The United Republic of Tanzania is situated in Eastern Africa bordering the Indian Ocean between Kenya and Mozambique. A country vast and varied, it encompasses 945,087 square kilometers including the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia. Tanzania has snow, stunning beaches, endless dry savannah, mountains such as Kilimanjaro and the lakes of Tanganyika and Victoria. It also boasts some of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mikumi, Ruaha and the Selous. There are more than 120 tribes and over 100 different dialects spoken in Tanzania, but the main languages spoken are Kiswahili and English. The city of Dar es Salaam (Haven of Peace), is the commercial capital and the largest city in the country. It is vibrant, friendly, colourful, with sweeping white beaches, bustling streets, and markets which offer many exciting shopping opportunities.