Main Drone Laws in Tanzania

A list of drone regulations and links
for drone pilots in Tanzania

Tanzania's Drone Regulation Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

Yes, it is required.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, it is allowed.

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, with conditioins.

Does the drone need a badge?

Yes, it is required.

Maximum Altitude:

120 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from the Airports.

Main Drone Laws in Tanzania


When you decide to travel and fly your drone in Tanzania you need to be informed about the drone regulations about this. Always read the latest rules and information on the official web pages.

Main responsive authorities

Contacts / +255 22 211 5079

Latest Drone Laws in Tanzania

Our advice is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight. After that, you must keep also the drone laws in Tanzania listed bellow.

In Tanzania, there are some specific rules for foreigners.

If you are a foreigner and want to travel to Tanzania with your drone, you need to know the following:

 – Max allowed weight – 7 kilograms. Drones over 7 kilograms- can not fly. 

 – Before you perform a drone flight – you need to have permission from the TCAA. You can submit a form to obtain permission here

 – You need to have a certificate from your country of origin. It will authenticate your ability to fly a drone.

 – Additional – you need to get a permit from the Ministry of Defense and National Service. 

General Drone Laws in Tanzania

 – Max allowed altitude – 120 meters. 

 – You have to keep the VLOS (Visual Line Of Sight) during the entire flight.  

 – For all drone operations, you need to have an Insurance. 

 – You can fly a drone only in Day time. Flying at night is forbidden. 

 – Flying over National Parks – is forbidden. 

 – Flying over people or crowds – is forbidden.

 – Distance to any Airport of Airfield- at least 3 kilometers. 

Permit Requirements for Flying a Drone in Tanzania

Tanzania requires special permits issued by the TCAA for:

 – Flying a drone that weighs over 7 kilograms (15.5 pounds).

 – Flying a drone for commercial purposes.

Some tourist travel tips for Tanzania

Tanzania is home to some of the most famous national parks in Africa and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, which rises above the Serengeti. Most visitors will pass through Dar es Salaam and head to the safari and various wildlife adventures. For those who want to relax and spend some time enjoying the sun, the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar are adored. Outside of Pemba and the Mafia Islands, it is a completely different natural wonder that is most appreciated by divers and divers who come here from all over the world to experience coral gardens, colorful fish, and crystal clear waters.

Mount Kilimanjaro

One of the most visited attractions in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro National Park is home to the highest peak in Africa. Unlike other parks in northern Tanzania, this is not visited for wildlife, but for the chance to be afraid of the majestic mountain with snow and for many to climb to the top. Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time, although the best time is from late June to October, during the dry season.

Kilimanjaro, a World Heritage Site, was created more than 1 million years ago by the volcanic movement along the Rift Valley. Three points – Shira, Kibo, and Maueni are about 750,000 years old. The highest point is Kibo Mount Uhuru, which is one of the seven summits in the world.

The mountain rises from the agricultural land at a lower level to the rainforests and the alpine meadow, and then the barren lunar landscape of the peaks. The slopes of the rainforest are home to buffalo, leopards, monkeys, elephants, and deer. There are bird watchers in the alpine area who will find an abundance of birds of prey.

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