Africa is a big continent and some of our African Safaris take you through many countries. The table below is a quick reference guide to which countries you do and do not need a visa for.
The majority of these visas can be obtained at the border however it is essential that you check the visa requirements of every country you will be visiting with the local embassy, consulate or a reputable visa handling company for the most up to date visa information before you travel. African countries are in a continual state of political flux and visa requirements can change overnight. Visa procurement remains the responsibility of the traveller and not that of On The Go.
For Mozambique, visas must be obtained prior to travel from your local consulate/embassy. However citizens of Australia and New Zealand (travelling from there) may be able to get theirs at the border as Australia and New Zealand do not have the adequate embassy/consulates to obtain visas from.
A new South Africa regulation aimed at fighting child trafficking comes into effect 01 October 2014. The UK Foreign Office states:
'All parents travelling with children into or out of South Africa may be asked to show the child’s unabridged (full) birth certificate, and where only one parent is accompanying, parental or legal consent for the child to travel (eg an affidavit from the other parent, a court order or – if applicable – a death certificate). You should travel with these documents in case you’re asked to provide them. There are other requirements for children travelling unaccompanied or with adults who are not their parents. For more information please contact the South African High Commission or the South African Department of Home Affairs.'
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Travel visas are an essential part of your holiday and you can’t get on with your adventure until you have them but they can be complicated things to sort out. There are application forms to complete, paperwork to provide and embassy queues to stand in. If you’re a resident of the UK, we offer a handy visa service to save you this hassle. Our visa department will fill out the visa application forms for you to check, make sure that you provide the correct paperwork and stand in the queues for you.
If you do not have a passport you can download instructions and an application form using the following links:
US passport service
Canadian passport service
Please ensure you allow plenty of time to obtain a passport and visas before your tour departure date.
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