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With over 16 national parks and game reserves, including the famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania offers visitors an opportunity to witness some of the world's most iconic wildlife migrations and natural wonders. Additionally, Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, and the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar

Apart from the wildlife, Tanzania boasts the most diverse landscapes that you have ever seen. From vibrant grassland to woodlands, rock formations to snow-capped mountain peaks, Tanzania is no less than any other country in Africa featuring some amazing sightseeing.

In this context, it is important to know some interesting Tanzania Travel Facts before planning a Tanzania Safari to ensure a wonderful safari experience.

Tanzania travel facts: fascinating insights into East Africa's largest country.
Some essential Tanzania travel facts

Nearly 30 per cent of Tanzania is National Parks.

The great wildebeest migration sees over 2 million animals travel across the rich savannah plains.

Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best places to see the African Big Five.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Lake Tanganyika is the second-oldest freshwater lake in the world.

The giant baobab tree can easily live for 1.000 years.

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Facts about Tanzania

Capital: Dodoma

Currency: Tanzanian Shilling

Population: 58 million

Language: Kiswahili and English

Area: 886,000 km²

Water surface: 59,000 km²

Neighbouring countries: Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique

Highest point: 5895 metres (you can climb Kilimanjaro with us!)

Time difference: Summertime UK- 2 hrs later; Wintertime UK- 3 hrs later; US 7-10 hrs later

Most popular places: Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar

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