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Visas for Kenya and Tanzania

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Visas for Kenya and Tanzania

For those of you wanting VISA information.....we just returned from Kenya and Tanzania about one week ago.

On arrival in Nairobi we easily obtained our visa at the airport.....In our case, we obtained a 3 day transit visa for $20, because we were traveling to Tanzania several days later. Although we were doing a 13 day Safari in Tanzania, it was much cheaper to fly into Nairobi rather than Kilimanjaro. From Nairobi, it is easy to take a shuttle bus to Arusha ($25 one way) which is about a 4 hour drive. At the Tanzania border (Namanga), a multiple entry visa is easily obtained for $100US. Wait times vary, but in our case about 15 minutes going down, and 1 hour coming back to Nairobi. On the return we obtained a single entry visa for $50.

Many tour companies recommend getting visas in advance, but for us it was easier and cheaper to obtain them on arrival.

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1. Re: Visas for Kenya and Tanzania

Fruebertt,

I'm afraid you wasted $20 each. You didn't need to buy the transit visas. If you had bought the single trip visa on your first arrival in Kenya it would still have been valid when you returned from Tanzania

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2. Re: Visas for Kenya and Tanzania

The visa folks at the airport stated because we were leaving Kenya for Tanzania that we'd need a single entry visa upon our return to Kenya. Are you saying they misinformed us?

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3. Re: Visas for Kenya and Tanzania

I see that now as a foot note on their site. Coming in from another East Africa Country....Tanzania, a single entry visa would have been adequate. Wonder why that didn't tell us that at the airport? Good to know...thanks.

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