FAQ

When should you apply for a regular visa?

If you are not from a country eligible for a Tanzania e-Visa, your only option is a Tanzania regular visa.

Should you print your Tanzania e-Visa?

The Tanzanian immigration authorities suggest that travelers print their eVisa confirmation email and keep a copy with their passport. You can also have an electronic copy and provide the information to the airline and the immigration counter upon arrival. Your valid passport is also compulsory if you want to gain entry into Tanzania.

Fees

Types of Tanzania visa, requirements, and fee:

Business Visa

  • Copy of valid passport of the applicant (biographical data page);

  • Return flight ticket;

  • 250 USD visa fee.

Transit Visa

  • Copy of valid passport of the applicant (biographical data page);

  • Visa fee of 30 USD.

  • An entry visa or ticket for the intended country of destination;

Student Visa

  • Copy of valid passport of the applicant (biographical data page);

  • Visa fees of 50 USD, 250 USD or 550 USD depending on the category and duration.

  • Cover letter from the host institution/college where the foreign student.

Do I need Vaccinations?

Vaccination against yellow fever is no longer officially compulsory unless you come from a country in Africa or South America in which yellow fever is endemic.

What is the climate in Tanzania?

The climate is divided into two main seasons. They are two different seasons, they are the dry season, which occurs from May to October, and the rainy season which occurs from November to April. But it is itself divided into two periods: “a short rainy season” from November to December, and the long rainy season in March and April. Between December and February, the temperatures are the highest.

Depending on the geographic areas, the climate will vary: the interior highlands will rather experience a tropical climate and the coast of Tanzania a rather equatorial climate.

What is Security like?

Delinquent acts (theft, assault, burglary, carjacking) are frequent in Tanzania. Particular vigilance is recommended in tourist areas and near beaches, restaurants, hotels, clubs or shopping centers.

Attacks by tourists mounted in cars with strangers or in vehicles that have been indicated to them as a taxi but which have no official signs are particularly frequent. Particular care should be taken when faced with carpooling offers. In the case of aggression, it is advisable to offer no resistance.

It is recommended to exercise the utmost caution, especially in places frequented by foreigners (hotels, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping centers, places of worship, etc.) throughout the Tanzanian territory (on the mainland and the Zanzibar Archipelago).

Can I rent a Car in Tanzania?

You can rent a car for your tour in Tanzania; it is the most used means of transport in our country! The roads are correct when they connect the main cities but their condition can turn out to be more random as soon as you move away from the main axes. In the parks, no road is paved, they are only tracks and a 4X4 will be welcome for your trips.

Can I use a Bus in Tanzania?

There are many ways to get around by bus in our country depending on your destination, it being an inexpensive means of transport which allows you to control the budget for your trip to Tanzania.

The lines connecting the main cities of the country are of good quality, as well from the road, as schedules and comfort. You have the choice between several categories, from “luxury” to “ordinary”, but whichever one you choose, remember to buy your ticket in advance and check the times carefully!

If you want to take the bus to get around the big cities like Dar es Salaam or Arusha, you will find “matatus”, old minibusses for safaris converted to public transport The comfort is basic but their unbeatable price allows you to move around the city on a small budget during your trip to Tanzania.

Can I use a Boat in Tanzania?

To get to Zanzibar, several companies provide daily departures from the port of Dar es Salaam. With express speedboat companies, you can reach Zanzibar in 1 hour and 15 minutes. On lakes, Tanganyika and Victoria ferry cabotage and frequently stop on the coasts.

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