Want to Learn a Little About Tanzania?
Your Sisters Tanzania is based right outside of Arusha in northern Tanzania, just south of the Equator. Beautifully situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a pleasant climate and is close to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti.
Tanzania is approximately eight times the land area of the United Kingdom and more than twice the size of the state of California.
- Flag: The flag is blue for water, green for land, gold for minerals and black for the people.
- Climate: Tanzania’s coolest months are June to October, and the warmest are December to March. There are two rainy seasons with the long rains from mid-March to May and the short rains from November to January.
- Language: Most people speak Swahili and their tribal language; 10% speak English fluently.
- Ethnicity: There are more than 120 tribes in Tanzania.
- Religion: About 45% of the country are Christian, 45% Muslim, and 10% indigenous religions.
- Political: Tanzania has been a multi-party democracy since 1985.
- Education: Around 80% of Tanzanian children will start primary school, but only half will complete it; only 5% complete secondary school (compared to more than 70% in the U.S).
Tanzania’s largest and most famous national park, the Serengeti, is a 14,763 square kilometre wilderness that offers unparalleled safari opportunities and a chance to see one or all of the ‘big five’: rhino, buffalo, lion, elephant and leopard. Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain at 19,340 feet.
Off the coast are the Spice Islands, the largest of these being Zanzibar. with beautiful beaches and lively markets coupled with the stunning architecture and history of Stone Town, makes this a treasured destination.