Visa Information | Trans Africa – London to Nairobi
Visa and Passport
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after finishing the trip with one clear page for each country visited, plus 7 extra just in case pages. You’ll need to bring passport size photos and photocopies of your passport photo page.
London to Ghana – West Africa – 14 blank pages, 12 passport photos.
London to Cape – Town Trans Africa – 30 blank pages, 30 passport photos, Start your trip with a new passport, a larger size if available.
Trans Africa – London to Nairobi – 40 blank pages, 30 passport photos. Start your trip with a larger size passport, if your country doesn’t issue a large passport get two passports.
London to Cairo – Trans Africa – 45 blank pages, 35 passport photos Start your trip with a larger size passport, if your country doesn’t issue a large passport get two passports.
Cape Town to Cairo & v/v – Nile Expedition -20 blank pages, 12 passport photos.
Nairobi to Cairo & v/v -12 blank pages, 10 passport photos.
Before doing this trip, get a frequent traveller or jumbo size passport, with more pages than a standard passport. Canadians, who cannot get a jumbo passport, should get a second passport before travelling.
You will need you to get just one or two visas before departure, we will advise you on booking.
No Israeli stamps in your passport or border stamps exiting neighbouring countries towards Israel. This may well soon change.
Visas cost and where to get them
Visa are paid for in either; £, US$, € or local currency. The US$ amount is shown for simplicity.
Morocco – most nationalities don’t need one but SA must get it beforehand
Mauritania – on route US$135
Senegal – US$60
Sierra Leone – US$80
Guinea Bissau – on route US$40
Liberia – on route US$150
The Gambia – mostly visa free
Guinea – US$85/110
Cote d’Ivoire – US$65
Ghana – before departure
Togo – on route US$60
Benin – on route US$40
Nigeria – on route USA & UK US$180, Australia & NZ US$75
Cameroon – on route US$120
Gabon – on route US$100
Congo – on route US$125
DR Congo – on route US$250
Angola – on route US$150
Namibia – Australia, NZ, UK, Canada, most EU, & USA do not need one
South Africa – Australia, NZ, Canada, EU, & USA do not need one. South Africa might ask for proof of your onward journey, a flight or tour ticket.
Botswana – on route most free.
Zimbabwe- on route US$30 to US$75
Mozambique – on route US$72
Malawi – on route US$50
Tanzania – on route US$50 to US$100
Kenya – on route US$50
Uganda – on route, US$50 to 100
Rwanda – on route, free to US$30
Ethiopia – US$40 – US$70 USA passport holders get this visa before the trip
Sudan – on route US$100 US$310 USA
Egypt – on route US$30
Visa prices often change
We will update you with relevant visa information on booking