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    Any news on lifting SoE and when leisure travel to Botswana will be allowed?
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    Default Re: Leisure travel to Botswana.

    There are rumors that it could be 1st or 4th October....only rumors, not confirmed.

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    It is interesting to see that all the Bots travel agents, lodge and camp operators have disappeared (Without re-imbursing bookings paid for prior to Covid Lock down). They should be eager to repay or rebook. The same goes for Botswana parks authority who should reimburse permits paid for prior to Covid and could not be used due to lockdown.
    Maybe Botewana Tourism should be boycotted for a few years as a measure to ground their arrogance.
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    There are rumors that it could be 1st or 4th October....only rumors, not confirmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nambro View Post
    It is interesting to see that all the Bots travel agents, lodge and camp operators have disappeared (Without re-imbursing bookings paid for prior to Covid Lock down). They should be eager to repay or rebook. The same goes for Botswana parks authority who should reimburse permits paid for prior to Covid and could not be used due to lockdown.
    Maybe Botewana Tourism should be boycotted for a few years as a measure to ground their arrogance.

    We amended a trip with Botswana footprints with no problem - it took a while, but everything got sorted...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nambro View Post
    It is interesting to see that all the Bots travel agents, lodge and camp operators have disappeared (Without re-imbursing bookings paid for prior to Covid Lock down). They should be eager to repay or rebook. The same goes for Botswana parks authority who should reimburse permits paid for prior to Covid and could not be used due to lockdown.
    Maybe Botewana Tourism should be boycotted for a few years as a measure to ground their arrogance.
    Nambro you could just boycott Botswana Tourism on other reasons, not the one you stated that. Just go through the forum here, many people have rebooked their trips to 2021 without extra charge, even with DWNP. If you have a problem with an operator that you booked with and you having problem with, just state here and they will respond.
    Its easy to go on boycott campaign for a country and say you ground US for our arrogance. Feel insulted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nambro View Post
    It is interesting to see that all the Bots travel agents, lodge and camp operators have disappeared (Without re-imbursing bookings paid for prior to Covid Lock down). They should be eager to repay or rebook. The same goes for Botswana parks authority who should reimburse permits paid for prior to Covid and could not be used due to lockdown.
    Maybe s Tourism should be boycotted for a few years as a measure to ground their arrogance.

    I think you paint the whole industry with a brush you used for the toilet before.
    If you have any issues, bring them to the point and explain/debate your case.

    I must first find a case where one has not been helped in rearrangement of a booked trip, this forum is full of links and recommendations of how to go about it.
    We all had to scale down for the same reasons, have been forced to bridge the time with other activities, so not necessarily ready to take the crap that you are directing this way without substantiating the details.

    I guess everyone in the industry is on stand by and looking forward to spring into action, so it is very unlikely that they would cut the ties with customers as they are sitting idle.

    Where is the smiley for being "Pi$$ed off" with your comments
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    Default Leisure travel to Botswana.

    Just confirmed in SA that all 18 borders of SA that was open for cargo are now open for ALL transport. Still only the 3 airports in SA.
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    Tststs..not so hasty. I have substantial evidence. Namibia and SA have gone out their way to reimburse or reorganise. Not so Bots. So meneer, if you decide to go public, make sure you have your pants on.
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    I think you paint the whole industry with a brush you used for the toilet before.
    If you have any issues, bring them to the point and explain/debate your case.

    I must first find a case where one has not been helped in rearrangement of a booked trip, this forum is full of links and recommendations of how to go about it.
    We all had to scale down for the same reasons, have been forced to bridge the time with other activities, so not necessarily ready to take the crap that you are directing this way without substantiating the details.

    I guess everyone in the industry is on stand by and looking forward to spring into action, so it is very unlikely that they would cut the ties with customers as they are sitting idle.

    Where is the smiley for being "Pi$$ed off" with your comments
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    Default Re: Leisure travel to Botswana.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uys Snyders View Post
    Just confirmed in SA that all 18 borders of SA that was open for cargo are now open for ALL transport. Still only the 3 airports in SA.
    in which government gazette, can I read this?

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    Default Re: Leisure travel to Botswana.

    Closed to the public and exclusions
    The following areas remain closed and/or are specifically excluded under the countrys level 1 lockdown:

    • Night vigils;
    • Night clubs;
    • The 35 land borders that remain closed;
    • Initiation practices;
    • Passenger ships for international leisure purposes;
    • Attendance of any sporting event by spectators;
    • International sports events;
    • Exclusions relating to certain public transport services;
    • Exclusions relating to certain education services

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waals View Post
    Closed to the public and exclusions
    The following areas remain closed and/or are specifically excluded under the countrys level 1 lockdown:

    • Night vigils;
    • Night clubs;
    • The 35 land borders that remain closed;
    • Initiation practices;
    • Passenger ships for international leisure purposes;
    • Attendance of any sporting event by spectators;
    • International sports events;
    • Exclusions relating to certain public transport services;
    • Exclusions relating to certain education services
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoFrans View Post
    Any news on lifting SoE and when leisure travel to Botswana will be allowed?
    We are keeping our ears open...Hopefully 1st October when SOE come to an end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nambro View Post
    It is interesting to see that all the Bots travel agents, lodge and camp operators have disappeared (Without re-imbursing bookings paid for prior to Covid Lock down). They should be eager to repay or rebook. The same goes for Botswana parks authority who should reimburse permits paid for prior to Covid and could not be used due to lockdown.
    Maybe Botewana Tourism should be boycotted for a few years as a measure to ground their arrogance.
    How do you normally book?
    Maybe you were cheated, all who book in Bots have thier bookings re booked and refunde where needed.

    So maybe you need to make a thorough follow up in your bookings if you were booked.

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    Default Re: Leisure travel to Botswana.

    Quote Originally Posted by Waals View Post
    Closed to the public and exclusions
    The following areas remain closed and/or are specifically excluded under the countrys level 1 lockdown:

    • Night vigils;
    • Night clubs;
    • The 35 land borders that remain closed;
    • Initiation practices;
    • Passenger ships for international leisure purposes;
    • Attendance of any sporting event by spectators;
    • International sports events;
    • Exclusions relating to certain public transport services;
    • Exclusions relating to certain education services
    "The 35 land borders that were closed will remain closed. We must use the 18 borders that are open."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois111 View Post
    "The 35 land borders that were closed will remain closed. We must use the 18 borders that are open."
    This is bad for us.Live in Limpopo with Pontdrift/Platjan closeby.Martindrift a 200km detour to our destination in Tuli making weekend trip basically impossible.Moz through Giriondo also out.With the 72h Covid certificate ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nambro View Post
    It is interesting to see that all the Bots travel agents, lodge and camp operators have disappeared (Without re-imbursing bookings paid for prior to Covid Lock down). They should be eager to repay or rebook. The same goes for Botswana parks authority who should reimburse permits paid for prior to Covid and could not be used due to lockdown.
    Maybe Botewana Tourism should be boycotted for a few years as a measure to ground their arrogance.
    During the lockdown we rebooked our Moremi, Chobe and CKGR trips to 2021 with no problems whatsoever? Not sure what you're on about talking about Botswana Tourism "arrogance".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nambro View Post
    Tststs..not so hasty. I have substantial evidence. Namibia and SA have gone out their way to reimburse or reorganise. Not so Bots. So meneer, if you decide to go public, make sure you have your pants on.
    If you wanna go this way then put the proof where your mouth is.
    So far you just stirred some $#!t without any evidence.

    Maybe read it v e r y s l o w l e y to understand the difference between a legitimate claim (with figures, dates and facts) and just venting off some steam in any particular direction.

    If there i a difference in handling a case between SA, NAM and BW operators, then say so and suggest changes or adjustments in a creative way, there is little use generalisation in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys Snyders View Post
    Just confirmed in SA that all 18 borders of SA that was open for cargo are now open for ALL transport. Still only the 3 airports in SA.
    Be vigilant with prospective travel plans.
    It does not help when SA opens the border to "all African countries".
    The other side of the border needs to allow passage as well.

    I for myself have an issue.
    If I can now go from Bots into SA and have all the necessary clearance for COVID and all, the return might lead to quarantine when re-entering Botswana. This is not yet sorted in details.

    Same when going to Zambia, might work in one direction then returning keeping the fingers crossed, is not an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nambro View Post
    It is interesting to see that all the Bots travel agents, lodge and camp operators have disappeared (Without re-imbursing bookings paid for prior to Covid Lock down). They should be eager to repay or rebook. The same goes for Botswana parks authority who should reimburse permits paid for prior to Covid and could not be used due to lockdown.
    Maybe Botewana Tourism should be boycotted for a few years as a measure to ground their arrogance.
    What a broad statement and full of detail. I agree you should boycott Botswana but I don't think I will.

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