If Africa’s tourism opportunities were to be summarized by one single country that country would be Tanzania.
Home to some of the world’s most famous national parks and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the other jewels in Tanzania’s crown includes Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Mafia Island and Zanibar.
Most visitors will find themselves passing through Dar es Salaam and heading out on safaris and various wildlife viewing adventures. For those who want to take a break and spend some time soaking up the sun, the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar beckon. Off Pemba and Mafia islands is a whole other kind of natural wonder, one most appreciated by the scuba divers and snorkelers who come here from around the world to experience the coral gardens, colourful fishes, and crystal clear waters.
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Democratic Socialist Republic
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Kiswahili, English
MONEY: Tanzanian Shillings
AREA: 364,900 square miles (945,087 square kilometres)
TIME ZONE: GMT +3 hours