Botswana is considered one of Africa's most safe travel destination. . Although in cities and town cases of crime are reported, Botswana is very peaceful. Even though this is the case clients are adviced to leave valuables at home to avoid attracting attented of thieves, these valuables include watches, jewellary etc .Luggage locks are always advisable when flying. generrally Botswana is a very peaceful, fast growing economy with good financial policies and politically stable.
A valid passport is a requirement for any international travel, when travelling into Botswana and or Southern Africa.Citizens of certain countries are required to obtain visas for entry into Botswana. It is highly advised to check with your travel consultant regarding current visa requirements. The responsibility to ensure all necessary travel documents are obtained is with you not Reflect Africa Expedition.
A guide or employee of Reflect Africa Expedition will wait for you at Maun Airport, After customs clearance you should look for a uniformed representative with a sign showing the name of our company and your name. We will then transfer you to appropriate destination as per your itinerary.
Tipping is not obligatory. It is, however, appropriate if you feel that the measure of service you received warrants a show of your personal appreciation.Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Most major currencies are accepted throughout Botswana. You will not need large sums of cash while on safari, However, some guests enjoy shopping for curio in Maun.The amount needed, of course, is your personal decision.
Yes. Reflect Africa Expedition will provide you with bottled water purified with reverse osmosis systems that purify the water to drinking standards. Th is bottled water is bought from certified Botswana barue of standards companies that have been licensed by the government.
Reflect Africa Expedition open sided vehicles fully converted to suit your game viewing experience as well as photography while at the same time provide comfort for off road drives. Enough space is availed for you equipment: camera, small backpack, reference books, snacks, bottled water, toilet paper, insect spray and a cool box for refreshments.
Lightweight clothing of neutral colours that blend with the African bush and forest are preferable during summer.
Warm wear such as jackets and jerseys, again of neutral colours, should be brought along during the winter months as it can be very chilly on the early morning and late evenings. In some parts of the country temperatures can even fall below zero degrees Celsius.
Trousers, long-sleeved shirts and blouses are also necessary as they minimize the chances of getting bitten by mosquito.
Closed, comfortable walking shoes or gym shoes are a must in all seasons.
Bring along a sun hat, preferably wide brimmed, as opposed to a baseball cap.
Also pack a good quality sunscreen, polarized sunglasses and a mosquito repellant to use at dawn and dusk.
A small day pack can also become handy for your prescription medicine, lip balm, moisturizer, binoculars, camera, camera batteries, sunscreen lotions, insect repellants and other small items.
It is highly recommended that clients keep their luggage to a minimum. It is very important to note this when travelling on a safari because of space constraints. On charter aircrafts used to transfer clients to and from safari camps, luggage is restricted to 20 kg per person and this includes all hand luggage and camera equipment.
We therefore strongly recommend that you travel with ‘soft duffel’ or ‘backpack’ style bags. Please do not bring hard-body or wheeled suitcases as they will not fit properly in the vehicle-trailer, and also will not fit on the luggage compartments of the light aircrafts normally used.
snakes are not of much concern in Botswana, normal common sense minimises contact with snakes (your professional safari guide will give you all the necessary dos and don'ts to avoid snakes). For your personal comfort, we recommend you bring some insect repellent of your own and take malarial prophylaxis (please consult your local travel medical specialist for the medication best suited to you). It is also a good idea to bring some sunscreen as even in the winter months the days are warm and clear and as you spend a large part of the day outside on activities, there is a risk of sunburn.