Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, Africa More specifically, it lies in northern Tanzania, just east of the Serengeti Plain

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  • Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, Africa More specifically, it lies in northern Tanzania, just east of the Serengeti Plain.
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  • Tanzania as a country contains several remarkable geographic features. In addition to the Serengeti Plateau and Mt Kilimanjaro, there is beautiful Lake Victoria and its extensive coastline along the Indian Ocean. Indian Ocean
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  • Mt Kilimanjaro is an extinct volcano. To be exact it is a triple volcano with three peaks, Mawenza, Shira, and Kibo. Kibo is the youngest and highest of these reaching 19,336 ft. CJ, you remember the mountain we were on in Colorado? That was only 12,000 ft. Mawenza Kibo THIS IS WAAAAAAAAAAY HIGHER!!! Kilimanjaro is the largest volcano in Africa and Kibo is the highest point
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  • A horse of another color Lunch!Tallest land animal Fastest land animal The king of the beast Largest land animal The Serengeti is home to many of the most famous animals. The zebra, lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and antelope are just a few examples. Many more animals and birds make Tanzania an incredible place to visit. The poor antelope makes a tasty meal for many other animals. Its nothing personnel, its just lunch.
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  • Lake Victoria is Africas largest lake and the second largest fresh water lake in the world in terms of surface area. We know the lake as Victoria because it was so-named by a British explorer in 1858. The native people still call it Lake Nyanza. It is also the source of the longest branch of the Nile River.
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  • Man's interfering with nature has caused a great ecological problem in Lake Victoria. The water hyacinth, a South American water plant, was introduced as an ornamental plant by the Europeans. In African lakes it thrives and grows with uncontrollable speed. The weed clogs power plant turbines, hampers shipping and suffocates the native plants crucial to the lakes ecological balance. Water Hyacinth
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  • Many different people live in Tanzania. One of the more well known groups is the Masai.
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  • The Masai are a nomadic people known best as livestock herders and warriors. The Masai are characteristically tall and slender, and all boys must prove themselves as warriors before being accepted as adults. They have maintained a strong resistance to cultural change pretty much living the same as there ancestors. Sample of Masai music:
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  • And that is a quick look at the sites and people of TANZANIA. I invite you to read more about this beautiful and unique country.
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  • Plateau: An elevated, level expanse of land; a tableland Ecological: The science of the relationships between organisms and their environments Ornamental: Serving as decoration Geographic: Concerning the specific land of a region Nomadic: Wandering; moving from place to place for subsistence Livestock: Animals, such as cattle or horses, raised for home use or for profit Ancestors: A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent Nile River: The longest river in the world, flowing about 4,150 miles through eastern Africa from Burundi to a delta on the Mediterranean Sea in northeast Egypt. Volcanoes: Learn more at


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