Tanzania travel Visa requirements for Namibian citizens

Travel and visa requirements

Tanzanian Visa is not required for Namibia citizens

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Holders of a Namibia passport can stay in Tanzania without a visa for up to 90 days.
  • All visitor's passport must be valid for 6 months (according to the Tanzanian immigration department) or a month beyond the period of intended stay (according to IATA).
  • Tanzania is one of the oldest known inhabited country and the largest in East Africa.
  • Travelers are required to declare international currency valuing more than $10,000 on both entrance and exit from Tanzania.
  • Individuals travelling with pets are to ensure that they hold a pet license or certificate showing ownership of the pet.
  • Visitors to Tanzania can tell a vehicle's registration type based on its license plate color. There is the yellow, blue, red, green, white and black license plate color.
  • Yellow plates, starting with "T" and followed by three numbers, are privately owned vehicles. Official Tanzanian government plates are also yellow, but they display only letters and usually start with "S" (the fewer the letters, the higher up in the food chain the owner is). Green plates are diplomatic, Red are international development agencies, Blue are UN and similar organizations, White are taxis, buses and commercial (safari) vehicles, and Black are the military and the police. This coding does not apply in Zanzibar and Pemba.
  • The distance from Namibia to Tanzania is 2,542 kilometers. It takes approximately 7 hours 2 minutes (including transfers) to get to Tanzania from Namibia through airplane travel.
  • Tanzania's dialing code as seen internationally is +255.
  • Vaccination against yellow fever and malaria is strongly recommended before travelling to Tanzania.
  • If you want to drive around Tanzania, ensure you have a spare gallon of fuel, a map, first-aid kits, water and non-perishable food suppliers.
  • Lovers of wildlife can visit Tanzania's national parks for as low as $100. This fee covers a private tour and sometimes hotel accommodation for a night. 
  • The best parks can be found in the North of the country but are regularly filled with tourists.
  • Kilimanjaro is one of Tanzania's main attractions. It is the highest mountain in Africa. Many visitors come to Tanzania to summit this great mountain. The main peak is estimated to be 5895m high making it a real challenge for mountaineers.
  • Tanzania also boasts of having two of the best Stone Age sites in the world: Isimila Gorge (near Iringa) and the earliest known examples of human art among the rock pain. They are around 30,000 years old.
  • The lingua franca of Tanzania is Swahili and 90% of the population are fluent speakers. English is only used for foreign transactions and means of instruction in schools.
  • Due to the difference in time zones, Tanzania(GMT +3) is 1hour ahead of Namibia (GMT +2).
  • The power plugs and sockets used in Tanzania are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tap water should not be drank unless it has been boiled, thoroughly filtered or purified.
  • Visitors should exercise caution at all times as violent attacks against foreigners are not uncommon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is US dollars accepted in Tanzania?

Hotels, supermarkets, stores etc all accept US dollars so there is no need to convert your US dollars to Tanzania Shillings. Most merchants round up to the nearest dollar when doing a currency conversion so it is possible that you will buy fewer items using US cash.

How should I dress in Tanzania?

Conservative dressing such as long trousers, knee-length skirts and polo tops should be worn when going to public places. Mini skirts, tank tops and other revealing clothes should be avoided at all times in public.

Is Tanzania a safe country?

Yes, Tanzania is known to be a safe country especially the Safari. Visitors are however to ensure that they protect their belongings at all times, avoid late-night walks and be cautious.

Is healthcare in Tanzania good?

Tanzania is a poor country in terms of healthcare. Medical service is also not free in the country except for government-employed individuals. Visitors most commonly apply for a comprehensive private international health insurance plan before travelling to Tanzania.