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Largest city in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam welcomes a large part of the country's expat community, mostly families and professionals settling here for work. The city, also known as Dar, is an important economic hub in the region. Leading financial center, it also hosts trade and services companies, potential jobproviders for expatriates looking for job opportunities. It is also a major art and cultural center.

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If you are relocating to Tanzania, you are likely going to be looking for a job sooner or later! This article outlines the ins and outs of finding a job in Tanzania, from the general work climate for foreigners to advice and links for landing that position.

If you are planning on relocating to Tanzania, it is a good idea to read up on relevant information around the Tanzanian labour market. Most of what you will read in this article reflects change that at least in part can be attributed to an increasing urbanisation, especially the youth who are moving to the denser cities where more job opportunities are present. This article will outline the general work climate of the country, popular over-and under-resourced sectors, and will also provide links for further reading.

Where you stay in Tanzania will likely depend on the combination of your budget, length of stay, and personal preferences. One thing is for certain, however - you will not be at a loss for choices! Wherever you go, you are likely to find wifi, and often accommodation packages include half-/full-board. This article will outline the types of accommodation available, categorised by budget, so you can make an informed decision on what will suit you best.

Whether in Tanzania for a day or a year, you will find a variety of things on offer to do in your leisure time. It doesn’t matter if you enjoy something more relaxed, perhaps soaking up the bountiful nature that the country has on offer, or something more upbeat that will get your blood pumping. The country has it all. Read below to find what activity might suit you best whilst you are spending time in Tanzania.

Whether you are traveling to Zanzibar or Tanzania’s mainland, you will not find a shortage of unique and mouth-watering food that is sure to please any palate. Read on to find out more about the cuisine you will find in Tanzania, as well as how your dietary requirements/restrictions may fare in the country

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A Zebra's Dream

5 years ago

The Zebra is a chocolate-addicted, blogloving, sometimes neurotic, belgian former working mum of two sweet little daughters! On the 13th of January 2014 we said our goodbyes in Brussels Airport and 14 hours later we landed in Dar Es Salaam: our new home for the coming three years. What should I expect of life in Tanzania? Will we like it? How will our kids do? One thing is sure, it will be an adventures experience that we won?t forget soon!

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Life in Dar

5 years ago

A former NYC high school teacher, Lisa is an American who is married to a Dane, had two kids in Kenya, and now lives in Tanzania waiting for baby number three.

Tanzania : The African Promise Land

5 years ago

My blogs tackles my life as an international professional volunteer stationed in both the semi autonomous Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and the in the mainland of the United Republic of Tanzania particularly in the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. My works basically evolve in methodology and leadership in which gender mainstreaming, environmental and sexual reproductive health.


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