Tanzania gained its independence as Tanganyika in December, 1961. Zanzibar gained its independence in December, 1963. In April 1964, an Act of Union joined together Tanganyika and Zanzibar, and Tanzania was created. The country was now a republic.
Since Tanzania gained its independence, it has not suffered from the catastrophic effects of tribalism, which have beset most of its neighbors. One reasons for this is undoubtedly the unifying effect of the national language SWAHILI (Kiswahili) taught in schools throughout the country.
Tanzania has something for everyone, first time visitors as well as returning travelers. From a Mt. Kilimanjaro trek, to visiting the Island of Zanzibar and Bagamoyo. Photograph the wildlife of Serengeti, Ruaha, Tarangire and Lake Manyara or experience the amazing wonders of Ngorongoro Crater. There is fasting growing selections of hotels, safari lodges, camp sites, beaches, restaurants and supermarkets. Good air connections are available between major destinations.