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Diplomatic representation in US:
Ambassador: Liberata Mulamula
Embassy: 1232 22nd Street NW, Washington DC, 20037
Telephone: [1] (202) 939-6125/7
Fax: [1] (202) 797-7408

US Diplomatic Representation:
Ambassador: Alfonso E. Lenhardt
Embassy: Old Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam.
Mailing address: P. O. Box 9123, Dar es Salaam
Telephone: [255] (22) 266-6010/1/2/3/4/5
Fax: [255] (51) 266-701

Consulate Office New York :
Ambassador: Tuvako N. Manongi
Consualte: 307 East 53rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10022
Telephone: [1] (212) 697 3612 
Fax: [1] ( 212) 682-5232

Tanzanian Embassies around the World

CP 133, Rua de Silva Porto
Tel: (244-2) 335 205

363 Avenue Luoise
1050 Brussels
Tel: (32-2) 640 6500
Fax: (32-2) 646 8026

BP 1653, Patrice Lumumba Avenue
Tel: (257-2) 24634

50 Range Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8J4
Tel: (613) 232-1500
Fax: (613) 232-5184

No. 53, Dong Liu Jie
San Li Tun
Tel: (86-1) 532 1491
Fax: (86-1) 532 4985

9 Abdel-Hamid Loufty Street
Dokki - Cairo
Tel: (20-2) 704 286

PO Box 1077, Bole Road
Addis Ababa
Tel: (251-1) 518 155
Fax: (251-1) 517 358

70 Boulevard Percire Nord
75017 Paris
Tel: (33-1) 47 66 21 77
Fax: (33-1) 47 66 29 73

Theater Platz 26
5300 Bonn 2
Tel: (49-228) 358 051
Fax: (49-228) 358 226

27 Golf Links
New Delhi 110 003
Tel: (91-11) 469 4351

9 Via Giambattista Vico
99196 Rome
Tel: (39-6) 361 0901
Fax: (39-6) 322 2079

21-9 Kamigoya 4
Chome Setagaya-Ku
Tokyo 158
Tel: (81-3) 425 4531
Fax: (81-3) 425 7644

PO Box 47790
Continental House, 4th Floor, Harambee Ave./Uhuru Hwy.
Tel: (254-2) 331 056
Fax: (254-2) 721 874

PO Box 4515
Ujamaa House
Tel: (258-1) 490 110
Fax: (258-1) 491 228

Princessegracht 32
2514 AP The Hague
Tel: (31-70) 653 800

8 Agoro Odiyan Street, Victoria Island
PO Box 6417
Tel: (234-1) 613 594

Pyatniskaya, Ulitsa 33
Tel: (7-095) 231 8146
Fax: (7-095) 230 2968

BP 669
Tel: (250) 76074

Saudi Arabia
PO Box 94329
Riyadh 11693
Tel: (966-1) 454 2839
Fax: (966-1) 454 9660

South Africa
PO Box 56572, Arcadia 0007
Tel: (27-12) 342 4393
Fax: (27-12) 342 4383

Oxtorgsgatan 2-4
Box 7255
103 89 Stockholm
Tel: (46-8) 24 48 70
Fax: (46-8) 10 98 15

47 Avenue Blanc, CH
1201 Geneva
Tel: (41-22) 731 8929
Fax: (41-22) 732 8255

6 Kagera Road
PO Box 5750
Tel: (256-41) 256 272
Fax: (256-41) 242 890

United Kingdom
43 Hertford Street
London W1Y 8DB
Tel: (44-171) 499 8951
Fax: (44-171) 491 9321

United Nations
205 East 42nd St., Suite 1300
New York, NY
Tel: (212) 972-9160
Fax: (212) 682-5232

Ujamaa House No. 5200, United Nations Avenue
PO Box 31219
10101 Lusaka
Tel: (260-1) 227 698
Fax: (260-1) 254 861

Ujamaa House, 23 Baines Ave.
PO Box 4841
Tel: (263-4) 721 870
Fax: (263-4) 254 861

Embassy and Consulate Web Sites for Tanzania

U.S. Embassy Web Site in Tanzania
Embassy of Tanzania in Washington DC



The United States established diplomatic relations with Tanzania in 1961. The United States and Tanzania have a deep partnership characterized by mutual respect, mutual interest, shared values, and aspirations for a more peaceful and prosperous future. The United States respects Tanzania’s record of democratic progress, which has made it a model for the region and beyond, and supports Tanzania's continuing efforts to strengthen the institutions of democracy. The United States is committed to working with Tanzania on nutrition and food security, energy, women’s and children’s health, HIV/AIDS, and sustainable development.

Several exchange programs welcome Tanzanians to the United States through the Fulbright, Humphrey, and English Language program educational grants at the graduate and post-graduate levels. Other exchange programs promote artists, journalists, writers, civil servants, young leaders, musicians, and students. On the semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar, the U.S. has sponsored English-teaching programs and provided science books to secondary students. The Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation program has provided funding for restoration projects, including the historic ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani.

U.S. Assistance to Tanzania

The United States has provided development assistance to Tanzania for development and capacity building to promote transparency, address health and education issues, and target development indicators to sustain progress.

  • The U.S. Agency for International Development has provided funding to improve public health and quality of basic education, biodiversity conservation, and natural resource management.
  • Feed the Future has provided funding to boost agricultural growth and productivity, promote market development and trade expansion along with equitable rural economic growth, invest in global innovation and research, and address mother and child malnutrition.
  • The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief supports national, international, and civil society organizations in Tanzania in the areas of HIV and AIDS care and treatment, prevention, impact mitigation, and health systems strengthening.
  • The President’s Malaria Initiative is an expansion of U.S. Government resources to reduce malaria and poverty in 17 African countries, including Tanzania.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assists the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in responding to emerging public health threats and infectious disease outbreaks such as H1N1, Rift Valley fever, measles, and avian influenza.
  • A 5-year Millennium Challenge Corporation compact that entered into force in 2008 addresses critical transport, energy, and water infrastructure needs.
  • The Partnership for Growth economic development initiative seeks to accelerate and sustain broad-based economic growth through engaging government, the private sector, and civil society to unlock new sources of investment, including domestic resources and foreign direct investment in the areas of energy and rural roads.
  • Peace Corps volunteers serve in Tanzania as math and science teachers in secondary schools, teacher trainers in information and communication technology, leaders of health education projects that increase basic health knowledge and improve health attitudes and behaviors, and leaders of environmental projects addressing basic village-level needs for sustaining natural resources.

Military to Military Relations

Military-to-military ties between the U.S. and Tanzania in recent years have expanded and deepened to include capacity-building and training in coastal water surveillance, international peacekeeping and humanitarian projects, civil military operations, and investigation/clean-up of munitions dump sites.

Bilateral Economic Relations

Tanzania's exports to the United States are dominated by agricultural commodities, minerals, and textiles while imports from the United States include wheat, agricultural/transport equipment, chemicals, used clothes, and machinery. Tanzania is eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. The United States has Trade and Investment Framework Agreements with two regional organizations to which Tanzania belongs--the East African Community and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. The United States and Tanzania do not have bilateral investment or taxation agreements.

Tanzania's Membership in International Organizations

Tanzania and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization.

Bilateral Representation

The U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania is Alfonso E. Lenhardt; other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department's Key Officers List.

Tanzania maintains an embassy in the United States at 1232 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037 (tel. 202-884-1080).

More information about Tanzania is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:

Department of State Tanzania Page
Department of State Key Officers List
CIA World Factbook Tanzania Page
U.S. Embassy: Tanzania
USAID Tanzania Page
History of U.S. Relations With Tanzania
Human Rights Reports
International Religious Freedom Reports
Trafficking in Persons Reports
Narcotics Control Reports
Investment Climate Statements
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Countries Page
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics
Export.gov International Offices Page
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Travel and Business Information


To obtain the latest Travel Advisory Information for Tanzania check the U.S. State Department Consular Information Sheet.


Driving U.S Driving Permit accepted
Currency (TZS) Tanzanian Shilling
Electrical 230 Volts
Telephones Country Code 255, Dar Es Salaam 22+8D, Coast Region 23+8D, Pemba 24+8D

Customs: Visas and inoculations against cholera and yellow fever are required for entry.

Climate and clothing: Lightweight, tropical clothing is worn year-round, although in the cooler season (June-September), a light wrap is useful in the evenings. Due to cultural sensitivities, conservative dress is recommended.

Health: Community sanitation is poor. Tapwater is not potable. Boil and filter water, and prepare fruits and vegetables carefully.

Telecommunications: Direct-dial telephone and cable services are available to the United Kingdom, United States, and other parts of the world. Tanzania is eight standard time zones ahead of eastern standard time and does not observe daylight-saving time.

Transportation: Dar es Salaam is served by several international airlines. Taxis are available 24 hours at certain locations; fare should be agreed upon in advance. Buses and trains generally are overcrowded. Traffic moves on the left.


TOBACCO.....................200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

LIQUOR........................500ml of spirits or 500ml of wine


CAMERAS.....................No restrictions

FILM.............................Reasonable amount for personal use

GIFTS...........................No duty free allowance

CURRENCY...................Must be declared on arrival

AGRICULTURE ITEMS...Refer to Consulate

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