Travel tips

On this page we would like to share with you all kinds of general travel tips that will enrich your overland travel experience, either by making life easier for you or making your trip more interesting. On this page we shall cover subjects like:

  •  Camping etiquette
  • Safety rule number one: be informed
  • Beware of group travel
  • Always carry with you
  • Safety issues when travelling remote areas
  • Personal safety when travelling in Africa
  • Insurance
  • Be careful when you drive through long, dry grass
  • Be aware of wild animals
  • Taking photographs of people
  • Advice on renting a 4×4 with camping equipment
  • Advice on driving in Africa
  • How to book National Parks in Botswana
  • Fairy circles in Namibia
  • Travelling Kaokoland

7 thoughts on “Travel tips”

  1. Hi there, We will be travelling to Botswana on a 4x 4 trip and would like to know what the restrictions at the Parrs’ Halt border is as far as taking fresh vegetables and fruit with us. We are aware of the restrictions on their website – but friends told us you are not allowed ANY of these products.

    1. Ronel, Botswana does have strict import restrictions. You have to declare all plants and plant products as well as animals and animal products when you enter the country. The regulations on importing meat, meat products, fruit and vegetables change frequently because they are based on disease outbreaks in the region. You can phone the office of the Chief Plant Protection Officer on +267 392 8745/6 for the latest update on fruit and vegetables and the Director of Veterinary Services on +267 368 9000 for the latest update on meat and meat products.

  2. Sorry I don’t know of this is the right place for this question : somebody knows if is possible to enter in Namibia ( for a short time) with an italian car just with a TIP (temporary import permission).
    Thank you

      1. Hi Karin,
        I found this Internet site, in wich :
        ” Carnet de Passage : only compulsory if the vehicle is being shipped to Namibia ..etc.
        Permit : Allowed up to three months..etc..”
        Please let me know your opinion.
        Thank you

        1. Gian, I have checked with the Tracks4Africa Forum and our members confirmed that you do need a Carnet for Namibia, if your vehicle is registered outside the Southern Africa Common Customs Area. The Carnet must be renewed every year. Hope it helps.

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