Nearly 30% of Tanzanian landmass is dedicated to conservation as national parks, marine parks, game reserves, and forest reserves
It is home to hundreds of endemic species and sub-species and about 11,000 species of plants, many of which endemic) and more than 4 million wild animals
Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa, contains the highest mountain (Kilimanjaro) and the deepest lake (Lake Tanganyika) in Africa.
Tanzania has the highest point but also the lowest point of the continent, which lies at the bottom of Lake Tanganyika (358 m below sea level)
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Tanzania is home to the largest lake in Africa: Lake Victoria and about 6% of the surface of the land consists of lakes. Lake Natron infamously turns birds and animals into statues
It has the largest African wild dogs population in Africa
Oldupai Gorge in Tanzania, a renowned palaeo-anthropological site, is known for the discovery of early human fossils. Footprint trail of early hominids that first stood upright over 3.7 million years ago was also discovered in Laetoli
Tanzania is home to 126 tribes, each with their own distinct cultural mores
Over 120 languages are spoken in Tanzania, with most of them being Bantu languages
The coconut crab, the largest crab in the world is found on the Zanzibar archipelago
The most expensive timber in the world Mpingo trees are found in Tanzania
Tanzania is home to seven official World Heritage Sites
The name Tanzania is a clipped compound Tanganyika and Zanzibar.