The United Republic of Tanzania lies in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. Having more land devoted to national parks and game reserves than any other wildlife destination in the world, it is mostly famous for being a Safari destination. More than a third of the country is dedicated for conservation purposes, with the world-renowned national parks like Serengeti National Park and the vast Selous Game Reserve. It harbors 20% of Africa’s large mammal population and you can spot Lions, Elephants, Hippos, Wildebeest, Jaguars, Giraffes, Crocodiles, various types of monkeys, numerous birds, and much, much more.
Apart from National Parks and Game Reserves, Tanzania is also great destination for its Swahili culture, the Maasai warriors, relaxing and diving at Zanzibar, the Ngorongoro Crater and the world-famous Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain that rises up from the jungle below but having snow on top.
Tanzania’s Indian Ocean has quaint sleepy coastal villages. Not far from the coast are Zanzibar and other islands with picturesque, white powdered beaches and amazing reefs.
Zanzibar has a population of around 45 million which is composed of numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Since 1996 the official capital is Dodoma, but Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country’s largest city, principal port, and leading commercial center.