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March 9, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa: Tanzania is a Land of Natural Wonder

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Tanzania has a wealth of beauty and substance. Rich in natural resources including iron ore, diamonds, gold, natural gas, and fresh water; the volcanic country boasts tranquil scenes of turquoise waters and pearly beaches.

Africa’s highest point, Mount Kilimanjaro, resides in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kilimanjaro National Park. Mount Kilimanjaro towers at 5,895 metres above sea level in northern Tanzania.

The Ngorongoro Crater is another of Tanzania’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The magnificent volcanic crater spreads 20 kilometres in width and gorges 600 metres deep. The crater is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world.

In the north-western region of the country, sprawled over 14,750m², is the incredible Serengeti National Park. The vast terrain comprises savannah and woodlands, as well as the almost treeless grasslands of the Serengeti plains.   

The African paradise, Tanzania, flaunts a jewel: Zanzibar. The prise extension of the country is a semi-autonomous archipelago consists of a number of exotic islands, emerald beaches, white shores and spice plantations.

Beyond its beauty and wealth in natural appeal, Tanzania is home to a business events hub, and East Africa’s largest city, Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam is the second-busiest port in East Africa and one of the most important sea routes in the world.

What’s happening now?

The East African country is a fast becoming a global conference hot-spot, hosting more around six international meetings in the education and training, scientific instruments, business-services sectors this month alone. Among these are the International Student Fairs Africa (IFSA) will take place in one of Tanzania’s most developed and fastest-growing cities, Arusha, early in March. Tanzania’s commercial and business capital, Dar es Salaam, will host the ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics this month, shortly prior to The East Africa Oil & Gas conference.

Key Venues:

Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre

Located in the country’s business events hub of Dar es Salaam, the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) offers an urbane conferencing facility coupled with a modern-luxury experience.  Accommodating 10 to 1 000 guests, JNICC is the largest conference venue in the business capital. The venue’s sophisticated audio-video, communication and information technology constitutes its proficiency to produce professional events such as conferences, meetings, trade-shows, exhibitions, wedding, and dinner functions.

Arusha International Conference Centre

Arusha International Conference (AICC) resides at the foot of Tanzania’s second-highest peak, Mount Meru. Boasting a combination of business and luxury in its realm, the AICC remains rich in Tanzanian and East African culture. The edifice operates as a fully-fledged commercial entity in the region’s capital city, Arusha, north of the country, with the capacity to accommodate between 10 and 1 350 delegates in various conferencing styles.


Situated just below the equator and rugged by the Indian Ocean, Tanzania offers a tropical climate. As a result of its topography, Tanzania has regional variation of seasonal temperatures.  For the larger part of the land, temperatures rarely falls below 20 °C, while temperatures in the highlands range between 10-20 °C in cooler and warmer months respectively.

Did you know?

Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square kilometre, with more than four million wild animals and representatives of 430 species and subspecies.


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