Visa requirements for Botswana

There are only a handful of countries whose residents require tourist visas to enter Botswana (this list can be found here), while every traveller must ensure that they hold valid, permanent passports with at least 3 blank pages remaining. Most tourists in Botswana come from the United States, second-most is the United Kingdom, and third is Germany. Visitors from these countries do not need visas for 90 days and then can get an extension from immigration. Emergency or temporary passports are not accepted without an accompanying visa. Those travelling with minors (children under 18) are required to provide a certified copy of the minor’s unabridged birth certificate in addition to their valid, permanent passport in order to gain access into Botswana. In the instance that the minor is travelling without one or both of his/her parents, an affidavit from absent parent/s consenting to their child’s travel.


Popular Botswana Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

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Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience

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6-day Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls Water and Wilderness Combo

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Ultimate Botswana safari

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5-day Okavango Delta and Nxai Pan safari

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Pangolin photography tour of Botswana

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Safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana

Explore the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the…

Botswana and Namibia family safari

Enjoy both Botswana's Okavango Delta and Namibia's Caprivi…

Delights of Moremi Game Reserve Safari

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Victoria Falls and Chobe Safari

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