Unemployment and underemployment rates are high, and unless you have unique skills, the chances of lining up something are small.

  • The most likely areas for employment are the safari industry, tourism, dive masters and teaching; in all areas, competition is stiff and the pay is low.
  • The best way to land something is to get to know someone already working in the business. Also check safari operator and lodge websites, some of which advertise vacant positions.
  • Work and residency permits should be arranged through the potential employer or sponsoring organisation; residency permits normally need to be applied for from outside Tanzania. Work permit regulations for foreigners have recently become more restricted, so be sure to inform yourself fully of the situation before setting your plans.
  • Most teaching positions are voluntary and best arranged through volunteer agencies or mission organisations at home.