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Namibia and Botswana Self-Drive Guide Books – Edition 2

This week sees the launch of the brand-new Tracks4Africa Namibia and Botswana self-drive guide books. Our second editions feature detailed maps, suggested itineraries, and updated accommodation and camping information, all in a tough, new A4 format that makes route planning even easier.

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Ins and outs of a Carnet de Passage

You cannot travel across borders without a passport. A Carnet de Passage en Douane (CPD) can be seen as a ‘passport’ which allows your vehicle to be temporarily imported into a foreign country while you overland.

What exactly is a Carnet?

Most people refer to a Carnet de Passage as a Carnet or CPD. It is an international customs document which offers a guarantee to a foreign government that the vehicle identified in the Carnet, if granted temporary importation status, will be removed from the country within the specified time limit. In the event that the vehicle is not removed within that time frame, the country may claim from the authority who issued the Carnet all duties and taxes that would be required to permanently import the vehicle to that country.

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More than 1 million kilometres of roads covered!

For the first time the Tracks4Africa GPS map now covers more than 1 million kilometres of fully navigable roads as well as all streets (with names) in South Africa. Usually the growth of the T4A Traveller’s Africa GPS maps is organic in nature but this version saw a significant growth of 15.5% from the previous 15.10 version thanks not only to our users’ input, but also to data base alliances that have been established. Continue reading More than 1 million kilometres of roads covered!