Tanzania – The Country and its People
Tanzania has about 50 million inhabitants and with 945,087 square kilometres it is the largest country in East Africa. Tanzania has devoted more land to wildlife and nature conservation than any other African country. With more than 95,000 square miles of game reserves and national parks, it is among the world’s finest destinations for game and wildlife watching. It is estimated that 20% of Africa’s large mammals live here, including “the Big Five” - lion, elephant, rhino, cheetah and leopard. From the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the dry savannah of Tarangire, this county is unrivalled in its diversity of eco-habitat. Politically, Tanzania is very stable and has not experienced any tribal or ethnic conflict. Today, it is often used by other nations as a neutral meeting ground, which has given the country the unofficial title of "Switzerland of Africa." The official languages are English and Swahili.
Tourists on safari in Tanzania enjoy guaranteed safety and security in a highland climate that feels like a perfect Spring day all year round.