United Republic of Tanzania

  1. Overview of the Cultural Landscape

Tanzania is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania. Tanzania’s wildlife resources are considered among the finest in the world. Tanzania is the only country, which has allocated more than 25% of its total area for wildlife national parks and protected areas.

Tanzania is the center of African culture because there are four main indigenous language groups spoken on the African continent: Bantu, Kushi, Khoisan and Nailot. Similarly, there are more than 120 ethnic groups with diverse languages, cultures, histories, traditions and customs.

In this context, Tanzania is the Soul of Africa and the island of Peace, naturally endowed with flora and fauna, with friendly and hospitable people, a beautiful climate and rich of unique resources. It has a vibrant culture that is the envy of many in the world. It is also a prominent tourist, filming and photographic destination that attract a lot of attention from the tourist world. Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Crater, Udzungwa National Park with waterfalls and other unique features and the Historic Islands of Zanzibar are just but a few attractions to mention.

Thus, The United Republic of Tanzania is vibrant and continue offering the best of East Africa in the Culture and Creative arenas.

  1. Key Cultural sights


The President of the United Republic of Tanzania Hon. Samia Suluhu Hassan, receiving a Spear and Shield from Chief Fundi Kira Vice Chairman of the Union of Chiefs in Tanzania immediately after being handed over the position of Chief of all Chiefs in Tanzania during the Cultural Festival held Sept, 08,2021 Kisesa Magu, Mwanza Region.


Citizens of Mwanza region along with Chiefs from various regions in Tanzania rising the Tanzanian flag that symbolizes their patriotism to their nation during Cultural Festival held Sept, 08, 2021 at Kisesa Magu, Mwanza.


Traditional dance group showcasing their cultural skills during the Tulia Traditional Dances Festival 2017, held in Tukuyu, Rungwe District Mbeya Region September 22, 2017.


Art work showcasing traditional houses


Ngorongoro crater


A group of giraffes




  1. High-Definition Maps, Emblems, Logos


Tanzania Emblem


Tanzania National Flag


Tanzania Administrative Map

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  1. Photos


The President of the United Republic of Tanzania Chief Hangaya Hon. Samia Suluhu Hassan wearing a Cultural dress as a sign of welcome in the Kilimanjaro region during the Kilimanjaro Regional Cultural Festival held on January 22, 2022 Moshi in Kilimanjaro region.


The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan (at that time as the Vice President) beating the drum to mark the official opening of the 4th Edition of JAMAFEST Festival held in September 21-28, 2019 at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Art work showing the wealth of Tanzania's natural resources



Tinga-tinga most famous colorful Tanzania paintings


Mchoya Theater Group from Dodoma region performing the Gogo dance during Cigogo Music Festival at Chamwino Dodoma 2022.


Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro lies just 205 miles from the equator an imaginary line that divides the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere.


Heard of Wildebeest in Serengeti National Park


The Elephants


The Leopard


                        The Lion

  1. Key Contacts:

Dr. Emmanuel Ishengoma

Director of Arts Department

Ministry of Culture, Arts and Sports

Mobile: (+255759246000, +255652260595)

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Dr. Emmanuel Temu

Director of Culture Department

Ministry of Culture, Arts and Sports

Mobile: (+255716219000, +255739929644)

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MS Leah Kihimbi

 Chairperson National Organizing Committee

Ministry of Culture, Arts and Sports

Mobile: (+255715364206, +255784364206)

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