Tanzania is a relatively young country, created in 1964 by the merger of Zanzibar, a small archipelago with a long history of autonomy within colonial empires, and Tanganyika, a colony of first Germany and then Britain. It’s a very ethnically diverse nation, and a surprisingly peaceful and stable one – though the peace and stability was created by supression of national sentiments by the communist-leaning regime in charge of the country since its independence. Tanzania is of the utmost importance in the study of human prehistory, as it is in the country where the oldest fossils of australopithecines and genus Homo were found. It is also a nation of gorgeous nature, with national parks protecting many rare species of flora and fauna as well as precious environments. Learn what is worth seeing and visiting, how to travel, the prices of various goods and services, acomodation, weather, maps, tourist guides, opinions of visitors and other practical pieces of information!