Climate Change and Tourism in Tanzania: Identifying the Gaps

Magreth Bushesha


Tourism plays a significant role in Tanzania's socio-economic development but climate change is likely affecting natural resources relevant for the sector. This paper identifies knowledge gaps regarding the impact of climate change on tourism in Tanzania through a review of literature. Findings show that the literature is rich in explaining the impact of climate change on natural resources base relevant for tourism. However, it is not clearly integrating knowledge on the impact of climate change on relevant natural resources and the actual impact on operations and performance of the tourism sector.

Keywords: Tanzania, Climate change, tourism attractions, water resources, Kilimanjaro


Magreth Bushesha, Senior Lecturer, The Open University of Tanzania Email:

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