Tanzania is the biggest (land area) among the East
African countries of Gapco's operations (i.e. Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania).
Tanzania has a spectacular landscape of mainly three
physiographic regions namely the Islands and the coastal
plains to the east; the inland saucer-shaped plateau;
and the highlands. The country has the largest
concentration of wild animals. It also has pristine
sandy beaches and Africa's highest and snow-capped
mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital and major sea
port for Tanzania mainland and it serves as a gateway to
the neighbouring land-locked countries of Malawi,
Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda, as well as Eastern
DRC. Other sea ports include Zanzibar, Tanga and
Gapco Tanzania and Gapoil
GAPCO Tanzania Limited and GAPOIL Tanzania Limited
are the two subsidiary companies of GAPCO Mauritius in
operation in Tanzania. They were formed after taking
over from Esso and Caltex in 1994. GAPCO Tanzania Head
quarter is based in Dar es Salaam.
The two companies imports petroleum products and are
one of the largest retailers and marketers of petroleum
products. They have an extensive network of Retail
stations and depots across the country and are major
suppliers to Resellers, independent stations, industrial
consumers and other oil companies. The Terminal in Dar es
Salaam is one of the
terminals in East Africa.