Tanzania Safari - Important Information, please read
Visas: United States of America passport holders require a visa for Tanzania. Visas can be obtained either on arrival in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro) or prior to departure from the Tanzania High Commission in Washington, DC Tel: (202) 939-6125
Cost US$100 per personsingle/double/multiple entry (excludes courier fees and additional charges to expedite the process)
If purchasing the visa at the point of entry into Tanzania, it must be paid for with the exact amount in US$ bills printed after 2009. No other form of payment will be accepted.
PASSPORTS: Please ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport with at least THREE BLANK PAGES marked “VISA” for entry to TANZANIA. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after date of return. If you are visiting other countries, please establish entry requirements and have additional blank visa pages for those countries as well.
Malaria: You are visiting an area where malaria is found so please contact your physician or travel clinicf or advice as to what precautions against malaria they suggest for you.
Yellow Fever: Vaccination against yellow fever is recommended – it is also required if arriving within 6 days after leaving or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission, including Kenya and Uganda as well as a number of South American countries. Please note that these requirements can change, please always check with the CDC or Canada Health at least a month prior to traveling.
Exempt from yellow fever vaccination:
- Children under 9 months of age.
- People in transit not leaving the airport in the countries with risk of transmission
Other vaccinations that might be considered before you travel include typhoid, hepatitis A and B, meningitis, and tetanus. For more information, contact your doctor or travel clinic.
Photography/Security: Do not take photographs of the local people without their permission. Never take photographs of military, military institutions, armed forces barracks, policemen, the President, Government officials or airports.
Baggage allowance: Baggage is restricted to 15kg/33lbper person including hand luggage (this includes camera equipment) on safari vehicles as well as on any domestic flights, as space is limited. Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles and on aircraft used within East Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24" x 17"x 7" are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at owner's risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance for members is strongly recommended).
Zanzibar Infrastructure tax: You may also be asked to pay a departure tax of US$2 per person (at airports and seaports) when leaving Zanzibar.
Travellers’ cheques generally are not accepted in East Africa. US bank notes cannot be older than 2009 and must have the most current security markings (large portrait of the president).
Valuables: Some areas you visit will be quite poor by our standards and it is thoughtless to flash money or jewellery. We urge you to leave valuables, passports etc. in hotel safes or with camp managers at lodges that do not provide safes.
Import regulations: Please note that the import/bringing in of meat or any products of (dried, canned etc.), plants, seeds, vegetables, fruits, livestock, and products of endangered wildlife species (for example clothing and accessories) into the United States and Canada is prohibited. This includes Ostrich eggs and animal skins for sale in Africa!