With such a perfect Location, perched on the edge of the African
continent, and facing the Indian Ocean, Tanzania's weather and
climate leaves nothing to be desired. Warm and sunny days are
followed by cool and balmy nights, and whether you're on safari on
the Serengeti plains or enjoying the tropical beaches of Zanzibar,
the temperatures are always welcoming and gentle. Consult Weather
and Climate to find out when the best times to visit are, and learn
more about the monsoon winds and seasonal rains.
But sun-filled and beautiful days are not all that Tanzania has
to offer. On the contrary, the country's borders hold a vast number
of people and tribes whose varied cultures and traditions make up
the rich tapestry that is Tanzanian culture. Read on to learn more
about the Masaai culture and the customs of the Swahili Coast.
Although Tanzania is a country rich in culture and traditions,
it's history is also one of treasured heritage and pride. From the
early days of mankind's history, man has called the land of Tanzania
home - its verdant mountains, its scrubland plains. Find out more
about our country's rich history, from the arrival of merchants and
traders on the Swahili Coast to the peaceful political climate that
Tanzanians enjoy a climate of freedom and peace in our daily
lives, and value community and togetherness very highly. Religion is
an expression of community and culture, and one that binds us all as
citizens to our country and to the people around us. Tanzanians
practice Christianity, Islam, and traditional African religions in
tolerance and understanding.
Religion defines our community and our sense of identity, but
culturally, we are all Tanzanians. Our culture and our traditions
can be seen in the everything we surround ourselves with and the
handicrafts that are the specialties of our country. Visitors to
Tanzania will find the section on Shopping immensely useful in
helping them decide what to bring back for their friends and loved
ones from our amazing country.