Travel to Tanzania!

Home to over 120 languages and Mt. Kilimanjaro

Location

Tanzania is located off the beautiful coast of East Africa. It is a whopping 945,087 km, which places it as the largest country in East Africa. In addition, it's capital is Dodoma.

Weather and Climate Type

Tanzania is home to three seasons. The high season takes place in June through September and is characterized as cool and dry. The shoulder season takes place in October throgh February, and is very hot with short rains. The last season is known as the low season, which lasts from March to May. It rains everyday during this season. The climate is tropical and coastal areas are hot and humid.

Some Beautiful Sights to See in Tanzania!

Tanzania is home to three spice islands, which are Zanivar, Pemba, and Mafia. It is also home to a dormant volcano with a peak of 5,895 km. Lake Victoria is also a beautiful place to visit in Tanzania!
Big image

How to Fit in!

If traveling to Tanzania, you will be speaking their official languages of Swahili and English. Some interesting ways of life ,or beliefs, of the Tanzanians include the telling of ancient stories by elders. Work songs of the Sukuma people is a second folkway. Thirdly, you could observe the dance songs of the Jita people using Mbira and Marimba. Lastly, the island dwellers paint their hands and feet with henna as well. A taboo of Tanzania includes eating without washing one's hands. Prolonged eye contact with someone is considered rude an invasion of privacy.
Big image

Digging Deeper Into Culture

The Chagga people live along the Southest slopes of Kilimanjaro. They have extensive irrigation systems that bring them wealth. The Makonde are famous for wood carving and live in Southeast Tanzania. A cultural change that has occurred in Tanzania is that is transformed into a multiparty system. After Nyerere's rule they now have the same government as Kenya and Uganda and have adopted capitalism. The gap between the rich and poor is widening and respect for the elders is diminishing.
Big image

Sources

"DO’s and DON’Ts List of Tanzania." Center for Tourism and Hospitality Management. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.


"Tanzania: Changing Culture, Disappearing Traditions and Climate Change." AllAfrica.com. N.p., 28 Mar. 2014. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.


"Tanzania Weather and Climate." The Best Time to Go on a Tanzania Holiday: Weather, Climate and Wildebeest Migration. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.


"Topical and Dance Songs from the Swahili-speaking People of Tanzania." Smithsonian Folkways -. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.


"Tribes and Languages in Tanzania." Tribes and Languages in Tanzania. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2015.