General Information About TanzaniaIt is a country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. Parts of the country are in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and by the Indian Ocean to the east. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania. Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic, and since 1996, its official capital city has been Dodoma, where the President's Office, the National Assembly, and some government ministries are located. Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country's largest city, principal port, and leading commercial center.
Sports Played in Tanzania
About SportsFootball(Soccer) is widely played all over the country with fans divided between two major clubs, Young African Sports Club (Yanga) and Simba Sports Club (Simba). Football is the most popular sport in Tanzania, despite the little success that has been achieved by the national team. To date, they have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup and have made just one appearance in the African Cup of Nations, back in 1980, where they finished last in their group with just 1 draw and 2 losses. Basketball is also played but mainly in the army and schools. Hasheem Thabeet is a Tanzanian-born NBA player with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is the first Tanzanian to play in the NBA. Cricket is a rapidly growing sport in Tanzania after hosting the ICC Cricket League division 4 in 2008, Tanzania finished with one win for the tournament, and Tanzania also has its own national team. Rugby is a minor sport in Tanzania. Tanzania now has a national team, which used to be part of the East Africa team, but was separated. The city of Arusha is home to Tanzanian rugby, and the city was host to the 2007 Castel Beer Trophy competition.
Tanzania Culture and History
HistoryIt is said that the mainland portion of what is now Tanzania was named by a British civil servant in 1920, from the Swahili words tanga (sail) and nyika (bright arid plain). Thus what was known formerly as German East Africa became Tanganyika Territory. In 1964, Tanganyika was joined with Zanzibar, an offshore archipelago of islands, to form the present United Republic of Tanzania. Because of a unique combination of historic and cultural factors, Tanzanians share strong feelings of national pride and cohesion. This sense of nationalism has served to keep the country at peace for over two decades, while most of its neighbors have been involved intermittently in catastrophically destructive civil and cross-border wars. Tanzanians have been able to resolve most internal problems without resorting to violence because of a shared language, the lack of political or economic dominance by any ethnic group, and the strong leadership provided by Julius Nyerere (1922–1999), the first president of Tanzania.
LandscapeTanzania is mountainous and densely forested in the northeast, where Mount Kilimanjaro is located. Three of Africa's Great Lakes are partly within Tanzania. To the north and west lie Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, and Lake Tanganyika, the continent's deepest lake, known for its unique species of fish. The eastern shore is hot and humid and to the southwest lies Lake Nyasa. Central Tanzania is a large plateau, with plains and arable land. The eastern shore is hot and humid, with the Zanzibar Archipelago just offshore.
Tanzanian NightlifeOnce a modest, sleepy fishing village on the coast of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam has transformed into a bustling metropolis with a variety of craft markets, restaurants, and beaches to explore. At night, travelers will be charmed by the town’s down-to-earth vibe and its range of English and African bars and clubs. Whether you’re looking for a crowded dance floor, or a casual joint to take in a sports game and watch the sunset, we’ve covered the best bars in Dar es Salaam to suit the style and mood of every traveler.
Popular Bars in Paris
High Spirit Lounge Bar 1th Floor IT Plaza, Ohio St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania +255 222 110 268Savannah Lounge & Bar Benjamin Mkapa Pension Tower, Mezzanine Floor, Azikiwe Street, Dar es Salaam +255 222 200 060Club Bilicanas Mkwepu St., Dar es Salaam, +255 652 849 922Q Bar 1 Haile Selassie Road, Dar es Salaam, +255 754 282 474
Famous Clubs in Paris
New Maisha Club Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam, +255 778 233 555
The Slow Leopard Chloe Road, Dar es Salaam +255757029244Samaki Samaki Mlimani City Shopping Mall, +255 758 812 223Kilimanjaro Casino 24 Kivukoni Street, Dar es Salaam +255 764 70 1234