Tanzania is the largest of the East African countries, and is considered one of Africa’s show pieces of stability, displaying a unique climate of peace and tranquility. It is well situated geographically bordering Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is an economic hub of East Africa providing natural access and commercial links to eight countries.
Tanzania is often rated as one of the most enchanting wildlife destinations in the world. The game reserves are pure, providing a rewarding nature experience to the visitor. Tanzania also boasts of some of the finest beaches on its 850-kilometre coastline, and around the beautiful islands of Zanzibar and Mafia.
Tanzania is divided into four broad regions based on the physical features of the land. The forested mountains in the northeast (Mt Kilimanjaro – 5895m and Meru – 4575m, Ngorongoro Highlands, Usambara & Pare ranges which form part of the Eastern Arc Mountain Forests extending south to Uluguru and Udzungwa mountains).
The forested southern highlands around Iringa and Mbeya (Poroto mountains, Kipengere Range, Livingstone Mountains). The great central plateau of rich savanna grass and bush at an elevation of about 1200m. The tropical coastline, including the islands of Zanzibar (Unguja & Pemba) and Mafia.
The National language is Kiswahili, but English is widely spoken and is the language of the tourist trade and other international businesses.