A report on TanzaniaKenya and African Great Lakes

Satellite view of the African Great Lakes region and its coastline.
The African Great Lakes system, in blue.
Map of larger region including the East African Rift and the entire so-called Great Rift Valley
A 1.8-million-year-old stone chopping tool discovered at Olduvai Gorge and on display at the British Museum.
The Turkana boy, a 1.6-million-year-old hominid fossil belonging to Homo erectus.
A traditional Swahili carved wooden door in Lamu.
A 1572 depiction of the portuguese city of Kilwa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Portuguese presence in Kenya lasted from 1498 until 1730. Mombasa was under Portuguese rule from 1593 to 1698 and again from 1728 to 1729.
British East Africa in 1909
Battle during the Maji Maji Rebellion against German colonial rule in 1905.
The Kenya–Uganda Railway near Mombasa, about 1899.
The Arusha Declaration Monument
A statue of Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader with the Mau Mau who fought against the British colonial system in the 1950s.
Wildebeest migration in the Serengeti
The first president and founding father of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta.
Tanzania map of Köppen climate classification
Daniel arap Moi, Kenya's second President, and George W. Bush, 2001
The Masai giraffe is Tanzania's national animal
Uhuru Kenyatta in 2014.
The semi-autonomous Zanzibar Archipelago
A map of Kenya.
Regions of Tanzania
A Köppen climate classification map of Kenya.
Tanzanian ambassador to Russia Jaka Mwambi presenting his credentials to the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Kenya's third president, Mwai Kibaki
Tanzanian Embassy in West End, Washington, D.C., USA
The Supreme Court of Kenya building.
FIB Tanzanian special forces during training
President Barack Obama in Nairobi, July 2015
A proportional representation of Tanzania exports, 2019
Emblem of the Kenya Defence Forces
Historical development of real GDP per capita in Tanzania, since 1950
Kenya's 47 counties.
Tea fields in Tukuyu
A proportional representation of Kenya exports, 2019
Nyerere Bridge in Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam
Kenya, Trends in the Human Development Index 1970–2010.
The snowcapped Uhuru Peak
Amboseli National Park
One of the main trunk roads
Tsavo East National Park
Zanzibar harbour
Tea farm near Kericho, Kericho County.
Domestic expenditure on research in Southern Africa as a percentage of GDP, 2012 or closest year. Source: UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030 (2015), Figure 20.3
Agricultural countryside in Kenya
A Tanzanian woman cooks Pilau rice dish wearing traditional Kanga.
The Kenya Commercial Bank office at KENCOM House (right) in Nairobi.
Farmers using a rice harvester to harvest rice in Igunga District, Tanzania
Workers at Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant
Example of a World Food Programme parcel
The official logo of Vision 2030.
Researchers (HC) in Southern Africa per million inhabitants, 2013 or closest year
Lake Turkana borders Turkana County
Scientific publications per million inhabitants in SADC countries in 2014. Source: UNESCO Science Report (2015), data from Thomson Reuters' Web of Science, Science Citation Index Expanded
Lions Family Portrait Masai Mara
The Hadza live as hunter-gatherers.
Maasai people. The Maasai live in both Kenya and Tanzania.
A carved door with Arabic calligraphy in Zanzibar
Child labour in Kenya
Nkrumah Hall at the University of Dar es Salaam
A Bantu Kikuyu woman in traditional attire
Development of life expectancy
Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Cathedral in Mombasa.
Tanzanian woman harvest tea leaves
Outpatient Department of AIC Kapsowar Hospital in Kapsowar.
Judith Wambura (Lady Jaydee) is a popular Bongo Flava recording singer.
Table showing different grades of clinical officers, medical officers, and medical practitioners in Kenya's public service
A Tingatinga painting
School children in a classroom.
National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
An MSc student at Kenyatta University in Nairobi.
St Joseph's Catholic cathedral, Zanzibar
A Maasai girl at school.
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha
Kenyan boys and girls performing a traditional dance
East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha
Nation Media House, which hosts the Nation Media Group
Tanzanian Ngoma group
Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.
Popular Kenyan musician Jua Cali.
Jepkosgei Kipyego and Jepkemoi Cheruiyot at the 2012 London Olympics
Kenyan Olympic and world record holder in the 800 meters, David Rudisha.
Ugali and sukuma wiki, staples of Kenyan cuisine

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

- Tanzania

It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands and the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

- Tanzania

Riparian countries in the African Great Lakes region include: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania, and Uganda.

- African Great Lakes

Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast.

- Kenya

Kenya has close ties with its fellow Swahili-speaking neighbours in the African Great Lakes region.

- Kenya

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Landlocked country in East Africa.

Landlocked country in East Africa.

A caesarean section performed by indigenous healers in Kahura, in the Empire of Kitara (present-day Uganda) as observed by medical missionary Robert William Felkin in 1879. This incident was recorded long before the arrival of the European missionary doctors and clinics. The kingdom performed a highly developed surgical procedure, the first-ever cesarean section technique that saved both the mother and child.
Flag of the Uganda Protectorate
Construction of the Owen Falls Dam in Jinja.
The Uganda printers building on Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda
Grey Crowned Crane - a symbol of Uganda.
Belligerents of the Second Congo War. On 19 December 2005, the International Court of Justice found against Uganda, in a case brought by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for illegal invasion of its territory, and violation of human rights.
Uganda map of Köppen climate classification.
U.S. President George W. Bush met with President Yoweri Museveni in Entebbe, Uganda, 11 July 2003.
Protests in New York City against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Graphical depiction of Uganda's product exports in 28 color-coded categories.
Change in per capita GDP of Uganda, 1950–2018. Figures are inflation-adjusted to 2011 International dollars.
Coffee fields in southwestern Uganda
Workers at a textile factory in Jinja
Entebbe International Airport
Road to Murchison
Mobile operators offer money sending, receiving services, bill payments among many more services.
Students in Uganda
Development of life expectancy
Rwenzori mountains in Uganda
An ethnolinguistic map of Uganda
Cultural celebrations in Northern Uganda
Woman in Rwenzori – Western Uganda
Mandela National Stadium in Kira Town.
Side view of Victoria Nile
Saint Mary's Cathedral Rubaga, is the parent cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala.

The country is bordered to the East by Kenya, to the North by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania.

Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region.

Landsat 7 imagery of Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

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Landsat 7 imagery of Lake Victoria
Victoria Nyanza. The black line indicates Stanley's route.
Topographical map of Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria and the Great Rift Valley
Lake Victoria bathymetric model
Unlike many other Lake Victoria cichlids, Haplochromis nyererei remains common. Compared to several other cichlids, its eyes are particularly sensitive to light, especially red, which is less affected by the decrease in water clarity caused by eutrophication than short wavelength colors
Haplochromis thereuterion survives in low numbers. Initially feared extinct, when rediscovered it had changed habitat (from near surface to rocky outcrops) and feeding behavior (from surface insects to insect larvae)
Fishers and their boats on the shore of Lake Victoria
The Nile perch was introduced to Lake Victoria for fishing, and can reach up to 2 m and 200 kg.
A hyacinth-choked lakeshore at Ndere Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya.
Population density around Lake Victoria
Bismarck Rock
The lake as it is visible from the shores of the Speke Resort in Kampala, Uganda
The Nalubaale Hydroelectric Power Station in Njeru, Uganda.

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes.

The lake's area is divided among three countries: Kenya occupies 6% (4,100 km2), Uganda 45% (31,000 km2), and Tanzania 49% (33,700 km2).

Swahili in Arabic script—memorial plate at the Askari Monument, Dar es Salaam (1927)

Swahili language

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Native language of the Waswahili who are found along the East African coast and litoral islands .

Native language of the Waswahili who are found along the East African coast and litoral islands .

Swahili in Arabic script—memorial plate at the Askari Monument, Dar es Salaam (1927)
Although originally written with the Arabic script, Swahili is now written in a Latin alphabet introduced by Christian missionaries and colonial administrators. The text shown here is the Catholic version of the Lord's Prayer.
Swahili in Arabic script on the clothes of a girl in German East Africa (ca. early 1900s)
Loxodonta africana elephants frolic in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, 2012.

Due to concerted efforts by the government of Tanzania, Swahili is one of three official languages (the others being English and French) of the East African Community (EAC) countries, namely Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

It is a lingua franca of other areas in the African Great Lakes region and East and Southern Africa, including some parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, the southern tip of Somalia, and Zambia.