East Africa Tourists Visa

July 12, 2020 By blog Comments Off

East Africa Tourists Visa, Self Drive-in East Africa- Car Rental Congo.

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization of 6 Partner States: the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The Great news is that Car Rental congo operates in all these states offering Car Hire with drivers or on self-drive. The cars offered include Saloon Cars, SUV cars, Mini Vans, and other trucks for heavy machinery with extra services like MICE management and Africa Safaris around Lake Victoria.

Many Traveler that are planning Safaris in East Africa asks tour operators which visa to apply for and Car Rental Congo has developed a very helpful resource page about the appropriate East Africa Tourists Visa that is quite different from the Congo Tourists Visa.

East Africa Tourists Visa is a joint visa for travelers that entitles holders to travel to and within the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of Uganda, and the Republic of Kenya for tourism. The visa is a multiple visa meaning you can use them in the three countries.

The East Africa Tourist Visa is valid for 90 days, multiple entries in all the three countries, and those planning to visit Tanzania or DR congo when from Uganda or Kenya or Rwanda are advised to apply for those visas in advance.

Tanzania Tourists Visa, Foreign nationals may apply for a visa online in advance of travel. Applicants may complete the e-visa application form and make payment online with a credit card or bank transfer at www.immigration.go.tz.

Congo Tourists Visa, check on the safari guide of Congo that offers you the most updated information about the visa to congo, Congo Safari operators can help you in applying for this Visa.


Everyone is eligible when it comes to getting the East African tourist visa irrespective of their origin and I have grouped them below with detailed information about each group, how eligible they are, and what they need to acquire the tourist visa.

• A foreigner who wants to visit simultaneously the Republic of Rwanda, Republic of  Kenya, and the Republic of Uganda for tourism activities like Self drive around Lake Victoria including primate watching, Wildlife adventures, Rwenzori Trekking tours from all over the world.

• The holder of the East Africa Tourist Visa shall enter from the country that issued the visa and move within the two other countries without applying for another visa or paying another visa fee. Applications for this visa can be lodged at any of the diplomatic representation of the Republic of Uganda, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Kenya, at the Immigration Offices/ selected borders of the respective countries or online where applicable

• The holder shall also be allowed to move out of the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda; and return without having to pay for another visa. This will only be applicable within 90 days as long as you don’t cross to other countries outside the East African Community like DR Congo.

Documents required by East African Countries.

The list of documents can change but you must have these upon your arrival at any border point or Airport for you to access magic East Africa.

  1. Valid travel document valid for more than 6 months*
  2. Return ticket*
  3. Yellow fever vaccination certificate*
  4. Hotel bookings/Contact details of the host*
  5. Colored passport photo in white background( not mandatory)
  6. Visa fee of 100 USD if you didn’t pay online and if you paid please present your receipt
  7. Invitation letter from the host for Rwanda

Guide on How to Apply for the East Africa Tourists Visa

  1. Republic of Uganda

    You can apply for a visa online, at the airport or major land borders for 100 USD. In my case, you applied when coming for Uganda Safaris.
  2. Republic of KenyaThe Traveler that is accessing east Africa via Kenya is required to apply for the visa in advance, and they have an online visa application for EAV, or you can only get EAV in the airport or major land borders of Kenya. Kenya Safaris
  3.  The Republic of Rwanda,Rwanda has an online visa application platform and you follow the same steps as in Uganda and Kenya. Rwanda allows for an online visa application. Plan your Rwanda Safari to enjoy the East African visa

If your Planning Gorilla Safari in Rwanda, Uganda & Wildlife Encounter in Kenya, the best-recommended visa is the East African Tourist Visa that will enable you to stay longer in the Region when on the long term Rental in Kenya, Uganda or Rwanda with Car Rental Congo.