Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a visa to enter South Africa, Namibia or Botswana
Most Nationalities, including UK, USA, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African Passport holders do not require a visa to visit South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.
Electricity and power outlets for South Africa and Namibia
Electricity outlet voltage: 220V,
running at 50Hz
Electrical Plugs: Type D (Same as
What to bring on Safari
- Sunscreen, a hat or cap and sunglasses
- Buff or face mask (wind/sun protection) and/ or beanie
- A good pair of Binoculars and a Range finder if bow hunting
- A flashlight or a headlamp
- Good ear protection accessories (if rifle hunting)
- Comfortable hiking/walking boots or trainers (terrain varies from sandy to rocky areas)
- A warm outdoor sports/hunting jacket (cold on back of vehicle- wind resistant jacket needed)
- Comfortable outdoor t-shirts or shirts
- Dressing in layers is the best way to handle the temperature changes throughout the day
- Outdoor hiking shorts (please note the Kalahari has many thorn bushes)
- Long comfortable hunting/hiking pants (May/June/July/August can get cold)
- A sweater or jersey
- Casual comfortable clothes and shoes for relaxing in the evenings and travel days
- Khaki, olive green, stone, browns or natural bush colours are advised to be best
- Camouflage clothing is allowed in most Southern African countries.
- Personal toiletries, personal medications and basic personal first aid items
Do I need travel insurance?
We strongly recommend that the following insurance, which is commercially available, be obtained by you: Accidental death/disability, Emergency medical evacuation, Trip cancellation, Loss of personal items, Medical insurance.
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What is the minimum caliber I should bring?
On African dangerous game the minimum requirement is a 375 calibre or bigger. For the rest of the plains game we would recommend bringing a 7mm , 308, 300 win mag, 30-06 etc. Smaller calibres are also allowed but keep in mind that there’s limitations to each calibre. The above mentioned calibres are suitable for any size plains game Africa’s got to offer.
What will the weather be like?
Summer in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana is from November to March. There is always a possibility of rain in the summer, especially in December, January and February. It can get cold when it rains. The summer temperatures during the day vary from 30C°/86F° to 38C°/100.4F° sometimes higher and at night the temperature is usually approximately 18C°/64.4F° to 20C°/68F° in summer. Spring is from September to October. The day time temperatures are much the same as summer. However the evenings can range from approximately 14C°/57.2F° to 18C°/64.4F°. The fall/winter months are May, June, July and August. The temperatures are warm in the day usually ranging from 20C°/68F° to 25C°/77F° and cold at night sometimes dropping below freezing. The dry season is generally March to October.
How big are your hunting areas?
It all depends on what country in Africa you are referring to.