Tanzania is a country in East Africa surrounded by very rich and unique nature. With one of the most
stunning landscapes worldwide, the land offers a wide variety of activities, like scuba diving and boat trips in Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and the Indian Ocean; as well as a relaxing holiday
at Zanzibar Island, one of the most beautiful and still not-so-well-known in the world. For the more adventurous, hiking is possible in Mount Kilimanjaro, the highestmountain in Africa with a height of 5.895 meter above sea level, as well as Mount Meru with 4.562
meter above sea level right next to Arusha. A Safari is a must. For example in the Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and the
Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.
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): 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.