New to Dar

Welcome to the Diplomatic Spouses Group (DSG) of Dar es Salaam. Karibu!!

Whether you are new to Dar Es Salaam or to the DSG, we hope your transition is as pleasant as possible.   As with anything new, we know that resources, community and support are invaluable.  We hope we could help to bridge that transition.  Via this website, the great network of people you will meet through DSG activities and newcomers’ coffee mornings and Dar city tours, we want you to feel at home in Dar. DSG is an optimal community to do just that.

The DSG meets monthly from January to May and from late August to November. Details of forthcoming meetings can be found here and in our monthly newsletter, Habari DSG.  

Benefits of joining DSG:

  • Opportunity to network with other diplomatic spouses and make friends with common interests
  • Invitations to monthly meetings featuring dynamic speakers
  • Privileged access to member contact list
  • Subscription to monthly newsletter Habari DSG
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in Tanzania through:
    • Fundraising events involvement (e.g., Annual Bazaar)
    • Project involvement
  • Inclusion in newcomers’ coffee morning
  • Invitation to newcomers’ Dar city tour
  • Access to member referrals for Dar community services, vendors, events and other resources

Please feel free to contact the newcomers’ committee at We are here to help you get settled.

We hope you will enjoy your time in Dar and your experience with DSG, and extend our warmest thanks for your contribution to our organization.