Tanzanian people and history
Tanzania is home to more than 120 different tribes, with Muslims, Christians and indigenous religions all living peacefully together. Depending on their location of living, the tribes have been focusing on different areas of economy like farming, keeping livestock or trading. Besides the co-existence and development of so many indigenous communities, Tanzania (at the time Tanganyika) has gone through several stages of slavery and colonialism in the past. It became independent in 1961 and formed the United Republic of Tanzania in 1964 together with Zanzibar as it is known today. Despite the fact that Tanzania is ranked in the UN list of Least Developed Countries of the world, you will find heartwarming, happy and gentle people all over the country. Nowadays tourism is playing an increasing factor for the economy of Tanzania. So on your vacation you can not only spend a great time and create lasting memories, but also make a contribution to the country and its people, who are warmly welcoming you.