Botswana Transfers


Botswana Transfers

Our transfers to and from Botswana are operated at pre-scheduled times and the journey from the Sun International properties (Livingstone, Zambia) to Kasane via the Kazungula Ferry crossing is approximately 1½ hours. If clients wish to travel at an unscheduled time, the transfer will be treated as “private” and will be charged at a minimum of 4 persons.

Kazungula Ferry Crossing For all Zambian – Botswana transfers, clients are ferried across the Zambezi River by small speed boat to the Botswana river bank where they are met by 4×4 Game Drive vehicles that transfer the clients to their final destination.

Departures: On Request

Minimum: 2. If clients wish to travel at an unscheduled time, the transfer will be treated as “private” and will be charged at a minimum of 4 persons.

Maximum: Unlimited

Language: English (French, German, Italian & Spanish available on private tours, at supplement cost – subject to availability)

Please note: Clients will need their Passports and where necessary, a Visa to enter Botswana. The clients Visa must be purchased in advance from a Botswana High Commission and Visa fees are not included in our transfer rates.


Airport to Kasane Lodge

All our transfers are conducted in Mini Buses and/or Coaches and/or 4×4 Game Viewing Vehicles. Our Guide will personally meet your clients with name board that clearly states the client’s name/s. On their journey to town they are given a brief but informative commentary on the area, places to visit and items of special interest.

On arrival clients are given a Welcome letter containing Wild Horizons contact details and details of all services booked with us.

Departures: Daily

Minimum: 2

Maximum: Unlimited

Duration: dependant on destination.

Language: English (French, German, Italian & Spanish available on private tours, at supplement cost – subject to availability)

Transfers: Included

Please note: This transfer is applicable to the following properties: Chobe Marina, Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe Chilwero, Chobe Game Lodge, Elephant Valley Lodge, Garden Lodge, The Old House, Water Lily,Bakewna Lodge, Kubu Lodge,Kwalape Safari Logde,Cresta Mowana & Resort


CROSSING BORDERS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Wild Horizons is here to make your border crossing as simple and hassle free as possible. You can expect to have Wild Horizons staff accompanying you at all times and they will assist you in any possible way. Wild Horizons has a representative based at each border post. Wild Horizons staff are all very experienced at crossing these borders, however, the border posts are not under the jurisdiction of Wild Horizons, and as a result you may on occasion experience some of the scenarios laid out below.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FOLLOWING BORDER POSTS:

ZIMBABWE – BOTSWANA

  • You will be required to present yourself at Immigration
  • Possible queues at Immigration
  • When crossing from Zimbabwe to Botswana you will change from a Wild Horizons coach to an open 4×4 game viewing vehicle. This will be branded African Odyssey.
  • You may need to walk a short way with your bags to change vehicles
  • On the Botswana side you will be required to step on a treated mat for foot and mouth disease control. The officials may also request that you pass all your shoes over this mat, so would be a good idea to keep them easily accessible.

 ZAMBIA – BOTSWANA

  • You will be required to present yourself at Immigration
  • Possible queues at immigration
  • On the Zambian side of the river you will be required to walk a short distance from the transfer vehicle to the boat.
  • You will cross the Zambezi river in a speed boat (approximately 5 minutes) The general public and heavy commercial traffic cross the river on state operated ferries.
  • On the Botswana side of the river you will be transferred in an open 4×4 game viewing vehicle branded African Odyssey (do you want to specify “branded” in case of sub hires? to the Botswana immigration and customs hall. Every passenger is required to present themselves in person to the officials. Again scanning equipment will be encountered, however you may be required to complete manual declaration forms at either border should the computer systems be off line.
  • On the Botswana side you will be required to step on a treated mat for foot and mouth disease control. The officials may also request that you place all shoes in your position on this mat, so would be a good idea to keep them easily accessible
  • Possible delays due to heavy truck congestion.

 

Botswana fleet:

Toyota Coaster: 2 x 19 to 22 Seater (with air-conditioning)

Nissan Hardbody Game Viewers: 15 x 10 Seater

Toyota Regius: 2 x 7 Seater (with air-conditioning)

 


 

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