Physical map of Tanzania
Information about the geography of TanzaniaTanzania is located in the eastern part of the African continent. Tanzania has a central plateau with highland areas and plains along the coast. The Great Rift Valley runs through the middle of the country.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the country's highest point at 5895 meters above sea level, being also the highest point in Africa.
The main river is the Rufiji. Lake Victoria on the Northern part of the country is the biggest lake in Africa and the 3rd biggest one in the world. The other most significant lake is the Lake Tanganyika on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Dodoma is Tanzania's political capital and Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital. Other important cities are Mtwara, Tanga and Zanzibar.
See also: Serengeti map