Tagged: Visa

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Border Crossing: Malawi to Tanzania (Songwe)

Crossing the border to Tanzania by road from Malawi was was no problem at all. A visa on arrival, and some paperwork for the car… There is only one overland border crossing from between Malawi and Tanzania at the Songwe river – at Kasumulu on the Malawian side, and 115km south of Mbeya on the Tanzanian side....

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Border crossing: Zambia to Malawi (Mwani/Mchinji)

Crossing the border to Malawi by road from Zambia was was no problem at all. A rather expensive visa, but only some paperwork for the car… on the whole, much less hassle than entering Zambia… Which border crossing to choose? There are, apparently, four overland border crossings from between Zambia and Malawi. The easiest...

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Kazungula border crossing: Botswana to Zambia

The Kazungula border from Botswana to Zambia is a bit of a hassle compared to other borders in Southern Africa. Two hours in the baking heat, a few hoops and US$300 later, we finally entered Zambia… Kazungula ferry border crossing Botswana and Zambia share the world’s shortest border crossing (depending on who you ask)...

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Border crossing: Namibia to Botswana

Like many overland border crossings in Southern Africa, crossing the border from Namibia to Botswana was no problem at all. Minimal hassle, and minimal paperwork or corruption. Which border crossing to choose? There are 4 overland border crossings between Namibia and Botswana. The most popular and well-used borders are Buitepos / Momuno Bridge on the trans-Kalahari...

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Border Crossing: South Africa to Namibia

Like many overland border crossings in Southern Africa, crossing the border from South Africa to Namibia was no problem at all. Minimal hassle, and no paperwork or corruption. Which border crossing to choose? There are 9 overland border crossings between South Africa and Namibia.However, practically speaking there are only 6. The Oranjemund / Alexander...

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Border Crossing: South Africa to Lesotho (and back)

Like many overland border crossings in Southern Africa, crossing from South Africa to Lesotho and back again was no problem at all. Minimal hassle, and no paperwork or corruption. Which border crossing to choose? There are 13 overland border crossings between South Africa and Lesotho. Which one to choose will depend on where you’re going...

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Angolan Visa Options

Angola Visa So many people had told us different stories about obtaining an Angolan visa and the versions change depending on who we spoke to so we were a bit apprehensive about the process.  At the time of writing in 2010, these were the options we were presented with for trying to...

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Cameroun – Yaoundé

Yaoundé – Patisserie Heaven Heading into the capital was a nice surprise as Yaoundé was a fairly easy city to travel around, for a capital it was very laid back. The best thing of all was the fact that on every street corner there was some kind of patisserie that would...