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About Tanzania

Tanzania is a country in East Africa. Its official capital has been Dodoma. Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country's largest city, principal port, and leading commercial center.

The Tanzanian economy is heavily based on agriculture, which accounts for 24.5 percent of gross domestic product provides 85 percent of exports. Travel and tourism contributed 12.7 percent of Tanzania's gross domestic product and employed 11.0 percent of the country's labor force  in 2013. The vast majority of tourists visit Zanzibar or a "northern circuit" of Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park  is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. Because of its biodiversity and ecological significance, the park has been listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a World Heritage Site. A

s a national park, it is designated as a Category II protected area under the system developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which means that it should be managed, through either a legal instrument or another effective means, to protect the ecosystem or ecological processes as a whole.

The park also supports many other species, including Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, topi, eland, waterbuck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog, and giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds, and many species of vultures.

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a Tanzanian national park. The park consists of 330 km2 (130 sq mi) of arid land, forest, and a soda-lake which covers as much as 200 km2 (77 sq mi) of land during the wet season but is nearly nonexistent during the dry season.

Lake Manyara National Park is located 126 km (78 mi) south west of Arusha and can be reached by car in an hour and a half.

The park can also be reached easily from Babati the capital of Manyara Region. The park is also very close to Tarangire National Park There is also an airport, Lake Manyara Airport (LKY), located at the top of the rift wall. Leopards, lions, cheetahs, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelle, hippo, giraffe, impala, and more inhabit the park and many can be seen throughout the year.


Dodoma is the national capital of Tanzania. The city is represented in the Tanzanian Premier League by football clubs Polisi Dodoma and JKT Ruvu Stars.

Dodoma features a semi-arid climate with relatively warm temperatures throughout the year. While average highs are somewhat consistent throughout the year, average lows dip to 13 °C (55.4 °F) in July.

The Anglican Church also owns the only international school in Dodoma: Canon Andrea Mwaka School. CAMS provides education to children from Nursery to Form 4.

The education is based on the English teaching curriculum and the school offers students the opportunity to take the IGCSE examinations and curriculum in Forms three and Four, where the exam papers are set from London as well as marked there.

Regions within Tanzania:

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  Dar es Salaam
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  Zanzibar North
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Zanzibar Urban/West
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Today's Rates: 1 TZS = 0.00047 $ 1 TZS = 0.00030 £ 1 TZS = 0.00041 €
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