Its capital Dar es Salaam and language Swahili, East Africa's biggest country is known for its Serengeti grasslands; Mount Kilimanjaro, of course; the swell safari-ing found in and around its Ngorongoro Crater; and exotic/historic offshore Zanzibar.

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The top 10 beach areas of Zanzibar

Moongateclimber Actually an archipelago of two large islands and a a number of smaller ones, 16 to 20 miles off the coast of mainland Tanzania, Zanzibar has been legendary since at least the Middle Ages (though its human history stretches much further back) as the "Spice Islands," a prime source for vanilla, black pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg, as well as a trading entrepôt for the likes of gold, ivory, and ambergris. Today visitors can enjoy the historic sites and evocative architecture…

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Cool facts about Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak

Chris 73 Last month I posted on this blog about Africa's six tallest peaks, so I thought I'd follow up with more about the highest and most famous of those: Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro (dubbe "Kili," for short). And reaching a maximum 5,895 meters (19.341 feet) in height, not only is it Africa's tallest but also one of the tallest freestanding mountains (i.e. not part of a larger range) in the world. read post

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