The United Republic of Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa between longitude 29o and 41o East, Latitude 1o and 12o South.
The United Republic of Tanzania was formed out of the union of two sovereign states namely Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Tanganyika became a sovereign state on 9th December, 1961 and became a Republic the following year. Zanzibar became independent on 10th December, 1963 and the People’s Republic of Zanzibar was established after the revolution of 12th January, 1964. The two sovereign republics formed the United Republic of Tanzania on 26th April, 1964. However, the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania is a unitary republic consisting of the Union Government and the Zanzibar Revolutionary Government.
Tanzania is the biggest (land area) among the East African countries (i.e. Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda & Burundi). Tanzania has a spectacular landscape of mainly three physiographic regions namely the Islands and the coastal plains to the east; the inland saucer-shaped plateau; and the highlands. The Great Rift Valley that runs from north east of Africa through central Tanzania is another landmark that adds to the scenic view of the country. The country has the largest concentration of wild animals. It also has pristine sandy beaches and Africa’s highest and snow-capped mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is home to the world famous National Parks and Game Reserves of: Ngorongoro Crater, Selous Game Reserve, Gombe Stream, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Mikumi, Arusha, Ruaha, Saadani, Udzungwa Mountains, and Mkomazi Game Reserve. Other Game Reserves include: Amani, Kigosi, Lukwika-Lumesule, Maswa, Monduli Mountains, Msangesi and Ugala.
Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital and major sea port for Tanzania Mainland and it serves neighbouring land-locked countries of Malawi, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda, as well as Eastern DRC. Other sea ports include Zanzibar, Tanga, and Mtwara. Because of its geographical and locational advantage, Dar es Salaam Port presents itself as the gateway into East and Central Africa. Furthermore, this renders Tanzania as a logical investment destination for investors.
The following are some of the reasons on why you must visit Tanzania for your holiday:
• Magnificent Wildlife – Tanzania is the best country in the world in terms of high quality Game, numbers and variety.
• Wonderful scenic beauty ranging from the Great Rift Valley to the seemingly endless plains of the Serengeti.
• The biggest unbroken crater in the world – Ngorongoro Crater.
• The tallest free-standing mountain in the world – Mt. Kilimanjaro .
• The Biggest fresh-water lake in Africa and the third biggest in the world. It is also the source of River Nile – Lake Victoria .
• The longest and deepest Lake in the world – Lake Tanganyika
• The biggest Game Reserve in the world – Selous Game Reserve.
• Rich culture including some of the proudest people in Africa – Maasai. Hunter-gatherers near Lake Eyasi and the countless farming communities.
• A haven for Bird watchers with over 500 different species. Terrestrial, flying and migrant birds are in abundance. Some migrate from as far as Europe to Tanzania during different seasons.
• Wilderness Trekking through areas of amazing natural beauty accompanied by local guides lasting between 1 to 7 days.
• Mountain climbing to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro .
• Sun-bathing on the white beaches of the Spice Island of Zanzibar.
• Aquatic activities including snorkeling and diving in some of the most beautiful diving sites in the world off the coast of Zanzibar , Mafia & Pemba Islands .
• Tanzania is a Peaceful country admired by everyone for its moderate policies and a stable form of governance.
• Humble smiling people always happy to welcome visitors.
• Easily accessed by various International Airlines. These airlines are:
Kenya Airways – Daily Flights,
KLM Royal Dutch Airline- Daily Flights,
British Airways – 4 times a week,
Ethiopian Airlines – Daily Flights, etc
Condor Air – Daily Flights
Air Zurich – Weekly Flights
Air Qatar – Daily Flights
Air India – Daily Flights
South African Airline – Daily Flights
Emirates Airline – Daily Flights