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How many border crossings?

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How many border crossings?

Could anyone tell ...

If we land at Vic. Falls airport, go to Chobe for 4 days, back to Vic. Falls Hotel for another 2 days, see the falls from the park, horseback and elephant safari rides, then fly out of Vic. Falls airport to Jo'burg, how many times have we crossed borders and which borders are they? From the map it looks like the entrance to the park is in Zambia...

What/how many visas do we need? Any info will be appreciated.

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This post is in answer to your question and also to help clarify for many the small confusion that frequently occurs over 'Victoria Falls Airport' and town and 'Livingstone Airport' and town.

Victoria Falls is the name of the (original & historical) town in Zimbabwe that is located on or beside Victoria Falls - that is, the falls named as such on the Zambezi River. Victoria Falls has an airport nearby. There is a bridge across the river, just below the falls, that connects Zimbabwe to Zambia. Continue past this for a few kilometres (on the Zambian side of the bridge) and you arrive in a town named Livingstone. Livingstone has an airport nearby.

You will land in Zimbabwe at Vic Falls airport then drive across the border to Botswana to Chobe (either the national park of that name or to the town of Kasane adjacent to the park)

You will drive back across the same border from Botswana to Zimbabwe to the Vic Falls Hotel.

You will see the falls from the Nat. Park in Zim (the best view) and/or you may cross the border into Zambia to see the falls from there also - but of course that will mean a border crossing each way.

Like the Falls viewing,you will do your horseback and elephant rides in Zim but both are available in Zam also - but of course that will mean a border crossing each way.

So to answer your question, you should need a double entry visa to Zimbabwe and a single entry to Botswana.

Hope this helps.

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2. Re: How many border crossings?

When traveling from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park you will cross over the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana as the entrance to Chobe is in Kasane, Botswana. Traveling back into Zimbabwe, you will cross the Zimbabwe/Botswana border again. The Victoria Falls National Park has two entrances – one in Zambia and one in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. You will be able to see the falls from Zimbabwe. Therefore you will need two visas – one for Botswana and one for Zimbabwe. Which country are you from? The reason I am asking this is that while the Botswana visa is issued free of charge for most nationalities, there is a fee involved with the Zimbabwe visa. This fee differs based on which country you are from. You can pay for your Zimbabwe visa at the border crossing.


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3. Re: How many border crossings?

Thank you very much for the comprehensive explanation.

It is somewhat difficult to tell all this from the online maps.

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