Tanzania pre-travel information
This information is intended as a guideline only. It is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Please note that we are providing links to external websites as guidelines only, Karell Travel is not responsible for the content thereof.
- Upon arrival (U.S. / Canadian Citizens)
From Tanzanian Diplomatic Missions of your country of residence
Online prior to departure at https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/
At border posts with Kenya (including Namanga and Migori/Tarime)
Ordinary or Single Journey entry visa US $ 50 per person (although this is a single entry visa, it can remain valid for re-entry from Kenya)
USA & Irish nationals only: Ordinary or Single Journey entry visa US $ 100 per person
Multiple entry visas US $ 100 per person
Please note the East Africa Community Tourist Visa is not applicable to Tanzania
Nationals of certain countries require a referred visa for entry into Tanzania. These are required to be applied for and approved before travel. Please see the full list of countries here http://www.tanzaniaconsul.com/visa.html
Tanzania E-Visa Application Guide
Passport photo (jpeg/png format under 300KB)
Photo of the bio date page of your passport (jpeg/png format under 300KB)
Return international flight ticket (PDF format)
In the New Application section, click Apply For A New Visa.
Complete the required information. Click Start New Application.
You will receive your application ID (you will also receive this via email to the email address that you submitted on the previous page – please keep this and remember your security question and answer as you will need it to log in to the system to track the progress of your application). Click Proceed To Next Step.
Complete the required fields in the Personal Information section. Click Save and Continue.
Complete the required fields in the Contact Information section. Click Save and Continue.
Complete the required fields in the Passport Information section. Click Save and Continue.
Complete the required fields in the Travel Information section.
In the Local Host section, please select/input the following:
In the Accommodation section, please select Hotel and use the name of the first hotel in your itinerary as the Physical Address
Guests arriving via the Masai Mara – Serengeti scheduled flight, please select Road in the Port Type section and then select Sirari for the Port of Entry.
Guests arriving from Kenya via the Namanga border crossing, please select Road in the Port Type section and then select Namanga for the Port of Entry.
Click Save and Continue.
The eVisa process should take a minimum of 10 days, however, we recommend completing the application as far in advance as six to four weeks before travel in order to ensure you receive your visa on time.
American citizens are unable to apply for a Single Entry visa. Instead, they are to apply for a Multiple Entry visa by selecting Multiple Entry visa in the Travel Information section. All other nationalities who require a visa are to select Ordinary Visa in the Travel Information section.
Children under the age of 18 years require a visa for Tanzania. Please ensure that an eVisa application is submitted for each child traveling to Tanzania.
Entry & Pre-Departure Requirements
All travelers are advised to be fully vaccinated
Online visa application via https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/
Temperature screening on arrival.
The symptomatic travelers will be isolated for treatment at designated health facilities
For surveillance purposes, Port Heath Officials may at any time perform COVID-19 Rapid tests free of charge, for randomly selected travelers.
Test results are available approximately 15 minutes after sample collection. Travelers who receive a positive result on their Rapid Antigen test will be required to undergo a mandatory Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, at a cost of USD50 per person per test in Mainland Tanzania, and USD 100 in Zanzibar. In the event of a positive RT-PCR test result:
The symptomatic travellers will be isolated for treatment at designated health facilities
Departing passengers whose airline or destination country requires a negative COVID-19 test certificate, require testing prior to departure. This can be facilitated by Government laboratories in cities and various safari destinations.
Passengers whose airline or destination country do not require a negative COVID-19 test certificate are able to leave Tanzania without testing.
Electricity & Plugs
- Light-weight shirts/blouses with long sleeves as protection from the sun and mosquitoes
- Jeans or safari trousers
- Light-weight waterproof jacket
- Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers
- Comfortable walking sandals or flip flops for warmer days
- Wide-brimmed hat with under-chin tie to prevent it from flying away
- Warm windproof jacket (winter)
- Fleece (winter)
- Warm turtle neck shirt (winter)
- Beanie (winter) Gloves (winter) Warm scarf (winter)
Gorilla Trekking Clothing/Equipment
- Good quality, water-proof hiking boots
- Gardening gloves
- Lightweight waterproof windbreaker
- Moisture-wicking socks
- Long waterproof hiking pants
General Equipment & Accessories
- Spare prescription eye glasses/contact lenses
- Cameras and related paraphernalia, like lenses, etc and plenty of memory cards and spare batteries
- Small powerful flashlight and extra batteries
- Light pack-able backpack or tote to carry equipment and stuff on game vehicles
- Chargers for cell phones, iPad, cameras, computers and you may want to invest in a mini travel charger
- First aid kit (Band-aids, pain relievers, eye drops, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, tissues, chapstick, any prescription medications etc)
Tipping is completely discretionary. If you have received good service, and would like to show your appreciation by tipping, we have enclosed a brief guideline to assist you.
Transfer Driver: $5 USD per person
City Touring Driver/Guides: $10-$15.00 USD per person for half day tours / $20-$25 USD per person for full day tours
General Lodge Staff: $25 USD per person per day
Safari Guide: $20-25 USD per person per day
Restaurants: 10-15% is customary on meal accounts if you are satisfied with the service
Valuable items such as medications, eye glasses, sunglasses, wallets, passports, computers, iPads, cell phones, cameras, binoculars, jewelry etc should be packed in your carry on luggage. We recommend placing a TSA-approved lock on all checked baggage out of an abundance of caution.
Luggage restrictions vary between airlines. Please check with your travel consultant with regard to weight restrictions and quantity / size of bags permitted.
Light Aircraft Flight Restrictions
If your journey contains flights on light aircraft you will be subject to restrictions due to the capacity of the aircraft. You must have a soft-sided duffel bag in order for it to fit in the luggage pod. Hard suitcases are strictly prohibited.
Light aircraft baggage weight allowances typically range from 33 lbs- 44 lbs per person, your consultant will ensure you are notified of the specific requirements of your itinerary. Additional luggage weight allowance can be purchased at a surcharge, subject to availability.
For safety reasons, all light aircraft passengers must provide their personal weight prior to travel to ensure the aircraft is safely loaded within its weight restrictions.