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April 25, 20190

10 Interesting Facts about Tanzania

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#1. Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest in Africa and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Almost every kind of ecological system is found including cultivated land, rain forest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and an arctic summit.

#2. The kiswahili language (Swahili) is the official language of Tanzania

Although Swahili is the official language, there are over 120 languages are spoken in Tanzania, most of them from the Bantu family.

#3. Tanzania is home to Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcanic depression. The crater has an area of 264 kilometers. It is estimated to have formed about 2.5 million years ago. Crater is one of the best safari destinations in the world with its amazing wildlife.

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#4. The Great Migration

Over two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles move through the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems in search of green pasture. The Great Migration in Tanzania can be seen year round as the animals migrate in a circular pattern around the Serengeti National Park.

The Great Migration is the largest overland migration in the world.

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#5. Lake Victoria is the second largest freshwater lake in the world.

Lake Victoria is the largest tropical lake and the second largest freshwater lake in the world. Despite being one of the largest lakes in the world (About the same size as Ireland), it is massively shallow and its deepest point is only 100 meters.

#6. Lake Manyara National Park

Famous for tree-climbing lions.

#7. Zanzibar is home to the best beaches in the world

Zanzibar is consist of several islands. Ugunja is the largest one and is erroneously called Zanzibar. Home to the almost extinct Zanzibar Red Columbus Monkey, the Zanzibar Servaline Genet, and the Zanzibar Leopard.

#8. Home to Baobab tree- one of nature's oldest and oddest trees

Tarangire National Park in Tanzania is a very good place to see these huge trees in their natural environment. These trees can grow to be 1000 years old.
baobab tree

#9. Selous Game Reserve

Has one of the largest populations of elephants

#10. Mpgino tree

Mpingo tree, found in Tanzania produces the expensive timber in the world. It has exceptional mechanical properties that make it perfect for carving and it has a beautiful finish.

There you have it! 10 amazing reasons to travel to Tanzania!

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