Exploding volcano may open maiden 'Geopark'

Tanzania is creating the first ever Geopark in the Sub-Sahara African region and this maiden geology-based tourism and scientific site is likely to open with real-life fireworks from the anticipated 'Lengai' volcano likely to soon hit the skies.

The Ngorongoro-Lengai Geopark, earmarked to cover an area of 12,000 square kilometres of rocky hills, lengthy underground caves, lake basins, hominid discovery sites and the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, will be the second geopark concept on the continent after the one in Morocco, but the Northern Tanzania one will be the first south of the Sahara.

"We are working to expand the country's tourism potential by introducing attractions based on land formations, geology, history, and geographical features, all being packaged under the single entity of Ngorongoro-Lengai Geopark," explained Nickson Nyange, the Public Relations Officer of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority.

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Source: Bizcommunity