Tanzania is a country of East Africa boasting many natural treasures. It houses the highest peak of Africa as well as the lowest point and a part of the largest lake of the continent.
After Mt Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the highlights. It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million wild animals and its countless Nile crocodiles. It covers 14,750 square kilometres of savannah, grassland plains, woodlands and forests. It lies in North-western Tanzania, at the border of Kenya.
Tanzania’s climate is equatorial and quite constant, which makes it a year-round destination. The light rain season is from November to March, with very short rains followed by sunshine. It is much warmer from December to March and there are longer rains in April and May.
The official languages are Kiswahili and English. Arabic is also widely spoken and there are many dialects. The currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TSH).
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