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Tanzania Travel Requirements

Understanding Tanzania’s Travel Necessities!

A Trip to Tanzania begins with ensuring that you have all the travel documents in order. The primary travel requirements include a valid passport, a visa, and if applicable a resident permit or pass. During Tanzania Safari Tours, remember to have these documents ready for presentation to the Immigration Control Officer at any entry point, whether it's a border station, airport, or harbour. Simba Safaris ensures a unified start to your Tanzanian adventure by guiding you through these essential travel requisites.

Passport And Visa Essentials

Below we provide travellers with an overview of obtaining a valid passport and visa for travelling to Tanzania. This will help in making the initial steps of the journey seamless.

The Passport Process

Obtaining a valid passport is the foremost requirement for international travel. Make sure that the passport is valid for at least six months beyond the planned departure from Tanzania. Remember to keep a copy of your passport separate from the original for backup.

Tanzania Visa Categories

Tanzania offers various visa categories based on the purpose of your visit, including tourist visas, business visas, and multiple-entry visas. Choose the appropriate visa category that matches the nature of your trip. Tourist visas are the most common choice for safari-goers, and Simba Safaris can assist you in understanding and obtaining the right visa.

Visa Application Process

The visa application process varies based on your nationality and the Tanzanian embassy or consulate you apply through. Generally, it involves filling out an application form, providing supporting documents, and paying the visa fee. Some travellers may be eligible for visa-on-arrival (list provided in the official Tanzanian Government website), but it's essential to verify the current regulations with the Tanzanian embassy in your country.

We share the Heart of Tanzania with every Guest and bring its warmth to you – the adventurer!

Firoz Simba
Founder, Simba Safaris

In our hearts beats a deep love for Tanzania, a place we hold in the highest regard. Our mission is to share the warmth and friendly spirit of the Tanzanian communities with every guest who goes on this incredible journey. To achieve this, we've assembled a team of expert hosts, guides, and excursion managers who share our passion for this country. It's our dream and privilege to open its entrances to people from around the world. We eagerly anticipate the day we welcome you to Tanzania, to share the special gift that is this extraordinary land.

Entry Requirements For Tourists

We clarify all entry protocols for travellers to Tanzania below. This includes visa exemptions, validity periods, and visa-on-arrival options. This is so that travellers can confidently prepare for their Tanzanian exploration.

  • Tanzania offers visa exemptions to citizens of some countries.
  • Travellers from these countries can enter Tanzania for a specified duration without a visa.
  • Exemption periods vary, so ensure you check the latest information to determine your eligibility.
  • If you plan to extend your stay in Tanzania, contact the local immigration authorities for guidance on visa extensions.

Tanzania offers visa-on-arrival services at major entry points. This option allows travellers to obtain a tourist visa upon arrival in Tanzania. Nevertheless, the availability of this service, as well as visa fees and duration, can change. Be sure to verify the latest regulations with the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in your home country or with Simba Safaris to prepare for your arrival with confidence.

Tanzania Travel Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, most travellers to Tanzania require a tourist visa. The specific requirements and application processes can vary by nationality.

Please refer to the Tanzanian Government official website for more information.

Your passport should be valid for at least a minimum six months at the time of arrival.

Yes, you can typically extend your tourist visa in Tanzania. Contact the local immigration authorities for guidance on visa extensions.

If you lose your passport in Tanzania, contact your country's embassy or consulate immediately. They will assist in guidance and obtaining a replacement.


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