What visas might I need?

What visas might I need?  

  • Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements. Most countries also have websites where these specific requirements can be found.  
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documentation.  Visa requirements for your trip could vary depending on where you are from and in some cases where you have been prior to visiting us.  
  • The following information is a rough guideline. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you educate yourself and be sure to comply with all entry requirements for all countries visited on tour. 
  • Information provided is based on the following assumptions: 
  • Valid for Non-South African passport holders  
  • The requirements are based on tourist and not business applications 
  • You have the necessary funds/tickets/paperwork in place 
  • The applicant’s passport should remain valid for a period of 6 months after the applicant’s departure. 

Visa requirements  

  • A valid visa, if required.
  • Sufficient funds.
  • A return or onward ticket.
  • Yellow fever certificates are required if the journey starts or entails passing through the yellow fever belt of Africa – it is valid for 10 years and worth the hassle!

Please contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements. Each nationality has different visa requirements and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have valid visas for the countries you travel to. Some visas can be obtained on arrival, (this is applicable to most nationalities travelling to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Tanzania (although there are exceptions, please double check before departure) and these can only be paid for in US$ cash at the point of entry. Kenya has implemented an E-visa application system and visas are no longer available at the point of entry. It is possible to apply for an e-visa for Zambia and Zimbabwe as well but visas are still issued at the point of entry. Visas for South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia and Botswana can only be obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival at the point of entry. You can also inquire about the KAZA Visa (a UniVisa between Zambia and Zimbabwe) on arrival in Zambia although there are problems in the implementation of the visa and it is not always readily available

Useful websites to visit for visa information are:

General
https://www.visahq.com/visas.php

Botswana
http://www.bitc.co.bw/sites/default/files/Visa%20-%20No%20Visa%20Countries.pdf

Kenya
https://immigration.ecitizen.go.ke/index.php?id=5

Lesotho
http://www.projectvisa.com/visainformation/Lesotho

Malawi
http://www.immigration.gov.mw/Documents/visa%20nationals.pdf
http://www.immigration.gov.mw/visa.html

Namibia
http://www.namibiahc.org.uk/need_visa.php
http://www.namibia.org.za/visa-requirements/

South Africa
http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/countries-exempt-from-sa-visas
http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/applying-for-sa-visa

Swaziland
http://swazihighcom.co.za/services/

Tanzania
http://www.tanzaniaconsul.com/visa.html

Zambia
https://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=92&Itemid=117
http://evisa.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/#/
http://www.kazavisa.info/
http://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/univisa-zimbabwe-zambia.html

Zimbabwe
http://www.zimimmigration.gov.zw/index.php/visa-application-requirements
https://www.evisa.gov.zw/
http://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/zimbabwe-visa.html

Please note that visa requirements may change from one day to the next, please make sure to double check before your departure time.

 

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