Welcome to Tanzania

Fast Facts About Tanzania

  • Population: 55,572,201 (2016 estimate)
  • Capital: Dar es Salaam (administrative); Dodoma (legislative)
  • Area: 947,303 square kilometers (365,756 square miles)
  • Language: Kiswahili, Kiungujo, English, Arabic, many local languages
  • Religion: Christianity 61%, Islam 35%, Others or None 4% (2010 estimate)
  • Currency: Tanzanian shilling
  • Life Expectancy: 61 (as of 2012)
  • GDP per Capita (Nominal) : U.S. $1,100 (2018 estimate)
  • Literacy Percent: 67.8 (2012 estimate)

Interesting things you might want to know

  • Tanzania is just a little bit more than twice the size of California.
  • Over 120 languages are spoken in Tanzania. Most of these are Bantu languages, a category of over 535 languages and dialects that are spoken throughout Africa.
  • Mpingo tree (Africa Blackwood tree) is the most expensive hardwood in the world.
  • The world’s earliest human skull was found in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.
  • Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square kilometer, with more than 4 million wild animals and representatives of 430 species and subspecies.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania. At 19,341 feet above sea level, it is the largest mountain in Africa..
  • Tanzania is the home of the coconut crab. This crab, the largest crab in the world (and reportedly one of the most delicious), can be found on Chumbe Island of Zanzibar.

You cannot deny Ernest Hemingway’s comment on Manyara as, “The Loveliest place visited in Africa”. We look forward to treating you with the best of Tanzanian hospitality.

Let your safari adventure begin at Manyara Lakeview Oasis






“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
Maya Angelou