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#1 Kingfisher Safaris

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:02 AM

I was hoping someone here may be able to help a client of mine in India. She is looking at applying for a visa to Botswana and wanted to know if there was a service to help her get a visa as she has heard some are rejected. Does anybody know if this is possible or needed?


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:47 PM

Ask them to try VFS services, Martin ......... I've used them for other visas - but, not Botswana.  They should be able to help, though ......... 

 

The last time I applied (last June) was easy - but, the time before was delayed beyond belief ......... So, it's a mixed bag every time!  Give it plenty of time is my advice.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:15 PM

@madaboutcheetah Thank you very much indeed, do you have a link for their website so i can get the right one, there seem to be quite a few when i Google it? Is it VFS Global? (http://www.vfsglobal.com)


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

That's the one - your clients will have heard of them as they are the authourized agent for visa procedures for several countries (i think SA too)


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

@madaboutcheetah Thanks a lot, really appreciate the help!!


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:22 AM

Martin, would love to hear about your experiences with this visa situation please? 

 

Are your clients on a lodge based safari or mobile safari?  In either case, the operator could also take up the matter with authorities in Gaborone via Botswana Tourism.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:46 AM

@madaboutcheetah Actually it's a little bit of both as one of them doesn't like the small aircraft so Pilot, our guide, is taking them overland and they are using him as a private guide in several Lodges. I'll explore your second option as i have worked with the BTO before but only in Maun. I will keep you posted.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:42 PM

The second option only works, once they have actually filed an application at the Botswana High Commission in Delhi - so, once they have done that you can give a little nudge via BTO


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