Everything you need to know about Tanzania

Wildlife safaris, breathtaking white sand beaches, rich culture and fascinating people – visit Tanzania to acquire lifelong memories. Tanzania is home to the famous Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar Archipelago and a lot of adventure and natural beauty. The land of safaris offers wonderful opportunities to view the wildebeest migration, the majestic African elephants in all their grandeur, giraffes, chimpanzees, rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, lions – abundant wildlife that will make you hold your breath. You can also witness crocodiles snoozing across rivers and hippos sitting motionless in muddy waterways.

A romantic getaway to some idyllic beaches can help you experience a magical time with your beloved. Tranquil islands across sleepy villages in Zanzibar bear testimony to the rich heritage of the country. Take in the magnificent views these islands offer during sunrise and let the gentle waves take away all your worries and care. Diving or snorkelling off of one of Zanzibar’s island will bring you up and close to some amazing and unique underwater sea creatures like lionfish, leaf fish, sea horse, green turtles, and even frog fish.

Get one of the best views from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain peak in Africa. The snow-capped summit beckons all to get a brilliant view of the plains below. Experience the local food and dance to the tunes of the traditional songs. The warmth of the locals will make you feel welcome in this beautiful country.

Quick facts

Capital: Dodoma

Currency: Tanzanian Shilling

Official Language: Swahili

Say Hello: Jambo

Local Dish: Ugali (starchy side made of corn meal or sorghum), Nyama choma (roasted or grilled meat), Pilau (seasoned rice), Ndizi Kaanga (fried plantains or bananas)

Bottle of Beer: $5

Best Time to Visit: June – October & January – February. The wildebeest migration is best witnessed between June – July

Fun Facts

Tanzania has the highest mountain (Kilimanjaro) and the deepest lake (Lake Tanganyika) in Africa.

Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world.

Ruaha National Park holds 10% of the world’s lion population.

The great migration sees over 2 Million animals travel across the plains

Baobab trees found in Tanzania can easily live 1,000 years

Tarangire National Park is home to unique tree-climbing lions

Popular Location: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Pemba