About Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania leaves nothing to be desired.  Within its almost 365,000 square mile borders exists everything you may associate with Africa.  From Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, to the beaches of Zanzibar, to the wildlife, local communities, and cuisine, you will enjoy breathtaking moment of this spectacular East African country.  

The country is divided into several vast preserved pieces of land, including national parks, game reserves, and conservation areas.  There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Tanzania and almost one-third of the country is protected, holding one-fifth of Africa’s large mammals.  Probably the most famous attractions are the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.  These areas are some of the most biodiverse environments in the world and famous for elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, cheetah, leopard, and migratory birds.

With over 150 tribal dialects spoken throughout the country, Tanzania is a melting pot of culture.  Influences in food and tradition come from local communities, as well as India, Arabia, and Europe.  Much of the produce, livestock, and grains are grown within the country because of the fertile lands of the Great Rift Valley.  Daily life ranges from city dwellings in the metropolis of Dar es Salaam to the traditional hunter-gatherers of the Hadzabe tribe.

All of the excursions we provide at Off Season Adventures are customizable so that you have the most unforgettable experience possible.

Get ready to explore the wonder Tanzania!

Fast Facts:

  • Capital: Dodoma; Largest city: Dar es Salaam
  • Population: Around 53 million people
  • Official Languages: Swahili & English
  • Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
  • Weather: Typically warm and sunny. During the rainy seasons (April/May & November), there are short rains typically in the evening or night.
  • Temperature is in Celsius: subtract 30, then divide by 2 for an estimated Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion
    estimation.
  • Electricity: 230V/50Hz (Type D/G). This is typically the same as the United Kingdom, so an adapter & converter may be needed.
  • Telephone code: +255
  • Tipping is encouraged for excursion guides and tour guides
  • It is customary to barter when in curio/gift shops
  • Clothes & school supplies are welcomed gifts

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