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Tanzania Parks

Overview

Tanzania is both magical and captivating. A unique safari paradise, Tanzania offers some of the best game viewing experiences in Africa. Blessed with excellent landscapes and warm welcoming people, Tanzania is home to the Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro and the enchanting Zanzibar archipelago.

This East African destination has attracted countless visitors for decades and continues to do so with attractions such as Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge and Selous Game Reserve. For an extended East African safari, Tanzania combines very well as a safari destination with neighboring Kenya and it also provides easy connections to Rwanda and Uganda for gorilla trekking safaris.

Full Country Name: United Republic of Tanzania
Area: 945,087 sq km
Population: 46,921,768 (2012)
Capital: Dodoma (Population 180,541)

Largest City: Dar es Salaam (Population 2,698,652)
Borders: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Religion: Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, Indigenous beliefs 35%, Zanzibar – more than 99% Muslim

Monetary Unit: Tanzanian Shilling

Growth Rate: 6.4%

Life Expectancy: 53.14

Literacy Rate: 78%
Time Zone: +3 GMT
Languages: Kiswahili or Swahili (official), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many other local languages
Country Dialing Code: +255

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Nov

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK – OVERVIEW

Located in Northern Tanzania, 32 km northeast of the safari town of Arusha and covering an area of 542 sq km (205.96 sq miles) Arusha National Park is a gem amongst parks. The park consists of...
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03
Nov

KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK – OVERVIEW

Located in Northern Tanzania, near the town of Moshi and standing at 5,895m, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. It is simply the roof of Africa. Ernest Hemingway’s described it as...
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03
Nov

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK – OVERVIEW

Lake Manyara National Park is located in Northern Tanzania. The entrance gate lies 1 ½ hours (126km/80 miles) west of Arusha town. It is along a newly surfaced road close to the ethnically diverse market...
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03
Nov

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK – OVERVIEW

Located 283 km (175 miles) west of Dar es Salaam, north of Selous Game Reserve and en route to Ruaha, Udzungwa and Katavi National Parks is Mikumi National Park. At 3,230 sq km (1,250 sq...
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03
Nov

MKOMANZI NATIONAL PARK – OVERVIEW

Mkomazi National Park is Tanzania’s newest national park. Located in Northern Tanzania within two regions of Kilimanjaro and Tanga it stretches within two districts namely Same and Lushoto covering an area of 3,245 sq km...
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03
Nov

NGORONGORO CRATER – OVERVIEW

At 2,286 m above sea level the Ngorongoro crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Surrounded by steep walls rising 610 meters from the crater floor, this natural amphitheatre measures 19.2 km in...
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