Facts About Tanzania
Known worldwide for the jaw-dropping travel experiences that it offers. A Tanzania safari tour is one that should definitely be on your travel bucket list, if you’re still not convinces, these mind-boggling facts about Tanzania ought to put the thought in you.
Here are a few interesting facts about Tanzania:
Fact #1 – National Parks
Tanzania has about 16 national parks within its territory. Some of them have been established since the 1950s. In fact, conservation efforts are so strong in Tanzania that close to 40,000 square kms in the country are comprised of National Parks. That’s about 40% of the total land area!
Fact #2 – Wildlife
The country has the highest density of wildlife in the world. In fact about 20% of all the animals that live in Africa call Tanzania their Home.
No wonder is it called the “Prime Game Viewing Country”of Africa.
Fact #3 – The Coconut Crab!
Apart from the land based biodiversity. The largest crab in the world- the Coconut Crab which can weight almost 4.5 Kilograms (10 Pounds) and grow up to a meter is size are found in Tanzania off the coast of Zanzibar.
Fact #4 – Kilimanjaro
Okay, we couldn’t do a Tanzania Facts post and not mention the colossal Kilimanjaro, which is the highest free standing mountain range in the world and the highest mountain in Africa.
The mountain is also one of the few places on earth that holds all climate types including frigid temperature zones, fertile land for cultivation, rain forests & arid deserts. We could keep writing about Kilimanjaro but we ought to do a separate blog post for this.
Fact #5 – Selous Game Reserve
Contrary to popular belief, the Serengeti Safari Park is not the largest park in Tanzania, In fact that prestige goes to the Selous Game Reserve, which is more than 3 times the size of Serengeti!
The picture above is an aerial view of the Selous Game Reserve
Fact #5 – Ngorongoro Crater
The Ngorongoro Crater region has the densest population of Lions. In fact there are about 25,000 animals for every 100 sq miles in the crater.
The crater also has the largest unbroken caldera in the world that was formed over 2-3 million years ago when a super volcano erupted and collapsed within itself.
Close to 40,000 indigenous populations live in the Ngorongoro Conservation area, all of them live in close proximity to the wild animals which makes a Ngorongoro Safari Tour all the more special
Like one for Kilimanjaro, we ought to create a separate post for facts on Ngorongoro Crater.