Expat Hangout Spots in Tanzania
Tanzania is a beautiful and friendly country for both tourists and expats. It’s a developing business hub, and it attracts so many expats who are interested in relocating here for work. With a wide range of stunning attractions and exciting things to do, it’s no wonder expats are happy living here. There are several expat hangouts in Tanzania – perfect places to meet people and socialise. Let’s take a look at some of the popular places where expats hang out in Tanzania.
1. The Dar es Salaam Yacht Club
The Yacht club is located in Leopard’s cove, Msasani Bay in Dar es Salaam. The club offers a wide range of activities including yacht and boat sailing, boat racing, deep-sea fishing, and aquatic sports. It is popular with expats especially those that are into water sports. The club has several facilities such as three bars, a swimming pool, a beach area, a play area and catering facilities. It also hosts more than 100 boats in its moorings. There are about 900 members who indulge in a wide range of activities and events the club offers.
The Dar es Salaam Yacht Club, Image Source: DarYachtClub.Co.Tz
2. George and Dragon Pub
This pub is located on Haile Selassie Road in the Kinondoni area of Dar es Salaam. It’s an authentic English Pub serving some good English dishes, and an excellent array of drinks – both local and international. You’ll find many English expats as well as some locals chilling here from 6 p.m. The pub has a sports bar, a main indoor pub and a beer garden with a resident DJ playing twice a week to entertain the revellers. If you’re into football, this is a great place to watch live English Premier League Football in Dar es Salaam.
George & Dragon Pub, Image Source: TanzaniaNow.Com
3. The Slow Leopard
Located on Chole Road Dar Es Salaam, Slow Leopard presents a relaxing atmosphere and a welcoming environment to unwind. The food is consistently good, and it’s a great spot to watch sports over a cold beer and good company, all at reasonable prices. Lots of young locals spend time here, along with many expats.
The Slow Leopard, Image Source: Booking.Com
4. Q – Bar, Dar es Salaam
Q-Bar is located in the Msasani peninsula in Dar es Salaam along Haile Selassie Road. It is a cosy expat hangout and a well-established venue where sports lovers can enjoy game nights from their many large screens. The bars are well stocked with a variety of drinks, shooters and cocktails and the music are great provided by both DJs and live bands.
Q – Bar, Dar es Salaam, Image Source: Facebook.Com
5. Via Via Café, Arusha
Via Via Arusha is a cultural café, restaurant, and bar located in the garden of Arusha Museum on Boma Road. It is one of 11 associated Via Vias worldwide spread across Europe, America, and Africa. This spot hosts several events for expatriates in Arusha. The restaurant & bar turns into an outdoor nightclub when darkness sets in and the music will move your feet.
6. The Terrace Restaurant and Bar
It is located inside the Slipway Hotel in Msasani Peninsula Dar es Salaam and has an interesting Arabian architecture with indoor and poolside seating areas. The restaurant hosts Tango in Dar event, and for the expatriates interested in Tango then this is your spot. You can go dance to Argentinian Tango, or if you have two left feet, you could just sit, watch and enjoy the music.
7. Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate
Nestled in between Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in Arusha, this golf club is an 18-hole championship golf course. There is a Polo and Country club within the golf course that houses a restaurant, a swimming pool, two polo fields, and tennis courts. An excellent place for the expatriates interested in golfing or any of the above activities.
Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate, Image Source: KiliGolf.Com
Internations is a global platform for expatriates all over the world living and working in various countries. It seeks to bring together the expats in a particular country. The Dar es Salaam chapter organises events for expats from different countries in Tanzania to meet, interact and network, and it’s a fun and productive way to bond and hang out.
East Coast Zanzibar
For the expatriates interested in sun, sand, and sea, Zanzibar provides just that! During weekends or short break holidays, most expats travel from Dar es Salaam, Arusha or other cities in Tanzania to East Coast Zanzibar to relax and unwind.
There are plenty of luxury resorts on the East Coast, and they come in different budgets, and you can choose the one that suits your preference.
There are several activities in Zanzibar that will make your stay pleasant and enjoyable.