Passport And Visa Requirements To Climb Kilimanjaro

You will need a passport with a minimum of 6 months remaining validity at the completion of the trip.

If you don’t have a passport, apply for one in good time. If you do have a passport, check the expiry date.

You will need a visa for entering Tanzania. For most travellers, this is $50 but for some reason, US citizens get to pay $100. It is possible to purchase your visa on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. The queue, however, can be very long and Tanzanian administration is painfully slow so if you have a low patience threshold, save yourself an hour by getting your visa in advance. Information on how to apply can be found here Tanzanian Visas. Visa is only valid for 3 months from the date of issue, so don’t apply too early.

Good news: It is now possible to apply for a Tanzanian VISA online via the official government portal at

You should also note the Tanzanian High Commission does advise visitors to apply for visas in advance as they reserve the right to deny you a visa on arrival. Having said that, we have never ever heard of this happening.

Although we make every effort to keep this information up to date, we ask you to double-check the requirements, either with the relevant consulate or Embassy or by using a visa agency such as

Each individual traveller is responsible for ensuring that they have a valid passport and all relevant visas for their holiday.

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