On December 9, 1961, Tanganyika gained its independence from the UK. On December 10, 1963, Zanzibar gained its independence. The following year, they merged to form Tanzania.
1. The highest point in Africa, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, is in Tanzania.
2. Chumbe Island in Tanzania is home to the coconut crab, the world’s largest species of crab. It can grow up to a metre in length.
3. Freddie Mercury was born Tanzanian. His original name was Farrokh Bulsara. 4. Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania is home to the world’s only tree climbing lions.
4. Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania is home to the world’s only tree climbing lions.
5. Almost 28 per cent of the land area of Tanzania consists of National Park or Conservation Areas.
6. Tanzania is the largest producer of cloves in the world. Cloves are its main export.
7. In May 2016, Pizza Hut delivered a pepperoni pizza to the top of Kilimanjaro…
8. …this was the world’s highest pizza delivery and celebrated Tanzania becoming the 100th country with a Pizza Hut restaurant.
9. Tanzania has never won an Olympic gold medal or Nobel Prize but it did bag two silvers at the Moscow Olympics in 1980.
10. Wearing camouflage clothing on safari in Tanzania is illegal.