Number of versions: 1
Edition: May 25, 1997
Rewritten: May 10, 2009
Originally gaining political independence in 1961 as the country of
, it merged with the newly independent
in April 1964 to form the country of
It is the only country in the world today still
operating a narrow gauge railway. Known for wildlife
and safari tourism
in the Serengeti, and as home of the highest point in Africa, Mt.
Kilimanjaro, it is seeking to build tourism as a new
Since this inland made "Safari Monopoly" was discovered no other editions have
ever been reported and definately no Parker
or Hasbro sets.
Publisher: Moraf Ltd. - P.O.Box 2564 - Dar es Salaam - 1988
Dimensions of the box: 38.3 x 38.3 cm
of the small board: 38 x 38 cm
This edition is owned by Th. Schermers - NL. He bought the game from the
collection of a pilot.
The game is bilingual: Tanzanian and English.
This is indeed one of the most special Monopoly games and so it is a valuable
property for collectors!
This game is manufactured in 1988 by Suhail Sheriff,
an information given on the edge of the lid. It looks like a
matrix printer printed text, while the colors on the lid of the box importantly
differ from those of the game board, but just this may be the charm of the
game. Besides it is clearly to see the green
color to be composed of blue and yellow,
because the color bars often come outside the paces defined.
The exclusivity of this design is of course the fact that Start is in the center
of the board.
Point 1 of the Rules say:
"This is a game of adventure, enterprise, planning and luck in a
Tanzanian setting. The idea is to develop our towns and national parks by
building houses, restaurants, shops and hotels. "
sole die is a piece of hardwood in which the numbers are burned.
32 properties in total, viz. 8 red
(large cities), 8 blue (middle sized
towns), 9 yellow (small towns) and
7 green ones (national parks).
These sites can only be
build on with one of the following structures (plastic "hats"):
house - restaurant - shop
or hotel. In the
national parks (like Kilimanjaro and Serengeti) only restaurants and hotels may
The Chance/Bahati Nasibu cards are rood
Development/Maendeleo cards are green.
Among the well known texts like "Go to jail" and "Repair
of houses" are striking:
From Start players move clockwise on the board. At 2 corners of the board one
has the option to move according to the arrows. Besides all corners are large
From Start/Anza onwards the spaces are subsequently, with the colors of
the small game board:
Mikumi - Development Maendeleo - Morogoro
- Dar es Salaam (corner) - Zanzibar
- Chance/Bahati Nasibu - Mafia - Lindi
- Municipal Tax/Kodi ya Mji - Miwara
- Songea - Mbeya (corner)
- Iringa - Chance/Bahati Nasibu - Njombe
- Development Maendeleo - Shinyanga
- Musoma - Mwanza
(corner) - Gombe - Kigoma
- Development Levi Kodi ya Maendeleo - Bukoba
- Serengeti - Development Maendeleo - Ngorongoro
- Arusha (corner) - Moshi
- Income Tax/Kodi ya mapato - Kilimanjaro - Lushoto
- Development Maendeleo - Tanga - Bagamoyo.
The other 3 sides of the cross are, from Start/Anza onwards:
- Jail/Jela - Selous - Petrol
Tabora - Bingida
- Chance/Bahati Nasibu - Petrol
Chance/Bahati Nasibu - Dodoma - L.Manyara