Tanzania is situated just south of the equator on the eastern coast of Africa and it is the largest country in Eastern Africa. it is blessed with vast natural resources, including wildlife and mining and has an agrarian economy. together these constitute the main source of the country's foreign currency earnings.
Tanganyika attained independence from Britain in 1961 and in 1964 joined with Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania. In 1966 it became a one party state and in 1992 it had a peaceful transition to multiparty democracy. Tanzania has an enormous wealth of wildlife and has became a favored destination for tourists worldwide. one of the most endangered mammal species in the world, the Black Rhino, and one of the most exotic species, the Maasai Giraffe are both found in Tanzania. The Maasai Giraffe is the symbol of this country.