As visa requirements vary considerably depending on your nationality, please contact the various embassies or a visa service agencies to re-check visa requirements at least four weeks prior to departing for your tour. Please note that visas are the responsibility of the traveller and that Nomad Adventure Tours will not be held responsible for clients being denied entry should they not be in the possession of the relevant visas.

All travellers must be in possession of a valid onward/return air ticket or proof of other means of transport enabling the traveller to leave the country in which your adventure tour terminates. Alternatively you must have proof of sufficient funds (e.g. credit card) enabling you to purchase an air ticket to leave the country. Should the adventure tour you are joining be re-entering a country, be sure to have a multiple entry visa that enables you to re-enter the country.

In doubt whether you require a visa or just need assistance?

Contact the embassy in your home country or contact:

Visa Solutions (South Africa)
Corner of Riebeeck and Long Streets, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Telephone +27 21 425 5896 – E-mail:

Onward Travel Arrangements

Please ensure that your onward travel arrangements are made before you depart on tour as these cannot be made while on tour. We offer a good value for money transit from Vic-Falls to Johannesburg which you can add to your tour. Please ask our reservations department about the options of onward travel with your tour and for names of low cost airlines if you want to fly to your next destination. Please do not book your onward travel on the day the tour ends, if we arrive late you will have a problem – remember, expect the unexpected. We are more than happy to book pre and post tour accommodation and transfers for you so please let us know if you would like us to do this for you.


Your Passport

Your passport must have enough pages for all visas, at least 2 pages free for every country that you’ll be visiting.  Please ensure that you take your passport out from your hotel / backpackers safe the night before departure.  It is absolutely necessary that you make a copy of your passport and give it to your guides; we strongly recommend that you also leave a copy at home or with some friends.  Another good idea would be to take a photo of your passport, and the contents, and email it to yourself.  Please note that South Africa insists having 2 clear pages available when you enter the country.  Keep this in mind if you are going to fly home from South Africa after completing a tour to multiple African countries.

Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your date of departure from Africa.

You are personally responsible for ensuring that passports, visas, vaccination certificates and other travel documents are in order and for all costs relating thereto.

Please note that it is not advisable to use more than one passport (to avoid visa payments) when travelling.  When entering (for example) Namibia, the immigration official needs to see the exit stamp for South Africa and it must be in the same passport in order to allow entry.