information to Kenya and Tanzania
All visitors to Tanzania (except citizens of the
Commonwealth and other specified countries)
require a valid passport and visa. Visas can be
obtained from any Tanzania Diplomatic Mission or
consulate or from main Tanzania entry points.
Applicants can also writie to the Principal
Immigration Officer, PO Box 512, Dar es Salaam
and request the required documents. Visitors
entering Tanzania through a point where no
immigration officer is on duty must report to
the nearest immigration office within 24 hours
effects including: binoculars, cameras, and film
may be imported temporarily free of duty. A
customs bond may be demanded from visitors
bringing in video/filming equipment, radios,
tape recorders and musical instruments to ensure
the goods are re-exported. Firearms require a
special permit. Liquor (1 pint) tobacco (200
cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250 grams) are tax free
for individuals of 16 years and older. Visitors
buying valuable gems, skin articles, makonde
carvings and other local handcrafts must keep
cash sales receipts for presentation to customs
officials on departure.
An airport tax in convertible foreign currency is
levied on all visitors departing the country.
Baggage is weighed at check-in counters and is
subject to inspection by customs officials.
Visitors originating from countries with possible
exposure to cholera and yellow fever should travel
with valid vaccination certificates. Mosquito
control efforts and the high altitude of Northern
Tanzania greatly reduce the risks of contracting
Malaria. It is recommended visitors consult with
their medical professional before traveling. A
preventative treatment plan may be necessary
before, during and after the trip.
Informal attire is appropriate on safari and on
the coast. Clothing should be light-weight and
light in color on safari. Warm clothing is
recommended in the evenings and particularly in
higher altitudes. Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Mount
Kilimanjaro areas, Usambara and the Southern
Highlands are areas where warmer clothing may be
needed. Low-heeled walking shoes are recommended.
Other accessories like a hat, sunglasses,
swimsuits, flashlight, and insect repellent will