Republic of Tanzania lies on the East Coast of Africa and is bordered by Kenya
and Uganda to the north, by Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo
to the west, by the Indian Ocean to the East, and by Zambia, Malawi and
Mozambique to the South.
Dar es Salaam is the administrative capital and
Dodoma is the official capital of the country. Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s
largest city and commercial centre and in recent years has developed rapidly
with new hotels, restaurants and activities opening up to attract tourists to
stay and experience Swahili coast hospitality. Kiswahili and English are the official languages.
Several indigenous languages are also spoken.
In general, the climate comprises of warm wet
summers and cold dry winters. While the temperatures are more in the mainland,
it is tropical in the coastal regions and in the islands. The summer season
lasts from December to March, and the winters from June to October.
The exotic ‘Spice Island, Zanzibar is an important
island in Tanzania.