Do Indians need an E-visa for Tanzania?

Yes, Indian passport holders are eligible for e-visa for Tanzania.

Planning a trip to Tanzania requires an E-visa to enter the country for tourism purposes. 

The standard e-visa is a single-entry visa that allows Indian citizens to stay in Tanzania for up to 30 days, a single-entry visa with 90-day validity.

Please note that the validity is subject to approval by the embassy. 

Travelers from India can easily apply for an online Tanzania tourist e-visa right from the comfort of their houses. You just need to fill out the online visa application for Tanzania and thereafter, our team of skilled visa specialists will be committed to assisting you at every stage of the application process. We work forward to navigate the complexities in the overall process and make your journey a seamless one. 

Tanzania Online Visa for Indians- Documents Required 

The Tanzania  E-visa takes a processing time of 5-7 business days. The requirements for Tanzania  Tourist E-visa are:

  • Upload colored copies of the front and last page of your passport.
  • The passport should  contain at least 2 blank visa pages
  • Ensure that the passport should be valid for 6 months from the date of entry to Tanzania 
  • The passport should not have alterations or handwritten amendments in the data pages
  • Upload a scanned color copy of your passport-sized photograph.
  • The photo should be taken against a white background.
  • Dimensions should be 45mm height x 35mm width, taken within 3 months.
  • You must provide a confirmed Hotel Voucher and flight tickets.

Tanzania Visa Online - How & Where to Apply?

Applying for a Tanzania e-visa is easier than ever with Visa2Fly. Just follow these simple steps and obtain your E- visa in a hassle-free manner- 

  1. Visit Visa2Fly’s website and select Tanzania as the country of travel.
  2. Provide your personal information, including your name, passport number, and the date of entry and date of exit.
  3. Upload the required documents, such as your passport, visa application form, and recent passport-sized photographs.
  4. Visa experts will validate the documents; within the processing time of only 5-7  business days.

How do you check the visa application status for a Tanzania  E-visa?

You can effortlessly check your Tanzania  Visa application status using your unique Booking ID under the ‘my bookings section’ of our website.  

Financial requirements for a trip to Tanzania 

The financial requirements for a trip to Tanzania from India will vary depending on the period of your stay, the accommodation you choose, the activities you plan to do, and your spending habits.  

Here we list down an estimated per day costs analysis-

  • Food: Around Tsh 9000-11000
  • Transport: Around Tsh 30,666

(depending upon the frequency and commute type)

  • Stay: Around Tsh  200,000

If you are planning a two-three weeks long trip to Tanzania, then having a smart spending approach is a must. You can take ideas from these estimates and make your budget!

About Tanzania 

Tanzania is located in eastern Africa, with the capital city Dodoma. This country is known for its lush green islands,  undeniably arresting kinds of wildlife experience and much more. When it comes to the weather, Tanzania encompasses a pleasant, tropical kind of climate. 

The period of June-August is the season of cool climate. If you want to explore Tanzania in colder weather, then June is the time. On the other hand,  January to March is the hottest season in Tanzania.

When it comes to the ‘why’ of visiting Tanzania, the secret lies in its famous Serengeti National Park, a safari adventure populated by the “big five” elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino. There are various other tourist attractions in Tanzania such as Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro, Cheetah's Rock, Seronera,  Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and a lot more.

The main languages spoken in Tanzania include Swahili and English. The official national language of Tanzania is Swahili. However, more people speak Swahili than English in Tanzania. The culture of Tanzania is also unique!

Tanzania has a moral dress code. The kanzu is the national costume of Tanzania. This means that if you are visiting a public place, any tourist attraction, or a local market, then you should either wear full-length shorts or knee-length shorts. Any kind of revealing clothes would not be preferred here.

Typical Tanzanian foods include dishes such as ugali (maize porridge), nyama choma (grilled meat), fish, shikakai (marinated beef), and more.

Things to remember when traveling to Tanzania  

Here are a few points that’ll help you during your trip to Tanzania.

Trip Duration

If you want to explore the markets, islands, treks, and safari of Tanzania, then you would need some time. Even doing a safari once takes time. So, a minimum of two weeks trips is ideal, for exploring Tanzania in the best ways.

Tanzania Time

When you have to check information related to timings in Tanzania then confirm whether the listings are in Western time, or according to the Tanzanian clock. The system is a  12-hour clock that works at sunrise and sunset. The beginning time is 1 o’clock just after dawn (7 am), and then it moves towards midnight (6 pm) and then repeats during the night.

Credit Card and Cash Usage

Tanzania does not use credit cards extensively. You should have a provision of cash and at the same time keep smaller denominations handy. However, for paying national park fees and fees of other major tourist attractions, a card would work.

Uncovering Safari Adventure Deeper

The thrill of spotting the big five certainly exists, and a safari in Tanzania could help you spot them too. However, on the other hand, slowing down and embracing the beauty of the green is also something that can be done. Perhaps, you will regret missing the birding areas in the safari.


Like several other countries, tipping goes on in Tanzania as well. The full amount of fees you pay to the driver or a porter would just never be enough. A generous tip for their hard work is much expected. 

Arrival guidelines

Tanzania is a beautiful country with a rich wildlife escape and natural beauty. 


The currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling. (1 INR = 30.239437 TZS )


The key airport of Tanzania is located in the largest city of Tanzania which is Dar es Salaam. The key airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport. Other major airports which are accessible from almost all major cities are Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro International Airport in Kilimanjaro.


To Commute across Tanzania, there are various options you can pick. You can either use a bus, boat, ferry or taxi. At the same time, you can travel by plane also.  Furthermore, you can get around national parks using a train.


Before visiting Tanzania, or any other African country for that matter, it is advised to be vaccinated for some infections. This includes Yellow Fever, Polio, diphtheria,  Typhoid, and Hepatitis A.

Safety Precaution

The big cities of Pemba and Zanzibar are top-rated tourist sites. But, if you’re traveling to these cities after sunset, then try to travel in a group.