tea, tourism and travel in the news: africa

Tanga, the best kept secret getaway– The East African [October 2010]

When most people think of tourism in Tanzania, they only imagine the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and of course Zanzibar.

The truth is that Tanzania has many other attractions off the beaten track and the port city of Tanga is one of them. Also within the area are two enclaves which houses the tea estates, and two villages namely Mleza and Mikwinini. Tea plantations on hill slopes and a serene atmosphere makes Amani a wonderful retreat for eco-tourism.

Burundi sees 2010 tea revenues up 50% – The Africa Report [September 2010]

Burundi, a landlocked African country, gets the bulk of its foreign exchange from tea and coffee exports. In 2009, it earned $16 million from the sale of 7,000 tonnes of tea.

It expects 2010’s exports to reach 7,500 tonnes. “Because of the availability of agricultural inputs and good climate conditions, the total revenues for this year will reach $24 million,” Remy Ndayininahazwe, head of the export department at the state tea board OTB, told Reuters.

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