Stehe auf dem Gipfel des höchsten freistehenden Berges der Welt, genieße die atemberaubende Aussicht während der Wanderung, nutze einen zusätzlichen Tag, um dich an die Höhenluft zu gewöhnen.
Erlebe die Erhabenheit des Kilimandscharo mit einen zusätzlichen Tag auf deiner Wanderung zum Akklimatisieren auf den höchsten Gipfel Afrikas. Von vielen als schönster Weg auf den Kilimandscharo bezeichnet, bietet Machame unterschiedliche Routen auf den Gipfel und wieder zurück. Bekannt als die „Whiskey Route“ – wegen der besonderen Herausforderung – führt dich dieser Weg durch herrliche Wälder und über einen Grat durch Moorland auf das Shira Plateau. Er bietet eine atemberaubende Landschaft unterhalb der gletscherbedeckten Steilwände der Südlichen Eisfelder, bevor es von dem höher gelegenen Barafu Camp auf den Gipfel geht. Du campst entlang der Route mit Unterstützung durch die lokalen Guides und Träger. Als ein weltweit führender Anbieter von Kilimandscharo-Wanderungen führen wir dich buchstäblich zum Gipfel des Abenteuers!
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Wanderung entlang der Ausläufer des Kilimandscharo zum Machame Camp.
Wanderung durch niederalpines Moorland zum Shira 2 Camp. Spektakuläre Aussicht auf den Kibo.
Wanderung zum Barranco Camp über Lava Tower. Fantastische Aussichten auf Western Breach und Breach Wall.
Wanderung über die Great Barranco Wall und die weitläufige Bergwüste des Karanga Valley.
Kurze Wanderung, während du Höhenmeter machst in Vorbereitung auf den Gipfelsturm.
Nächtliche Wanderung zum Gipfel über Stella Point. Genieße den wunderschönen Sonnenaufgang, bevor du zum Mweka Camp absteigst.
Du setzt den Abstieg durch die bewaldeten unteren Ausläufer bis Moshi fort.
Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Stehe auf dem Gipfel des höchsten freistehenden Berges der Welt, genieße die atemberaubende Aussicht während der Wanderung, nutze einen zusätzlichen Tag, um dich an die Höhenluft zu gewöhnen.
The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
1. The idea of camping in Africa can be a daunting one. For those not accustomed to ‘roughing it’ for a few days we offer a full camping service. All tents are pitched for you, meals are prepared and served and the washing up is done by G Adventures staff. This leaves you with more time to enjoy your surroundings and is ideal for first-time campers who may be worried about the challenges such a trip can entail. When camping we are exposed to the elements, and whilst there are times when the weather is fine and temperatures are pleasant, there may be days when it is foggy, rainy and cool. In certain locations there may also be a number of bugs. These factors, however, should be seen as minor downsides to a camping experience which will allow you to get up close to the beautiful nature that Africa has to offer. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. We supply canvas dome tents with built-in mesh insect nets on the doors and windows. Mattresses are also available, which are approximately 4cm thick, warm and comfortable. 2. Single Travellers. We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin-share accommodation and tents with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price. 3. LUGGAGE COMPLICATIONS FLYING INTO KILIMANJARO: It occasionally happens that luggage on international flights into Kilimanjaro does not arrive. Please be aware that this may happen, especially if you have a tight connection, are flying with different airlines with a connection, have a last minute flight change or re-route, or fly from or connect through another African centre. Please be prepared and keep all important documentation and valuables on your person. As well we recommend a change of clothes in your hand luggage. If unfortunately this does happen, and your luggage does not arrive, you should be entitled to a limited initial compensation from your airline. In Kilimanjaro, the arrival of lost luggage normally takes between 48 and 72 hours after the initial plane’s arrival. The airlines technically should be responsible to forward your luggage to you, to your hotel or elsewhere in Tanzania. You may find that you will be needed to start your trek and you still have not received your luggage. Considering that the customer service standards in Tanzania are different from home, and that we find that the airlines are not always pro-active in helping luggage in its care be reunited with its owner, it is recommended that you purchase or hire locally the needed items, and speak to your G Adventures representative at Sal Salinero Hotel to persist with your airline to retrieve your luggage. Once your luggage is retrieved, it should be able to be forwarded to you – depending where you are. Please note that any costs that you may incur for luggage retrieval or sending luggage are not the responsibility of G Adventures, though we will always strive to assist you in any way possible. You should always keep all receipts and documentation, and contact your airline or insurance provider for reimbursement. 4. Flying through London-Heathrow to East Africa? Please note that regardless of the rules in other centres, travellers flying from, or connecting in, London-Heathrow are currently only permitted one carry-on piece of luggage and one small personal bag (purse, laptop-size bag, briefcase) on board on flights to Nairobi. If you arrive to the security gate with 2 pieces, you will be forced to check-in one of them, which may result in complications noted above. This policy is in place as of the time of writing, though local rules and regulations may indeed change. It is thus advisable to contact your airline directly for the most up-to-date information. 5. A limited supply of equipment is available to rent directly from your Moshi hotel, however the quality varies. Whenever possible you should endeavor to bring your own clothing and equipment. 6. The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected. 7. For extra expenses at Sal Salinero Hotel, cash or visa card are the only accepted form of payment. Please note however, there will be extra charges for using your credit card. As a result of this it is preferable to settle all expenses in cash. 8. Please read the Health and Safety section below for an important message on Physical Fitness and Altitude and Acclimatization. 9. Ramadan: July 30, 2011 – September 4, 2011 During the religious month of Ramadan we advise visitors to respect local people who fast during the day by not eating/drinking in public places. Just a few restaurants do close during the day in Ramadan.
For your entire 7 day hike of Mt. Kilimanjaro, you will be lead by an experienced certified mountain guide. To round out the team, you will be joined by an assistant guide (for groups of more than one person), a cook, and a team of porters. Your guide has been trained in mountain guiding skills, first aid and emergency response, flora and fauna, and group management. All guides are licensed by KINAPA, the National Park Authority. Your cook is an experienced cook who will prepare a variety of nutritious, and hearty meals. As a general rule, each hiker will be accompanied by 2 porters, who assist in carrying both your bag and the team’s gear (tents, food, etc). Please note English is often the 3rd or 4th language of the Tanzanians in the area of Mt. Kilimanjaro, therefore your guide will speak a basic English. In addition, Tanzanians are very humble, passive, timid by nature, and this sometimes frustrates some travellers. Please be patient with your guide's English skills and with his approach to guiding. Additionally, it is likely that some of the crew, especially the porters, will have limited to no communication skills in English. All our porters belong to the Mount Kilimanjaro Porter Society which was founded in 2004 with the goal to improve the working conditions of all porters on Mount Kilimanjaro. The society has created a basic set of rules that G Adventures has agreed to implement: appropriate clothing for the porters; that the porters are adequately fed on the trek; porters should not carry more than 15 kgs; that there is an adequate porter-client ratio; and that a set wage is provided to the porters, guides, and cooks. Through the society, porters also have access to various resources such as language classes, classes in environmentally sustainable tourism, health care and first-aid classes, as well as, training in customer service, their legal rights, and assistance in micro-finances to improve their family’s living conditions and guarantee a proper education of their children, year-round employment possibilities, and access to an affordable equipment and a clothing store.
Max. 12, im Schnitt 10.
8x Frühstück, 7x Mittagessen, 6x Abendessen.
This includes all meals while trekking on the mountain, along with breakfast back in Moshi on final day after your hike. All meals you have during your trip will be prepared from fresh local produce. Shopping for food will be done before the trip departs. Breakfasts and dinners will be served at camp, while lunches will tend to be packed to have en route while trekking. All evening meals will be hot and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. We believe that providing more than enough food while on such a trek is of the utmost importance, and as such you can be ensured that your cook and crew will provide enough quality food for you. Vegetarian meals and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival. Please note; bottled water both, before and after the trek, is at your own expense, however, during the Kilimanjaro trek you will be provided with drinking water. This water is collected from fresh mountain streams and then boiled by your guides who will replenish your empty bottles/thermos flasks on a daily basis. For peace of mind, you are welcome to add your own chlorine or iodine tablets if you are uncomfortable drinking the water provided.
Plane 40-50 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten und Getränke ein.
Privater Minibus, Trekking.
Land Transfers & Included Tours/activities: Many of the land transfers and included tours will be by private van, car or taxi, while others may be shared with other travellers depending on availability, nature of the activity and destination. For transfers, you may have a local non English-speaking driver only, for included tours, you will be accompanied by an English speaking local guide. Please note for your own safety it is mandatory to wear your seat belt at all times when in a vehicle.
We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Einfache Hotels (2 Nächte), Full-Service-Alpin-Camping (6 Nächte).
Single Travellers. We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin-share accommodation and tents with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price. While on the mountain (6 nights), we provide full service alpine camping at designated communal campsites. Your porters will be carrying your tents, which they will pitch for you at these sites. The campsites are fairly basic, and exposed to the elements. They will not have electricity, nor shower facilities, and toilet facilities are basic long drop latrines, which could become dirty at times (especially when it is raining), as many other hikers sharing the same facilities. Your crew will prepare basins of warm water for washing daily. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. All meals on the mountain will be prepared for you by your group's cook. The tents are two-person dome tents which are assembled by the porters. All tents have built-in insect nets. Mattresses are also provided, which are warm and comfortable. Drinking water: On day 2, you should bring bottled water from the hotel for your first day's hike. Beyond that, boiled mountain water will be provided for you for the duration of the hike. Barafu Camp: The night before your summit attempt, on Day 6, you will be staying at a high altitude camp where there is no water facilities. You porters will carry water up to the camp for cooking, bathing, and drinking. This trek is not for the faint of heart, and the camp sites on Mt. Kilimanjaro are basic. However, many come out of their camping experience on the world’s largest free-standing mountain not only gratified, but ultimately rejuvenated by such an experience of a lifetime. Please note, if you need to alter the itinerary for any reason (e.g. travel delay or illness or in the event of having to descend from your climb early due to altitude sickness, injury or exhaustion), any unscheduled meals or nights spent in a location other than the tour itinerary will be at your own expense. Sal Salinero Hotel (your start/end hotel) has a number of services and facilities available as follows; Internet, laundry, gear hire, luggage storage, telephone services, TV lounge, swimming pool, outdoor dining area and a shuttle service to/from Moshi as the hotel is located just a few kilometres from the centre of town.
For 2015, we will be using the following hotel as the start location (with a few exceptions, listed below): Stella Maris Lodge Moshi Tanzania +255 686 663 244 The below hotel will be used for the January 31st, 2015 departure: Bristol Cottages Kilimanjaro Ltd PO Box 7304 Moshi, Tanzania Tel: +255 (0)27 275 5083 The below hotel will be used for the January 17th, February 14th, 21st and 28th, March 14th, May 30th, August 1st and October 24th, 2015 departures: Sal Salinero Hotel P.O. Box 7611 Moshi Tanzania +255 27 27 52240
On arrival no transfers are included. Please make your way to the joining hotel. Kilimanjaro International airport is approximately 40km, or 40 minutes, from Moshi. Taxis are available to transfer you to Moshi, and cost approximately USD 50 per car. If you arriving in Moshi from Nairobi, Kenya, there is a public shuttle bus that leaves Nairobi at 8:00am daily to Moshi. It is a direct bus via Arusha, and with border formalities, and a break (and potentially a change of vehicles) in Arusha, the trip is approximately 8 hours. There are a number of local companies that offer this service, and this can be organized locally the morning of. In addition, for your convenience, you may pre-reserve a seat on our partner shuttle service through G Adventures. For pre-booked transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport to our Moshi hotel, G Adventures representative present will assist you or your driver will be waiting with a G Adventures sign. At times there are taxi drivers who will try to solicit your business, so please be aware of them and proceed directly to the G Adventures representative. For any issues relating to pre booked transfers for Kilimanjaro International Airport including delays or missed transfers, please contact our airport transfer operator Musaddiq: +255 754 400 141 or +255 787 400 142 (From outside Tanzania) Musaddiq: 0754 400 141 or 0787 400 142 (From within Tanzania) Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned, though a brief departure meeting will be held in the garden of the hotel in evening of day 1. Here you will meet our local G Adventures representative, and possibly some of your guiding team. At this point you will receive information about general and specific aspects of the "Kili" trek. Upon arrival to the hotel, our G Adventures representative be there to assist you with anything you need. If you arrive late and miss the meeting, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning. This tour departs Moshi for Mt. Kilimanjaro in the morning of day 2.
We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.
Should you need to contact G Adventures during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call our local office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Emergency Mobile Phone for our Local Office in Nairobi, Kenya: +254 727 208 832. Locally, from Kenya, dial 0727 208 832. Beyond that, you may try our Operations department in Canada: Toll-free, North America only: 1 800 465 5600. Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Outside North America, Australia and the UK: +1 416 260 0999 For any issues relating to pre-booked transfers for Kilimanjaro International Airport, including delays or missed transfers, please contact our airport transfer operator: Musaddiq: +255 754 400 141 or +255 787 400 142 (From outside Tanzania) Musaddiq: 0754 400 141 or 0787 400 142 (From within Tanzania)
As you will be trekking up Africa’s highest mountain, you will be passing through a number of different climate zones, and should pack to prepare for a number of extremes – hot and sunny, cool, cloudy, and misty, fog, rain (your first day you will ascending through a section of rain forest), wind, and lastly snow and cold. You may experience one or all of these conditions in the same day on your trek. In the lowlands, temperatures in the shade can reach 35 C, and in the highlands it will be below freezing, with possible rain and fog. The use of lightweight, breathable, easily removable layers of clothes works best to allow you to adapt to the local conditions. We recommend breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry once wet. Please note that is gets extremely cold near the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and you will begin hiking your final ascent to the summit at approximately midnight, and hike through the coldest part of the day. For this, in addition to several warm layers and good boots to grip as you climb over frozen scree, ice, and snow, you will need warm protection for your extremities – warm socks, gloves, and a warm winter hat. Lastly, Mt. Kilimanjaro is located only a few hundred kilometres from the equator, and at altitude, the sun’s affects are heightened. Use a hat, sunglasses, sun screen, and wear proper clothing to protect yourself from the sun, to reduce the risk of sunburn or heat stroke. With regard to the type of pack to use, most backpacks are carried by porters inside large canvas duffle bags so there is no need for any specialized gear unless you want to carry these yourself. Usually the only pack you will carry will be a small day pack with your water, snacks and wet weather gear. Cameras, whether video or film, need to be protected against the severe cold weather either in a warm pouch or the interior pockets of your clothing. A selection of lenses will aid the final results although weight and bulk will obviously influence your selection. A polarized or neutral density filter is recommended, as is slide film rather than print. Bring your own film as it can be hard to find and expensive in Tanzania. For digital equipment and mp3 players, check with the manufacturer’s specifications for temperature range (especially battery life), water tightness, altitude range, and general hardiness. Your baggage should be clearly labeled and restricted to one large waterproof duffel bag or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Please note, secure luggage and valuables storage facilities are available at your hotel in Moshi for any extra mountain gear/clothing that you do not require for your climb.
Please note; bottled water both, before and after the trek, is at your own expense, however, during the Kilimanjaro trek you will be provided with drinking water. This water is collected from fresh mountain streams and then boiled by your guides who will replenish your empty bottles/thermos flasks on a daily basis. For peace of mind, you are welcome to add your own chlorine or iodine tablets if you are uncomfortable drinking the water provided. Suggested Items: (The following items serve as guidelines for the trekker but what to bring is ultimately up to the individual. We suggest you carefully sift through this list, before embarking on the big pack) - Warm fleece or wool jumper/jacket - Waterproof jacket and pants - 3 shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable - 2 Long-sleeved shirts or sweaters - 1 pair of shorts, mid-thigh or longer - 2 pairs of long hiking trousers, lightweight, breathable - 1 pair of long trousers - Thermal underwear – top and bottoms - Waterproof, light weight hiking boots. They will get wet and dirty. - Tennis shoes or sandals for relaxing in the evening - Comfortable, breathable socks (wool or synthetic fibers recommended) - Winter hat/warm hat, balaclava (wool or synthetic fibers recommended) - Warm gloves/mittens - Day pack with good hip and sternum support, for you to carry - Very warm sleeping bag (it will be below freezing at least on one night) - small travel pillow - Water bottles or "camel baks" - Small hot water thermos (as cold water has been known to freeze near the summit) - - Water purification methods(chlorine or iodine tablets) or purifier - Sun hat, bandana (many uses - head protection, handkerchief, wrap injuries) - Sunglasses (to help prevent snow blindness if hiking in snow) - Sunscreen (very important, especially if summiting in snow) - Headlamp / torch / flashlight (with extra batteries and bulbs) - Camera and extra memory card/film - Extra batteries (recommended) - Pocket knife / utility knife - Electricity plug adapter (for the hotel) - Energy bars and snacks (chocolate, nuts, high energy snacks) - Personal first aid kit (should contain Lip balm with sunscreen, Ibuprofen , Malaria pills, band aids/plasters, adhesive tape, anti-histamine, Antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder (salt and sugar mix), throat lozenges, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) - Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, razors, etc) - Hand sanitizer gel/Sanitizer wipes - Toilet paper Optional Items: Hiking poles, Hiking Gators (protective covers) for your hiking boots, reading/writing material, binoculars, cover for backpacks, Playing cards, games, frisbee, notebook, pens/pencils, candles, matches, personal alcohol A limited supply of equipment is available, please let your CEO know at the welcome meeting. We recommend that you thoroughly check the quality of any rented items and that they are in correct working order. Whenever possible you should endeavor to bring your own clothing and equipment. The list below is a guideline only and prices are subject to change. Price list for equipment hire: rucksack /day pack-$12 balaclava $6 sleeping bag (-25 to -35°C) $40 ponchour-heavy/western/Europe-$18 plastic bag-$4 duffel bag $6 2 walking poles (ski sticks) $12 gaiters -$8 gloves $6 2 finger gloves $8 sweater $5 sunglasses $8 (have afew in store) long underwear $ 5(have afew) raincoat G.T.Waterproof $12 raincoat pants-$12 fleece pants-$6 mountain boots $9 warm jacket G.T.-$12 Warm jacket/down jacket-$12 hats $6 scarfs $6 For donation in Moshi or elsewhere in East Africa: notebooks, pens, pencils, pins, flags, pictures, postcards from your country for local villagers or children Documents: - Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Yellow fever certificate - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - USD cash - Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) - G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required or vaccination certificates required
Laundry service is provided at Sal Salinero Hotel and clients can leave their dirty belongs at Sal Salinero Hotel for washing. When the clothes will be ready will depend on the weather because the clothes are dried by the sun.
All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Please note that upon arrival by air to Arusha, Tanzania, most nationals can obtain a visa for US$50 in $US cash (valid for those who would be permitted a Tanzania visa while still in their own country), though the visa currently costs $100 for U.S. nationals. This visa is valid for up to 3 months with multiple entries/exits permitted to Kenya and Uganda only. If you are transiting through Uganda or Kenya, you will have to purchase a transit visa en route. These are usually $US20 or US$10 respectively, and valid for 24 hours. Alternatively, for either of these two countries, you may purchase a normal visa for US$30 and US$25 respectively (most nationals), both of which are valid for up to 3 months. As fees and policies can change, we highly recommend that you contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation.
American Dollars that are series 1999 or earlier are not accepted and very difficult to change in Southern and Eastern Africa, because of past forgeries. As a result please bring notes from year 2000 or more recent. REGIONAL INFORMATION Kilimanjaro Weather and Climate Lying just south of the equator, Kilimanjaro is affected by the passage of the Intertropical Convergence Zone, which brings with it the main rainy periods. The highest rainfall occurs between mid March and early May, and slightly less between the beginning of November and late December. Rain and, higher up, snow, can however be encountered at any time of year - even in the driest periods (January, February and September). Normally the drier seasons are associated with clear, dry weather which can last for weeks on end. The best weather is generally encountered in the mornings, and convectional rainfall, if any, tends to come in mid-afternoon. Temperatures vary considerably with height and time of day. On the plains surrounding Kilimanjaro the average temperature is about 30°C. At 3000m. frosts can be encountered at night while day time temperatures range from 5 to 15°C. Night time temperatures on the summit can be well below freezing. Electricity The electric current in Tanzania operates on 230V, 50Hz. Language The official languages are Swahili and English. There are also numerous dialects spoken throughout. TANZANIA - Offical Statistics Full country name: United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania) Area: 945,087 km2 Population: 38,329,000-July 2005 est (34,443,603-2002 census) Capital city: Dodoma People: 99% native African (over 100 tribes), 1% Asian, European and Arabic Languages Swahili, English, indigenous. Religion: 40% Christian, 33% Muslim, 20% indigenous beliefs Government: Republic (multi-party state) President: Benjamin William Mkapa Major industries: Tobacco, sugar, sisal, diamond and gold mining, oil refining, cement, tourism Major trading partners: India, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Rwanda, the Netherlands, South Africa, Kenya, U.K., Saudi Arabia, China Currency: Tanzanian shilling INTERESTING FACTS • The name is name made up from an amalgamation of TANganyika and ZANzibar. • Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa (although not in Africa as a whole, the Sudan is 3 times larger); it’s landmass covering an area of just over 945,087 sq. km (including Zanzibar). • This makes Tanzania about the size of France, Germany and Switzerland combined; 3 times the size of the entire British Isles or one-tenth the size of the whole of the USA. • Tanzania’s population at the last official census was 31.3 million, with approximately one third being classified as “urban”. • Agriculture forms roughly half of GDP and agriproducts (e.g.: coffee, tea, tobacco, cashew nut, sisal, cotton) some 75% of export earnings. Dodoma, in central Tanzania, is the political capital of the country although Dar es Salaam is the effective trading and business capital, with its safe harbour ("Dar es Salaam” means “Haven
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