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Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT TANZANIA

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Tanzania doesn’t do anything half-way. It goes BIG. Here’s a some things you didn’t know about one of the most adventure-filled countries in Africa. 

1. BIG GAME

Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa

2. BLOODY LAKE

Located on Tanzania’s border, the water in Lake Natron is coloured red because of the cyanobacteria that live within the inhospitable waters

3. COLLOSAL CRATER

Tanzania’s Ngogongoro Crater is the largest complete crater in the world

4. HALF GIRAFFE

Tanzania is home to the gerenuk, a strange species of gazelle that has an extraordinarily long neck and legs, perfect for accessing trees.

5. MONSTER CRAB

Zanzibar’s Coconut Crab is the largest crab in the world

6. MAMMAL MOB

More than three million large mammals roam the plains of the Serengeti

7. ADDER DISCOVERY

Tanzania is home to one of the world’s most recently-discovered snake species, the forest-dwelling Matilda’s Horned Viper

8. BIG BEAN BUSINESS

Coffee is one of Tanzania’s main exports

9. TV TRAILBLAZERS

In 1974, Zanzibar was the first area in Africa to introduce colour television

10. LOCAL HERO

Queen’s front man Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar

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