak of USD 2.6 billion in revenues and 1.5 million arrivals in 2019, revenues fell to USD 1 billion in 2020 as it was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on international travel. The sector’s share of GDP decreased from 10.6 percent in 2019 to 5.3 percent in 2020 before increasing to 5.7 percent in 2021.
However, the Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC) predicted that given the sector’s quick recovery, it will contribute 19% of the country’s GDP in 2025–2026. The region with the greatest proportion of arrivals is typically Europe, followed by Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. Tanzania’s hotel occupancy rate was estimated to be 53.8% in December 2019 compared to 44.9% in December 2018.
The lifting of lockdown restrictions by the majority of nations and the Tanzanian government’s ongoing efforts to promote tourism destinations both inside and outside the nation were blamed for the rise in tourist arrivals in 2022.
“The Royal Tour” documentary was released in April 2022 by Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan to promote FDIs while she was in the US on official business.
It features Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Greenberg visiting Tanzania with President Hassan and was shot throughout the country in 2021. For a week, she serves as the ideal tour guide, showcasing Tanzania’s history, culture, environment, cuisine, and music while also sharing the tales of its undiscovered wonders.
Source Markets In 2022, the United States of America saw 100,600 more international arrivals than any other country, followed by France (100,371), Germany (67,718), the United Kingdom (60,116), and Poland (46,431).
Kenya (166,324), Burundi (100,851), Zambia (46,787), Malawi (44,438), and Rwanda (44,288) were among the African nations with the most arrivals. Out of 214 total tourist arrivals, those from the top 10 nations represented 53.2% of all arrivals. Tanzania’s Tourism Offering Tanzania was named “Africa’s Leading Destination” in 2021 thanks to its incredibly diverse natural tourism portfolio. Both wildlife and beaches are considered to be natural attractions.
Tanzania Wildlife and Beaches Tanzania is home to some of the best wildlife resources in the world. Tanzania is the only nation that has set aside more than 25% of its total land for national parks and other protected areas for wildlife. Tanzania has 16 National Parks, 28 Game Reserves, 44 Game Controlled Areas, 1 Conservation Area, and 2 Marine Parks.
With the Serengeti Plains, the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Mount Kilimanjaro in the north, and Mikumi and Ruaha National Parks and the Selous Game Reserve in the south, Tanzania is home to many of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations.
In a poll conducted by SafariBookings.com, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was chosen as Africa’s top safari location for 2020, followed by Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, Mala Mala in South Africa, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and Lower Zambezi in Zambia. At the World Travel Awards Africa and the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in Zanzibar, Mount Kilimanjaro was named Africa’s top tourist destination in 2016.
White sand beaches in the Zanzibar archipelago, those in Dar es Salaam’s north and south, and excellent deep-sea fishing at the Mafia and Pemba Islands are just a few more natural attractions. Tanzania Hunting Trophy hunting, whether it be sport hunting or safari hunting, is highly regarded in Tanzania.
The Wildlife Conservation Act of 2009 and its subsidiary regulations currently permit and govern hunting in Tanzania. Tanzania is one of the world’s top hunting destinations. The hunting industry has expanded significantly over the past 20 years. 2 to 3 percent of Tanzania’s GDP is generated by hunting and forestry combined.
It may come as a surprise to learn that hunting still takes place in Tanzania, unlike Tanzania’s neighbor Kenya, given the country’s dedication to wildlife protection and conservation. There is no contradiction, though, as hunting in Tanzania is done in a well-planned manner and is a necessary part of the wildlife conservation process.
Hunting licenses are given out in accordance with regular wildlife counts that are conducted. Investments in Tanzania’s Travel and Tourism Sector To protect Tanzania’s natural and cultural resources, the Tanzanian government is working to develop and promote sustainable growth in the country’s travel and tourism industry.
In order to draw in wealthy visitors who won’t damage the local way of life or the environment, the government is concentrating on doing so. Sources: Bank of Tanzania (BoT), Statista, Tanzania Immigration Department, Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), World Bank (WB), and last updated on February 10, 2023.