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Fascinating Things You Should Know About Tanzania

Fascinating Things You Should Know About Tanzania


Tanzania is an exciting place to visit, experience the many wonders of nature, and go on safari expeditions. Furthermore, it also offers a unique, city-life experience (Dodoma and Dar es Salaam to name a few) while also providing an educational experience through its captivating museums and historical landmarks. It also offers stunning beaches. Tanzania is a country that offers everything. Here are some fascinating facts about Tanzania.


  1. Tanzania has the most magnificent wildlife, including wildebeests, elephants, crocodiles, lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, gazelles, and many more.


  1. The Great Wildebeest Migration is an articulate wildlife movement that happens every year. The wildebeest herds migrate from the Serengeti to Masai Mara from January to August. Through their journey, the wildebeests have to survive predators and cross treacherous terrains. During this time, you can witness wildebeests mating, giving birth, and carrying on with sheer will power and tenacity to reach their destination. Over 1.5 million wildebeests migrate during this time. 

While they’re crossing the rivers, you might get to observe the mighty crocodiles, some of which haven’t had food in a year or so, hunt down some of the wildebeests. It’s an interesting sight to watch, and a depiction of the beautiful circle of life.  


  1. National Parks cover approximately 30% of Tanzania’s land area. The Serengeti National Park is home to over 1 million species. It’s been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


  1. Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania. it’s a breathtaking natural wonder and the tallest mountain (5,895 meters) in Africa. The mountain is covered in rain forests, alpine deserts, cultivated land, and the arctic summit. It’s also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. 



  1. If you have read about Tanzania, you must have seen articles mentioning places to witness the “Big Five.” Hunters coined the Big Five to symbolise the most challenging animals to kill. These include elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, and buffalos. Although it was initially used negatively to recognise a hunter’s accomplishments, it is now used as a term to describe locations where you can witness these amazing mammals in their natural habitats. You can find the Big Five in various locations; however, the best place is Ngorongoro Crater.


  1. Tanzania also has the second-largest freshwater lake in the world (depth and volume), Lake Tanganyika. The lake is so vast that it falls in the territory of Zambia, Congo, and Burundi. With 50 different rivers feeding into the lake, it has a unique and complex ecosystem. The lake has over 500 species of fish, and reports estimate that 8% of the world’s total marine wildlife resides here.



  1. The Baobab Tree is another magnificent natural wonder in Tanzania. It is known to live for up to 1,000 years.


  1. The coconut crab, the largest crab in the world, can be spotted in Tanzania. 


  1. Zanzibar is an iconic island that offers the most beautiful and relaxing beaches, where you can indulge in a range of water activities. 


  1. Over 120 ethinc groups live in Tanzania. 

Tanzania is a fascinating place with exotic wildlife, beautiful beaches, bustling city life, and history. It is an exhilarating experience. After completing your safari, we recommend going to Zanzibar to unwind and relax afterwards. 

Don’t forget to check out our Zanzibar Travel Guide while you’re in Tanzania!