Tanzania Visa

Zara Tours has been serving thousands of tourists in beautiful Tanzania and East Africa since 1986. As one of Tanzania’s most trusted Kilimanjaro outfitter, and one of the largest safari operators in the region, our award-winning staff is delighted to host first-time visitors and returning guests alike.

We continuously work with our government entities to ensure safe and healthy conditions always exist for staff and guests, including maintaining or exceeding standards for COVID-19 containment. 

Our focus on responsible travel and sustainable tourism includes community projects as well as Zara Charity projects that are not only fulfilling and rewarding for guests, but also allows our local economy to flourish and benefit from tourism.

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New Visa Process in Tanzania

Please be aware that with immediate effect Kilimanjaro airport has changed the process of issuing visas on arrival. Clients arriving in Kilimanjaro without a visa now need to complete the following process:

  • Queue for a Government Control Number
  • Queue to pay for this at the bank
  • Queue for Immigration to check and issue the visa

We would really appreciate your help in letting your guests know about this change, and strongly recommending that those that still have time before they travel apply for their Tanzania visa online at www.immigration.go.tz . The online process asks for more information than a visa on arrival, and are issued within 2 – 3 weeks.


The changes at Kilimanjaro has meant that the visa on arrival process can take in excess of two hours, and we’d really prefer that your guests did not have to go through that. We’ve been reassured that measures are being put in place to make this quicker, but until that happens we feel that the above recommendation is our best bet. borrowed this from other group, thought I should share so that you share with your clients. ”