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Tanzanian Art Once there was a man called Eduardo S. Tingatinga.

Established in 1960s
Today, "Tingatinga" is the Tanzanian term for this form of art, known mostly around the world.

Tourism In Tanzania
Tanzania Tourist Board
IPS Building, Azikiwe Street .... PO BOX: 2485, Dar es Salaam Phone: 255 22 2111244/5

Tanzania Private Sector
Tanzania Private Sector Foundation
TPSF PO BOX: 11313, D.S.M Phone: 255 22 2129433

Looking to Invest In Tanzania
Tanzania Investment Centre
PO BOX: 938, Dar es Salaam Phone: 255 22 2116328-32 Fax: 255 22 2118253



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Tanzania's Topography
Tanzania is bordered on the north by Kenya, Lake Victoria, and Uganda; on the east by the Indian Ocean; on the south by Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia; and on the west by Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Burundi, and Rwanda.

The country includes the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, and other offshore islands in the Indian Ocean.

Great Rift Valley
Ol Doinyo Lengai, the only active volcano in Tanzania’s Great Rift Valley, last erupted in 1983. One of the world’s most remarkable geographical features, the Great Rift Valley is believed to have been formed centuries ago by tectonic plate activity. Most of Tanzania’s lakes were formed in this way, as was Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain.


The landscape of mainland Tanzania is generally flat and low along the coast, but a plateau at an average elevation of about 1,220 metres (4,003 feet) constitutes the greater part of the country. Isolated mountain groups rise in the northeast and southwest.

The volcanic Kilimanjaro (5,895 metres/19,341 feet), the highest mountain in Africa, is located near the northeastern border. Zanzibar is the largest coral island off the coast of Africa. Pemba is some 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of Zanzibar. Both Zanzibar and Pemba are mostly low-lying.

Mount Kilimanjro is located at the north/eastern tip of Tanzania. For the adventurous, a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro is a must taking you through the mists of equatorial jungle to reach the snows and breath-taking views from the summit.

Location: 3.07 S, 37.35 E
Elevation: 19,335.6 ft (5,895m)

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