Delicate beauty and magical charm

Tanzania

Tanzania’s ecology is matched by an equally rich and varied history and an extraordinarily friendly, hospitable people

Tanzania is one of Africa’s top tourist destinations – home to the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro crater and Mount Kilimanjaro. Regarded as highly biodiverse, Tanzania offers superb wildlife viewing, including the annual wildebeest migration and chimpanzee tracking.

Ruaha National Park is the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa, comparable in size to New Jersey. Almost 40% of Tanzania’s land has been set aside as protected areas and conservancies.

Three of Africa’s Great Lakes are partly within Tanzania. Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, is in the north and Lake Tanganyika, the continent’s deepest lake, is in the west. Lake Nyasa lies in the southwest.

Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, with an elevation of 5,895m (19,341ft) it is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Facts and figures

  • Capital

    Dodoma

  • Population

    53 470 000

  • Currency

    TZS

  • Time zone

    UTC+03:00

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