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What language skills do I need in Tanzania?

Our programs in Tanzania are provided in English.

You should be able to make yourself understood in English. The national language of Tanzania is Swahili, but knowledge of English is widespread, especially among individuals with a better education or those working in tourism. In everyday life, there is usually no problem communicating in English. If you happen to encounter someone who cannot speak English, you can usually easily find someone willing to translate to English.

If you're involved in a social project for an extended period, you may interact with individuals with limited or no formal education. In such cases, it's beneficial to acquire at least basic knowledge of Swahilil. You can do so for instance booking remote Swahili lessons with us prior to your arrival to Zanzibar. You can also take on-site Swahili lessons.

Updated on: 02/01/2024