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Tanzania: Independence Day/Republic Day

Tanzania celebrates Independence Day and Republic Day on 9 December

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Diving in and around Zanzibar

The Zanzibar archipelago comes to us from a history of powerful trading links with Arabia and Persia. Zanzibar Island provided the gateway between East Africa and its north-eastern neighbours for traders in slaves, gold, ivory, wood, spices, glass, and textiles. Early in the 16th century the Portuguese arrived, at which time the clove plantations were […]

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Mbeya – Tanzania’s Forgotten Corner

Mbeya seems so far away from every other place in Tanzania, and as a result this lovely African town and the surrounding highlands tend to be shunned. Mbeya is about 860km south-west of Dar es Salaam and close to the borders of Malawi and Zambia. Mbeya is a mountainous region, with the exception of some […]

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Fishing in Tanzania – Game, Lake and Fly

The waters of Tanzania are only just beginning to gain worldwide fame, which means these waters are less populated with boats and fishing is at its most pristine. However, fishing is an economic stronghold of many parts of rural Tanzania and quickly becoming a popular activity for fishing safaris along the country’s rivers and lakes. […]

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The Music of Tanzania

The music of Tanzania, especially along the coast and on the spice islands, has been influenced from within the African continent and also from the ancient Eastern trade routes. The Arabic and Indonesian cultures have had strong influences on the Zanzibar islands as well as the Swahili coast line of Tanzania. The Arabic influence is […]

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