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Get a Tanzanian Visa to Watch Wildlife in Luxury

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

If you’ve always wanted to go on safari but were a little bit put off by the idea of “roughing it” in the wilds of Africa, you’ll be pleased to note that a new, luxury camp has opened in the Serengeti. (via Gadling.) Lamai Serengeti Camp, run by Nomad Tanzania, is situated in an isolated part of the park, close to the Mara River. It’s the perfect place to view the creatures of the African savanna without having to give up your own creature comforts.

The camp’s location also gives you front-row seats to the Great Migration- specifically, that “Trials of Life” moment when the wildebeest cross the river.

The camp is subdivided into two smaller camps, each with its own facilities, including a bar, a swimming hole, a dining hall and a library. The tents have indoor plumbing and flushable toilets.

Plus, if the camp’s blog is to be believed, the camp itself is beautiful. The tents, built on wooden platforms, are light and airy. The bathrooms are huge. And the whole camp, when viewed from a distance, seems to disappear into the surrounding landscape.

Of course, all this luxury comes at a price: $4,200 per week or more, to be exact. That includes drinks, food, laundry and activities, but of course it doesn’t include getting there. You’re on your own for that.

One additional item you’ll need to procure is a Tanzanian visa. US citizens can apply for one for upon arrival at the airport. However, if you get yours before you leave the US you’ll be able to leave the airport much more quickly. Whatever you decide, you’ll need the following documents to apply for the visa:

  • 1 Tanzanian visa application form
  • 2 recent passport photos
  • A copy of a recent bank statement
  • An international certificate of vaccination for yellow fever
  • A travel itinerary. If you’re making it up as you go along, you can instead provide a bank statement showing a minimum balance of $2,000.
  • If you’re going on an organized tour, you will need a letter from the tour operator showing you are paid in full.
  • Your passport. Check the expiration date, as it must be more than 6 months in the future. If it expires before then, no visa for you!

RushMyTravelVisa makes negotiating the Tanzanian visa application process easy and quick. We assist you with the paperwork to help you avoid common errors that could delay your application. Then, we expedite your application for the fastest possible processing.

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Tanzania Visa Requirements to Visit the Serengeti National Park

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

You’ve probably seen this week’s featured UNESCO World Heritage Site in numerous nature shows. The Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous national parks not only in Tanzania, but in all of Africa. You know all of those “Trials of Life” type specials that show wildebeests, antelopes and zebras as they migrate in search of water? Yup, that happens here.

The “Great Migration” happens twice a year, in October and then again in April. More than 2 million animals participate, and herds of wildebeests, eland, gazelles and zebra literally fill the horizon. Naturally, lions and other predators fallow the herds, looking for stragglers. It’s an amazing, unforgettable event.

Of course, even if you aren’t there for the Great Migration, there’s still plenty of wildlife to see in the Serengeti National Park. The park is home to around 3,000 lions, a population which is believed to the largest in all of Africa. There are also about 1,000 leopards, a small but recovering population of African elephant and many African buffalo. Plus, the park is home to a precious few black rhinos, survivors of decades of poaching. And of course, there are countless antelopes, zebras, wildebeest, hyenas and other animals.

The Serengeti National Park became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981. Even at 5,700 square miles, the park only encompasses a small fragment of the Serengeti ecosystem. For a more complete experience, you could also visit Ngorongoro Conservation Unit, also in Tanzania, and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

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Get a Tanzanian Visa To Visit the Country’s Newest National Park

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

To help lure tourists in 2011, Tanzania is designating a new national park on tiny Saa-Nane Island. The island, located in Lake Victoria near the town of Mwanza, is already a wildlife sanctuary and will soon become Tanzania’s 16th National Park. According to AllAfrica.com, the park will also include two neighboring islands in order to prevent illegal fishing, poaching and other illegal activities.

Mr. Donatus Bayona, the acting conservator of the proposed park, told AllAfrica.com that while the island is small, it is beautiful and home to lots of different wildlife:

“The proposed National park is home to mammals like the Impala, Rock Hyrax, Velvet Monkeys, Wild Cats, Clawless Otters and De-brazzas Monkeys, the aquatic part of the park will offer all types of fish, crocodiles, water snakes and Monitor lizards, other reptiles include tortoises, grass snakes, pythons and agama lizards.”

Also according to the article, scientists studying the island have determined that the island can support a population of zebras, gazelles and dik-diks, and there are plans to introduce them soon.

To visit Tanzania’s newest national park, you’ll need a Tanzanian visa. Visas can be obtained at the airport on arrival, but if you apply ahead of time you won’t regret it as you’ll be able to get out of the airport and to your hotel much more quickly. Either way, here’s what you need for the visa:

  • 1 Tanzanian visa application form
  • 2 recent passport photos
  • A copy of a recent bank statement
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate
  • A travel itinerary. If you’re traveling without an itinerary, you can instead show a bank statement showing a minimum balance of $2,000.
  • If you’re going on an organized tour, you will need a letter from the tour operator showing you are paid in full.
  • Your US passport, which must be valid for at least 6 more months after you plan to travel.

RushMyTravelVisa can help you apply for your Tanzanian visa. We’ll walk you through the application process step-by-step, assist you with the paperwork and expedite your visa with the Tanzanian embassy for the fastest possible processing.

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    Tanzanian Visa Requirements to Visit the Ngorongoro Crater

    Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

    Two to three million years ago in Tanzania, a massive volcano collapsed, scarring the land with a huge crater. Today, this ancient crater, called Ngorongoro Crater, is home to one of the densest wildlife populations in Africa. All of the famous “big five” African animals live here: lions, leopards, rhinos, African buffalo and elephants. There are also cheetahs, zebras, hippos, flamingos, ostrich, hyena and many more rare and beautiful animals.

    Inside Ngorongoro Crater, there are forests, swamps, great salt lakes and grasslands. The diversity of habitat is one reason that there are so many different animals here. The plentiful wildlife attracts around 450,000 visitors each year, and there are many companies offering tours inside the crater. Just do your research ahead of time and make sure you get someone reputable to guide you!

    To visit Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania requires all US citizens to apply for a Tanzanian visa. You can get one ahead of time or at the airport when you fly in. Here are the documents that you’ll need to bring in order to get your visa:

    • 1 Tanzanian visa application form
    • 2 passport photos
    • A copy of a recent bank statement
    • A yellow fever vaccination certificate
    • A travel itinerary. If you don’t have one yet, you can substitute a bank statement showing a minimum balance of $2,000.
    • If you’re going on an organized tour, you will need a letter from the tour operator showing you are paid in full.
    • Your US passport, which must be valid for at least 6 more months after the date you obtain the visa. If your passport expires in 6 months or less, you’ll need to apply for a passport renewal before you can travel.

    RushMyTravelVisa can help you get a Tanzanian visa quickly and easily, as well as any other visas that might be required for your trip. We’ll look up visa requirements for each stop on your journey to make sure that you aren’t caught by surprise, and we’ll expedite your applications so you have them as soon as possible.

    Apply for your Tanzanian visa today!

    Tanzanian Visa Requirements for a Kilimanjaro Charity Climb

    Friday, October 15th, 2010

    Is Mt. Kilimanjaro on your bucket list? What if you could climb to the top of it, stand on the summit, and know that in addition to conquering Africa’s highest mountain, you were also raising money f0r a good cause?

    If you climb with the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, you can do just that. (H/t Gadling).  As they do every year, the group is holding a number of charity climbs to help raise money for African children affected by the AIDS epidemic.  The group provides much-needed medical supplies and medications that can help children with HIV live longer, fuller lives. There is no cure for the HIV virus or for AIDS, but modern medicine can keep it from being a swift death sentence-but most infected children in Africa don’t have access to it.  In addition to providing medicine for children, the charity provides it to HIV-infected parents in an effort to stem the rising tide of children orphaned by AIDS.

    The American Foundation for Children with AIDS is hosting 4 different climbs this year. Here are the dates:

    February 28 – March 10, 2011
    August 6- 17, 2011
    September 11-20, 2011
    Women’s Only Climb: October 1 – 12, 2011

    To participate, you’ll need to raise at least $800o. At least $5,000 of that amount will go to the charity. You’ll also get lodging, transportation from the airport to the hotel and to the mountain, and the services of a guide to help your team up the mountain.

    You’ll also need to obtain a Tanzanian visa before you can travel. Here’s what you’ll need to get one:

    • 1 completed visa application form
    • 2 passport photos
    • A copy of a  recent bank statement
    • A yellow fever vaccination certificate
    • A travel itinerary.
    • A letter from the tour operator showing you are paid in full.

    RushMyTravelVisa makes it easy to get a Tanzanian visa. We’ll walk you through the application process step-by-step, reducing the chance of a common mistake holding up your application. We’ll also  expedite your application with the embassy for the fastest possible processing.

    Apply for your Tanzanian visa today!

    Tanzanian Visa Requirements for the Winner of the Kilimanjaro Ultimate Adventure Sweepstakes

    Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

    Is “climbing Mount Kilimanjaro” on your list of things you absolutely must do before you die? Then check out the latest sweepstakes from Polarmax, Backpacker Magazine, Cotton Incorporated and Zara Tours: the Kilimanjaro Ultimate Adventure Sweepstakes (h/t Gadling).

    Whoever wins the sweepstakes gets the opportunity to take a guest to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with guide Macon Dunnagan. Dunnagan is an experienced climber who literally wrote the book on climbing Kilimanjaro. Well, a book, at least-his novel Sons of Kilimanjaro is about 4 men climbing the 19,340 foot mountain, and he’s made the climb at least 16 times himself.

    The winner will also be protected from the elements with Polarmax clothing and gear, obviously, and will get to star in a climbing video for the Polarmax site. Airfare and 4 nights in a nearby hotel is included as well.

    Sure, it’s a long shot, but entering is a cinch-all you have to do is go to the Sweepstakes website and enter your contact information in the online entry form.

    Whether you win or not, successfully climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro requires training and preparation. For more helpful hints about how to prepare for the climb, see A Tanzanian Visa: Your First Step To Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

    Whether you’re going as a contest winner or you are paying for the trip on your own, you’ll need both a valid passport and a Tanzanian visa. You can apply for a Tanzanian visa in the airport when you arrive, but you’ll be able to leave the airport and get to your hotel more quickly if you get yours in advance.

    Here’s what Tanzania requires you to have in order to apply for a tourist visa:

    • 1 completed visa application form
    • 2 passport photos
    • A copy of a recent bank statement
    • A yellow fever vaccination certificate
    • A travel itinerary or a bank statement showing a minimum balance of $2,000.
    • If you’re going on an organized tour, you will need a letter from the tour operator showing you are paid in full.

    RushMyTravelVisa can help you get a Tanzanian visa, as well as any other visas you might need for your journey. We make the application process easy by providing you with personal guidance and helpful checklists. Then, we deliver your paperwork directly to the embassy for the fastest possible processing.

    Apply for your Tanzanian visa today!

    5 Reasons to Get a Tanzanian Visa

    Sunday, July 25th, 2010

    Tanzania is a beautiful, relatively stable country, and a trip there is a great way to start exploring Africa. Here are 5 great reasons to get a Tanzanian visa and go visit:

    1. Mt. Kilimanjaro: The tallest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro ‘s three snow-capped, volcanic cones tower over the surrounding landscape. Whether you choose to appreciate its grandeur from a distance or test your strength and endurance in an attempt to summit, the mountain is definitely worth seeing.

    2. Old Zanzibar: The old stone buildings of Zanzibar are nothing if not charming. The historic center of the town preserves buildings and architectural styles that date back to the 1830′ s.  Old Zanzibar is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    3. The Serengeti:Serengeti National Park is the oldest national park in Tanzania.  It is home to over a million and a half wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. Their annual migration is a spectacle right out of “The Trials of Life.”  The northern section of the park has more hills and trees and is a perfect habitat for elephants and giraffe.

    4. Kalambo Falls: Located along the border between Tanzania and Zambia, Kalambo Falls is the second-highest waterfall in Africa. Plummeting 772 feet into the Kalambo Gorge, the falls are definitely a sight to see. The area is also a fascinating archaeological site, with artifacts and other evidence of human habitation that stretches back 250,000 years.  A large breeding colony of Marabou storks live next to the falls. Interestingly, despite that old story about storks delivering human babies, the Marabou stork is actually a scavenger that eats carrion as well as preying on smaller animals and birds. In other words, a stork would probably sooner eat a baby sooner than deliver it.

    5. Gombe Stream National Park- This national park is Tanzania’s smallest and is only reachable by boat. The park is home to many different types of primates, including the family of chimpanzees that Jane Goodall made famous.

    If you’re an American citizen, you do need a visa to visit Tanzania. Although you can get a visa on arrival, the US Department of State recommends getting one before you leave the US, in order “to avoid long delays at entry points.”

    For more information about getting a Tanzanian visa, see Tanzanian Visa Requirements for Tourists.

    RushMyTravelVisa can make applying for a visa much quicker and easier. We’ll examine your itinerary to make sure you have the right travel documents for each stop, so that there are no unpleasant surprises. Then, we’ll assist you with the paperwork and expedite your application for the fastest possible processing.

    Apply for your Tanzanian visa today!

    Tanzanian Visa Requirements For Tourists

    Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

    Tourism is one of Tanzania’s most rapidly-growing industries. According to Wikipedia, Tanzania’s tourist sector employs 27,000 workers and generates one quarter of the country’s foreign exchange.

    Tanzania has been blessed with  a rich variety of natural and cultural attractions. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the entire continent, while the Serengeti features some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing in the world. Zanzibar features spectacular beaches, and Gombe is one of the best places to  see our wild chimpanzee cousins-in fact, it is the place where Jane Goodall first began to study the animals.

    The best tourist facilities, naturally, are located in the major cities or popular wildlife preserves. However, according to the Lonely Planet guide, it is both rewarding and relatively safe to travel off the beaten path to see lesser-known gems like ancient Swahili villages and the Katavi wilderness.

    Tanzanian visas are required for American citizens. You can get one ahead of time or at the airport on arrival. Either way, here’s what you need:

    • 1 Tanzanian visa application form
    • 2 passport photos
    • A copy of a  recent bank statement
    • A yellow fever vaccination certificate
    • A travel itinerary. If you don’t have one yet, you can substitute a bank statement showing a minimum balance of $2,000.
    • If you’re going on an organized tour, you will need a letter from the tour operator showing you are paid in full.
    • Your US passport, which be valid for at least 6 more months after the date you obtain the visa.

    Many travelers prefer to have all their visas in order before they attempt to travel so far from home. RushMyTravelVisa can help you by researching your itinerary, ensuring that you have the necessary paperwork for each stage of the journey.  You’ll also get one-on-one attention and help from a knowledgeable visa specialist, reducing the chance of common application mistakes that can delay the Tanzanian visa process.  Finally, we hand-deliver your visa application to the appropriate embassy or consulate to keep processing times as low as possible.

    Apply for your Tanzanian visa today!