Tanzania visa requirements for Kenyans

Tanzanian Visa is not required for Kenyans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Kenyans can stay for a period of 90 days without a Tanzania visa.
  • Kenyans who wish to stay longer than the 90-day validity period are to apply and pay for an extension at the Tanzania immigration department in Dar es Salaam.
  • Prospective visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of entry in Tanzania. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Kenyans travelling to Tanzania must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Tanzania. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in the country.
  • Kenyans will be required to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Travellers under the age of 18 must show a copy of their birth certificate and travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • A return ticket to Kenya or onward destination will be required.
  • Visitors who intend travelling to Tanzania can do so from any of the international airports in Kenya. Kisumu international airport, Jomo Kenyatta international airport, Moi international airport and Eldoret international airport are some of the most popular ones for travel in Kenya.
  • Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airways, PrecisionAir and RwandAir are some of the Airlines that constantly fly from Kenya to Tanzania.
  • The estimated flight duration from Nairobi to Dodoma, Tanzania is 8 hours, 13 hours, 35 minutes from Kisumu and from Mombasa, it is 11 hours 35 minutes.
  • Even though the Tanzanian shilling is the official Tanzanian currency, the US Dollar is also accepted almost everywhere in Tanzania. Visitors can visit various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • Christianity and Islam are Tanzania’s dominating religions. Although more of the citizens are Christians. There are also other indigenous religions present amongst Tanzania people.
  • Tanzania is a multilingual country, with Swahili and English as the official languages. However, Swahili is the most widely spoken language in Tanzania. Bantu and Nilotic origin are some of the other indigenous languages in the country.
  • The climate in Tanzania is tropical. Tanzanian weather tends to go dry and arid throughout the year. However, there are two rainy seasons; the short rains, which are generally from October to December and the long rainy season which lasts from March to June.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $50 to spend on daily expenses while in Tanzania.
  • Tanzania uses East Africa Time (GMT+3), which puts both countries at the same time.
  • Ugali (maize porridge), nyama choma (grilled meat) and mshikaki (marinated beef) are some of the delicacies visitors can try while in Tanzania.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park and Serengeti are some tourist attractions visitors can visit during their stay in Tanzania.
  • The power and socket plug used in Tanzania are of Type D and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Transportation in Tanzania is possible with buses, taxis and ferries. 
  • Kenyans visiting Tanzania are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and regulations as they go about their tourism-related activities.