BOTSWANA: VISA REQUIREMENTS & TRAVEL INFO.

Botswana visa requirements, Border posts, road distances, Air charter info.
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ACCESS & TRAVEL
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Of the ten districts within Botswana, Nagamiland and Chobe Districts (northern part) are the hubs of the tourism industry. Maun is the operations centre for the safari industry of that hub
and at present shows the highest rate of development within Botswana.

Daily fights on the nations air carrier (Air Botswana) operate from Maun to Johannesburg. From Maun to the Safari Camps, one flies in a light aircraft.

Light aircraft used out of Maun are mostly Cessna 206, 210 and Grand Caravan. The twin engine, Islander, is also used by certain air charter companies.

The principal draw cards to Ngamiland are the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park.

 


VISA REQUIREMENTS
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Visa Requirements - Visitors from the European Union, most Commonwealth countries and the USA do NOT require visas. Visitors from other countries such as, Brazil, Israel, Korea, Russia etc do require visas.

BORDER POSTS
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Posts Gate times:
Botswana/South Africa
- Pont Drift (Tuli) 0800-16h00 east to
Alldays
- Martins Drift 08h00-18h00 east to
Potgietersrus
- Tlokweng Gate 06h00-22h00 east to
Zeerust
Botswana/Namibia
- Mamuno 07h00-24h00 west to Windhoek
- Ngoma (Kasane) 07h00-18h00 north to
Caprivi
- Mohembo 06h00-18h00 west to Tsumeb
Botswana/Zambia
- Kazungula Ferry 06h00-18h00 east to
Victoria Falls
Botswana/Zimbabwe
- Kazungula 06h00-18h00 east to
Victoria Falls
- Pandamatenge 08h00-16h00 east to
Hwange
- Ramokgwebana 06h00-20h00 east to

DISTANCES & TRAVELLING TIMES BY ROAD
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Maun to Khwai = 100km -
(approx 3 hours - through Moremi National Park).
Maun to Savute = 176km -
(approx 5 hours - up through Moremi and Chobe National Park)
Maun to Kasane = 306km -
(approx 6 hours on a main tar road)
Khwai to Savute = 77km -
(approx 3-4 hours on a thick sand road)
Savute to Kasane = 145km -
(approx 5-6 hours partial thick sand road, then gravel and then tar)
Nata to Maun = 300km - (approx 3 hours)
Johannesburg to Maun = 1295km
(approx 12-14 hours tar road - stick to speed limit)
Francistown to Maun = 486km
Francistown to Nata = 180km
Selebi-Phikwe to Francistown - 134km

CHARTER AIRCRAFT
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Maximum baggage allowance within Botswana is 12 kilograms per person (excluding photographic equipment). Please pack all luggage in a soft bag. Hard sided and / or overweight luggage cannot be accepted on the charter aircraft within Botswana.

The Cessna 206 is ideally suited to use in this region. This is primarily because of its ability to negotiate the bush airstrips and also the benefit off an under belly cargo pod.

The Cessna 206 and 210 can seat 5 people and the pilot.

The Cessna 208 can seat 12 people and the pilot.

The Cessna 208 is what is commonly called a "turbo prop", this is because the plane is powered by a turbine engine.

There are numerous air charter companies that operate out of Maun. During the peak season Maun airport can record up to 300 air movements a day.

Scenic flights over the Okavango Delta can be arranged as an extra in either a fixed wing Cessna or Bell Jet Ranger helicopter.

The helicopter is ideal especially for enthusiastic photographers. The doors can be taken off in order to accommodate even the biggest camera lenses.

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