Tanzania covers 27,348 km2 (3% of the total area of the
country) and has an estimated population of nearly two
million inhabitants, with at least 300.000 living in Tanga
City. While most people in the hinterland are small farmers
and livestock keepers, the coastal rural inhabitants live
off fishing and small-scale farming. Others are engaged in
trades, boat building, salt harvesting and charcoal making.
Tanga has the second largest port of Tanzania.
One of the highlights in Tanga are the Usambara Mountains,
district which are situated in the north-west part of Tanga region and
is boardering on the Kilimanjar district with Mkomazi national
park. Find here the
accommodations, hotels, lodges and
local guesthouses in the Usambara Mountains.
When you make
your classic Tanzania tour which starts at the national
parks in the North and ends at the beach in Zanzibar or
along the coast there is unique opportunity to make
another stop just in between Arusha and the coast. The
area is called Usmabara mountains and represents a
unique mountain area also known as "the Switzerland of