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Africa Visa Requirements


A number of our safaris to Africa start in Nairobi and it is recommended that all travellers starting their safari in Nairobi get their Kenyan visa issued prior to departure to avoid long queues at the airport.


We also recommend to get your Mozambique in advance as you can no longer obtain one at the border.


You can refer to the chart below to find out visa requirements for other African countries that you may be passing through on your tour.



  UK/AUS/USA     NZ     


Botswana No No No No
DR Congo Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kenya Yes Yes Yes Yes
Madagascar Yes Yes Yes Yes
Malawi No No No No
Mozambique Yes Yes Yes No
Namibia No No No No
Rwanda Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Africa No No No N/A
Tanzania Yes Yes Yes Yes
Uganda Yes Yes Yes Yes
Zambia Yes Yes Yes No
Zimbabwe Yes Yes Yes No
























If a holder of a British, EEC, Australian, New Zealand or Canadian passport, many visas can be procured en route at the border.

Although we update the visa section on our website as changes to requirements come to light, requirements can change suddenly so do check individual status with your appointed travel agent, direct with the embassy or high commission or with a reputable visa handling company. African countries are in a continual state of political flux and requirements can change overnight. Visa procurement remains the responsibility of the traveller and not that of on the go.


Please Note:

  • Please ensure that your passport has at least 12 free pages if undertaking any expeditions of 57 days or less.
  • Please also be sure your passport possesses at least 12 months validity beyond the date of your return from Africa.
  • Importantly, if there is a big dissimilarity between your passport photo and your appearance now, apply for a new passport and avoid possible problems at border frontier points.
  • RSA (South Africa) passport holders may need to obtain more visas in advance of arrival compared with passport holders of other countries such as the UK or Australia. If an RSA passport holder, please check your personal visa requirements carefully. Some countries may deny you entry, if you don’t possess a visa obtained in advance of your proposed entry.


Please click on the relevent link below for more information:




Information for UK citizens


Travel visas are an essential part of your holiday and you can’t get on with your adventure until you have them but they can be complicated things to sort out. There are application forms to complete, paperwork to provide and embassy queues to stand in. If you’re a resident of the UK, we offer a handy visa service to save you this hassle. Our visa department will fill out the visa application forms for you to check, make sure that you provide the correct paperwork and stand in the queues for you.


For details on obtaining your Kenya visa through On The Go - click here

For details on obtaining your Mozambique visa through On The Go - click here


If you prefer to obtain your visas yourself then upon confirmation of your holiday, please visit http://www.kenyahighcom.org.uk/ and http://www.mozambiquehighcommission.org.uk.



Information for US and Canadian citizens


Obtaining A Passport

If you do not have a passport you can download instructions and an application form using the following links:


US passport service



Canadian passport service



Visa Form and instructions for Canadian citizens

Visa Form and instructions for USA citizens


Please ensure you allow plenty of time to obtain a passport and visas before your tour departure date.



Embassy of Kenya (USA)

2249 R Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008

Tel: (202) 387-6101 
 Fax: (202) 462-3829



Embassy of Kenya (CAN)

415 Laurier Avenue East

Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6R4

Tel: (613) 563-1773(6)(8)  
Fax: (613) 233-6599




Information for AUS and NZ citizens


Visa form and instructions for AUS and NZ citizens



Embassy of Kenya (AUS and NZ)

Level 3, QBE Building 
33/35 Ainslie Avenue

Canberra ACT 2601 

Tel: 6247 4788/ 6247 4722

Fax 6257 6613



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