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Botswana

Botswana

Botswana, a landlocked country in southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. Luxury safari camps are common, and in the Delta’s Moremi Game Reserve, dug-out canoes are used to navigate past birdlife, hippos and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopard and black and white rhinos.

**URGENT NOTICE**
Please note that as of the 1st October 2016, the Botswana Government updated their laws concerning travelling with minors. The Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs informs the general public and travel industry that it has imposed requirements for minors (children under 18) travelling through the country's ports of entry.

Minors travelling through Botswana's borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passports. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent's affidavit consenting to such travel should be presented. However, an affidavit will not be required if the father's name does not appear on the child's birth certificate. African Bush Camps has spoken directly with The Director of Immigration and Citizenship, Mr Mabuse Pule, and whilst there is yet to be updates to various government websites, it has been communicated in an official letter we received from the Botswana Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, it was stated the decision is due to an enactment of the United Nations Anti Human Trafficking Protocol:

The following documents will be required when travelling to Botswana with minors (18 years and below):
Valid Passport
Valid VISA, if required
Unabridged Birth Certificate (Birth Certificate containing the particulars of a minor and those of the parents)
A letter of consent from the other parent should the minor be travelling with one parent