Tanzania is one of the legendary African travel destinations. You can visit Zanzibar, see the Serengeti, visit Mt. Kilimanjaro, white sand beaches, and Olduvai Gorge, also known as the “Cradle of Humankind.”
It also has more land devoted to game reserves and national parks than any other wildlife destination in the world.
Tanzania Travel Visa Specifics
United States citizens will need to present a travel visa for either business or tourism purposes. For either business or tourism the maximum stay is 30 days. A yellow fever vaccination isn’t required unless you’re entering from a known yellow fever country. However, the CDC does recommend getting vaccinated against malaria, yellow fever, and Hepatitis A as water and some food sources can be contaminated.
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Tanzania is one of the top ten visas we process. Since it’s one we do often, we get a lot of questions regarding how the process works, and specific questions pertaining to Tanzania visas. Here are some of the most common, see how many you already knew.
The form asked for the type of visa I am applying for to travel to Tanzania, what does that mean?
There are two types of travel visas and which one you choose depends on the nature of your travel to Tanzania. If you’re going for business, obviously choose a business-class visa for entry to the country. If you are going for tourism purposes, there’s your visa type.
Where do I find the Tanzania visa application online?
You will need to submit only one copy with your order for a visa. We have a link on our site located here.
How many passport photos will I need to submit with my Tanzania visa application?
You will need to submit two photos. If you want to take your own, we have a handy post on how to take your own passport photo with the requirements.
Do I have to include my current passport in my application for a Tanzania travel visa?
Yes, you will need to include your physical passport with 6 months validity beyond trip completion and one blank visa page.
I don’t have one blank visa page in my passport, what can I do?
As of January 2016, you can no longer add pages to your passport. You must also renew your passport if you need to add extra pages.
What is the maximum stay in Tanzania on a visa?
The maximum stay is 30 days.
My passport is from another country, can I still apply?
Most likely, Non-USA passport holders must provide a copy of green card or US Visa and I-94. Call our office at 713-874-1420, there’s an excellent chance we can help you get your visa to Tanzania.
My business travel visa is requiring a company letter, do you have a sample business letter so I get this right?
You can generate a properly formatted letter on our site, just print with your flight information and print on your company letterhead. You will find the business letter sample here.
What is the standard turnaround time for Texas Tower to process a Tanzania travel visa?
Standard time service is 8-10 days. If you require expedited service we can obtain your Tanzania visa in one day.
Hope that answered any questions you had about getting your Tanzania visa. If you have a question we haven’t covered, just contact our office at 713-874-1420 or just send your question to @txtpassportvisa on Twitter or Texas Tower on Facebook.
Tanzania is a country we process travel visas for on a regular basis. There are many things to do when you visit, we chose five to review that according to Trip Advisor candid reviews, are rated as quality experiences by travelers.
1. Mount Kilimanjaro
This is one of those adventures everyone should try to do at least once. There are numerous tours that will assist you as you go up the mountain. Along with comfortable camping and providing meals if you book a tour to climb the summit at a leisurely pace.
2. Ngorongoro Crater
This is the world’s largest inactive volcanic caldera. It was formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself. Around the crater area is a national park where visitors can see elephants, cheetahs, and even the occasional rhino. A must-see for a photography safari.
3. Isimila Stone Age Site
History buffs will appreciate a tour at the Isimila Stone Age Site. This place is sometimes referred to as the Grand Canyon of Tanzania. There are pillars over 30-meters in height and the tools used by humans for carving are thought to be between 60,000 and 100,000 years old.
4. Mtoni Palace Ruins
There is both narration and song at this stop. Be sure to indulge in the intimate and traditional coffee ceremony for a true taste of Tanzanian history.
5. Food and Spices Tour Including Traditional Swahili Lunch
If you’re a foodie, this will be your favorite thing in Tanzania. A 4-hour tour of the exotic spices and foods along with a traditional lunch.
U.S. citizens traveling to Tanzania require both a valid U.S. passport and a travel visa for entry. There are strict guidelines that must be met to obtain your visa, talk to us and we’ll do the work for you! Call us today at 713-874-1420
Having some of the best national parks and game reserves, as well as the tallest mountain in Africa are just a few of the reasons Tanzania is a popular destination for tourists. Once you have your passport ready and your travel visa in hand, you’re ready to go! If you’re curious about what there is to do during your visit, here’s a rough and ready list of 5 fun things to do in Tanzania.
Explore Mount Kilimanjaro
The mountain is a definite item to check off your bucket list. Standing 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level, this dormant volcano attracts a steady stream of climbers from all over the world to the three peaks: Shira, Kibo, and Mawnezi. For the most extreme climbers, the Uhuru peak on the Kibo crater rim is the highest point to conquer. There are hiking tours available around the lower levels of Kilimanjaro. If you have travelers in your group that aren’t
feeling the climb, the natural park that surrounds Kilimanjaro is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that will have more than a day’s worth of interesting sights to see.
See the Serengeti When You Safari from Above
Speaking of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this one is made up of 1.5 hectares of savannah and has a host of diverse wildlife to view. This is the oldest and most popular national park within Tanzania. View Thomson’s gazelle, wildebeest, and zebra in huge numbers. Around these herds you will usually find big cats hiding around the edges of the grasslands. All of this seen not by noisy airplane which disturbs the wildlife, but in a quiet hot-air balloon floating over the savannah. These balloons have a carry capacity of 16 people and they often start the safari with a champagne breakfast in the bush.
Check out the Ngorongoro Crater
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area sees humans living along side wildlife in this area. The crater was formed when a volcano explored before collapsing inward on itself forming the caldera you see today. Over 25,000 animals call this area home including rhinos, buffalo, lions, and wildebeests.
Hit the Beach in Zanzibar
The island of Zanzibar is a great place to spend time winding down after the excitement of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or enjoying a safari on land or the air. The east coast has beautiful white sand beaches. If you’re looking for all-day swimming fun, check out the northwest coat where the non-tidal beaches are found between Nungwoi and Kendwai. The northwest island of Mnemba has a reputation for being one of the best beaches found in Zanzibar.
Dive into History in Zanzibar
When you’re enjoying the beaches, remember to schedule time to see Stone Town. This is a Swahili trading town. Many historical sites from a time when it was a major hub for explorers, spice traders and Sultans all converging on the area.
Those are just five great places to enjoy when you visit Tanzania. What is your favorite place to see there?
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