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  • Tanzania Overview

    Located in East Africa, Tanzania is the largest country of East Africa. It is officially the United Republic of Tanzania and is made up of 26 regions (mikoa). Travelling by bus is the best way to explore Tanzania. The country has an array of national parks that travellers will love…
  • Zanzibar Overview

    A mystic land, the name Zanzibar is suggestive of coral reefs, sun-kissed beaches and lots of fun things to do.One of the famed trading centres of East Africa, Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of the country of Tanzania. The Zanzibar Archipelago consists of several small islands and two larger ones…
  • Kilwa Overview

    Once considered as one of the most famous trading points of East Africa, the existence of Kilwa can be dated to the 9th century when a Swahili owner of the island sold it to a trader Ali bin Al-Hasan. The glory days of Kilwa is described in the Rihla of…
  • Serengeti National Park

    Serengeti is the largest and the most popular national park of Tanzania. Spread across 14,763 sq.km, the park offers numerous exciting safari opportunities. The park is also known for its annual wildebeest migration, which is the main draw of Serengeti. The national park promises lots of wildlife and uninterrupted viewing.…
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Tanzania Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Dodoma

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Dar es Salaam

GEOGRAPHY

Tanzania is home for Africa's highest point, Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is mountainous in the northeast, in the north and west are the Great Lakes (Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika) and many wildlife parks in the south.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 43.7 Million. Muslims account for about 32% of the population.

CLIMATE

Tanzania has a tropical climate. Between November and February is the hottest season with a temperature ranging from 25 °C to 31 °C while in the coldest period it is between 15 °C and 20 °C.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Swahili is the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+3 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

HOLIDAYS
Independence Day: December 9th
Union Day: April 26th
May Day: May 1st
Christmas: December 25th

Muslim Festival (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi

CURRENCY

Tanzanian shilling

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 112/999

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