Tanzania is in many ways a natural extension of Kenya. The Serengeti-Masai Mara Ecosystems (supporting the most diverse migration of grazing mammals on earth) stretches over 24,000km² of land with the Serengeti in Tanzania in the south and the Masai Mara in Kenya to the north.
Tanzania includes the spice islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia and contains Africa’s highest point—Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 meters (19,340 feet).
- Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and is just over twice the size of California
- There are over 120 languages are spoken, with English and Swahili being the official languages
- Africa blackwood trees (Mpingo trees) provide the most expensive hardwood in the world
- Home to Mount Kilimanjaro; the highest free-standing mountain in the world
- The largest crab in the world, the coconut crab, can be found in Zanzibar
- More than a quarter of both Kenya and Tanzania is protected through National Parks, nature reserves and protected areas
- Kenya and Tanzania have the greatest numbers of wild large mammals on earth