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    Can anyone advise on current costs for border crossing into Tanzania please?
    Visas for UK citizens seem to be $50 each, are there any road/carbon taxes that we'll need to pay?
    I understand that insurance (we have a 7.5t camper truck) is quite good value compared to some other counties (Malawi!).
    Also, what currencies can we pay in?

    Many thanks,

    Ian

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    Hi Ian,

    I can't tell you for insurance as we had Comesa by then.

    However, having checked back over my notes we had to buy an FVP (Foriegn Vehicle Permit) which was $40 for 60 days and there was a Road Tax of $5. I'm afraid I can't recall if the charge was dependent on vehicle type.

    Enjoy!

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    It cost us $50 each for visas, $40 for road tax for 2 months, $5 fuel levy and then the insurance fun began....
    A guy had met us at the Malawian side - he told us he had an insurance office on the other side and would wait for us. We are always dubious about this sort of activity, so had a look around - within the border post area there is an ATM (very useful, by don't all border posts have them?), nearby an office advertising insurance - no-one there....after processing we went to the guys "office" - little more than a hole-in-the-wall, he quoted us 30TSh/cc for 3 months (won't insure for less than 3 months), this meant 171000TSh for us. No other insurance offices in town, so we negotiated him down to 125000, but it took at least an hour.....

    Ian

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