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Tanzania Destinations

If you are planning a safari experience of Tanzania, in East Africa, you might like to learn a few interesting facts about the country.

The United Republic of Tanzania consists of Tanganyika, on the African mainland, and the magnificent islands of Zanzibar and Pemba.

It is the largest country in East Africa. Once a German colony, it was designated a British mandate in 1919.

The country became independent in 1961 under the leadership of its first President, Julius Nyerere, who managed to unite the over 120 separate tribes into a cohesive society, turning Tanzania into the stable factor in Africa it still is today.

This stability, combined with the friendly population and the country’s wealth of natural and cultural diversity, ensures that Tanzania is the ultimate holiday destination, perfect for your family safari vacation, an exotic location that will make your dreams come true and where you can rely on Vwasu Expedition to guide you. 


  •  Area: 945,087 km2
  • Tanzania has the highest wildlife population density in the world, with 430   species and subspecies per square kilometre
  • Population: 50 to 60 million inhabitants
  • Capital: Dodoma
  • Religions: Christian (35%), Muslim (35%), local religions (30%)
  • Language: Swahili as well as English and local languages
  • Form of government: republic
  • Currency: Tanzanian Shilling

Facts and figures

  • Time zone: Tanzania Standard Time is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain in Africa), is the only mountain in the world at over 5000 meters of altitude that can be climbed on foot all the way up to the summit
  • Average temperature: between 22 and 38 degrees Celsius
  • Serengeti National Park is said to have been the land that inspired the children’s movie The Lion King.