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Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. It is best to consult with the high commission of the country being travelled to in the country being travelled from as requirements vary and change constantly. Botswana Safaris will not be held responsible for any incomplete or incorrect information regarding the visa process gathered by the traveller.

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As a guest on the Pangolin Voyager, you will become part of the local Zambezi community. The people of the floodplains are called the Subiya, and their language is related to Western Tonga and one of the earliest languages of the Zambezi, believed to have arrived around the Iron Age.

Guests, by simply observing the Subiya as they go about their daily life, or by going on a village visit, can get a closer experience of their culture.

The Pangolin Voyager has close links to the villages along our cruising route, and a visit can be arranged with a simple request. The villagers very much enjoy meeting our guests and explaining a little bit about their culture and way of life.

During your visit you are welcome to make a donation to the community or purchase some of their traditional handicrafts.