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You are responsible for your own visa’s, many of which can be obtained on the borders at the time of travel. If you arrive in Africa and you are from a country that requires visas before arrival then we cannot be held responsible. Residents of the EU (most countries),Britain, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada normally do not require visas before arrival however, governments being governments, the regulations can change overnight. If in doubt check with each consulate.

Visas for some trips in Africa can take many weeks to be issued and the process can be quite complicated.

The list below is a guideline only; please note that prices and conditions can change at anytime without notice. Please ensure that you bring US Dollars to pay for your visas. Also be aware that you will need at least one blank page in your passport for each country you enter, which must be valid for at least 9 months.

If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport. Contact us for further information.



Botswana - Visas

Citizens of Australia, UK, and the US don’t need visas to visit Botswana as a tourist for up to three months. Citizens of other countries, including most EU countries, should check with the relevant consulates as to whether a visa is required.

Entry Requirements: If you are arriving from a country where yellow fever is endemic, you will be required to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate to be allowed entry into Botswana. All foreign tourists under the age of 16yrs are required to carry a copy of their birth certificate in order to enter Botswana.

Ethiopia - Visas

Most nationalities require a visa for entry to Ethiopia. If you are flying into Addis Ababa you can obtain a visa on arrival. You’ll need two passport photos and approximately US$40. You may be asked for proof of a return ticket – please carry your tour notes as proof that you are leaving overland. If you are entering at any border other than Addis Ababa airport you MUST obtain your visa in advance.

Kenya - Visas

Kenyan Visas can be obtained at point of entry for most nationalities, although some are required to purchase visas in advance. You MUST check before departure. The cost is approximately US$50 for a 30 day Tourist Visa and are issued on arrival for British, Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans. You will need a valid yellow fever certificate and an onward ticket to show immigration on arrival. Americans and Canadians should check with the embassy before travel.

If you plan to purchase your visa on arrival you’ll need new (post-2003), clean US dollars cash. Currently you don’t require a multi-entry visa between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda due to an agreement between the three countries (eg. if you exit Kenya to Tanzania you can re-enter Kenya on the same visa). If your trip visits Rwanda and re-enters Kenya you may require a double entry visa to Kenya, depending on the border guard on the day. This can easily be purchased at the border if required.

East Africa Tourist Visa:
Effective 20 February, 2014, The East Africa Tourist Visa will allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. The visa can be issued at any of the diplomatic representations of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, at the immigration offices of the respective countries, or on line where applicable. The East Africa Tourist Visa is multiple entry visa and is be valid for 90 days.

Madagascar - Visas

Australia: Yes – Visa required / Belgium: Yes – Visa required / Canada: Yes – Visa required / Germany: Ye – Visa required / Ireland: Yes – Visa required / Netherlands: Yes – Visa required / New Zealand: Yes – Visa required / South Africa: Yes – Visa required / Switzerland: Yes – Visa required United Kingdom: Yes – Visa required / USA: Yes – Visa required

All nationalities require a visa for Madagascar. 30 day tourist Visas are available for most nationalities on arrival at Antananarivo airport. Currently the visa fee has been suspended. Visa and other entry and exit conditions change regularly so we recommend that you contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Madagascar for the most up to date information.

Nambia - Visas

Currently visas are not required for most nationalities to enter Namibia. Please check with the relevant visa office before departure to make sure there has been no change.

Rwanda - Visas

Visas are required by all nationalities and need to be obtained in advance. You can apply for this visa online at www.migration.gov.rw.  You’ll need to apply for an Entry Visa on their website which should take approximately  2-5 days to come through. You must print this Entry Facility out to present at the border. Supporting Documents may also be required – the embassy will contact you if they require these. The visa costs approximately US$60 payable on the border with the exception of USA, Germany, South Africa, Kenya, Great Britain, Sweden, Singapore, nationals where the visa is free of charge. Note: Rwanda is constantly updating its visa information; therefore we recommended that you check their website carefully for the latest up to date information.

East Africa Tourist Visa:
Effective 20 February, 2014, The East Africa Tourist Visa will allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. The visa can be issued at any of the diplomatic representations of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, at the immigration offices of the respective countries, or on line where applicable. The East Africa Tourist Visa is multiple entry visa and is be valid for 90 days.

South Africa - Visas

Citizens of Australia, UK and most EU countries do not need visas to visit South Africa as a tourist for up to three months. Citizens of all countries should check with the relevant consulates as to whether a visa is required.

Entry Requirements – Yellow Fever Certificate:
As of October 1st 2011, A valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is now required for all passengers over one year of age who arrive or are transiting through South Africa, from a country or region listed by the World Health Organization as infected by yellow fever. Travellers unable to present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate issued at least 10 days before arrival in South Africa will be refused entry. There is no option for travellers without a vaccination certificate to be vaccinated on arrival. Please note this also includes transiting through an infected country or region. All travellers from Zambia into South Africa will be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination.

From 01 October 2014, the requirement for an unabridged birth certificate for children travelling with parents will come into effect for the safety of children, including their protection from child trafficking, abduction and kidnapping. The Department urges citizens and foreign nationals to heed the call to apply for unabridged birth certificates for children. An unabridged birth certificate of the child reflecting the particulars of the parents is required in terms of the Immigration Regulation 6 (12)(a) for children travelling with parents.

Tanzania - Visas

Australia: Yes – Visa required / Belgium: Yes – Visa required / Canada: Yes – Visa required / Germany: Ye – Visa required / Ireland: Yes – Visa required / Netherlands: Yes – Visa required / New Zealand: Yes – Visa required / South Africa: Yes – Visa required / Switzerland: Yes – Visa required / United Kingdom: Yes – Visa required / USA: Yes – Visa required

At the present time you do not require a multi entry visa to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda due to an agreement between the three countries (eg. if you exit Kenya to Tanzania you can re-enter Kenya on the same visa). However if your trip visits Tanzania twice after a visit to a country other than those listed above, you may need to purchase two visas.

It is also possible to obtain a tourist’s visa for a single entry at any one of the following main entry points to Tanzania, subject to the fulfilment of all immigration and health requirements:
*Dar es Salaam International Airport   *Zanzibar International Airport  *Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)  *Namanga Entry Point (Tanzania-Kenya border point)

Uganda - Visas

Visas are required by most nationalities, including the EU, US and Australia. Visas are available at point of entry to most nationalities. Some nationalities are required to obtain visas in advance – you MUST check before departure. If you plan to purchase your visas on arrival, you will need new (post 2003), clean American dollars cash and the cost is around US$50. On a Gorilla itinerary that visits Rwanda, you may require a double entry visa to Uganda. This is dependent on the border guard of the day and can be easily purchased on re entry from Rwanda for nationalities which qualify for visa on arrival. Please allow US$50.

East African Tourist Visa:
Effective 20 February, 2014, The East Africa Tourist Visa will allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. The visa can be issued at any of the diplomatic representations of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, at the immigration offices of the respective countries, or on line where applicable. The East Africa Tourist Visa is multiple entry visa and is be valid for 90 days.

Zambia - Visas

Zambian visas are required by most nationalities, including from the EU, US and Australia. All nationalities should check with their nearest Zambian Embassy for more information. For most nationalities, Zambian visas are available at the point of entry. If you plan to purchase your visa on arrival you will need US$ cash.

Zimbabawe - Visas

Zimbabwe visas are required by most nationalities, including from the EU, US and Australia. All nationalities should check with their nearest Zimbabwe Embassy for more information. For most nationalities, Zimbabwe visas are available at the point of entry. If you plan to purchase your visa on arrival you will need US$ cash. The cost is approximately up to US$50.

Malawi - Visas

Citizens of Australia, New Zealand, the UK and US don’t require a visa to enter Malawi for stays of up to 90 days. All other nationalities should check with their respective embassies for more information.