Dar Es Salaam - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Yacht club, house parties. - Jan 2022

Most of the socializing happens via the Dar Yacht Club. My biggest regret was not buying a boat as soon as I arrived. Dar's biggest gift is the ocean & boat culture, take advantage water sports & the beach as often as you can. There's also folks that love hitting up the Sea Cliff Casino - May 2020

Beach, house parties, bars, etc. The social scene here is really active. Affordable child care means the mid-30's crowd gets to act like they are in their 20's again! The yacht club is popular if one plans to here long enough to make the cost worthwhile. - Jun 2017

CLO-sponsored events, Dar es Salaam Yacht Club events & sports (sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, etc.), dinners & parties with friends at restaurants or homes, movie theater 10 minutes away, seasonal "balls" - Jul 2015

Yacht club, beaches, dinners. - Mar 2014

There is a very busy and active receptions/events social circuit. Several social functions for the various holidays. There seems to always be home parties/get togethers. There is a French, Russian, and Indian cultural centers. The local church is always putting on plays and other activities. - Feb 2013

You will go to lots of house parties and some good bars, but watch out for aggressive prostitutes. Hash House Harriers is always a good place to meet some really great people, learn your way around Dar, and have fun. Yacht Club is the hub of many people's social lives. There is also a very energetic club scene, but it doesn't get started until 2am, even on weeknights. - Aug 2011

Frequent bbq's and outdoor events. - Jun 2010

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