|Size||945,203 sq km|
|Population||33 million inhabitants approx. (Zanzibar 1 million approx.)|
|Currency||Tanzanian Shilling (TSh)|
|Languages||Kiswahili and English|
|Electricity||220 volts, AC 50 Hz|
|International Dialing Code||+255|
|Credit cards widely accepted||Mastercard, Visa|
|Visas||Obtainable at the point of entry|
|Religions||Christianity, Islam and Hinduism|
|History||Tanganyika gained independence in 1961 and Zanzibar did so in 1963. In April 1964 both signed a Union Treaty to become the United Republic of Tanzania.|
Tanzania lies just south of the Equator and is East Africa's largest country, covering an area of almost one million square kilometres. It is a land of amazing contrasts and home to some of Africa's most prized treasures: from the Indian Ocean Coast to the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro; through the endless, wild Serengeti plains, to the origin of man at Olduvai Gorge; Tanzania is truly rich in scenic and cultural diversity. The Northern National Parks in Tanzania - commonly known as the Northern Safari Circuit - offer the visitor a range of differing landscapes, fauna and flora in an area that can be comfortably covered on safari.
The Northern Safari Circuit's best-known attractions are undoubtedly the Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.