|Tanzania is an East African Country; and is the biggest
in this region. The nation has a spectacular landscape of principally
three physiographic regions that is; the highlands; the Islands and the
coastal plains to the east; the inland saucer-shaped plateau. The Great Rift Valley that runs from north east of Africa
through central Tanzania is another landmark that adds to the scenic
view of the country. It also has pristine sandy beaches and Africa’s
highest and snow-capped mountain, Mount. Kilimanjaro.
Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital and major sea port for Tanzania. Tanzania is part of the East African Community and a potential member of the planned East African Federation
|How Mr. Michael Shirima Got Precision Air-|
Mr. Michael Shirima: Precision Air
Precision Air Services Limited is the first privately owned commercial airline in
Tanzania started by Mr. Michael Shirima. Mr. Shirima is a former senior executive at
the defunct East African Airways. He had started this line of business in 1987 with a
company called Precision Flight Africa Ltd. By then the company had only two aerial
sprayers planes serving large farms. A severe drought that affected agricultural
production later forced him to enter a new field of passenger service.
His only drawback was capital since Tanzania by then did not have a well-established
tradition of private enterprise. He however approached the.
|Njenga Karume: Landmark Hotel|
|Njenga Karume: Landmark Hotel
Businessman cum politician Njenga Karume owns the Landmark Hotel in Nairobi,
Kenya. Karume represents a case of an entrepreneur with limited education who
established his business with very little external contacts. He started his business long
before Kenya become independent. His first venture was transporting timber in the
1950s. He later used the proceeds from the business to open a bar in Kiambu. Later,
the East African Breweries gave him a contract to distribute a third of its sales product
in Kiambu district. His business expanded and he purchased a fleet of vehicles and
started transport business.
When Kenya become independent, he concentrated on expanding his business and
diversified into saw milling, tea processing, shoes, drugs and brick making. All this he
did as equity business. For instance he held equity (a third) in a pharmaceutical
factory established in 1974 by a Yugoslav Company and ICDC. He also held.
|TOURISM AND THE EAST AFRICA ECONOMIES|
|East Africa has a unique diversity of natural and cultural heritage. In terms of resource
endowment, Tanzania has more tourist scenes than the other two countries. Its wild
life experience is superior in terms of quality, quantity, diversity and visibility of the
wildlife in the national parks. The size of Tanzania’s national parks is three times the
size of Kenya’s national parks. There are thirteen national parks in Tanzania,
seventeen game reserves, fifty game controlled areas, the Ngorongoro conservation
area and marine park. Uganda, lacking a coast unlike the other two countries is the
most disadvantaged due to lack of sunny beaches 18. The country none the less has an
outstanding eco-system and cultural diversity. Especially the gorillas in the western
part of the country are unique species.
Compared to the other East African countries, Kenya has a relatively more established
tourism infrastructure. Prior to independence in 1963, the country had a.