October 17, 2010

Harris At Large


I am back, not without challenges, I had planned to have you wake up to my article on Saturday morning but my internet and cell phone had problems that could have only been resolved with much patience in trying to reach the service provider and in the case of the cell phone I would only be able to use it after going into the company to register the SIM card. Those problems are behind me now and I am very happy to be back with you after an absence of almost three months.

However, I am glad that I was able to keep you updated on my whereabouts and activities. I am in Arusha, Tanzania. I am once again privileged to experience the joy of being in Africa. Twenty four years ago I worked in Sierra Leone, West Africa and had the opportunity to stand under the tree where the first set of slaves bound for America was assembled. That was a moment in time. This time, I expect to visit the various wildlife parks and if I do not climb the Kilimanjaro Mountain, at least stand at the foot of the mountain where the more adventurous individuals start their trek. There are seven World Heritage Sites in Tanzania.

I am in Arusha which recently became a city and is the main tourist spot.  The tourism statistics are very encouraging and investment in the sector is welcomed.  I feel that people of colour need to get acquainted with their culture and get first hand knowledge of the challenges and joys of living in Africa. I am determined to see as much of Tanzania as possible and visit the neighbouring State of Kenya. With every passing day I am falling more in love with Arusha. The lifestyle is great. There are lots of activities to lure you to stay a while. Visitors are allowed up to three months on a visitor’s visa.

Tanzania is 945,234 sq km made up of 942,832 sq km of mainland and 2,400 sq km of Zanzibar. (Tanzania Tourist Board, Arusha -Stats.) Border countries include: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. It has a population of over 40, million. Tanzania is the only country in the world which has allocated more than 25% of its total area for Wildlife National Parks and protected areas. There are 14 National Parks, 31 Game Reserves, 50 Game controlled areas, 1 Conservation area and 2 Marine Parks. Tanzania’s Wildlife Resources are considered among the finest in the world and have been widely known for many years. Visit www.tanzaniatouristboard.com and get many reasons to visit Tanzania.

As I come to end of my stay, I know I will be back and I am encouraging my friends to visit Tanzania and enjoy living in a state of awareness that there is much more to living than being caught up with life in concrete jungles of the developed world. Explore Africa, beginning with Tanzania.

I only have great experiences in Tanzania, the people are friendly and there are a few bargains along the way. It is an experience I will always remember.

Keep the Faith, God is in Charge, Dream Big and expect Daily Miracles!

Edward Harris

Biblicist, Freelance Journalist, Realtor, Business & PR Consultant

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