TANZANIA is a country in central East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. The country’s eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean. The famous islands of Zanzibar lie just offshore. The major coastal city and political capital is Dar es Salaam which is the major seaport for the country.
Tanzania is mountainous in the NE, where Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest permanently snow-capped free standing mountain in Africa, is situated. To the north and west are the Great Lakes of Lake Victoria (Africa’s largest lake) and Lake Tanganyika (Africa’s deepest lake, and known for its unique species of fish). Tanzania contains many large and ecologically significant wildlife parks and game sanctuaries.
Tanzania is one of the unique destinations on the African continent with excellent cultural tourism, beach holidays, game hunting, historical and archaeological ventures and certainly the best wildlife photographic safaris on the continent. It is a land of many wonders, unparalleled diversity of fauna and flora, scenery, topography and very friendly people.