COVID-19 Travel Information

COVID-19 Travel Information

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a marked impact on how we travel. The international borders into Botswana are open and our safari camps & lodges are ready to welcome you on safari. To assist you with navigating the revised COVID-19 travel procedures, we have put several comprehensive documents together offering you important information on arrival and departure requirements, our in-lodge safety protocols as well as information on what to do should you test positive while in Botswana. All the links to the relevant documents can be found in the below summary.

LODGE HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

LODGE PROTOCOLS:

Our lodges are all in compliance with the Botswana Governments new operational protocols to ensure the health and safety of all guests and staff.

Desert & Delta Safaris are members of TOURSAFE Africa and compliant with internationally recognised hygiene practices.

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POSITIVE TEST CONTINGENCY PLANS:

What happens if you show symptoms or test positive for COVID–19 at a Desert & Delta Safaris property?

Step 1: You will be isolated in camp.

Step 2: Our contracted company doctor, as well as Okavango Air Rescue, will be consulted.

Step 3: When suitable, you will be transported to the relevant healthcare/isolation facilities.

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NOTE:

  • All expenses incurred are for your own account. Reduced rates will be provided if your stay in camp needs to be extended due to a positive COVID-19 test result.
  • Travel agents and guests will be kept informed at every step of the way.

TESTING OPTIONS & ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE INFORMATION

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS:

The below document provides you with up-to-date entry requirements into Botswana in terms of negative PCR certificates and result in time frames.

The departure requirements are usually determined by your end destination and/or the transit country you are travelling through. We have set out various requirements and information but it is critical you confirm this with your end destination.

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TESTING OPTIONS:

PCR testing can be done in Maun, Kasane, Gaborone or in the lodge. Below are the testing options available to you. For detailed information and costing on your in-lodge testing please speak to your journey specialist.

  • Add an additional night in Maun and do your COVID-19 testing in Maun the day before your departure. This is done at a private clinic at a rate of approximately $100.00 per person. We recommend an overnight stay at the Sedia Hotel for your stay in Maun. All arrangements in Maun can be managed by Desert & Delta Safaris.
  • End your safari at the our luxurious Chobe Game Lodge on the banks of the Chobe River and test the day before your departure at a private clinic in Kasane. The test price is approximately $115.00 per person and includes all transport to and from Chobe Game Lodge.
  • For no impact on your safari you can book in-camp testing and do your COVID-19 test at your last camp the day before your departure from Botswana. A nurse from one of the private clinics in Maun/Kasane will fly into the camp to do the necessary test. Your results will be available prior to your departure from the camp. Pricing for this option is available on request.

FAQ

We've put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand what a safari to Botswana is all about and to help you better prepare for your vacation.

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What to bring

With the long haul travel and luggage restrictions on the light aircrafts in Botswana, careful planning is essential. We have put together a list of what to bring on your safari to Botswana

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Transfers

An exciting element of your Botswana safari is getting around. All Desert & Delta Safaris camps are connected by light aircraft transfers operated by Safari Air.

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Children

Botswana is the ideal destination for your ultimate family safari. Before you travel, there are important requirements which you need to adhere to when travelling with minors.

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Health

Health and medical requirements are an important consideration when planning your Botswana safari. t is each guest’s sole responsibility to ensure that he or she has had all necessary inoculations, immunisations and medications prior to departure.

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Seasons

The Botswana landscape changes dramatically through the various seasons in the year with each season offering unique and special safari encounters. We've put together a simple guide to help you plan when to travel.

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Bird Enthusiasts

With its varied landscapes and expansive natural wildernesses, Botswana is a haven for the birding enthusiast. We've put together a few highlights on what to expect on your safari.

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Landscape & Wildlife

Arguably one of Africa’s best safari and wildlife destinations, Botswana offers vast tracts of unspoilt wilderness’s covering a variety of unique ecosystems, coupled with prolific wildlife encounters throughout your safari.

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