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.