Welcome to Tanzania Blog Guide offering all travel information, news, updates about Tanzania. Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas.
They include the plains of Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a safari mecca populated by the “Big5” game (Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain.
Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.
It borders Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the east …
Tanzania is the largest of the five East African countries, the united republic of Tanzania is practically surrounded by water with Lake Victoria and Tanganyika to the north and west, Lake Nyasa in the south and the whole of its 850kms long eastern border and islands of Zanzibar being lapped by the Indian ocean.
This country is located just south of the equator, Tanzania enjoys a tropical climate constantly warm throughout the year, humid at the coast, fresh and bracing in highlands, and tempered by breezes on the islands.
Twice yearly rainy seasons bring the vital green seasons to the bush and help to maintain the abundant wildlife and big game for which Tanzania is justly world famous.
With over a quarter of its total area of 937,000 square kilometers set aside for game parks and reserves, Tanzania boasts some of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, including the world heritage sites of Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, and Selous Game Reserve.
Alongside these famous sites are Mount Kilimanjaro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Mikumi, Ruaha and Zanzibar islands which have for long crowned the Tanzania destination, readily appearing on the itineraries of tour planners on the market place.
There are many other areas of stunning beauty like the game parks of Katavi, Mahale mountains, Gombe stream, Mkomazi, Saadani, Udzungwa mountains and Kitulo or the historical sites of Kilwa in the southern Tanzania, which are now coming on to the scene but rarely featured in safari itineraries in the past.
This is simply because the infrastructure and facilities in those areas were not as developed and Tanzania has many such pristine nature reserves yet to be explored for nature recreation.
Tanzania is a mélange of different cultures, emanating from the interaction of the many tribes within borders, as well as the early visitors on the east African coast with the local population.
These include the native bushmen who inhabited the great rift valley with their intriguing rock paintings around Kondoa Irangi, the Nile Hamites, the cushites and the Bantu tribes; the early traders from China, Malaysia, the Indian sub-continent, the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf, the Portuguese explorers, and more recently the Germans and British.
There are more than 120 tribes in Tanzania, boasting a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Kiswahili is the National Language spoken by all tribes in Tanzania, and used widely in other Eastern and Central African countries.