Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

Important Information
Visas + Currency


Visas are NOT required by SA passport holders for stay of up to 90 days if travelling for tourism, business or in transit. For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.

Currency: Tanzania Shilling (TZS)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever 

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • Rabies


  • Malaria risk
AA Club

AA Tanzania

Address: Morogoro Road (opposite Oryx Petrol Station), Ground Floor, Flat no 3, Block 186 175, Parcel no 33, Dar Es Salaam
Tel: +255 2221 51837
Email: info@aatanzania.org

consulate/embassy Contact Details

Documents Required

  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Valid Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver passport of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at border post
  • Fuel Levy: USD 5 for each entry
  • FVP Levy: USD 20
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended

Highly recommended. Applications forms can be downloaded here; if you do not have a Carnet, a TIP will be issued at a fee of USD 150

Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

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