Tanzania is an extremely diverse country, with abundant wildlife, exotic culture and ancient cities. However, there are tons of interesting facts about Tanzania that you probably had not heard of before. Tanzania is around eight times the land area of the UK (or half the land area of Western Europe), and has just over half the population (36 million) of UK. About half the population of Tanzania are under 15 years old. Africa blackwood trees, commonly seen in Tanzania, are the most expensive hardwood tree in the world. The mountain’s snow caps are diminishing, having lost more than 80 percent of their mass since 1912. In fact, they may be completely ice free within the next 20 years, according to scientists. Tanzania is one of the most diverse countries in the world, from mountains, islands, deserts, rivers to tropical rainforests, volcanoes, waterfalls and lakes. Tanzania mainly relies on agriculture. And did you know this already about Tanzania?
Tanzania is a beautiful and exotic destination, full of surprises, adventure and unforgettable encounters with wildlife and people. Here are 6 fun facts about Tanzania that you probably did not know yet! Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square kilometer, with more than 4 million wild animals and representatives of 430 species and subspecies. Tanzania is the only country that has mapped out a minimum of 25% of its total land mass to wildlife parks and conservation areas. About 33% of the Tanzanian population is illiterate. Over 120 languages are spoken in Tanzania. Approximately 25,000 people attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro annually. Approximately two-thirds are successful (people who climb with Ajabu Adventures have even a succes rate of 95%). Altitude-related problems is the most common reason climbers turn back. The Serengeti National Park eco-system is the oldest on the planet. Want to know more interesting facts about Tanzania?