Tanzania

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. This is home to Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest Mountain in Africa. 

Capital City

Dar e Salaam

Currency

Tanzanian Shilling

Total population:

59.7 million (2020)

Languages spoken:

English, Swahili

Cultural dos:

Dress conservatively, especially on Zanzibar since the island is mostly Muslim.

Cultural don’ts

Don’t take photos, especially of Masaai people without asking for permission first

Continent:

Africa

Top three foods the country is known for:

  • Chipsi mayai (chips and egg), 
  • Ugali (thick mealie meal porridge), 
  • Nyama choma (grilled meat), 

Bonus

  • Variety of teas

What the country is known for :

  • Zanzibar beaches 
  • Spice farms
  • The Masaai tribe, 
  • National parks such as the Serengeti
  • The largest mammal migration

More About Tanzania

Located in East Africa and south of the equator, Tanzania is a vibrant country filled with diverse cultures that make for a colourful escape. Swahili is the most spoken language and phonetically, it almost sounds like the Zimbabwean language Shona. Some words even mean the same thing, for example, ‘moyo’ means heart in both languages. I enjoy listening to Tanzanian and Kenyan music as a result. Diamond Platinumz (as seen on the hit Netflix show Young, Famous and African) and Vanessa Mdee are some of the biggest music artists from this corner of the African continent.

Tanzania’s population is mix of various religions with Christianity, Islam and Hinduism at the top of the list. Most women are clad in burkas, even at the beach as they cool off in the ocean. Other natural wonders include the wildlife teeming in the Serengeti national park. The big five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino) can be easily spotted going about their day. Tanzania is also home to Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro which stands at an outstanding 5 895 meters tall.

 They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. 

 

English

Swahili

Hello

Habari

Goodbye

Kwaheri

Please

Tafadhali

Thank you

Asante

How much?

Kiasi gani?

Do you speak English?

Unaongea kiingereza?

Where is the toilet?

Choo kiko wapi?

May I please have some water?

Naomba maji?

I would like some food please

Ningependa chakula tafadhali

Where can I get a taxi?

Naweza kupata teksi wapi?

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