Over 120 languages are spoken in Tanzania. Most of these are Bantu languages, a category of over 535 languages and dialects that are spoken throughout Africa.

The world’s earliest human skull was found in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.

Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square kilometer, with more than 4 million wild animals and representatives of 430 species and subspecies.

Once upon a time, the ancestors of the wild elephants that live in Tanzania today didn’t roam on the land, they swam in the water! Dugongs were sea cows that lived in Tanzania in sheltered waters 55 million years ago. They grew about 3.5 meters in length and lived to be about 70 years old.

Tanzania is the home of the coconut crab. This crab, the largest crab in the world (and reportedly one of the most delicious), can be found on Chumbe Island of Zanzibar.

Some of the houses were made from mud and cow poop.

The moon would shine so bright at night that you didn't need a headlamp. This was nice because most of my team has either lost or broken their headlamps at this point in the race.

There were no mosquitoes in the bush

Time is very different. Their work day starts at 6am but is called the 1st hour. So when they say that church is at 10 (the 10th hour) it actually means 4pm.