The basic tourist visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issue (so you don't want to apply too early, nor too late) and are required for all visitors except citizens of West African countries in ECOWAS. You can also get visa upon arrival which we highly recommend.
We advise you to apply for your visa at least 4 weeks prior to departure. We will assist you with your visa application when you sign up on any trip with us .Plan your Tanzania tours and Tanzania safari with us
Direct visa application and information from Embassies and High Commissions:
Please note You need to be vaccinated, and be able to show a valid certificate, for yellow fever to enter Tanzania for any Tanzania safari or Tanzania tours There have been cases where tourists haven't been able to enter Tanzania because they forgot to bring their International Certificate of Vaccination (the "yellow book"). Make sure to bring yours!
For extensive information on vaccinations when traveling to Tanzania, we recommend to consult your doctor six to eight weeks prior to departure. For more information visit traveldoctor.info.
The best time to visit Tanzania depends on what wildlife you’d like to spot. The country’s seasons and wildlife numbers are dictated by the rains, so you’ll have a slightly different experience depending on when you choose to visit.
Tanzania’s headline attraction is the Great Migration, which occurs year-round across the Serengeti. Many people flock here between July and September for a chance to witness huge herds of wildebeest and zebra crossing the Mara River — panic ensues as they try to avoid the jaws of crocodiles and other predators waiting to pounce. You’ll see lots of vehicles in the park at this time of year, though.
Tanzania’s ‘green season’, between November and March, is much quieter. While there’s a chance of rain showers, it’s a fantastic time for birdwatching as migratory species arrive in their thousands. You’ll also see Great Migration herds with their newly born calves.
The only time we tend to avoid Tanzania safari and Tanzania tours is between April and May, when heavy rains can disrupt wildlife viewing. Lets help start your trip planning today!
If you are travelling overseas, or even domestically, taking out Travel insurance is highly recommended by the Africa Travellers Team. If you require medical attention while travelling, you may be liable for the cost of your treatment if you do not have travel insurance. Even though this isn’t a requirement before traveling we will recommend you purchase a travel insurance for your own safety and coverage.