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Scientists make two landmark discoveries in Tanzania

Tanzania is renowned for its plethora of wildlife and beautiful landscape, with much of the country covered by vegetation.

People taking Tanzania holidays usually find that while the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are the best places to see exotic creatures in the natural habitat, coastal areas of the nation tend to offer the finest scenery.

The Botanical Gardens in Dar es Salaam are just one example of the east African country's natural beauty and it is home to some of the rarest types of plant on the continent.

Scientists have also revealed that two breeds of tree previously believed to be extinct have been "rediscovered" in coastal Tanzania.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has announced that Erythrina schliebenii and Karomia gigas trees have been found by botanists from the University of Dar es Salaam.

Senior advisor to the WWF's conservation and Africa programme Neil Burgess said that now they have been unearthed again, preserving the rare trees is crucial.