Crossing from morocco to mauritania
If you are a citizen of another country and want to travel to South Africa, then you need a visa. The “visitor” visa is for international travelers permanently residing outside South Africa. It is also for those who wish to visit the country on a more temporary basis for tourism or business purposes. But it does not last forever. Once you get it, the visa is valid for no more than 90 days.
So, now you are in the country. While you are here, the visa is considered a visitor’s permit. The period of validity of the permit is counted from the date you arrived and will be stated under the heading “conditions” on the visa label.
It is important to make sure you apply for the correct visa or permit. Otherwise, entry into the country may be refused if the purpose of the visit is not stated correctly.
Depending on where you are from, visa requirements are different from country to country and are subject to change. Each application is treated as an individual case, so you should inquire at the nearest South African consulate or mission abroad or any Department of Home Affairs office to see if you are even supposed to apply for a visa.
Tourist routes of Africa
The lives of nine cattle-herding families, their wealth (their animals) and even their homes are being transported to this new place where they hope to survive until the next rainy season, which is not far off.
In Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and the autonomous region of Somaliland, 10.7 million people are facing extreme hunger. Fears of a worsening situation are growing, as rainfall in March and early April in some areas was very low. In addition, low rainfall is expected from April through June, when the rainy season ends.
“This drought is wiping out everything bit by bit,” Mahmoud says. “First it wiped out the land and pastures and then the animals, which gradually became weaker and weaker until they died. Soon it will kill people. People are suffering from flu, diarrhea and measles. If they don’t get food, clean water and medicine, they will die like their animals.
We have started our humanitarian response to fight the drought in Somaliland where, together with our old contacts and our partner organizations, we are trying to make the biggest possible impact as fast as we can.
Backpacking in Africa
Since May 1, 2005, I have been backpacking the world to document the hospitality and daily life of the most unusual destinations through my chronicles. I write travel books to contribute to the nomadic revolution.
Zanzibar is undoubtedly one of the most famous destinations on the African coast of the Indian Ocean and, together with the safari circuits in the north, the most visited in Tanzania. Together with Laura we traveled the island twice, and that is why I decided to write this practical guide of tips for traveling to Zanzibar on your own. I have tried to cover all possible doubts about visas, accommodation, budget, where to eat, what to see and, obviously, where the best beaches are.
We visited Zanzibar twice, the first time in 2016, on a budget, as part of our 15-month hitchhiking trip from Cairo to Cape Town, and the second time very recently, as a mid-budget vacation. I will be updating this guide with suggestions/updates from my readers!
As Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous archipelago part of Tanzania, you don’t need to pay an extra visa if you already have your Tanzanian visa. You will only be given a domestic migration card, which you will need to complete and hand in. But that’s all the paperwork.
A great trip
Before planning your days in the country, we would like to give you some recommendations about the places to visit and your travel itinerary. 12 days in Tanzania is a reasonable period to see the most characteristic of the country, combining safari and beaches. Therefore, we will focus on visiting Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the beaches of Zanzibar.
Tanzania is synonymous with safari. For this reason, and because we are convinced that you do not want to miss all that the nature of this country has to offer, we recommend that you choose a specialized, experienced and animal-friendly agency. You will only have to worry about wearing appropriate clothing, a good pair of binoculars and get on a 4×4 to enjoy the animals and the horizon of the savannah.
Tanzania is an incredible country that is waiting for you with open arms to surprise you with an exuberant nature. From the incredible moments that its safaris will offer you to the paradisiacal beaches of Zanzibar, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs itself insists on the enormous importance of having a travel insurance to Tanzania that will ensure you the best protection. The IATI Backpacker is the best insurance for this destination and thanks to its huge medical coverage will protect you throughout this adventure. In addition, it has other coverage focused on theft, luggage problems, adventure sports or problems with your flights that will make you always be in the best hands in case of any incident and you should not worry about anything. So, don’t wait any longer, choose to travel with the peace of mind you deserve and get your insurance now: