Tanzania is an African state situated on the eastern part of the continent. One of the biggest appeals of Tanzania is that it is situated within the region of African Great Lakes.The United Republic of Tanzania borders with countries such as Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya and it also has a coastline of the Indian Ocean.
Tanzania is one of the larger countries of the continent and as such, it covers an area of more than 947 square kilometres. It is home to a population of nearly 52 million people, including many ethnic and religious groups. There are two official languages in Tanzania and those are Swahili and English.
The capital city of Tanzania is Dodoma, although the largest one is Dar es Salaam.
Dodoma is home to many universities, while Dar es Salaam is important in terms of economy, politics and finance and also serves as a cultural hub significant for fashion, music and media. Unfortunately, Tanzania belongs to one of the poorest countries worldwide and majority of the population lives under the poverty line. Malnutrition and hunger of the population is one of the biggest struggles the country is facing nowadays.
People inhabited the area of today’s Tanzania about 2 – 4 thousand years ago. The colonial era which came at the turn of 15th and 16th century with the arrival of Portuguese explorers led by the famous Vasco da Gama then changed everything.
By the first half of the 19th century, most of the population became slaves, marking the saddest part of the nation’s history. End of the 19th century then brought German rule, followed by the British rule after the World War I. The colonisation era eventually ended in the 1961 with the declaration of independence.
As mentioned above, Tanzania brings an amazing and complex collection of highlights and natural wonders one can sometimes only dream about, and that all within borders of only one country – starting with the Majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak of the continent, with its snowy peak reaching out from the distance of peaceful plains.
The wildlife and gorgeous landscape feels like made for safaris. The adventurous experience of four wheels gives you the opportunity to see graceful animals such as elephants, giraffes, hippos, lions, chimpanzees or even several rare bird species.
On the other hand, the stunning coastline of the Indian Ocean with tranquil water and picture perfect sandy beaches invites for a getaway full of relaxation and great holiday vibes. Last but not least, the culture of Tanzania is one of many colours and rhythms, bringing the real feel of Africa. The delicious cuisine and hospitality of locals in then only a cherry on the top.