Tanzania is a well-known Swahili-speaking nation. Its large size of territory covers a wide range of attractions. The Tanzanians are friendly and they show remarkable respect to every visitor they meet in their land. Though Swahili is widely spoken, the English language is an official language applicable in the offices and high ladders of education. However, since Tanzania is made up of many tribes, most locals, especially in the remote areas, speak their tribal languages. Tanzania is a country located in the eastern area of the African continent, where it borders Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Rwanda.
There are five ways of getting into Tanzania. Tourists either can use airplanes, roads, public buses, ferry, or trains to reach any part of Tanzania, the major city of Dar es Salaam. Tanzania has two international airports namely; Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro International Airport near Moshi and Arusha. These airports serve flights between Tanzania and; Amsterdam, London, Zurich, Nairobi, Dubai, Doha, Mumbai, Johannesburg, Addis Ababa, Cairo, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.
If you are coming in from neighboring Zambia, you may board the TAZARA trains to reach Tanzania’s train terminal in Dar es Salaam. Residents in Kenya can use the major road links with Tanzania to arrive at Tanzania’s bus terminal in Arusha. The bus lines that operate rides between Tanzania and the neighboring countries are; Tahmeed buses, Royal Coach, and Dar Express. People from Zanzibar can use the Azam Marine and Fast Ferries to arrive at Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
In Tanzania, the best type of accommodation facility is the hotel. Others like rental apartments may mostly not fulfill the good qualities you may expect. Hotels range from the affordable low pricy ones to the luxurious types. When searching for a hotel room, ensure that you have your luggage in safe hands. Thus, you must never be alone during your trip to Tanzania so that your partner can always secure your luggage in the waiting room while you search for a suitable room to stay.
Tanzania’s dishes are simple desserts, but its national dish is a unique recipe that is common among East African countries. There is a balance between the application of plantains and meat in the local dishes. Ugali is the national dish that is eaten by hand along with any kind of stew. Ugali, also known as the African cake, is made from corn flour. Other dishes that can be found in the local restaurants and hotels are the beef-bananas dish known as Mtori, vegetable stew and meat dish known as Mchicha, and the sweet Mandazi for breakfast.
Hotels and restaurants in the cites can serve you western desserts apart from the local dishes. Fruit juices are in plenty and you can order for a glass in the restaurant or hotel you settle in the city. However, ensure that you have your bottled mineral water in handy since tap water is not safe. In order for beer, you will be requested to try out the local beers known as Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, and Safari, however, there are other imported beers like Tusker from Kenya.
Tanzania’s tourist attractions range from the beautiful splendid beaches along the coast of the turquoise Indian Ocean, the nature parks filled with wildlife species, the significant landscapes, and the historic sites. To mention just a few of the numerous attractions in Tanzania are; Mount Kilimanjaro-the highest mountain in Africa, the Olduvai Gorge that bears the cradle of humankind to be found in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and scuba diving at the coast in Pemba.