Tanzania Visa

Whether you are on an adventure trekking quest or on a wildlife safari escapade, you definitely need Tanzania Visa to enter into this country, unless you are safely belonging to any of the Tanzania Visa free countries that are provided zero entry fee into the country. To make this quest of your Tanzania Safari Tours simpler the Tanzanian Government has launched the Tanzania online visa application procedure in November 2018 to simplify the process of applying and obtaining a tourist visa for Tanzania and Zanzibar.

So are you wondering how to obtain a Tanzania Visa?

Let us help you understand the integrities of obtaining a Tanzania Visa:

  • US citizens visiting Tanzania require a Tanzania Visa.

  • Citizens of more than 150 countries can apply for a visa online in advance of travel.

  • Tanzania Visa for Us Citizens is available on arrival and can be obtained at the Tanzania airport. The Tanzania Visa Cost for US citizens is $100 USD.

  • While entering or departing from Zanzibar you are required to show and explain your passport and visa status.

Visa Type Visa Validity Duration of Stay Entries
Tourist Visa Visa is valid for 6 months from the Date of Issue Pax can stay up to maximum of 30 days from the Date of entry in Tanzania Single Entry
Tourist Visa Visa is valid for 12 months from the Date of Issue Pax can stay up to maximum of 90 days from the Date of entry in Tanzania Pax can enter multiple times from the date of first entry and stay maximum upto 30 days

Tanzania Visa requirements:

Following are the important Tanzania Visa Requirements you must keep in mind:

  • A passport that is valid for at least six months

  • Travel details (Arrival and departure dates)

  • You must provide a letter explaining the purpose of your visit. The letter must:

  • State the intent of your visit

  • Specify the duration of your stay

A Tanzania Visa costs anywhere between US$20 and US$100 for a tourist visa that is valid for three months.

Check Status for the Tanzania Visa Application

We are often asked by our clients in the Tanzania Safari Faq's how to check the status of a Tanzania Visa application?

  • After you have submitted your online Visa Application all visa notifications and updates will be sent to you by email.

  • Usually it takes 7 to 30 business days for the processing time of a visa fro your most awaited Tanzania Safari Tours .

Tanzania Visa Map

How to Obtain A Visa On Arrival

You can now obtain a Tanzania Visa on Arrival at the Tanzania Airport. Passport holders of the nations mentioned below in the table. It should be noted that all western passport holders are eligible for a visa on arrival. The prices of visa on arrivals are as follows:

  • Single-entry visa : For citizens of most countries is- $50 and $100 for American citizens

  • Multiple-entry visa costs: $100 for all citizens including the US citizens

  • Transit visas cost : $30 and are valid for 14 days.

List of countries eligible to apply for a Tanzania online visa

The following countries can now Apply For Tanzania Visa Online :

Aland Islands Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra
Angola Antarctica/td> Argentina Armenia Aruba
Australia Austria Bahrain Belarus Belgium
Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia
Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central African Republic Chile
China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Costa Rica Cote D'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curacao
Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt
El Salvador Estonia Faroe Islands Fiji Finland
France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Georgia
Germany Greece Greenland Guadeloupe Guam
Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti Honduras
Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Ireland
Israel Italy Japan Jordan Korea North
Korea South Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People's Democratic Republic Latvia
Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg
Macedonia Maldives Marshall Islands Martinique Mayotte
Mexico Micronesia, Federated States of Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia
Montenegro Morocco Myanmar Nepal Netherlands
New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niue Northern Mariana Islands
Norway Oman Palau Panama Paraguay
Peru Philippines Pitcairn Islands Poland Portugal
Puerto Rico Qatar Reunion Russian Federation Saint Barthelemy
Saint Martin Saint Pierre and Miquelon San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia
Serbia Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
South Sudan Spain Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Sweden Switzerland Taiwan, China Thailand Timor-Leste
Togo Tunisia Turkey Ukraine United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom United States Uruguay Vatican City Venezuela
Vietnam Virgin Islands, U.S. Wallis and Futuna

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Tanzania Safari Frequently Asked questions

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  • 1
    Can I make my own itinerary?

    Yes! You can definitely plan your own personalised travel itinerary with Lifetime Safaris. We provide private Tanzania Safari Tours which are customised according to your needs. For planning a perfect Tanzania Safari itinerary, you can speak to our Travel experts who will guide you about the destinations of your choice. We also take utmost care of the safety, hygiene of our clients. The Food will be of your choice requested as per your recommendations during the time of safari bookings.

  • 2
    Can I take my children on safari?

    Yes you can surely bring your children on Safari. But you must be aware of the minimum age restrictions at various national parks and lodges which is about 4 and 12 years of age. As all safari activities are not open to children, you must check with our travel exerts regarding the age criteria at the different destinations planned in your itinerary.

  • 3
    Will I stay in tents or lodges?

    Whether you stay at tents or lodges depends on the type of packages you have purchased like luxury safaris, budget safaris or a standard Tanzania Safari where we will bring our own tents, camping, a cook to prepare your meals, food and other cooking equipments.

    You can choose to upgrade your accommodation, to enjoy a more comfortable and luxurious experience as well.

  • 4
    What size are your safari groups?

    In a safari group in Tanzania we take anywhere around 4-6 people in our vehicle depending on the type of safari you have chosen. In group tours six people are taken at max. While for a private tour less than three guests will accompany in the safari vehicle.

  • 5
    What Kind of vehicles do you use?

    The safari vehicle provided by Lifetime Safari is a 4×4 safari vehicle. Mostly we accommodate around six guests in throw rows of seating in our closed safari vehicles which has a pop-top roof hatch that will allow you to view wildlife Form a height. These safari vehicles can also be minibuses or 4X4 Land Cruisers or 4X4 Land Rovers.

  • 6
    I am interested in a Tanzania safari… What is my next step?

    It's a great choice to choose Tanzania safari as your next travel or vacation destination. As you have already made up your mind for visiting this spectacular country, we suggest you to call our Lifetime Safaris travel experts to inquire about and book a suggested itinerary of your choice. You can accompany us in our group safari trips or even plan a personalised private Tanzania safari which offers flexible dates, location and safari durations. After selecting your package or travel itinerary you can proceed with booking the safari.

  • 7
    Will I have a chance to interact with local people of Tanzania?

    Tanzania for many years has been a home to thousands of native tribes and people of different origins, and culture. Tanzania is the home of 120 African ethnic groups and more than 26 million people live in this East African country. You will be amazed to encounter and closely interact with the Maasai people of Tanzania who will show you how to light a fire without any combustibles. Other lesser-known tribes like the Datoga and Chaga and their rich cultural tapestry can be explored in your Tanzania walking or cultural tours

  • 8
    What additional costs can I expect when traveling in Tanzania?

    In your Tanzania Safari Cost the following expenses are not included in your safari package:

    • Airport departure taxes

    • Travel Insurance

    • Excess baggage fees

    • International Flight Travel expenses

    • Tanzania Visa or passport costs

    • Medical expenses, meals or activities included in the safari package (up gradation of stay or additional activities included after travel bookings)

    • Tips to drivers/guides/tour leaders

  • 9
    How far in advance should I book my safari?

    It is advisable to book your international flight tickets at least three months in advance if you do not wish to face problems getting seats on British Airways or KLM. If you are planning your trip in the peak season, it is advisable to book your safari to Tanzania at least nine months before.

  • 10
    Can I use a credit card to pay?

    Yes you can use credit cards to pay your bills however these are only accepted in big hotels or restaurants. However in other local markets only Tanzanian Shillings are accepted. There are ATM machines in Arusha, Dar and Zanzibar where you can get local currency with your Visa or MasterCard.

  • 11
    Should I bring some cash with me?

    Yes you can bring cash around in either Tanzania Shilling (TSh) or American dollars as cheques and cash are acceptable in many places here around town.

  • 12
    What will my means of transport be?

    Uber is the least expensive means of road transportation in the Tanzanian town as for 30-40 min ride they charge a minimum of $3.50. There is affordable public bus transportation in Tanzania called Dallas-Dallas, which can be difficult to navigate in town, as the bus stations don't have any name on it and you will have to ask around for directions. To go around the towns you can take the Rapid Transit System as well but these do not go into the peninsular areas.

  • 13
    What about Tanzania Safari Tips?

    Tanzania Safari Tipping is not compulsory but customary. Lifetime Safaris recommends you to tip moderately depending on the level of satisfaction you have received from the services.

    • Safari guide(s) US $10 per day;

    • Cook US $7,

    • Camp staff US $3 $5 per day.

  • 14
    Do I need a visa to enter Tanzania?

    To enter this marvellous country of diverse wildlife and unique culture, some countries like USA, Australia, UK, require a Tanzania Visa which cost around $50 US cash for non US citizens and $100 for US citizens. You can obtain this visa on arrival at the airport as well.

  • 15
    What Are The Entry Requirements?

    The various documents needed to enter Tanzania are listed below in the Tanzania Travel Requirements :

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months

    • Two Blank Passport pages

    • A Tourist Travel Visa for entry

    • Yellow fever vaccinations are required if travelling from a yellow fever endemic country. You can consult your physician for any other vaccine requirements.

    • Can I get a visa upon arrival?

  • 16
    Can I get a visa upon arrival?

    Yes you can purchase a Tanzanian Visa on arrival at the Airport upon entry by paying $50 after some document verifications (which is a 30 min procedure only). American citizens need to pay 100 US$, and get only a multiple entry Visa (since September 2007).

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