Tanzania, East African country situated just south of the Equator. Tanzania was formed as a sovereign state in 1964 through the union of the theretofore separate states of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Mainland Tanganyika covers more than 99 percent of the combined territories’ total area. Mafia Island is administered from the mainland, while Zanzibar and Pemba islands have a separate government administration. Dodoma, since 1974 the designated official capital of Tanzania, is centrally located on the mainland. Dar es Salaam is the largest city and port in the country.

Tanzania is home to two renowned tourism destinations – Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, and wildlife-rich national parks such as the Serengeti


United Republic of Tanzania

  • Capital: Dodoma
  • Population: 55.5 million
  • Area: 945,087 sq km (364,900 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, Swahili
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Currency: Tanzanian shilling

Best time to visit Tanzania

You are now wondering when is the best time to go on a Tanzania safari. Our answer is… it depends ! It depends what you want to see/to do, if you prefer being alone in the National parks or if you like some company from other tourists.
Many people say that the best time to visit Tanzania is the dry season, from June to October, or during our winter from December to March. But according to us, there is no such thing as a bad time for your Tanzania safari : when to go to Tanzania depends on your preferences.