«Wildlife galore, idyllic beaches, snow-capped Kilimanjaro, moss-covered ruins, friendly people, fascinating cultures – Tanzania has all this and more wrapped up in one adventurous and welcoming package.»
- Lonely Planet
Tanzania is a country in East Africa in the African Great Lakes region. It is bordered by 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. The country's eastern border is formed by the Indian Ocean. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.
Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged on 26 April 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and
Zanzibar. On 29 October of the same year, the country was renamed United Republic of Tanzania ('Tan' comes from Tanganyika and 'Zan' from Zanzibar).
More than almost any other destination, Tanzania is the land of safaris. Wherever you go in the country, there are unparalleled opportunities to experience wildlife. Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, which helps secure it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, and one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. In the North of Tanzania you can also go on amazing safaris to Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire. You can also climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 meters above sea level.
Tanzania is a perfect country for safari, but the country also has beautiful beaches, especially on the island Zanzibar. You will find beaches with white sand in the North, South, East and West, where you can relax all day or go snorkeling, diving, see dolphins or go on a boat trip. Visit Stone Town, Zanzibar’s historic centre, which is a World Heritage Site, and go on the popular spice tour on the island.
Go on safari, swim in the beautiful beaches, visit the Maasai people, see the local coffee farms on the slopes of Mt. Meru, visit the markets with TingaTinga art, eat Tanzanian good food and meet the friendly people of the country. Welcome!
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