About Tanzania

Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, which owns the largest coral island in the Indian Ocean - Zanzibar. The nature of this place is fascinating, and the local culture surprises with its color and originality. Here you can not only go on a safari in Tanzania through numerous national parks, but also have a wonderful vacation with the whole family on the cozy beaches.

   The United Republic of Tanzania is located in East Africa. The area of ​​the state is 945.1 thousand square meters. km. It consists of two parts - the mainland and the island (the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia). The mainland of Tanzania borders on the north with Uganda, in the north-east - with Kenya, in the northwest - with Burundi and Rwanda, in the south - with Mozambique, in the southwest - with Malawi and Zambia, in the west - with the Democratic Republic of the Congo . In the east it is washed by the waters of the Indian Ocean, in the west by Lake Tanganyika, in the southwest by Lake Nyasa, in the north by Lake Victoria. The length of the coastline along the coast of the Indian Ocean is 900 kilometers.

Climate in Tanzania

   The climate of the country is equatorial monsoon. The temperature regime in Tanzania is homogeneous: the average winter temperature is around + 22 ° C (in mountainous regions + 12º + 20ºC), the average monthly temperature ranges from + 25ºС in the south to + 27ºС in the north (up to + 24ºC in mountainous areas). The amount of precipitation is very heterogeneous. In the central, mountainous, part of the country falls to 1000 mm of rain per year, mainly from November to May. The rest of the time it is very dry, there is almost no rain. In the Lake Victoria region, up to 200 mm of precipitation falls, with no clearly expressed rainy season. In the north-east of the country, up to 1,400 mm of rain falls every year, and the wet seasons (March-May and October-December) are interspersed with dry periods (from June to September and January-February). On the slopes of the volcanoes of the Great Fault zone, it drops relatively evenly up to 2000 mm of rain per year. On the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, the average temperature is about 27ºС at 1500 - 2000 mm of precipitation. The most humid periods are the periods from March to May and October-November. The most popular season for visiting Tanzania is from December to February. The period from June to September is the best time to visit the country and observe animals.

Mount Kili in Tanzania