Mkomazi: This Tanzanian Park pulls three world princes like a magnet.

It does not have the legendary wildebeest migration like Serengeti or largest elephant species found in Tarangire, plus it is located in semi-arid landscape.

Yet Mkomazi, sandwiched between Tanga and Kilimanjaro Regions, seems to be the only National Park in Tanzania which keeps attracting sons of global kings as well as other various VIPs.

For starters, Prince Harry who travelled to Tanzania in 2015 enjoyed himself in the Mkomazi reserve for an entire week, enjoying nature in solitude.

Now, that was three years before the Duke of Sussex met Princess Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

His brother Prince William, the Prince of Wales who flew to Tanzania in 2018, went straight to Mkomazi National Park after paying a courtesy call at the State House in Dar-es-salaam during the reign of the late President John Pombe Magufuli.

Prince William stayed at Mkomazi for three consecutive days, being camped at Kisiwa, where the integrated Rhino sanctuary is located inside the National Park.

The Prince of Wales loves Rhinos, in fact he followed two such species all the way from Kent, in the United Kingdom to Mkomazi in the United Republic of Tanzania.

The two Rhinos, Grumeti and Zawadi had been translocated from Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent to Mkomazi National Park in Kilimanjaro.

Prince William, then he Duke of Cambridge earlier on visited Port Lympne and met the staff and rhinos involved in a translocation project.

The Aspinall Foundation along with the Tusk Trust and the George Adamson Trust joined hands in the rare project to airlift three captive born black rhino from Kent to Kilimanjaro.

Mkomazi runs a special project to rejuvenate numbers of the black rhino in Northern Tanzania.

Three Rhinos were flown to Tanzania aboard a dedicated DHL Boeing 757 from Manston Airport in Kent direct to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

The three black rhinos were donated by Damian Aspinall, the Chairman of The Aspinall Foundation, from their breeding group at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park.

Meanwhile Tanzania, in association with International Conservation Communities, is in the process of establishing a special Museum in honor of the Mkomazi Rhino Project founder, the late Tony Fitzjohn.

The Assistant Conservation Commissioner, Emmanuel Moirana reveals here that the new Museum will be built at Kisima, inside the Mkomazi National Park where Sir Fitzjohn spent much of his life, in Tanzania.

“Other than honouring the work of the late Tony, we intend to erect special plaques to mark the special visits from both Prince William of Wales and his brother, Prince Harry, from the United Kingdom, who have been spending time in Mkomazi.

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