Tanzania

Tanzania

Things to do - general

Tanzania is located in East Africa, and borders Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. To the east it faces the Indian Ocean.

The country’s landscape spans from the hot and humid shore of the east coast to the mountainous northeast, which is dominated by Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania borders with Lake Victoria in the North and Lake Tanganyika to the west. The centre of the country consists of a large plateau with plains and some arable land.

Tanzania’s natural environment and geographical features have made it to be among the best tourist destinations in East African region and the African continent at large.

More than a quarter of the country is covered by  national parks,game reserves and conservation areas, full of vegetation that support varieties of wildlife that range from birds to animals including the big five. The country is also the home to the highest  mountain in Africa; Mountain Kilimanjaro and the world’s second deepest lake; Lake Tanganyika.

A long the coastal belt and off -shore Islands of Zanzibar  and Pemba, Tanzania offers magnificent natural white sandy beaches, beautiful aquarium, deep sea diving and fishing activities to tourists.

The mosaic habitats found in Tanzania portrays a unique niche of species composition thus flagging the country as one of the major mega-diversity destination of Africa.

Country Tanzania
Visa requirements

Visa is required

Languages spokenSwahili,English
Currency usedTsh,USD
Area (km2)945,087 km²

Sports & nature

Football(Soccer) is widely played all over the country with fans divided between two major clubs, Young African Sports Club (Yanga) and Simba Sports Club (Simba). Football is the most popular sport in Tanzania, despite the little success that has been achieved by the national team.

About a third of Tanzania is covered by forests and woodland, which include the coastal forests and thickets of Tanzania, remnants of the once extensive lowland forests of East Africa. Out in the great wide plains, populations of wildebeest, lions, antelope, cheetahs and flamingos thrive in areas that remain mostly unspoilt.

In the marine realm, the country's mangrove forests are home to oysters and crabs, and nursery areas for fish and prawns. There are extensive seagrass areas, an important food source for invertebrates, fish, dugong, and green and hawksbill turtles.

Coral reefs are common along much of the Tanzanian coastline and well-developed barrier reefs occur along most of the ocean-facing eastern coastline of the islands. The reefs are located along about two thirds of Tanzania's continental shelf.

 

Nightlife info

 

Dar es salaam has alot to offer when it comes to entertainment and relaxation especially at night. Nightlife in Dar es salaam is vibrant with the many night clubs and bars gracing the streets with their ambient music and lights.

Dar by night can be a lot of fun, particularly if you head to the one of the venues playing Taarab, a fast-paced Swahili music style that blends Tanzania’s tribal music with Arab influences.

Culture and history info

In Tanzania most people identify themselves as Tanzanian first and foremost. This reflects the ideals which were introduced by the leader of the nation for over twenty years, Julius Nyerere .

Under his leadership, the learning of Swahili was prioritised over local languages. Swahili is therefore widely spoken as the national language.

English is used as the language of higher education, as well as in business and government. And in Zanzibar and other predominantly Muslim places, Arabic is also spoken. There are also small communities of Asians speaking languages such as Gujarati and Hindustani.

From a young age, Tanzanian children are taught how to be polite and respectful. They will normally greet their elders with the phrase shikamoo, which literally translates as ‘I hold your feet’.

Due to the sense of brotherhood fostered by Julius Nyerere, adults will frequently address strangers as dada (sister) or kaka (brother), or alternatively as ndugu (comrade or relative). Serious friction between people of different groups or religions is rare.

Due to the role it plays in international trade, the culture of Dar es Salaam shows many influences from other cultures. There are a large number of foreigners, especially those of Arabic and Indian origin, who run small businesses in the city. You will also find sizable minorities of German and British residents.

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

3 days Tanzania Wildlife Safari -Ngorongora Crater package

3 days Tanzania Wildlife Safari -Ngorongora Crater package

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5 Day Tanzania  Wildlife Discovery Safari

5 Day Tanzania Wildlife Discovery Safari

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Price per person from $ 1,346
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Day trip to Arusha National Park  

Day trip to Arusha National Park  

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Price per person from $ 206
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Day trip to Manyara National Park

Day trip to Manyara National Park

Tanzania
Price per person from $ 199
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Day Trip to Tarangire National Park.

Day Trip to Tarangire National Park.

Tanzania
Price per person from $ 199
Day Trip to Tarangire National Park. 08h00 Pick from Arusha then drive to Tarangire. Picnic Lunch Fu More info
Full day  Arusha town- Ngorongoro Conservation area

Full day Arusha town- Ngorongoro Conservation area

Tanzania
Price per person from $ 307
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10 days sailing and diving cruise in Zanzibar Island East Africa

10 days sailing and diving cruise in Zanzibar Island East Africa

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5Day Cruise Sailing Zanzibar and Pemba-East Africa-Tanzania

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Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.