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Things to do in Africa & Travel Tips

What you need to know about passports , visas and medical requirements for travel in Africa

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One of the more serious aspects of international travel is what you need to know about your passport, visa(s) and medical requirements. It’s serious information because if any of your documents are not in order, it can ruin your safari (or end it prematurely), and...

Tipping in Africa – how much should I tip ?

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Many travellers feel uneasy about tipping because they do not know the local custom or are afraid of giving offence. We would like to stress that this is a guideline for gratuities only. We firmly believe a gratuity is not obligatory or mandatory; they are, however, customarily...

Important to note when flying in small aircrafts in Botswana

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• ALL luggage should be in SOFT-SIDED bags only. We have seen an increase in the number of hard suitcases which do not fit into the small storage area of the aircraft. If guests arrive with hard suitcases, it delays the flight and all subsequent flights for them and other...

BOTSWANA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT LEVY from 1 June 2017

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BOTSWANA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT LEVY The Levy Background • The Ministry of Environment Natural Resources’ Conservation and Tourism through the Botswana Tourism Organisation wishes to announce the introduction of an obligatory Tourism Development Levy (TDL) Purpose of the Levy • The...

Plastic bags have been banned in Kenya

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With effect from Monday 28.08.2017, all plastic bags have been banned in Kenya. This ban applies to tourists, however they have been given a grace period. Citizens of Kenya will be penalized for contravening the ban. The penalty is a US$4000/fine,or 2 years in prison, or both....

Uganda Online Visa Effect 1 July 2016

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REF: Uganda Introduces Online Visa Applications The Uganda department of immigration has introduced an online ONLY visa processing system in step with current trends around the region. With effect from 01st July 2016, all persons intending to visit Uganda and require a Visa shall...

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

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Before the trip guests meet at the Great White House in Kleinbaai You will receive breakfast or lunch and register your wetsuit size Guests receive a pre-trip safety briefing about what to expect during the trip and a biological background on great white sharks We then take a...

From June 2015 – Travel with Kids please take note – Important info

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From 1 June 2015, new immigration regulations apply pertaining to the travel of children. Travelers should make themselves aware of all relevant new requirements through the nearest South African embassy or consulate or visit the South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA)...

Important Passport info

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PASSPORTS • You must possess a valid passport issued by the country of which you are a citizen. • Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your return date – you cannot enter another country if your passport expires in less than six months. • Your passport...
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Zambia declared a Yellow Fever free zone

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Zambia received an early Christmas present when it was declared a yellow fever-free zone by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the run up to the end of year festivities. As we look ahead into 2015 and beyond, this is an important step in Zambia’s tourism growth. The WHO’s...