About Tanzania

Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa, south of Kenya, directly on the Indian Ocean. The former German and then British colony now has 41 million inhabitants. The national language is Kiswahili, a Bantu language that is spoken nationwide. The second official language, English is spoken in large cities and in more educated circles.

A good overview of the country, its culture and development issues can be found on the national sides of InWent (German)... Anyone interested in facts and figures, you'll find plenty of information here.

More than 43% of the population of Tanzania are 14 years old or younger. There is compulsory schooling, the first 7 years are free of school fees, although many families can not afford the money for school uniforms and transportation of the children. Textbooks are scarce. The literacy rate is around 70%.


A variety of tourist highlights make the country an attractive destination. Kilimanjaro, the endless expanse of the Serengeti and the spice island of Zanzibar are just the most prominent among them.

Nevertheless, it is one of the poorest countries in the world (ranking 151 by 182 countries), especially its large size (two and half times the size of Germany) make it difficult to develop because many regions are far away from the capital.

Even there, we want to send the little prince, which is a logistical challenge.