Tanzania visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Tanzanian Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The government of Tanzania permits citizens of Zimbabwe to stay for a period of 90 days without a visa.
  • Citizens of Zimbabwe who wish to stay longer than the 90-day validity period are to apply and pay for an extension at the immigration department in Dar es Salaam.
  • Intending 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.
  • Nationals of Zimbabwe visiting 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.
  • Citizens of Zimbabwe will be required to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Travellers below the age of 18 must show a copy of their birth certificate and travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • A return ticket to Zimbabwe or onward destination will be required.
  • Intending visitors can get to Tanzania from any international airport in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Air Zimbabwe, PrecisionAir, Kenya Airways, and RwandAir are some of the airlines that fly from Zimbabwe to Tanzania.
  • The estimated flight time from Harare to Dodoma, Tanzania is 10 hours, 30 minutes and from Bulawayo, it is 18 hours, 25 minutes.
  • The Tanzanian shilling is the official currency used in Tanzania. US Dollar is accepted almost everywhere in Tanzania. Nevertheless, 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 in the country.
  • Tanzania is a multilingual country, with Swahili and English as the official languages. However, Swahili is the most widely spoken language in the country. Bantu and Nilotic origin are some of the other indigenous languages in the country.
  • The climate in Tanzania is tropical. The country tends to be dry and arid throughout the year, however, there are two rainy seasons; the short rains are generally from October to December, while the long rainy season 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 Zimbabwe one hour behind.
  • 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. 
  • Visitors travelling to Tanzania are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and regulations as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you wear shorts in Tanzania?

When you are visiting local markets, bazaars and other attractions, you should wear either long trousers or knee-length shorts with a polo shirt. Tank tops, shorts or skirts above the knee and other types of clothing that reveal the shoulders or thighs should be avoided.

Is Tanzania safe for solo female travelers?

Tanzania is generally safe for tourists. Female travelers should take extra precaution while traveling to Tanzania because no matter how safe, every country has its danger.

How fit do you need to be to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

You must have done extensive hill-walking or aerobic exercise in the run-up to your Kilimanjaro climb. If you do not currently enjoy a good level of fitness, it may take many months of training to reach a suitable level of fitness to enjoy the walk. It is important to start slowly and gradually increase your fitness level.

What is the best currency to take to Tanzania?

Tanzania loves dollars. Dollars are widely accepted, sometimes even preferred over local currency. Euros are acceptable but not as much as dollars. The only catch with US Dollar bills is that the banknotes ought to have to being issued after 2006.

Will Zimbabwean visitors be quarantined upon arrival in Tanzania.?