Personal Care: 

Although one of the most professional safari companies, we have never lost sight of the fact that it is by caring for the personal needs of each and every client that we have been entrusted with making the travel arrangements for client of the world’s top holiday companies as well as those of Royalty, International celebrities and many more. Nevertheless, we guarantee the same caring service for anyone, be they royalty or the exited family undertaking their first adventure overseas. Our staff are trained to recognize our clients as their partners – and they never forget that their partners pay their salaries.

Free Reconfirmation of Flights:

Our service includes automatic reconfirmation of your client’s onward flight reservations on production of the appropriate air ticket to our office or representative on arrival.

Conference and Incentives:

Tanzania and particularly Arusha already has a reputation as a world conference center with excellent facilities for meetings and social functions. These facilities, combined with the natural beauty and wildlife of the country, make this popular destination for incentive groups for whom many special extras can be included. We at Ostrich Holidays have an experienced multilingual department trained to set up and handle conference and incentive arrangements.


Regular daily departures or our safaris offer our clients the opportunity of selecting a safari to fit in with arrival arrangements. We recommend clients arrive a day or two prior to their safari to allow time to acclimatize and enjoy local sightseeing and restaurants.

Entry Requirements:

Visitors to Tanzania and Zanzibar should ensure that they have a valid passport and visa. Visas can be obtained at Tanzanian diplomatic missions or on arrival at the airport. Zanzibar operates its own immigration control and visitors require a valid Yellow Fever certificate. Although Yellow Fever vaccination certificates are no longer needed on mainland Tanzania, visitors should still be vaccinated against this disease. Those overstaying the validity of their visa, or who are working without an appropriate permit, are liable to arrest, detention and a fine before deportation.

Visas can be obtained from any Tanzania Diplomatic Mission or Consulate abroad, at main entry points or by writing to the Principal Immigration Officer P.O. Box 512 – Dar Es Salaam.  Telephone No. +255 – 22 – 2118636

Fax No.+255 – 22 – 2111090 OR E-mail: [email protected] Website: http://www.tanzania.go.tz/visa.html

Visas can also be obtained at entry points to the United Republic of Tanzania: principally Namanga, Tunduma, Sirari, Horohoro, Kigoma port, Dar es Salaam International Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport, Zanzibar Harbor and Zanzibar Airport.

To avoid potential loss of passports in the mail or delays in visa processing, Ostrich Holidays recommends that US citizens obtain their visas upon arrival, at Kilimanjaro International Airport. It is an easy and simple process. The cost of a Tanzanian visa for US citizens is $100, payable in US dollars.

UK, Canadian and most European passport holders can also obtain visas upon arrival at the airport. The cost of a Tanzanian visa for $50, payable in US dollars. Confirm with your embassy.


Malaria is endemic to certain areas of Africa and all visitors should take precautions against malaria. Anti-malaria medication should be taken prior to arrival, during the stay and after departure. Visitors originating from countries infected with cholera and yellow fever should have with them valid vaccination certificates.


Importation of foreign currency by visitors is unlimited. It is illegal to import or export Tanzanian currency. Foreign currency, cash, travelers checks as well as Credit cards may be exchanged at  Banks and Bureau de Change, shops found at the airports and in all major towns and border posts. Visitors to the National Parks and to  Zanzibar are required to pay for their services in foreign currency.


Personal effects including binoculars, cameras and films may be imported temporarily free of duty. A custom bond may be demanded from visitors bringing in Video filming equipment, radio, tape recorders and musical instruments to ensure the goods are re-exported. Fire-arms require special permits.


An airport tax of US $.30 (this is subject to review) or its equivalent in convertible foreign currency is lived on all visitors departing the country. Baggage is weighed at check – in counters and may be inspected by custom officials.


The National Language is Swahili but English is widely spoken.

Once again we say Karibu, Welcome to Tanzania through Ostrich Holidays & Travel, and you will surely understand why we are Simply Classic.