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Tanzania offers the best of East Africa - breathtaking landscapes, bustling cities, a lively musical scene, and a reputation of peace, stability, and friendliness. Tanzania boasts some of the continent's most diverse landscapes, from Zanzibar's white sand beaches to the grassy Uluguru Mountains to Dar es Salaam's bustling city center.

Dar es Salaam, from the Arabic for "Haven of Peace," is Tanzania's former capital and most populous city. Dar, as it is called, remains the de facto capital of the country, with large corporate offices, one of Africa's most renowned universities, and bustling nightlife. Other major cities include Arusha, home to many international offices at the foot of Kilimanjaro, and Mwanza, on Lake Victoria.

Accommodation in Tanzania ranges from luxurious five-star hotels in big cities to cheaper accommodation which can be found throughout the country. There are also opportunities to camp at the national parks and in select areas around the country.

Tanzania is widely known for its various national parks, tall mountains and breath-taking coasts. One can pick from Tanzania's wonderful national parks such as the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Selous, Manyara, Ruaha, Gombe Stream, and Muhale Mountains. However if the wildlife becomes overwhelming, there are great opportunities to stroll the beaches of Zanzibar, Pemba or the Mafia Islands. And for the adventurous there is none other than Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and one of the few known mountains at the equator with snowcaps.