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Jangwa Tours and Safaris - Namibia & Botswana Tours

Travel Information

  • How to get to Namibia
    Which airlines fly to Namibia.The primary arrivals hub is Hosea Kutako International Airport, often known as Windhoek International Airport. This airport serves several airlines as well as private foreign flights. Eurowings operates nonstop flights from Frankfurt. Ethiopian Airlines' primary hub, Addis Ababa, connects various countries to Windhoek. Qatar has Doha arrivals. Daily flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town are operated by Airlink.
  • How to get to Botswana?
    Which airlines offer flights to Botswana?When visiting the Okavango Delta, the major arriving airport for Botswana is Maun International Airport. Maun is served by Airlink, Air Botswana, and Fast Jet, which fly to Johannesburg or Cape Town. There are no direct flights from Europe to Botswana at the moment.
  • Do I need a visa for Namibia?
    All visitors to Namibia must have a valid passport for at least six months after the date of entry, and have sufficient pages for entry and exit stamps (at least three blank pages for the entry and exit stamps). All visitors must also have a valid return ticket. In addition, all visitors must have a visa, except those nationalities with which Namibia has the necessary visa exemption agreement.For certain countries, Namibia provides tourist visas; for others, visas must be requested ahead to arrival in the relevant home nation or nearest country through a Namibian embassy or consulate. Visitors from the following countries do not require visas: Angola, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau SAR, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Visitors from the following countries can apply for a visa upon arrival in Namibia: Belarus, Cambodia, Chile, Equatorial Guinea, Benin, Cape Verde, Comoros, Eritrea, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Cote d’ Ivoire, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, Gambia, Burundi, Chad, Djibouti, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mexico, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova, Rwanda, South Korea, Liberia, Nicaragua, São Tomé and Principe, Thailand, Madagascar, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo, Mauritania, Poland, Singapore, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Vietnam and Western Sahara Republic.
  • Do I need a visa for Botswana?
    For certain countries, Botswana provides tourist visas; for others, visas must be requested ahead to arrival and that can be done by Botswana's e-visa service. Check here if you need a visa and how to apply for an e-visa.
  • Travelling with children to Namibia & Botswana
    Parents travelling with children under the age of 18 should in addition to their passports, carry a full birth certificate. Adults travelling with children that are not their biological children are advised to provide an affidavit from the child's biological parents or legal guardians.
  • Dining
    Dietary requirements when travelling to Namibia I am either a vegan or a vegetarian. Can I visit Namibia and Botswana?For travellers visiting Namibia and Botswana, our tours and safaris include a choice of dining alternatives, including vegetarian and vegan options. The skilled chefs create dishes with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The lodges also offer a variety of dietary options to ensure that everyone on the tour enjoys the best meals Namibia and Botswana have to offer. We always request dietary restrictions to ensure that the lodges are properly prepared for your arrival.
  • Cash and Cards
    How do I pay when travelling in Nambia or Botswana? When visiting Namibia, you can pay with cash or a credit card. Namibia accepts both Namibian Dollars and South African Rand for cash payments. When travelling in Botswana, you can pay with cash or a credit card. You can pay with cash in Botswana using either Pula or US dollars. We urge that you keep your cash to a minimum. Save some for tipping. At the airport, you can exchange any foreign currency.
  • Tipping
    Do I have to tip when travelling in Nambia or Botswana? Tipping is largely welcomed and customary in specific settings in Namibia and Botswana. While it is not required, it is considered a token of appreciation for good service. Following are some guidelines about tipping in Namibia and Botswana ; Restaurants: It is common to leave a tip of around 10% of the total bill if the service was satisfactory. Some restaurants may include a service charge, so it's advisable to check the bill before deciding on the tip amount. Safari Guides and Game Drives: If you go on a guided safari or game drive, it is customary to tip the guides and drivers. The amount can vary depending on the quality of the experience, but a general guideline is around US$ 12-20 per person per day. Hotels and Lodges: Tipping hotel staff, such as bellhops and housekeeping, is appreciated. You can give a small amount, such as US$5 per service. If you receive exceptional service or assistance, you may consider giving a higher tip. Petrol Attendants: When refueling your vehicle, it is customary to tip the petrol attendants who assist you. A small amount, such as US$1, is appropriate.
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