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United Republic of Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa.
Formed out of the union of two sovereign states
namely Tanganyika and Zanzibar.
Tanzania is the biggest (land area) of the East
Africa countries It has a spectacular landscape of mainly three
physiographic regions namely the Islands and the coastal plains
to the east; the highlands and the inland saucer-shaped plateau.
The Great Rift Valley that runs from north east of Africa through
central Tanzania is another landmark that adds to the scenic view
of the country
has a tropical climate. In the highlands, temperatures range between
100c and 200c.during cold and hot seasons respectively. The hottest
period spreads between November and February (250c - 310c) while
the coldest period occurs between May and August (150c - 200c).
Two rainfall regimes exist over Tanzania. May rains
are referred to as the long rains or Masika, whereas the October
- December rains are generally known as short rains or Vuli.