Tanzania, located on the coast of East Africa, is home to Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Wildebeests, monkeys, antelopes, lions, cheetahs, crocodiles and flamingoes are just a few of the exotic animals visitors discover in Tanzania's Serengeti and
Mt. Kilimanjaro wildlife parks. Grains, fruits and vegetables are popular staples in Tanzania. When a meat is served, chicken, goat or lamb is usually
prepared. Tanzania gained its independence from Great Britain in 1961 and united with Zanzibar to form one country in 1964. Cotton, coffee, tea and
spices are the main agricultural products. The islands of Zanzibar and Pemba produce most of the world's cloves and clove oil.
Thirty-five percent of Tanzanians are Muslim, 30 percent are Christian and the remaining 35 percent follows traditional African religions. Swahili and English are
the official languages of Tanzania. Originally developed as a trade language between the Africans and Arabs, Swahili is a mixture of various Bantu languages, Arabic