TANZANIA, home of the great migration...
The beautiful country of Tanzania is situated in East Africa, between the countries of Kenya and Mozambique, and bordering the Indian Ocean. Between Africa's highest mountain, (Kilimanjaro) and Africa's largest lake (Victoria) lies one of the best game viewing areas on the continent. This region includes the world's largest un-flooded intact volcanic caldera (Ngorongoro) and the most famous wildlife park (the Serengeti), as well as Masai and Bushmen tribes, the Spice Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba.World famous for its spectacular wildlife, visitors from around the world dream of one day experiencing its treasures. Whilst the enormous migrations of wildebeest and zebra across the Serengeti Plains are the most well known attraction in the north, the superb Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park in the central and southern sections of Tanzania are less known, yet are some of the most magnificent wildlife sanctuaries in Africa.
Tanzania is an excitingly diverse country … with her breathtaking mountain ranges, deep lakes, beautiful coastline, rich wildlife and vibrant cities - some of Africa 's most awesome natural attractions.This is a vast country, there is something for everyone here!
Covering about 10,000 square miles of land teeming with life, the Serengeti is home not only to some of the most diverse wildlife on this planet, but the start and finish line for one of the world's last great migrations.Those lucky enough to travel here see wild animals in their purest state!
Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain in Africa, are also very popular destinations with Dar-es-Salaam the hub visitors travelling to the exotic island of Zanzibar . The Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream NP on the shores of Lake Tanganyika are home to chimpanzees and the lake is probably the least exploited and developed of Africa 's major lakes.
Welcome to the Serengeti and the Masai Mara plains in the heart of East Africa -- the seventh New Wonder of the World.
The climate is tropical and coastal areas are hot and humid, while the northwestern highlands are cool and temperate. There are two rainy seasons; the short rains are generally from October to December, while the long rains last from March to June. The central plateau tends to be dry and arid throughout the year.
Tanzania's currency is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS).
Tanzania is a developing East African nation noted for its history of stability and astounding natural beauty. A robust tourism industry provides all levels of tourist amenities, although higher-end facilities are concentrated mainly in the cities and selected game parks. The United Republic of Tanzania was formed in 1964 with the union of the mainland country of Tanganyika and the Zanzibar archipelago, which includes the islands of Unguja and Pemba. Unguja is the much larger and populous of the two islands and is commonly referred to as Zanzibar. The main city of Zanzibar is known as Stone Town. Although part of the union government, Zanzibar has its own president, court system, and legislature, and exercises considerable autonomy. The U.S. Embassy is in Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, the location of most government offices, all embassies, and the commercial center of the country.
KiSwahili and English are the official languages and spoken by most people living in Tanzania; as well as this, there are many ethnic groups, speaking localize languages and dialects.