LAND AND PROPERTY shareAccording to the Land Act of 1999, all land shall continue to be public land and remain vested in the President as trustee for and on behalf of all the citizens of Tanzania.
The law recognizes three types of land in Tanzania namely General land, Village land and Reserved land:
General land is a surveyed land usually located in urban and peri-urban centres.
Village land is usually land in villages and within villages in rural Tanzania. Some village land has been surveyed but the majority of the land is un-surveyed. Village land cannot be used for investment until it is transferred into general land.
Reserved land includes that reserved for forestry, National parks, public recreation grounds etc.