You can reach Tanzania via Air through Nyerere International Airport, which would be entry for southern parks and Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro International Airport which would be entry for Northern parks.

Provided you have a visa, Tanzania is straightforward to enter.

Yellow fever vaccination is required if you are arriving from an endemic area (which includes many of Tanzania’s neighbours).


Buses cross Tanzania’s borders with Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Zambia. At the border, you’ll need to disembark on each side to take care of visa formalities, then reboard and continue on. Visa fees aren’t included in bus ticket prices for trans-border routes. For crossings with other countries, you’ll need to take one vehicle to the border and board a different vehicle on the other side.


To enter Tanzania with your own vehicle you’ll need:

  • The vehicle’s registration papers
  • Your driving licence
  • Temporary import permit
  • One time fuel levy

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