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TANZANIA | About  

A land of incredible natural beauty and wonder

  • Landmass of 364,898 sq miles/945,087 sq km - 4 times the size of UK - made up of the former mainland country of Tanganyika and the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia
  • A coastline of 1,424 km of which over 500 miles is pure white sandy and unspoiled beaches.
  • A country of made up of a diverse group of people and cultures
  • Home to 20% of Africa's large mammal population

A land of incredible natural beauty and wonder

  • Landmass of 364,898 sq miles/945,087 sq km - 4 times the size of UK - made up of the former mainland country of Tanganyika and the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia
  • A coastline of 1,424 km of which over 500 miles is pure white sandy and unspoiled beaches.
  • A country of made up of a diverse group of people and cultures
  • Home to 20% of Africa's large mammal population
    • Its mainland borders Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia in the south; Congo (Kinshasa), Burundi, and Rwanda on the west; Uganda and Kenya in the north; and the Indian Ocean in the east. Lake Nyasa forms part of the southern boundary, Lake Tanganyika, the western boundary, whilst Lake Victoria part of the northern boundary.
    • Tanzania's is able to offer a multitude of attractions to visitors. Tanzania is a land of amazing beauty and home to some of Africa's greatest sights including Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, and its largest lake and second largest fresh water body in the world, Lake Victoria shared with neighboring countries Uganda and Kenya. National Parks, teeming with wildlife and bush, count for a quarter of the country's land and supports an estimate of 20% of Africa's large mammal population. Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact volcanic caldera. Added to this are less well known but equally beautiful landmarks such as Lake Tanganyika, the 2nd deepest lake in the world, Mount Meru, the 5th highest mountain in Africa and Oldoinyo Lengai (the Maasai's Mountain of God) which is still an active volcano. Not to mention the splendor of the coastal areas such as the ‘Spice Island' of Zanzibar, Kilwa and Bagamoyo, all of which are a historian's dream. Tanzania is also among the least urbanized countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with a population of 36 million people. It is politically stable and one of the safest countries in Africa.
    • Given all this, Tanzania is surely a destination you cannot afford to miss!
    • Although famously known for its wildlife and scenery, Tanzania is also home to over 120 tribes on the mainland, none exceeding 10% of the population. This range of diversity of people has created an exciting mix of people, cultures and traditions in Tanzania. During the late Stone Age, Tanzania was the scene of migration by African ethnic races. Contacts through war, trade and migration in search of new land caused these various peoples to intermingle and form tribes and cultural groupings.
    • Larger groups including the Sukuma from the Lake Victoria region (the largest, with a population of 3 million), Nyamwezi from central regions around Tabora , the Haya people of the Kagera region in northwest Tanzania, the famous Nilotic pastoralist Maasai dispersed across the northern plains and beyond into Kenya, the Makonde people who live on both sides of the southern Tanzanian border with Mozambique, the Chagga who reside in the fertile slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Gogo of central Tanzania, Other tribe include the Hehe from the Southern Highlands around Iringa, the Hadzabei, the last hunter gathers in Tanzania, the Bargaig who live in the regions around Mount Hanang south of Dodoma, the Iraq or Mbulu who have an ancient history and now cultivate on the highlands of the Great Rift valley escarpment of northern Tanzania. Most of the groups are of Bantu origin. The coast of Tanzania has a strong historical Arab influence creating the Swahili culture. This Arab influence on Zanzibar and Pemba islands is evident in the people, who are a mix of Shirazi (from Persia), Arabs, Comorians (from the Comoros Islands) and Bantu from the mainland, though the latter predominate. There are also a minority of Asians (Muslim and non-Muslim), Arabs, Europeans and expatriate minority who also add to Tanzania's diversity. Tanzania has a very mixed society of Christians (40-45%), Muslims (35-40), both of which are the official religions.
  • Tanzania. Most Christians live on the mainland, where missionary stations and schools reached deep into the county. The majority of Muslims are concentrated along the coast and islands, but Islam is also practiced inland along the old caravan routes. However, there are still many tribes who follow traditional beliefs (approximately 10%), mainly centred around worship of the ancient spirit of their choice. Principal among them are the Maasai, who put their faith in the god Engai and his Messiah, Kindong'oi, from whom their priests are said to be descended. Tanzania's Asian religious minority includes Hindus, Sikhs and Ismailis. Language Today Tanzania, as the home of four major African language families, boasts the greatest linguistic diversity in the whole of the African continent. One can find the Bantu, the Khoisan or "click" language, the Cushitic and the Nilotic languages. All the different ethnic groups in Tanzania have their own local language. However, all the people of Tanzania are united by the language of Kiswahili, the common and official language of Tanzania. Kiswahili is a Bantu language with many words adopted from Arabic. English is the second official language and the country's commercial language. Increasingly Tanzanians are familiar with English. Those who work in the tourist industry can often speak German, French and Spanish. Most Tanzanians speak a minimum of two languages – their local language and Kiswahili, the official language. Many also speak the language of neighboring tribes as well as a European language.

 

   

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