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Recreation: Tanzania

Water in Africa

Africa, Tanzania


by Lorie Burnett, Korogwe, Tanga Region, Tanzania

There is a swimming pool that is attached to the hydroelectric plant, but it seems to be patronized only by the expatriate and Indian communities here. I once took my host family there but they were terrified because they can't swim.

by Gary Port, Morogoro (Mzumbe), Tanzania

I've seen some boys swimming in the river near my home. This river is our water source. There is a deep spot where they like to jump in—sometimes even doing flips. However, I don't think water sports are common, because not a lot of Tanzanians live close enough to a lake or the ocean. Pools are very scarce here and difficult to keep clean. They are usually expensive; only Wasunsu (white people) can afford to use them.


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