With the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, and 38% of the land given to parks, reserves and conservation areas, Tanzania is a perfect place to enjoy the African experience. Tanzania has the largest concentration of animals per square kilometer in the world. It has a variety of elevations and climates including a central plain, mountains in the northeast and tropical islands. The famous Serengeti is in Tanzania and hosts the second largest mammal migration in the world, which helps secure it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. Tanzania is home to some of the earliest hominid settlements on the planet. The archaeological evidence from this region indicates all mankind came from Africa. Zanzibar, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, is part of Tanzania and is one of the most visited places in Africa. Freddie Mercury of the band, ‘Queen’, came from Zanzibar.

Tanzania Videos: Here’s a wonderful 4-minute video of a trip through Tanzania. This 3-minute video presents more facts about Tanzania.

FunFacts about Tanzania: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania. (Source)
  • Important hominid fossils have been found in Tanzania, such as 6 million year-old Pliocene hominid fossils. Quote: the Hadzabe, appears to have originated in Tanzania, and their oral history recalls ancestors who were tall and were the first to use fire, medicine, and lived in caves, much like Homo erectus or Homo heidelbergensis who lived in the same region before them. (Source)
  • Both the British and the Germans ruled in this region. Tanzania gained its independence and was officially formed in April 1964.
  • The population of Tanzania is 55 million.
  • The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma.
  • In the northeast, Tanzania is mountainous and densely forested. Mount Kilimanjaro is located in this area. Central Tanzania is a large plateau, with plains and arable land. The eastern shore is hot and humid, with the Zanzibar Archipelago just offshore.
  • Three of Africa’s Great Lakes lie partially in Tanzania.
  • Over 100 languages are spoken in Tanzania. 10% of Tanzanians speak Swahili as a first language. English is used in diplomacy, foreign trade and some parts of Tanzanian education.
  • The climate in Tanzania varies considerably depending on location: mountains, plains, coastal areas and islands.
  • 38% of Tanzania’s land is set aside for conservation.
  • Tanzania has 16 national parks, including Gombe Stream National Park which is the site of Jane Goodall‘s ongoing study of chimpanzees.

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25 thoughts on “Tanzania

  1. The pictures are incredible. I adore elephants. It would be amazing to see the landscape from above. Not sure how safe hot air balloons are though.

  2. It would be fun to see some of the various animals in Tanzania. The picture with the hot air balloon shows a great way to observe the sights!

  3. I enjoyed watching the videos. It would be an adventure to go to Tanzania. Love the pictures especially of the one with the lion cub in it. I’m hoping that someday I’ll be able to go to Africa to see the animals there.

  4. The pictures and viideos are all great. I would love to be able to travel the world and see sights like these in person

  5. I did a tour of the Serengeti, and it was amazing. I loved seeing all the different animals. I love that photo of the sunset!

  6. I would love to go to Tanzania! All those wonderful sights and people, not to mention, one of my favorite gemstones.

  7. It’s a beautiful country. Strangely enough, if you had asked me about Zanzibar, I would have said it’s a fantasy country from books. I miss Freddie Mercury, he was one of the greatest singers.

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