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Kazungula ferry is no longer operational, it has been replaced by the Kazungula Bridge in October 2020.
Kazungula ferry is situated between Botswana and Zambia. It is a pontoon ferry that will take you across the Zambezi river and it operates between the border at Kazungula and Kasane.
A valid passport book and vehicle papers must always accompany your car, and goods acquired outside the country must be declared. Botswana side very simple, no fixers around.
Get temperature taken for corona virus and they check where you have been in the past 21 days. Enter the building to get passport stamped. Pay all the required fees with all fees payable in cash only.
Stand in foot and mouth disinfectant and you are done. A new bridge is under construction on the river, so maybe next time they will not be need for the ferry anymore. For any clarifications on this matter please contact the Customs office.
The crossing, about 500m long, is a fairly short trip, taking less than 10 minutes.
|Address :||13km or 16min E of Kasane, Chobe/Kasane, Botswana|
|Postal :||P.O. Box 41, Kasane, Botswana|
|Tel :||+267 625 0420|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
06h00-22h00 (GMT+2) Time Guideline/ 7 days a week
|Updated for :||2023|
|Payment Methods Accepted :||Cash, Credit Card|
|Fee/s :||Ferry: BWP200 (USD30), Toll fee: USD20 (paid in USD only); Motor Vehicle Insurance 50BWP ( (amount also depend on vehicle type); National Road Safety 50BWP (Valid for a year); Road Transport Permit 65BWP. (Updated Jan-2023).|
|Languages spoken :||English|
|Closest Main Route :||A33|
|Closest Town :||Kasane|
PROCESS LEAVING BOTSWANA:
The Botswana side is easy. You drive past all the trucks and park in front of the building, entered from the western side as you approach. Your passport is stamped at Immigration and a person will provide you with a TEP (Temporary Export Permit) at the Customs counter on your left. This form requires you to fill in all your vehicle details: engine- and chassis numbers, address of registered owner, accessories etc. You also need to state where you intend re-importing your vehicle.
Currently, getting to the Border Post requires driving a (well-marked) detour. This is because of the roadworks on the soon-to-be opened bridge across the Zambezi. Consensus was that this will only be in 2021, so a few fortunate visitors will still be able to take the ferry!
Once done on the Botswana side, you drive past the person collecting the small slip issued to you at Customs, stating the vehicle’s registration number and number of persons in the vehicle. The drive down to the embankment is short and you get your first views of the lovely bridge, being built by a Korean company. Construction started in 2016.
TRAVELING WITH A MINOR:
Advice on travelling with minors, you will need a valid passport, valid visa if required, an Unabridged Birth Certificate with both parents’ names on and an affidavit from the other parent or both should the minor be travelling with one parent or with other family. The affidavit should not be older than 3 months.
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