This rapidly expanding leafy suburb to the southeast of the city is popular with ex-pats and wealthy Tanzanians, mostly of Indian origin. It is also home to several religious congregations as well as to the Spiritan Missionary Seminary, which is affiliated to the Catholic University of East Africa in Nairobi.
Housing is in new apartment blocks or villas, some of which have been built by the state and then rented out; expect to pay a rental in the region of $1,000 per month. Local facilities include the recently opened Njiro Road shopping centre with four restaurants, a couple of bars, a cinema and a supermarket (opening delayed by structural difficulties).
Near the railway crossing on Njiro Road is the PPF complex with residential accommodation, mostly for ex-pats, some shops and a sports complex.
The area contains the Nane Nane show ground hosting the annual agricultural fair in August and there are plans to build a new conference centre to increase the existing conference facilities closer to the city centre.
The Holy Family Catholic Church in Njiro is popular especially with ex-pats for Mass in English.
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