Botswana – Border crossing from Namibia
Border (Namibia into Botswana, Chobe National Park)
Everything went smoothly crossing the border from Namibia to Botswana, which leads into Chobe National Park.
After filling out our VAT returns, which they told us would be returned to my account within a few weeks, we were able to leave Namibia.
On the Botswana side, we were given a free 90-day entry visa. We obtained car insurance for the same period, which cost £12 / 150 pula and everything was done within 30 minutes of arrival.
The main thing to be aware of is that Botswana is a massive beef exporter to the EU and other areas around the world. They made myself and Reka disinfect our flip flops and made Maggie drive through a pool of disinfectant no doubt trying to prevent foot and mouth into the country.
While we were doing this, one lady was curious as to the colour of my skin and she couldn’t believe that I was brown and she started checking me up and down and even pulled my trousers up to see my legs if they were the same colour as the rest of my body! It was all done in jest and we all had a good laugh about it.