Potentials of Forests on Nature Based Tourism in Tanzania: A Case of Rau Forest Reserve, Moshi Urban District, Kilimanjaro Region

Mhache, Emmanuel Patroba (2019) Potentials of Forests on Nature Based Tourism in Tanzania: A Case of Rau Forest Reserve, Moshi Urban District, Kilimanjaro Region. International Conference on the Future of Tourism (ICFT). pp. 1-19. ISSN 2507-7872

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Abstract

Abstract The role of forest in nature based tourism is very important. Tanzania has a large area of forest potential for Nature Based Tourism (NBT). This study explores the potentials of Rau Forest Reserve (RFR) on NBT in Tanzania. The paper was designed to discern the potential of forests on NBT in Rau Forest Reserve in Moshi District. The specific objectives of this study were two, to determine the potential of forest on NBT and to examine challenges facing forests as one of the avenue for NBT development. This study adopted a case study design and qualitative research approach. The sample of 20 people was identified for this study. In-depth interviews, focus group discussions and direct observations were used for data collection. Intensive literature review was done to get familiarity with the study. The study provides insights of the contribution of forests to diversify NBT in Tanzania. Keywords: Diversification; Nature based tourism; Rau Forest Reserve; Tourism;

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Tourism and Hospitality
Depositing User: Mr Mugisha Kafuma
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 09:12
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 09:12
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2390

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