Tanzania is situated in the East of Africa and officially known as the United Republic of Tanzania. It is formed by the amalgamation of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Tanzania is a tourist’s paradise with 29 game reserves, 16 national parks and 40 controlled conservation areas and marine parks. The New York Times ranked Tanzania as the 7th destination to be visited in 2012 among a list of 45.
Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
945,203 square km (364,898 square miles)
Climate & Geography
The climate of Tanzania is tropical and the temperatures hover between 10 degrees and 20 degrees. The two major rainfall periods of Tanzania are December to April (uni-modal) and October to December and March to May (bi-modal).
The Geography of Tanzania is diverse in nature and covered by mountains, lakes, plateaus and plains. The northeast parts of Tanzania are covered by mountains, the north and west covered by the lakes and the central parts of Tanzania are covered with plateaus and plains. The wildlife parks of Tanzania are ecologically significant.
Territory & Capital
Tanzania lies between latitudes 1 degree and 12 degrees S and longitudes 29 degrees and 41 degrees E. It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the east, Kenya and Uganda on the north and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the west.
Dodoma, with a population of around 324,347, is the capital of Tanzania. However, some of the government offices still remain in Dar es Salaam and thus it is still the commercial capital of the country.
The best time for the animal lovers to visit Tanzania is the period between June and October, for game viewing it is the period between December and May. June and July are the months when the highlands are full of flowers and enhance the scenic beauty of Tanzania.
The primary means of Transportation in Tanzania is the roadways. The railways, waterways and the airways are also effective ways to travel in Tanzania.
Tourist & Immigration Info
Contact the nearest Tanzanian embassy for visas and other immigration formalities.