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The United Republic of Tanzania is located in East Africa and is bordered by Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

Tanzania has a population of approximately 54 million. It is famous for

  • Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa
  • the Serengeti Plains, site of the world's largest and longest overland migration
  • Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera
  • Olduvai Gorge, "the cradle of mankind", part of the Great Rift Valley and the site of the first discovery of Homo Habilis
  • Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake
  • Zanzibar spice islands, with the World Heritage listed Stone Town
  • exquisite Tanzanite gem stones

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