Tanzania, United Republic of
2.3.1 Tanzania Border Crossing of Kabanga (Burundi)


The One Stop Border Post is currently being initiated at Kabanga/Kobero border. The investment will allow to upgrade the existing infrastructure, implement informatics system and allow to speed up the flow of goods between Burundi and Tanzania.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Tanzania: Kabanga
Burundi: Kobero

Province or District

Kagera District

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Kabanga (6 km)





Managing Authority / Agency

Tanzanian Revenue Authority (TRA)

Contact Person


Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Kilimanjaro International Airport

1007 km

Truck Travel Time: 18 hrs

Car Travel time: 18 hrs

Nearest Port

Tanga Port

1225 km

Truck Travel Time: 24 hrs

Car Travel time: 24 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity


413 km

Truck Travel Time: 9 hrs

Car Travel time: 9 hrs

Other Information

Hours of Operation


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs


24 hrs

National Holidays


Seasonal Constraints


Customs Clearance

Tanzania Revenue Authority is implementing Single Customs Territory along the Central corridor. This initiative which was launched in October 2013 was piloted first in the Northern Corridor involving Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Following successful implementation in the Northern Corridor, the same is now rolled out onto the Central Corridor which involves Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. For more information, click the following link: http://www.tra.go.tz/swahili/index.php/export-procedures/102-import-procedure/326-implementation-of-eac-single-customs-territory-sct.

Usual documents are required for the custom clearance including invoice, packing list, permits, and the contract signed between the customer and the clearance agent, if any. The truck driver has to present his passport to the authority. Note that the goods could be subject to examination upon entering the country. The fees vary in function of the origin, destination, and the number of axles. For small vehicles, the fees are mainly based on the longer of the journey in Tanzania.

For more information on customs in Tanzania, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information. 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.


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