With a population approaching 55 million people comprised of several ethnic, linguistic and religious groups, Tanzania is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa.
Tanzania is governed by a presidential republic headed by President John Magufuli.
The national language is Swahili, and English is also spoken.
The country relies on agriculture, tourism and mining for the majority of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The country has a promising growing middle class, however many Tanzanians rely on subsistence farming.
Tanzanian people are generally very friendly and welcoming to foreigners. The country itself is beautiful and diverse; you can relax on a beach in Zanzibar and explore Stonetown; swim with whale sharks off Mafia island; climb to the roof of Africa, Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak; visit Jane Goodall’s wild chimpanzees in Gombe; visit the Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve; and of course experience Tanzania’s famous safaris in the Serengeti and the magical Ngorongoro Crater.