INTRODUCTION TO TANZANIA
Home to Africa’s most famous National parks!
Extending over 945,166km2, Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean. Neighboring countries include Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. The geography of Tanzania is varied with Lake Victoria in the west, mountains in the northeast and coastal plains.
Tanzania is a land of rolling plains, dramatic mountain ranges, great lakes and pristine white sandy beaches. There is simply no other African country – perhaps no other place in the world – that possesses a natural variety and largesse comparable to Tanzania.
The total population is estimated at around 55 million. Roughly 120 tribes ranging from the iconic Maasai pastoralists of the Rift Valley inhabit Tanzania, each speaking its own language. The most populous tribes are the Sukuma, Haya, Chagga, Nyamwezi, Makonde, Hehe and Gogo.
Tanzania’s close proximity to the equator provides an idyllic climate making it a year round holiday destination whether you are looking for a beach escape, a once in a lifetime safari or a thrill seeking climb to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. Tanzania has a mixed economy in which there is a variety of private freedom, combined with centralized economic planning and government regulation.
The nondescript small town of Dodoma displaced Dar es Salaam as the official national capital, and is now where all parliamentary sessions are held. However, Dar es Salaam remains the capital in all but name – by far the largest and most important city, it is the site of most government departments, diplomatic missions and large businesses, as well as the main international airport.
TOURISM IN TANZANIA
Whether your dream is to enjoy the ultimate wildlife experience on an astounding Serengeti safari or soak up the best of the Indian Ocean rays on Zanzibar’s beaches – whatever your preferred activity – Go Volunteer Africa is here to offer you the best Tanzania- Zanzibar experience.
The majestic Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the Serengeti calls Tanzania home. For anyone who wants to take a break and spend some time soaking up the sun, Tanzania offers up the white sand beaches of Zanzibar. Adventurers can stand on top of the “roof of Africa” after the long climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro or go on safari in the Serengeti or the famous and expansive Ngorongoro crater.
GO VOLUNTEER TANZANIA
Go Volunteer Africa‘s volunteer Tanzania program is one of the most diverse and rewarding volunteering experiences, providing volunteers to get involved with a huge range of activities from construction, healthcare, to teaching and even environmental and wildlife conservation.
Go Volunteer Africa is Africa’s leading volunteer and travel organization offering affordable and meaningful volunteer travel experience across the continent.