Looking for info on Dar es Salaam

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By Ruth Estabrook (h0030bd1e93f0.ne.client2.attbi.com - on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 4:36 pm: Edit Post

Hello all!

My husband is thinking of applying for an APCD position in Tanzania and I'm trying to get a sense as to what Dar is like. We are both RPCVs (Gabon and Niger), so we know what Peace Corps is like, but as for Dar...

we have 2 kids ages 5 and 7. Any feelings as to what the International School is like?

Does Dar feel safe? What are your general impressions of the city?

Any info would be appreciated. You can respond here or e-mail me at restabrook@yahoo.com.



By David Wallas (david98.ag.uidaho.edu - on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 2:33 pm: Edit Post

Dar is very hot/humid and its only redeeming factor is it is by the ocean and near Zanzibar. The crime is high (I lived in Arusha, Tanzania from 1991-2001)in Dar and as a "Developing" country, quite expensive. The International School is good and I knew many of the teachers. Arusha, the PC Training Center site, is very nice, great climate and would have been the place to make the "capital", but between Dodoma and Dar...I guess the appeal of the ocean, big city, and transportation--Dar won out, although Dodoma is the official capital. What else do you want to know? Let me know.

David Wallas (PCV Tanzania 1991-1993)

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