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New Internations Member Relocating To Dar (Dar es Salaam)

Hello All,

My name is Duane and I am an expat from Washington DC currently living in Qatar. I am planning to retire and relocate to Dar between October/November. I would appreciate any feedback from the group in relation to expats transitioning to Dar to live. My questions are:

Where do the majority of expats in Dar live?
Is Dar expat friendly? (more to the point are the locals receptive/friendly to expats?)
Since I will not be working for an employer (I am self employed) what type of visa do I need to apply for?
In the effort of meeting new friends are there social/professional gathering opportunities for expats?
Are there decent social/professional opportunities for expats to meet Tanzanians?

All feedback would be greatly appreciated and I hope to begin making new contacts in Dar starting with this community.

Thanks Guys,

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