studies and geotourism
geological potential involves not only its mineral and energy resources
and land-use for construction, but also wildlife, educational and
recreational values. Environmental information and geotourism
contribute to people’s responsibility for the environment and their
ability to integrate environmental considerations into all
decision-making in an informed manner.
knowledge extends to whatever puts quality and content into people’s
lives. Ultimately environmental awareness aims at changing people’s
environmental attitudes and more importantly, their behaviour.
well as biological features may attract nature lovers and tourists.
Natural attractions can also generate considerable service business.
Tourism should be organized on a sustainable basis to ensure that these
attractions give lasting pleasure to future generations.
some of the geological wonders of the world as geotouristic
attractions. Among the most prominent attractions include
- Ngorongoro Crater
- one of the ten wonders of the world and largest volcanic crater in
mountain: The roof of Africa standing at 5,895 m.a.s.l
and is the highest volcanic peak in the world.
- Oldonyo Lengai:
The only natro-carbornatite volcano on the planet earth.
- Olduvai Gorge:
Spectacular and very fertile volcanic ash blankets laid over
Precambrian age (about 2 billion years old) and Neo proterozoic
eclogites at Chisi. Metamorphic rocks. It is the place where remains of
the earliest man were found.
- East African Rift
Valley: Host of largest and deepest lakes of Africa,
diverse types of evaporates, salt deposits, hot springs and magnificent
cinder cones and craters.
- Mautia Hill:
The only locality in the world where the mineral yoderite occurs in
nature in a complex skarn – type metamorphic mineral assemblage
occurrences: The most ancient ultra high pressure
“eclogites” at Yalumba, Ikola, and Kungwe Bay of Paleoproterozoic
develop geotourism GST provides:
- Evaluation of regional nature
- Mapping and popularization of
- Innovative design of
geo-parks, trails and visitor centres of geological attractions.
- Production of educational and
tuition materials (guide books, site information, multimedia
presentations, in-depth studies).
infrastructure such as large buildings, roads, railways, air ports,
power stations, telecommunication, construction of water dams and gas
distribution networks, depend on geological information of the ground.
GST has skills
and equipment to carry out geological and geophysical studies on the
ground and to transform the recorded data into useful information
and provide geo-technical recommendations.