Build Your Trip to Africa
Passport & Visa Requirements
Please note that you may wish to check with the embassy of the country in question about the updated visa and passport information that is required for travel in Africa. We cannot guarantee that the information below is not subject to change. OverlandingAfrica.com are only a phone call away and are always eager to help and give advice about the specific visas or travel passes that you might need.
Please note that all visitors to Africa must be in possession of a full passport which is valid for at least six months after the finish date of a tour. Your passport must have at least 2 blank pages before entering South Africa and it is safe TO ALWAYS have at least one blank page per country.
Remember that most countries will stamp your passports on arrival and departure, that is why you will need blank pages. If there is no room to stamp your passport you may not be allowed entry into that country!
As a safety precaution always take photocopies of your passport with you and leave a set of copies at home. If possible, try to get your copies certified, as it makes your life a lot easier in case of loss. Do not keep the copies inside your passport
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information pertaining to visas is up to date, it is still your responsibility to check on visa requirements based on the nationality of your passport. Visa requirements can change with little or no notice.
Certain nationalities require visas for Botswana. Please note that these visas take approximately 14 - 30 working days to issue depending on the nationality.
When applying for a visa, the ORIGINAL passport has to be submitted.
Botswana Consulate: Tel +27 11 4033748/9 Fax +27 11 4031384
Certain nationalities require visas for Kenya.
Kenyan High Commission: Tel +27 12 3622249/50/51
Fax +27 12 3622252
Yellow Fever certificates are required, in addition to the visa requirements.
Travellers are also advised to be immunized against cholera although it is not a requirement.
Travellers are advised to take Anti-Malaria pills 2 weeks before entering Kenya and to continue with the dosage while in the country and 2 weeks after departure.
Certain nationalities require visas, departure permits and / or re-entry permits into South Africa.
The following countries do not require a visa:
Austria; Belgium; France; Germany; Hong Kong; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Netherlands; New Zealand; Portugal; San Marino; South Korea; Spain; Switzerland and USA
Lesotho High Commission: Tel +27 12 467648 Fax +27 12 467649
Certain nationalities require visas for Malawi. Please apply for these visas well in advance.
New Airport Departure Tax: International : US$ 30.00 and Domestic : MK 200.00
Malawi Consulate General: Fax: +27 11 807 7790
Immigration Officer at the Malawi Consulate-General in Sandton: Cell: 082 908 7159
All nationalities except those stated below need visas.
Mozambique Consulate General: Tel +27 11 3361819/1810
Fax +27 11 3369921
Mozambique Consulate: Tel + 27 21 4262944/5 Fax + 27 21 4262946
The Mozambican government has advised that all persons travelling to the country are to obtain visas prior to their departure, as certain entry visas will not be issued upon arrival at any border post or airport. South Africans and Mozambicans travelling between the two neighbouring countries no longer require an entry visa as from Monday April 18, 2005.
Certain nationalities require visas for Namibia. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after date of entry.
Namibia Tourism Board: Tel +27 12 4193190/1 Fax +27 12 4215840
Certain nationalities require visas, departure permits and / or re-entry permits into South Africa.
Swaziland Consulate: Tel +27 11 4032050/36 Fax +27 11 4037473
TANZANIA (including ZANZIBAR)
All nationalities require visas for Tanzania these need to be applied for in advance. Please note that anyone holding an Israeli passport will require a minimum of one week to process their visa. For those returning to Tanzania, border officials often allow re-entry with the single entry visa used on the northbound trip as long as they are told about this on the first entry to Tanzania.
This may change at any time though and an additional visa may be required.
High Commission of Tanzania: Tel +27 12 3424393/71 Fax +27 12 43438
All foreign passport holders with the exception of most citizens of Commonwealth member countries, have to obtain a visa for Zambia. However, visa waivers are available, and we will be able to assist with these arrangements.
Contact details for the Zambian High Commission, in South Africa: Fax +27 12 3260263
Certain nationalities require visas for Zimbabwe. These must be applied for in advance although they are starting to issue visas at the border. Check with the embassy when enquiring. These visas take approximately 7-14 working days to process.
Zimbabwe Consulate: Tel +27 11 8382156/9 Fax +27 11 8385620
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com17 May 2012
Hi Devan, please read my previous comment below where your question has already been answered. Happy Trails!
- devan howard potts 16 May 2012
hi i am classed as south african came to england on my mothers southafrican passport when i was 7 been here since i am 19 now i applied for a southafrican passport and got one my question is can i go to tunisia and get a visa when i get there thanks devan
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com14 May 2012
Hi Devan, it is possible to obtain your visa at the port of entry (you cannot get visas on the plane) however this depends on your nationality so best to make 100% sure. I recommend you contact the nearest Tunisian embassy for more information. Happy trails!
- devan howard potts 12 May 2012
i live in england since i was 7 now 19 i have a southafrican passport do i need a visa to go to tunisia or can i get one on plane like everyone els thanks
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com10 May 2012
Hello Manka, this depends on the passport you will be traveling on and not the country where you are staying. Best would be to contact the nearest Mozambique embassy for more assistance. Cheers!
- Manka Situma09 May 2012
Do zimbabweans staying in South Africa travelling to Mozambique require a visa? Kind Regards Manka
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com12 Apr 2012
Hello Deris, please visit www.projectvisa.com for more information - we are not aware of visa requirements for business purposes as we only deal with holiday overland travel. Alternatively, you can contact your local Mali Embassy for more information. Happy Trails!
- Deris 11 Apr 2012
Hi, Would like to check whether Singaporeans need to apply visa when travelling to Congo/Matadi for business purpose. pls assist to advise. Thanks.
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com02 Apr 2012
Hi Cindy, travelling through any African country as a local or not, a passport is always required. With visas, we don't deal with these - check out www.projectvisa.com for more information. It is possible to obtain your visa at the border however this depends on your nationality so best to make 100% sure. Happy trails!
- cindy 01 Apr 2012
I would like to know if traveling from South Africa to Namibia to Tanzania what are the exact Visa and Passport requirments as a South African are both Visa and passport needed or not for the above countries?
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com30 Mar 2012
Hi Puneet, firstly this depends on country of the passport and where the work permit is for. Best would be to contact your nearest embassy for more assistance. Cheers!
- Puneet29 Mar 2012
A person got bussiness permit and his wife got vistor permit that expire in october and her pasport expired on after three month is she need six month validity
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com29 Mar 2012
Hi Hilda, we don't deal with visas. Check out www.projectvisa.com for more information. It is possible to obtain your visa at the border, however this depends on your nationality so best to make 100% sure. Alternatively I recommend you contact the nearest Tanzanian embassy for more information. Happy trails!
- hilda28 Mar 2012
Im a zimbabwean with a south african work permit i want to visit Tanzania for a week do i need a visa
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com19 Mar 2012
Hello Fakhree, we don't deal with visas. Check out www.projectvisa.com for more information. It is possible to obtain your visa at the border, however this depends on your nationality so best to make 100% sure. I also recommend you contact the embassies of the countries you wish be traveling through for further assistance. Happy trails!
- fakhree19 Mar 2012
Hi I was interested in visiting Victoria Falls in Zambia with my family in May2012 I am going to Vic falls in Zambia and to Botswana for a holiday Option A MUM-JNB-LVI travel by road from Livingstone to Botswana as part of itinerary MUB-JNB-MUM Option B (The same itinerary in reverse) MUM-JNB-MUB travel by road from Botswana to Livingstone as part of itinerary LVI-JNB-MUM In either case whether i enter from Livingstone Airport or from Botswana by Road can i get a Visa for Zambia "On Arrival" ( Just as they issue to Indians on arrival in Kenya/Tanzania/Thailand) Pls confirm If not then should i apply for one here in India at the Zambian embassy in Delhi and how do i apply ? Thanks Fakhree Rajkotwala Pune 9890039940
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com16 Mar 2012
Hi Mustapha, we only sell scheduled overland truck safaris. Your best bet would be to post questions on 4x4 forums and travel blogs for more assistance. Happy trails!
- mustapha16 Mar 2012
i am planing to travel to Swaziland by overland from Senegal.i need your directive.thanks.
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com15 Mar 2012
Hello Megan, we sell scheduled overland truck safaris and general travel advice around your overland trip. We are not familiar with the laws and regulations of acquiring dual citizenship for any countries. Your best bet would be to contact the local Home Affairs office in South Africa or alternatively contact the local South African embassy in London for more assistance. Cheers!
- Megan Cooper14 Mar 2012
I became a British citizen after applying for permission from the South African consulate to be allowed dual citizenship. All three of my children have been born in the UK but their births have been registered in the UK and South Africa. Do they also fall under the dual citizen agreement (i.e. they have to enter and leave SA with a SA passport) or can they enter using their British passports while my husband and I enter and leave using our South African passports? The reason I ask is that their SA passports have expired and I am loathed to spend money renewing them if they can travel on their British passports.
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com14 Mar 2012
Hi Jason, according to our local home affairs office in Cape Town - you will not be able to visit South Africa in August with your South African passport if it expires in October. Your passport has to be valid for a minimum of 60-days to visit South Africa. It would appear that you would either have to travel to South Africa with your British passport and leave South Africa on that same passport or alternatively, contact the local South African embassy in London for more assistance on applying for a new passport. Good Luck!
- Jason de Klerk13 Mar 2012
I have am a South African citizen with dual SA/UK citizenship living in the UK and wish to return to SA for a holiday in August. My SA passport expires in October. Will I be allowed to enter SA and leave SA even though I only have a month or so left on my passport.
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com09 Mar 2012
Hi John, I recommend you contact your closest local Kenyan Embassy for more assistance. Good Luck!
- john yegon09 Mar 2012
i urgently need a passport to travel across africa. am a kenyan citizen. am a long distance driver
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com05 Mar 2012
Hello Anesu, we only sell scheduled overland truck safaris in Africa and general travel advice. I recommend your contact the local Australian embassy or the closest Australian embassy for more information. Good luck!!
- anesu gamba03 Mar 2012
im a zimbabwean currently in nigeria and want to travel to australia. can i apply for australia visa via their consulate in nigeria or must it be back home??? doubt if im at the right coloum for these question but guide help please.....
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com27 Feb 2012
Hi Thandweyinkosi, we only sell scheduled overland truck safaris and travel advise regarding African overland tours. I recommend you contact the Netherlands consulate in South Africa for more information. Happy trails.
- Thandweyinkosi26 Feb 2012
Hie i'm a Zimbabwean holding Zimbabwe passport but residing on work permit in South Africa .i'm planning to visit Netherland for 30 day to see friends i want to know do i need visa and where to apply in South Africa . Help thanks
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com18 Jan 2012
Hi Harry, check out the following website which is great for advice regarding visas: www.projectvisa.com. It is possible to obtain your visas at the borders however this depends on your nationality so best to make 100% sure. I have replied to your email regarding visas. Cheers!
- Harry17 Jan 2012
I'm doing the Nairobi, gorillas to Johannesburg. I hold a red UK passport. Which ports will we be using to cross into each country and on which dates? Also, is it advisable to get the visas before we leave or at the boarder crossing? Thanks very much.
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com04 Jan 2012
Hi Nisha, your best bet would be to contact the embassy direct for more information. You can also check out www.projectvisa.com for the most updated information regarding visas.
- nisha01 Jan 2012
hi i am an indian holding indian passport but residing on work permit in ,london,uk from 3years i am planing to visit south africa for 20days to see friends i just want to knw do i need visa and where can i apply for ot wht documents needed for it.plz let me knw
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com19 Dec 2011
Hello Devan, there are quite a few countries where you are able to travel with a South Africa passport without needing a visa. Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Kenya are just some examples, check out www.projectvisa.com for more information on which countries you can travel to without a visa. Happy trails!
- devan potts 15 Dec 2011
i live in uk i have done since i was 7 i am now 19 i have just received my southafrican passport were can i travel too without a visa
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com09 Dec 2011
Hello Eve,Project visa is a site that the majority of tour companies use as this is the most up to date website we have available regarding information on visas etc. I recommend you can either then Google the relevant embassies that you are looking for and and contact them direct that way regarding the process in obtaining your visa. Or alternative, you can visit your local travel agent who may better be able to assist you with visas for the countries that you need. Good Luck!
- eve avila08 Dec 2011
It would really be helpful if you can provide reliable email addresses for each country so we can make inquiries about visas. Believe me, some of the email addresses in projectvisa are returned, and even email addresses of government ministries, embassies are bounced. The information needed is not simply whether a country needs visa or not. What is important is where do you apply for visas, where can you obtain downloadable forms, what are the requirements. So being able to communicate to these countries is necessary. Even So. Africa has no reliable email address for visa inquiries. Rwanda is a good model for hassle-free online visa application. The only reason I may not be able to join my preferred trip is the hassles of obtaining visas.
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com02 Dec 2011
Hi Deborah, It is possible to obtain your visas at the border, however this depends on your nationality so best to make 100% sure. Alternatively you may need to apply for your visa prior to your arrival. Check out www.projectvisa.com for more information on which visas you need for the countries that you will be visiting and if you can get it on arrival or if you need to apply for it before hand with the embassies direct. With regards to vaccinations, you will certainly need the yellow fever vaccinations should you visit Nigeria. As we are not medically trained, I recommend you contact your GP or local travel clinic for up to date information on what vaccinations you will need for the countries that you will be visiting. Happy trails!
- deborah02 Dec 2011
want to visit africa, I know I will be going to Nigeria and perhaps egypt. can you tell the process of getting a visa and vaccinations required if i want to travel next year?
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com29 Nov 2011
Hi Brad, it is possible to obtain your visa at most of the countries en route however this depends on your nationality, so best to make sure. I have sent you an email with more information. Happy trails!
- Brad James23 Nov 2011
Hello, I am an Australian Citizen currently travelling abroad. I am curently in Bali Indonesia for a further 6 weeks and then I travel to Thailand for 28 days. I have now changed my travel plans and wish to go on a safari in Africa. So far I am most interested in your Nairobi to Johannesburg in 4 weeks trip, departing Feb 12 2012. I mention that I am currently travelling so you are aware that I can not simply go to the consulates in Australia or send my passport off to each consulate as I am not sure how long the process will take and where they can send my visa back to. I also may need my visa to leave the country. The problem I am having at the moment is obtaining information about visa's. Kenya - I can obtain while in Thailand Tanzania - I believe I am able to get at point of entry, but I get conflicting reports. Zambia - I can't find any information about their visas Zimbabwe - $30 US at poiint of entry Botswana - I believe I can get Visa at point of entry South Africa - I believe I can obtain at point of entry. Can you confirm that the above is correct. I realise this is my responcibility to obtain my own visa's but as this is what you do for a living I am sure you can point me in the right direction. Can you also confirm that there is still spaces on the trip I am looking to do? Thank you for your assistance. Brad James
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com02 Nov 2011
Hi Mr Ojo. Your best bet would be to find an embassy close to you where you can apply for a visa - this may mean apply for your visa in another country! Good luck
- MR CGRISTIAN OJO02 Nov 2011
Good Day sir.i am Nigeria love to visit Swaziland and no embassy here for visa granted please what do i do . Thanks Mr OJo
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com12 Oct 2011
Hi Naomi. It is possible to obtain your visas at the border, however this depends on your nationality so best to make 100% sure. Check out www.projectvisa.com for more information on which visas you need for the countries that you will be visiting. Happy trails!
- Naomi04 Oct 2011
As an Australian visiting Uganda for a week, do I need to obtain a visa beforehand? Do I need a supply of photos for visas for my visits to South Africa, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe for a month total?
- Albert 28 Jun 2011
Dear Sir / Mam, I am planning a trip on motor cycle from Egypt through Sudan to Ethiopia. Currently I have managed to obtain all paperwork for my trip for Ethiopia and Egypt. Having a lot of problems at this point obtaining the paperwork for Sudan. Ca you help arranging all relevant documentation for Sudan? Currently my trip plan is planned as set out below: From Egypt to Sudan -Crossing Lake Nubia to Wadi Halfa(Sudan) Sudan -Wadi Halfa to Khartoum -Khartoum to Doka From Sudan to Ethiopia -Doka - Metema(border town Ethiopie) Hope you can save my trip by aiding me with the correct documentation for Sudan. Kind regards Albert Claassen
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com20 Jun 2011
Hi Patricia, Your best bet would be to contact the local embassy in your home country as they will be able to give you more information regarding what you will need for immunizations. Or you can check it out with the World Health Organization (www.who.int/en/) for the most up to date information. Good Luck!
- Patricia Crowley OSB19 Jun 2011
I would like to know what immunizations are needed for travel to Togo, Ghana, and Benin, please.
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com14 Jun 2011
Hi Andreas, I have emailed you some more information so keep an eye out on your inbox! Cheers :)
- Andreas Tsombos13 Jun 2011
Hi. I will be graduating from high school in a little more then a year. I have decided to spend a year in Africa before I continue my training to be a polar guide/mountaineer. I am really excited about your 40 week trans Africa expedition adventure. I just have some questions for now. Is the flight to Spain included and how will I know where to meet up with the truck ? It says in the inteniary that we will stop several times over the year to sort out visas etc, but will you get and organise the visas for me or will I need to get them myself beforehand ? If so, which ones? I am from Sweden. All the excursions and exciting things I will be able to pay to do along the way, will I get told when they are available depending where we are? And if there is 4 things I can do at one place, will there be enough days/hours to take part in them all ? What will happen after Kairo? Is there a chance that we will not be able to go through Egypt, considering the circumstances at the moment ? What kind of equipment/ facilities will the truck have? Is there a way to charge my camera etc ? If I want to take part in nearly all the extra excursions and fun things you can do, is there a way for me to get access to my money when I need without having to carry $6000 on me ?
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com20 May 2011
Hi Lavacres. There is not really a bad time to come to Africa as it is still beautiful throughout the year. However our busy season is from May through to around October. Check out our weather page on our website that gives you more information on weather in different countries. Happy trails!
- Lavacres 15 May 2011
I would like to visit some part of Africa soon and would like to know the best time for good weather,and where to get more infor mation or on line .thank you
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com24 Feb 2011
Hi Kristy. I suggest you contact your nearest Angolan Embassy for advice. Happy Travels!
- kristy william23 Feb 2011
Do i nned visa to travel to Angola while i have a Botswana passport?
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com16 Feb 2011
Hi Estelle, I guess you are talking about someone whose visa has expired? Depending on the country I guess it is possible, but as far as I am aware they normally just fine you if it is a first offence.... Most countries require you to apply for a extension of the original visa at least 14 days before expiry. Cheers.
- Estelle16 Feb 2011
Can you please inform me if they can lock a person up in jail if his date of departure was 4 days late ??????
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com12 Jan 2011
Hi Nancy, As far as I’m aware you can obtain all your visas at the borders. However please be aware that visa restriction changes all the time and a moment’s notice and therefore it would be best to contact your closest embassy to inquire about the latest entry requirements for US citizens. Cheers
- Nancy marchese12 Jan 2011
Hello, I am a USA born citizen. I will be flying into Johanesburg South Africa (February 2011) and staying for 1-2 weeks then I will drive overland to Zambia via Zimbabwe. Can I pay for my Visas at the border of each country? I will then fly from Zambia(Lusaka) to South Africa..stay a few days and fly back to the USA. Thank You for any advice
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com09 Dec 2010
Hi Rob, I suggest contacting your closest Guinea Embassy or consulate for information on visas and any other restrictions before you travel. Cheers
- Rob Edwards07 Dec 2010
I'm traveling to Guinea Africa the second week of January 2011. I will be in the country for 4-5 days on business. Do I need to have a visa and how do I go about getting one? I just recieved my passport one week ago. I've never been out of the U.S. before so I'm ignorrant on what all I need. Thanks.
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com01 Dec 2010
Hi Tonderai, As far as I know you do not require a visa to enter Swaziland as a Zimbabwean. However I suggest you contact the Swaziland Consulate as per the telephone number above and confirm the requirements.Cheers
- Tonderai30 Nov 2010
Does a zimbabwean nationality need a visa to enter Swaziland
- Guillot02 Nov 2010
i'm going to book your tour "Roof of Africa" 14 Feb./06March TUNIS/CAIRO What about the visa for LIBYA???: do you take care of it("group visa" for exemple)? OR do i have to get it myself here in FRANCE where i live? and in that case :HOW? Thanks for your infos Paul GUILLOT
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com22 Oct 2010
Hi Kirstan, It depends on the passport you are travelling on. Drop us a email with your passport nationality and we can let you know. Cheers,
- Kirstan 21 Oct 2010
I will be going on the gorillias and beaches tour and was wondering how many visa's I can get at the borders and how many I will need to get in advance?
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com14 Oct 2010
Hi Smita, You will need to contact your closest South Africa embassy or consulate for information and application. India is one of the few countries that require a visa in advance for travel to South Africa. Cheers,
- Smita Scindia14 Oct 2010
HI I am planning to go to South Africa in NOV end for a week's time.My husband works in South Africa and need to visit him I hold an Indian passport and currently working in USA Califronia on L1 B visa. I want to know which Visa would be valid for me to travel to South Africa from USA Sunnyvale city California. How will I get more details and process to File a South African Tourist/Visitor's Visa. Thanks and regards Smita Scindia
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com23 Aug 2010
Hi Jerome, As far as i am aware you can obtain a visa at the border however i suggest you contact your closest Swaziland Consulate to double check this.Cheers
- jerome miles21 Aug 2010
I am the holder of a Jamaican passport and will be visiting South Africa next week. Do I need a visa to go to Swaziland and if so can I get one there?
- Dayne - Overlanding Africa.com06 May 2010
Hi Janet,You can obtain your visa at the border. However you should also check this with a representative of Zimbabwe in your country of residence just to make double sure. Cheers Dayne
- Janet05 May 2010
Hi I have a US pssport and I am looking at Bob's Best of Zimbabwe for June 16. Do I need to apply for visas now? Thank you, Janet
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com23 Apr 2010
Hi Janet, It really depends on the passport you are carrying. Most nationalities can get most visa's on arrival. Let us know what nationality you are and we can help you with more info. Cheers.
- Janet Testerman23 Apr 2010
Hi, I am considering the Central Africa Loop trip, but can you suggest a way to facilitate obtaining the many visas? It looks like I need to get them ahead of time, but the letters below indicate I obtain them as I go. Thank you, Janet
- Dayne - Overlanding Africa.com12 Apr 2010
Hi Victoria, You wont require any visas prior to departure and can obtain all of them on the border. This is the current information but you will have to check again closer to time of travel for any new requirements they might have. You will be required to pay for your own dinner in all major cities and you would also need an average of 20 USD per day for spending on water, snacks etc. This is only an estimate and depends on your personal needs and what you require.Cheers Dayne
- Victoria12 Apr 2010
Hey, i've been looking at your western trans africa expedition and I noticed throughout the itinerary it mentioned stopping to get visa's and i was wondering if all the visas needed for countries along that tour are able to be received upon entry or if there are any that would need to be applied for before (i am a canadian citizen), also besides the tour price, local payment and any if the activities along the way that you can choose to do, approximatly how many other exspenses are there, sorry for all the questions im jus trying to see if i would be able to save enough for this tour :) thanks
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com01 Mar 2010
Hi Peter, Our awesome travel consultants are emailing you right now. Cheers.
- Peter Blaikner27 Feb 2010
Hi, I am interested in the tour "Vic falls and Indian Ocean Highlights" starting on the 25th of April (14 days). Please give me some information. Also: Visa for Zimbabwe and Mozambique? I am Austrian (European Union). And: How to come from Johannesburg to the Vic falls (Zimbabwe side, where the tour starts). Thank you, Peter.
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com10 Dec 2009
Hey Jay, Not a good idea to get any of these visa's in advance. As you say they will have expired before you get there. :) UK passport holders are some of the more fortunate ones as they can get most visa's at the border on arrival in pretty much all of Africa. On the Trans trips you might be required to get a Morocco or Mauritania visa in advance and the rest we get as you go along. Most meals are included in the price. Send us an enquiry with the name of the trip you are looking at and we can send you all the pre-departure info which will answer most of your questions. :)
- Jay Trivedi10 Dec 2009
Hi, I am thinking of doing one of your longer trips (6-9months), and was wondering what have you'd recommend regarding visas for British Citizens. I suppose my main concern is that on the longer trips if I were to apply for visas in London before I left they would expire by the time that we got to those countries... (I'm thinking Tanzania for example on the 9month tour). Also, is food included in the price of these longer tours, or is it an extra? Thanks, your feedback would be very much appreciated! Jay Trivedi
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10 things to do before you die
Do this on the Kalahari and Okavango Delta.Tours with Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion
Do this on the Complete Trans Africa Expedition.Tours with Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Do this on the Best of East Africa.Tours with Serengeti National Park Excursion
Do this on the Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking.Tours with Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking
Do this on the Cairo to Cape Town Nile Trans.Tours with Zanzibar Scuba Diving
Do this on the Vic Falls to the Cape Photography Tour.Tours with Victoria Falls Flight of Angels
Do this on the Kalahari and Okavango Delta.Tours with White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River
Do this on the Vic Falls to the Cape Photography Tour.Tours with Sossusvlei Guided Walk
Do this on the Best of South Africa.Tours with Kruger National Park Game Drive
5 places worth checking out in Africa
Visit Etosha National Park on the Cape Town to Nairobi with Gorilla TrekTours through Etosha National Park
Visit Okavango Delta on the Victoria Falls to Johannesburg via BotswanaTours through Okavango Delta
Visit Serengeti National Park on the Eastern DiscovererTours through Serengeti National Park