The mainland Tanganyika became independent in 1961, followed by the island of Zanzibar in 1963. One year later they formed the United Republic of Tanzania. The current president is John P. Magufuli (elected in October 2015). More than 50 million people, belonging to 128 different ethnic groups, live in the country. Most of them are living in villages and working as farmers, but cities like Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Arusha are growing fast. Although Tanzania is a so called “Third World” or “Developing Country”, most people have access to water, electricity, and live in houses rather than mud huts. Approximately half of the Tanzanian inhabitants are Christians and the other half Muslims. Religion is an important part in many people‘s lives as they go to church and mosque regularly. Also Indians, and other Asian and Europeans live here: Tanzania is a peaceful country where different nationalities and religions live side by side.
We want to share our home with you so that you can experience that Tanzania is more than safaris, mountains, beaches and the Maasai people (although these are a great part of the country).