Visas

Visa Requirements

Visa requirements will vary substantially depending on your nationality, we, therefore, advise you to contact your various embassy or visa service agency to check your visa requirements, ensuring this is all sorted at least 4 weeks prior to departing on your tour. Visas are the sole responsibility of the traveller and African Game Safari UK will not be held responsible for clients being denied entry, should they not be in the possession of the correct visas.

We also ask that all travellers are in possession of a valid onward/return air travel ticket. Alternatively, you must have proof of sufficient funds which would enable you to purchase an onward/return ticket in order to leave the country. Should the adventure tour you are joining be re-entering a country, be sure to have multiple entry visas that will enable you to re-enter the country.

If you are in doubt whether you require a visa or just need assistance, please contact the embassy in your home country or contact:

Visa Solutions (South Africa)
Corner of Riebeeck and Long Streets, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Telephone +27 21 425 5896 – E-mail: visasolution@mweb.co.za

Onward Travel Arrangements

Please ensure that your onward travel arrangements are made before you depart on tour as these cannot be made while on tour. Please ask your tour operator about the options of onward travel with your tour and for names of low cost airlines if you want to fly to your next destination. We ask that you do not book your onward travel on the day the tour ends, as if we arrive late you will miss your flight and have to make alternate arrangements – remember, expect the unexpected. We are more than happy to book pre and post tour accommodation and transfers for you so please let us know if you would like us to do this for you.

Your Passport

Your passport must have enough spare pages for any visa requirements. We recommend at least 2 pages per country visited. Please ensure that you always take your passport with you when departing from the hotel/camp.  It is absolutely necessary that you make a copy of your passport and give it to your tour guides; we strongly recommend that you also leave a copy at home or with some friends. Another safety measure you can use is taking a photo of your passport, as well, as the contents and emailing it to yourself. Please note that South Africa insists having 2 clear pages available when you enter the country.  Keep this in mind if you are going to fly home from South Africa after completing a tour to multiple African countries.

You must ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your departure date from Africa. You are personally responsible for ensuring that passports, visas, vaccination certificates and other travel documents are in order and all costs related to these.  Please note that it is not advisable to use more than one passport (to avoid visa payments) when travelling. When entering (for example) Namibia, the immigration official needs to see the exit stamp for South Africa and it must be in the same passport in order to allow entry.