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Tanzania Flag The United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Dowladda federaalka kumeelgaarka) is a country in East Africa. It was formed in 1964 by the union of Tanganyika (the parts of the country on the African mainland) with the islands of Zanzibar (an archipelago in the Indian Ocean which lies between 16 and 31 miles (25 to 50 kilometers) off the coast of the mainland). Tanzania shares land borders with Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia, as well as having a coastline on the Indian Ocean. Additionally, Tanzania is one of three countries (along with Kenya and Uganda) that has a shoreline on, and shares Lake Victoria.

As of 2009, the population of Tanzania was estimated as being 43,739,000.

The capital of Tanzania since 1974, has been Dodoma, which in the 2002 census had a population of 324,347. However, Tanzania's largest city, principal center of commercial activity, and home of many government offices, remains the former capital, Dar es Salaam, which in the 2002 census had a population of 2,497,940.

Tanzania Country Details


Country Name Tanzania
Political Status Country
Geographic Location East Africa
Flag Tanzania Flag
Principal Languages
  • English
  • Swahili
  • Capital Dodoma


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    Lonely Planet Tanzania (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Stuart Butler & Paula Hardy

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (416 pages)

    Lonely Planet Tanzania (Travel Guide)
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    #1 best-selling guide to Tanzania*

    Lonely Planet Tanzania is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch East Africa's greatest natural dramas play out on the Serengeti plains, sip sundowners near Mt Kilimanjaro, or explore the narrow alleyways of Zanzibar; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tanzania and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Tanzania Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, religion, art, music, dance, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine
    • Over 50 maps
    • Covers of Dar es Salaam, Mt Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Zanzibar Archipelago, Stone Town, Lake Victoria, the Serengeti Plains, Selous Highlands and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Tanzania, our most comprehensive guide to Tanzania, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet East Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Mary Fitzpatrick, Stuart Butler, Anthony Ham, Paula Hardy.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    *Best-selling guide to Tanzania. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, December 2013 to November 2014

    Tanzania & Zanzibar (Insight Guides)
    By Insight Guides

    Insight Guides
    Paperback (304 pages)

    Tanzania & Zanzibar (Insight Guides)
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    Whether you want to scale the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro, enjoy spectacular game viewing on safari, or simply lie on a beautiful beach, you can do it all in Tanzania and Zanzibar. This book has been fully overhauled by an expert Africa author and is packed with stunning new pictures bringing this breathtaking country and its people to life. It gives you more background on the country’s fascinating history and culture than any other guide.
     
    From the vibrant capital of Dar es Salaam to the plains of the Serengeti, all the country's top destinations are covered. You'll get the lowdown on unmissable Tanzania experiences like coral diving off the coast of Pemba and chimpanzee tracking in the Mahale Mountains, and there’s fully illustrated gazetteer detailing Tanzania’s fabulous wildlife. Maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information.
    The Rough Guide to Tanzania
    By Rough Guides

    Rough Guides
    Released: 2015-07-14
    Paperback (592 pages)

    The Rough Guide to Tanzania
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    The Rough Guide to Tanzania is the definitive guide to one of Africa's most beautiful destinations, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to the exotic Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar. You'll also find an in-depth and full-colour guide to Tanzania's spectacular wildlife and national parks, and the most accurate map of the magically labyrinthine Stone Town based on satellite imagery.

    From Tanzania's volcanic landscapes of Ngorongoro Crater to arranging a Serengeti safari, the guide includes practical information on getting there and around, plus reviews of the best Tanzanian hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping for all budgets.

    You'll find introductory sections on Tanzania's cultural customs, health, food, drink and outdoor activities as well as specialist Tanzanian tour operators and an introduction to learning Kiswahili. You can rely on expert background information on everything from bull-fighting in Pemba through to the mosaic of ethnic groups in Tanzania. You can explore all corners of this fascinating country with the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Tanzania.

    Tanzania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
    By Quintin Winks

    Winks, Quintin
    Paperback (168 pages)

    Tanzania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken
    Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda & the Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)
    By Fodor's Travel Guides

    Fodor's
    Released: 2015-06-09
    Paperback (656 pages)

    Fodor s The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda & the Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)
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    Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

    Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Africa, including Kenya's Masai Mara, South Africa's Kruger National Park, and Botswana's Kwando Reserve. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first safari or your fifth.

    This travel guide includes:
    · Dozens of full-color maps 
    · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
    · In-depth breakout features on The Namibia Dunes, African music and dance, and Victoria Falls
    · Coverage of Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana, Namibia, Victoria Falls, and The Seychelles

    Planning to focus on South Africa? Check out Fodor's travel guide to South Africa.
    Tanzania Safari Guide: With Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the coast (Bradt Travel Guide)
    By Philip Briggs

    Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
    Paperback (544 pages)

    Tanzania Safari Guide: With Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the coast (Bradt Travel Guide)
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    Tanzania is one of Africa's greatest safari destinations, home to the legendary Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the 'spice island' of Zanzibar. This fully revised edition of the guide covers every accessible national park, reserve and safari destination as well as popular and off-the-beaten-track tourist attractions. It includes in-depth coverage of wildlife and natural history, background information on the Maasai and other tribes, archaeological points of interest and an introduction to the Swahili language. It is the only guidebook to include the many new private concessions around the major reserves.

    East Africa Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda (Pocket Naturalist Guide Series)
    By James Kavanagh

    Waterford Press
    Pamphlet (12 pages)

    East Africa Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda (Pocket Naturalist Guide Series)
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    Perhaps the top wildlife viewing area on earth, the legendary game reserves of the Serengeti and Maasai Mara attract millions of tourists each year seeking an unparalleled opportunity to view a vast array of wildlife in their natural habitat. ?This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 120 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds and reptiles the area is famous for. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information is the ideal, quick reference to use when bouncing around in a Land Rover on safari. Made in the USA.


    Lonely Planet East Africa (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Stuart Butler & Trent Holden

    Lonely Planet Publications
    Paperback (664 pages)

    Lonely Planet East Africa (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet East Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the winding backstreets of Lamu, trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, or watch the annual wildebeest migration in Masai Mara; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of East Africa and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet East Africa Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, culture, art, architecture, music, geography, politics, cuisine, landscapes, wildlife
    • Over 118 maps
    • Covers Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet East Africa is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Africa, Kenya or Tanzania guides.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Stuart Butler, Mary Fitzpatrick and Trent Holden

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    Northern Tanzania: Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar
    By Philip Briggs

    Bradt Travel Guides
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    Northern Tanzania: Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar
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    Tanzania has grown to be one of the top safari destinations in Africa. In this new edition of Northern Tanzania Africa expert, Philip Briggs, focuses solely on the northern region and Zanzibar, rather than the whole country. The guide includes extensive updates on the best accommodation in every price bracket and reflects the trend towards small exclusive eco-friendly camps in remote parts of the Serengeti and other reserves. There are new chapters on the North Coast and Usambara Mountains and in-depth coverage of Tanzania’s wildlife. Philip Briggs keeps readers up-to-date with the controversial proposal for a highway through the Serengeti.


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