Tanzania Investments Guide Book 2013

Tanzania, with its large and growing domestic population, strategic location, abundance of natural resources and internal political stability, presents a uniquely attractive investment opportunity.

The country with a population of 44.9 million (national census 2012) is the largest in East Africa and its new middle-class is growing rapidly. Tanzania faces the Indian Ocean; it is the natural trading gateway for the 5 landlocked countries surrounding it, which are: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Zambia.

The country is further blessed with vast natural riches: minerals in the form of gold, diamonds, copper, coal; more recently large discoveries of natural gas along its shores and it enjoys vast tracts of beautiful natural scenery including game reserves and sandy beaches.

Democratic principles are firmly engrained in the country; since its independence in 1961, the country has never suffered a civil war and its political leaders have come to power through an electoral process. Free-market principles are also firmly engrained and successive Governments have continued to open up and liberalize Tanzania’s economy.