Good news for safari travellers – Botswana health authorities have opened their border to fully vaccinated travellers entering the country and will no longer need a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Unvaccinated visitors can also get inoculated free at Botswana’s entry points.
Travellers without a vaccination certificate will still be required to undergo a PCR test.
Fully vaccinated in Botswana terms includes the booster jab. If one is not fully vaccinated, they will have to provide a PCR test valid for 72 hours and be willing to be vaccinated at the border post before entry.
What Does This Mean For You?
This makes it incredibly easy to travel from wherever in the world to Botswana’s world-famous safari spots like the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Even better this means it’s much easier to combine Victoria Falls with a Chobe Day trip with much less hustle.
Why is the Chobe Day Trip Special?
The Chobe Day Trip which is a full day in the Chobe National Park starts from about 7 am till about 6 pm to 7 pm. Coming from Victoria Falls, you will be transferred by vehicle to the Kazungula Border post between Zimbabwe and Botswana. This is where you will meet your Botswana Guide for the day.
After the border formalities, you will head on to your first safari of the day which is a safari boat cruise along the Chobe River. This section of the river is famous for its huge herds of elephants which can be seen up-close and safely from the boat. The river is filled with an abundance of Hippos, crocodiles and plenty of birdlife.
The morning boat cruise ends at around 12.30 pm in time for a tasty and refreshing lunch at Chobe Safari Lodge on the banks of the Chobe River.
After lunch, you will get on a safari vehicle for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park. Here you will once again you will have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of wildlife as you explore the Chobe Riverfront. You have the chance to spot large herds of elephants, buffalo and plains game, along with their predators like lions and leopards.
At the end of the drive as the sun is going down you will be transferred back to your hotel to rest from this truly remarkable and memorable experience.
If you would like to go on this day trip and a stand-alone booking or part of an awesome travel package, make sure you talk to us and you would have made the first step towards your next amazing holiday.
While you are at it, enquire about our discounts to see how you can save while travelling with DK Tours and Safaris.
Botswana offers a wide range of safari options including longer trips and different types of accommodation – from tented camping to luxury lodges. You can check out one of our Botswana trips here or talk to us for a more tailored solution.