The role of tourism activities on the livelihoods of communities in the villages adjacent to Mountain Kilimanjaro

Mkenda, Gerald Simon (2015) The role of tourism activities on the livelihoods of communities in the villages adjacent to Mountain Kilimanjaro. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study focuses on the role of tourism activities on the livelihoods of communities in the villages adjacent to Mount Kilimanjaro. The general objective of this study was to assess the role of tourism activities on the livelihoods of communities living adjacent to Mountain Kilimanjaro National Park. Specifically, the study identified tourism activities taking place at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park; examine the roles of tourism activities on the livelihoods of local communities living adjacent to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park and to evaluate challenges facing tourism activities taking place adjacent to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. The study respondents were local communities, local government leaders and KINAPA officials. Both primary and secondary data were collected where questionnaires, interviewing key informants, and observation methods were used in data collection. SPSS and content analysis were used for data collection where information was summarized in frequencies, percentages, narratives and presented in the tables and figures. The study found that tourism activities such as mountain climbing, home stay accommodation, bird watching, handcrafting, camping sites, nature walk and cultural tours bird watching, selling of handicrafts to visitors, traditional food and beverage, local tours in forests, waterfalls and caves and cultural attractions are mostly conducted in the study area. Besides that, the findings of the study revealed that tourism activities have contributed to the development and improvement of livelihoods of the communities adjacent the mount Kilimanjaro. On the other hand the findings noted challenges facing tourism activities taking place on the villages adjacent to KINAPA.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Tourism and Hospitality
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:55
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:55
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1153

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