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Frequently Asked Questions

Passport and Visas

All travelers’ passports must be valid for at least 6 months after arriving home and have at least one blank page to enter Tanzania. Travelers are responsible for ensuring that they have all the proper documentation on their person to enter Tanzania and re-enter their home countries. Most travelers will need a visa to enter Tanzania. Travelers may get a tourist visa upon arrival at Tanzania airport. The cost of the visa is $100.


We recommend taking advantage of the pre-tour that has Tanzania has arranged and arrive a few days early.  This allows you some time to rest and relax before our ambitious itinerary.  We will provide luxury ground transportation to the Gran Melia upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

Even though Kilimanjaro airport is quite large and has direct international flights from other countries, there are no direct flights to/from the United States.  Flying to/from Kilimanjaro is simple, thanks to convenient connections from most major US gateways on:

Turkish Airlines operates nonstop flights to/from Istanbul, Turkey.

KLM offers direct flights to/from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Swissair operates nonstop flights to/from Zurich, Switzerland.

Qatar Airlines operates nonstop flights to/from Doha, Qatar.

Ethiopian Airlines offers nonstop flights to/from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Kenya Air operates nonstop flights to/from Nairobi, Kenya.



We recommend reviewing the Health Information for Travelers to Tanzania via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s best to be prepared to prevent and treat common illnesses and injuries.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase a policy that covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage, and personal effects. You can learn more about travel insurance options online. Information from our preferred providers can be reviewed or purchased online: Trip Care Complete.



Tanzania weather in December is pleasant and breezy with an average high of 80°F (27°C) to a low of 60°F (16°C). Because the sun can be strong, especially on safaris, sunscreen, and a hat are essential.

What to Pack

  • Tennis racquet.
  • Valid passport and passport copy (please also email or save yourself a digital copy).
  • Credit card or local currency for your time spent in Tanzania. 
  • Prescriptions / Personal medications (including ibuprofen, motion sickness, and allergy medications) in their original containers if possible.
  • Camera/GoPro: Your best one! Pack it in a waterproof case if possible.
  • Pack clothes that will allow you to participate in safari activities and sit comfortably in safari vehicles. In general, light cotton or linen clothing that isn’t brightly colored (think beige, khaki, or brown) is recommended. Put on short-sleeved shirts, airy slacks, long shorts, or capris. Because of the unpredictability of the weather throughout these seasons, it is recommended that you bring a choice of clothing weights.
  • Comfortable shoes – Some people can get by with just a pair of sandals, but please bring shoes you are comfortable walking in, especially on uneven terrain. There are a few longer walks and hikes that are available that might require light hiking shoes.


I have a question that you haven’t answered. How can I get help?

If you have any questions or concerns about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at bookedtraveler@insiderexpeditions.com. We are more than happy to assist you in any way we can and ensure that your experience is a memorable one.