The Salvation Army's work in Tanzania, formerly known as Tanganyika, commenced in Tabora, in November 1933, as part of the East Africa Territory under the leadership of Adjutant and Mrs Francis Dare. In 1950, following a request for assistance from the Colonial Governor, the Army set up operations at Mgulani Camp, where the Tanzania Territorial Headquarters is now located.

Tanzania became a separate command on 1 October 1998 and following significant growth, was elevated to territory status on 1 February 2008.

Territorial Leaders

Colonel Samuel Mkami​ - Territorial Commander

Colonel Mary Mkami​ - Territorial President for Women's Ministries

Lieut-Colonel Willy Gibson - Chief Secretary

Lieut-Colonel Anna Gibson - Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries

Territorial Headquarters

Kilwa Road
Dar es Salaam

Postal Address

PO Box 1273
Dar es Salaam

Contact us

Tel: [255] (22) 2850 468/117



Officers - 283 (active - 277  retired - 6)

Employees - 116

Corps - 84               Outposts - 52

Senior Soldiers - 10,736  Adherents - 3,565  Junior Soldiers - 5,755