Where is Tanzania

Where is Tanzania Located, How to Get There + Country Facts:

Having questions like Where Tanzania is Located in Africa or interested in knowing key attractions there? Well, Tanzania is located on the eastern coast of Africa, south of the equator on GPS coordinates 6o 00’ S and 35o 00’ E.

Tanzania is the largest country in the East African Regions of Africa, approximately twice the size of California, the 12th largest country in Africa and the 31st largest in the whole world occupying an area of 947,403sq km.

The republic of Tanzania is bordered by the Indian ocean and other eight countries which include Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic republic of Congo to the west, then Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique in the south.

Tanzania includes the Pemba, Zanzibar and mafia islands and also hosts mountain Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

Where is Tanzania Located on African Map?

Where is Tanzania Located on African Map

Facts about Tanzania:

Population: 69,069,653 (may 2024)

Land Area:  947,403sq km

Capital City: Dodoma

Dialing code: +255

Official language: Swahili and English

Official Currency: Tanzania shillings (TZS)

Time Zone: GMT+3(EAT)

Driving side: Left

National carrier: Air Tanzania

Independence: 10th/Dec/1963

President:  Samia Sulhu Hassan

How to Get to Tanzania?

By Land Transport.

With road transport, you can cross to Tanzania through border. Namanga and Holili from Kenya, Mutukula border from Uganda, Kigoma border from Burundi and Rusumu border from Rwanda.

By Air.

Well, the best and fastest to get to the Republic of Tanzania for-example for travelers from the United States or Canada is by means of Air transportation.

There are several airlines that connect Tanzania to the rest of the world and these for-example include the Qatar Airways, connecting Tanzania to the United States, flying from New York Via Doha to Dar er salaam international Airport of Tanzania and Fly Emirates connecting New York with Zanzibar via Dubai.

Air Tanzania

Other airplanes connecting Tanzania to the rest of the world include Ethiopian Airways, Turkish Airways, Air Tanzania for those coming from Mumbai or Guangzhou and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

By Sea.

However, you can get also get to Tanzania by means of water though it will take you much time for-example a ship from UK to Tanzania taking approximately 21-28days to get to Dar er salaam port.

Note that to be allowed entry to the Republic of Tanzania, one must possess a valid National ID allowed only for East African Community Residents, a Passport, a Visa and a yellow fever vaccination Card for those who are not part of the East African Community.

Tanzania Visa Exemption Countries;

For the year 2024, regular passport holders who are granted permission to Tanzania for a short term stay without a Visa on tourism purposes only include Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cyprus and Dominica, Brunei, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, South Sudan and D.R. Congo.

Others include; Angola, Botswana, Ireland, Gambia, Eritrea, Malawi, Malaysia, Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Ghana, Zambia, Comoros, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Grenada, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, United Nations laissez-passer, Solomon Islands, The Grenadines, Vanuatu, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Jamaica, Antigu, Barbados, Fiji, Malta, Singapore, St. Vincent-Tonga.

Discover the Unique and Exciting Tourist Attractions in Tanzania:

Now that you have got a brief knowledgeable about Tanzania, you might to explore it on your next safari in Africa. Let’s look briefly into some exciting destinations you should visit while on your explorations in the country;

The Republic of Tanzania is a full package of different natural physical beauties from the magnificent coastal beaches, nature, to a diverse of spacious wildlife reserved in different parks around the country making it one of the perfect holiday destinations around the world.

Tanzania is featured with a good number of crystal-clear water incredible coastal beaches which offer you great African safaris combined with extreme relaxing beach holidays. The top 7 Tanzania coastal beaches include the mafia island, pemba island, fanjove island, Tanzania journal sange beach, paje beach, and kilwa masoku.

The republic of Tanzania is featured with a diversity of different mammal species holding 20% of Africa’s big mammal population reserved in its national parks, conservation areas and marine parks. Tanzania has 17 national parks consuming 38% of the country’s mainland making it one of the prime destination for wildlife viewing.


It holds Serengeti national park the second largest park in Africa famously known for its extensive wildebeests migrations.

National Parks of Tanzania:

  1. Serengeti National Park
  2. Ngorongoro national park
  3. Arusha National Park
  4. Serengeti National Park
  5. Lake Manyara National Park
  6. Ruaha National Park
  7. Gombe Stream National Park
  8. Kilimanjaro National Park
  9. Tarangire National Park
  10. Mahale Mountains National Park
  11. Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
  12. Rubondo Island National Park
  13. Mikumi National Park
  14. Saanane Island National Park
  15. Kitulo National Park
  16. Katavi National Park
  17. Mkomazi National Park
  18. Udzungwa Mountains National Park

The republic of Tanzania lies in the African Great Lakes region, holding approximately 100 lakes, with 88% of its area covered by the three major lakes that’s Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika the second deepest lake in the world and Lake Victoria, the largest Fresh water lake in Africa. Some other lakes include lake Amboseli, Eyasi, Nyasa, Rukwa, manyara, Buligi, babati, jipe, chalanad so much more.

Scroll to Top