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Visa For Kilimanjaro

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While Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro you need to obtain a Tanzanian Visa first to enter the country. You can obtain this Visa For Kilimanjaro by applying at the Tanzanian Embassy in your country. However, if you don’t have a Tanzania embassy you can apply for an E-visa.

The govt. of Tanzania introduced e-Visa in 2018 to make it easier for the tourists to acquire a visa. Once you apply for an E-Visa, you will need to fill-up the form, provide required documents and do the payment in an official hour. Once you are done it will take 4 days to process your Visa. Once your visa got processed you can receive it on your arrival at the airport of Tanzania after you land.

Visa For Kilimanjaro is mandatory for some countries. Therefore you must be aware of the document requirements for the visa. Your Visa Requirements For Kilimanjaro are as follows:

  • Photocopy of round-trip, airline tickets or itinerary.
  • Photocopy of the statement showing sufficient funds for the trip.
  • For Business Visa: A letter on company letterhead addressed to the Embassy of Tanzania, Visa Section, Tanzania High Commission / Embassy your applying, signed by the company executive, stating the nature of the business, duration of the trip, companies to be visited, guaranteeing sufficient funds.

To obtain a Visa for Kilimanjaro you can go to the following:

  • In Dar Es Salaam: The Office of the Director of Immigration Services.
  • In Zanzibar: The Office of the Principal Immigration Officer
  • Abroad: Any Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission
  • There are few countries whose nationalists don’t require a Visa to enter Tanzania. If your country is on the list then you can also enjoy a visa-free holiday in Tanzania.


List Of Countries That Do Not Require A Visa:
The countries which do not require Kilimanjaro Visa – Immigration are:

South African RepublicRoss DependencyCayman IslandGrenada
Turks & CaicosSeychellesChannel IslandGuernsey
TokelanGuyanaCocoas IslandMontserrat
TongaHeard IslandCook IslandMalaysia
TuvaluHong KongChristmas IslandMadagascar
VanuatuIsle of manSingaporeMalta
ZambiaJerseySolomon IslandMacao
NauruKiribatiLuciaAntigua & Barbuda
Naue IslandLesothoVicentAnguilla
Norfolk IslandMalawiHelanaAshmore&Certie Island
Papua new GuineaBritish Virgin IslandFalkland IslandBarbados
RwandaBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryGambiaBermuda

If you are planning of Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro but have not obtained it your visa yet, you can purchase a Kilimanjaro Visa On Arrival at the airport. Many clients ask us – Can You Get a Visa at Kilimanjaro Airport , so the answer is yes you can. You will just have to verify some documents for receiving your visa.

We are also often asked – Do You Need a Visa for Kilimanjaro ? Although Tanzania is a commonwealth country, the citizens of UK citizens definitely need a tourist visa to the country. This is also true for citizens of Australia, New Zealand, India, United States, Canada and most EU countries. The Kilimanjaro Visa Cost is $50 (around 40) for neighbouring countries and some visas from the US can cost $100. The Kilimanjaro Visa Application is a simple process and Snow Africa Adventures will help you in the process as well.

Kilimanjaro Visa

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Embassies and tourist offices:
Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in the USA
Telephone: (202) 884 1080.
Address: 1232 22nd St NW, Washington, 20037,
Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1300.

High Commission For The United Republic Of Tanzania In The UK

Telephone: (020) 7569 1470.
Address: Tanzania House, 3 Stratford Place, London, WC1 1AS,
Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1230 (visa applications) and 1400-1530 (visa collection only).

British High Commission In Tanzania

Telephone: (022) 229 0000
Address: Kivukoni, Umoja House, Garden Ave, Tanzania

Help With Completing Your Tanzanian Tourist Visa Application Form

When completing the visa application form some of the answers to the questions asked are not obvious. Below are suggested responses:
Type of visa applied: – TouristPort of entry:- JRO (if arriving to Kilimanjaro International Airport) /
Namanga (if arriving by Shuttle Bus from Nairobi)
Means of financial support:- Cash and credit cards
Reference in Tanzania: – Outpost Lodge, PO Box 11520, Arusha, Tanzania
NB: climbers staying at different hotels may still state Outpost as a reference.
Tel:-+ 255 27 254 8405
Fax:-+ 255 27 255 3242

Get Kilimanjaro Visa And Start The Climbing Adventure Today!
With the right Kilimanjaro Guided Tours provided by Snow Africa Adventures, that includes training from professional Kilimanjaro Guides you will achieve great success on the summit. We clear all your queries regarding the trek in our Kilimanjaro Faq you can also speak to our Travel experts for any doubts that arise regarding the trip. Your Kilimanjaro Visa Fees is however not inclusive in your safari packages cost.

So start planning with Snow Africa Adventures for the best tailor-made safari experience. Book your Tanzania safari trip with us now!

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Climbing FAQ

The iconic mountain which considered as the roof of Africa attracts more than 30,000 trekkers every year not only because of its height but also because of the panoramic view of the mountain. While Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not for the faint-hearted, but for many trekking enthusiasts, this is a dream to climb Kilimanjaro to touch the snow-capped summit.

Dry season from June to October and December to march has good scenery, good view and high percent of summit successful rate.

According to us. Lemosho is the best ascending Route while Machame route being the second and Rongai route being the third best route.

Kilimanjaro international Airport is the Kilimanjaro and safari gateway. You will be taken from there to Arusha City one or Moshi town one hour for overnight. The following day drive to Kilimanjaro mountain park gates.

You need layered clothing as it is chilling cold up on the summit and all gears from Kilimanjaro Climb Gear List .


Don’t worry, you will not be alone in Tanzania. Don’t think you are a guest in Tanzania, you are our family member.