Welcome to our community of expats in Tanzania, where you'll find a comprehensive library of essential information and detailed guides. As a global community specifically created to support expats, you’ll find the answers to questions such as, “how do I apply for a visa?”, “which vaccinations do I need?”, and “how do I ensure I’m drinking clean water?”. Also visit our forum, where our expat members already living in Tanzania are happy to share their knowledge; they've negotiated the same dilemmas as you so build on their experience to smooth the path to your new life.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Tanzania expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Tanzania expat forums.
As the home to some of Africa’s most iconic tourist destinations, such as the Serengeti National Park, Lake Victoria and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, you’ll want to make plenty of time for exploring Tanzania’s beauty and wildlife. Head to Zanzibar to find Stone Town and cultural sights like the Old Fort, Peace Memorial Museum, and the Hamamni baths. Most expats will head to Dar es Salaam, the country’s capital for housing and career opportunities in the high income suburbs and financial services sector. Tanzania’s main industries are in the primary sector, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications and IT, with potential for future investment and growth in mining, tourism, and natural resources. Swahili and English are the country’s two official languages, but English is primarily used in business. Tanzania’s cuisine features flavorful meat dishes served with rice, bread, and a variety of vegetables. Coconut is widely used in both sweet and savory dishes and snacks such as kebabs and samosas may be familiar to foreigners. A whole host of festivals are held in the country, with most taking place in Zanzibar and Dar es Saleem. For the more active among you, try your hand at the Kiliman adventure challenge; a grueling event of hiking, mountain biking, and the Kilimanjaro marathon. Find music, dance, and acrobatics at the Bagamoyo Arts Festival and patriotic parades during Unification Day, celebrated throughout Tanzania.
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Part of building a fulfilling life in your new country is having friends to share your hobbies and interests with; simply explore our groups to find like-minded expats to meet up with in real life and share coffee, explore the local culture, or enjoy fine dining. InterNations also host regular events and large get-togethers where you can take the opportunity to network or simply have fun making new friends. Our community is based on principles of trust and politeness, so you can be sure you’re meeting interesting global travelers in a safe and secure environment.