(Excerpt from the book ‘The Greek community in Tanzania’)
In the late 19th century some adventurous Greeks settled in the then German East Africa. They were traders whose activity sphere included mostly the coasts and the northern part of Tanganyika. Some of these pioneers were: Chrysostomou in Rombo, George Tzouganatos in Mombo, Panagis Krousos in Ukonongo, Christos Tsavalos in Iringa, Kostas Meimaridis in Kiboscho, Nikos Kilikis in Tanga, Alexander Efraim in Saadani, Antonis Mamakos in Tabora, Nikos Michalakis in Arusha and Nanos in Mpapua. Most of the Greeks owned small shops. Some of them resided in Bagamoyo, the port opposite Zanzibar. There was one European hotel in Bagamoyo, the ‘Grand Hotel’, which was Greek owned.