Quick facts

Capital Dar es salaam
Population 55,590,000
Timezone GMT+3
Languages Kiswahili, English
Currency (TZSH) Tanzanian Shillings

Tanzania the "Land of the Endless Plains" lies between the shores of Lake Victoria and the shimmering silver-blue strand of the Indian Ocean. Tanzania is the home to the exotic spice isle of Zanzibar and the magnificent snow-capped dome of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Tanzanian major attractions include the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' one of the largest volcanic craters in the world, sheltering a magical 'land that time forgot' the Ngorongoro Crater is a microcosm of Africa with a concentration of wildlife and close-range viewing opportunities that is unrivalled.

Unforgettably beautiful, it stands amid the wider wilderness of the ngorongoro conservation Area and is

Tanzania's most visited destination. Not forgetting Zanzibar and its pristine Beaches off the coast of Tanzania floats the fabulous Spice Islands of Zanzibar

and Pemba where the ancient Swahili culture flourishes almost unchanged.

There are silver beaches and clear blue sea. There are spice gardens and sultan's palaces and the chance to wonder through the ancient lanes of stone town with its antique emporium, 'House of Wonders'. Dr Livingstone's house, old slave market and Arab Fort.