Tanzania is the largest of the East African countries and one of the poorest countries in the world, but also one of Africa’s premier tourist destination. With attractions like Mount Kilimanjaro, the Great Lakes, Ngorongoro, Serengeti National Park, and the islands of Pemba and Zanzibar, to name only some.

This page gives you a broad overview of Tanzanian art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and government.

In addition to a wealth of stunning natural attractions, Tanzania has tows and cities that make vibrant and fascinating stops, with to see and do.

Many of Tanzania’s coastal cities were founded as port towns from which valuable goods were transported across the Indian Ocean by sailing dhow. On the mainland, many inland towns were important rest stops for trade caravans on their way to central Africa or Lake Victoria or returning back to the east African coast. In the northern highlands, a number of small towns were founded by the Germans as centers for colonial administration and agriculture.