General Travel Info
Our core destinations of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa are safe countries to visit with friendly, peaceful people and well-developed tourism industries.
Crime is low to non-existent and the tourist infrastructure is well-established with good transport and communications links.
Though there is some variation from the southern reaches of Namibia through Botswana and Victoria Falls to the north-eastern regions of Zambia, the stable sub-tropical weather patterns and low health and safety risks make visiting these southern African countries as pleasant as the surroundings and the people you meet along the way.
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Included here is a short overview of the essential travel information. Use it as a guide if you want to establish the broad and general travel conditions to southern Africa. Bear in mind that conditions do change without notice and if you have specific concerns to voice them directly to your Travel Expert well before your departure.
Disclaimer: this information is provided as is without warranty or guarantee. While we make every effort to ensure the information we provide is correct, we make no attempt to provide comprehensive travel advice here and thus cannot be held liable for errors and omissions that may result in loss, injury or mishap.
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For the majority of visitors to Southern Africa, visas are issued on the spot at port of entry with no additional documentation needed. There are of course exceptions, anomalies and random changes so, regardless of what country you are from, be sure to confirm your visa requirements for every country you plan to visit well in advance of your travels.
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Victoria Falls Travel Info
Look. There. Miles in the distance. What is that? It sure ain’t no fire burning. No smoke on the water. It’s mist. Deep, deep, misty mist. With the river running through it. But it’s no babbling brook. No siree. It’s so noisy the Kololo called it Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’. Sheesh, what a racket.
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