At River View Lodge the health and safety of our guests and staff has always been our top priority.

In our effort to minimise the spread of COVID-19, River View Lodge follows stringent hygiene procedures including cleaning and disinfecting of all public/high traffic areas of the lodge throughout the day, and daily cleaning of guest rooms.   

In accordance with the Government of Botswana’s COVID-19 protocols, all staff and visitors are required to sanitise on arrival at the lodge and adhere to social distancing.  Hand sanitiser is available in all guest rooms and public areas.

Our entire staff complement at River View Lodge are also fully vaccinated!

With the majority of our guest rooms being free-standing and with our spacious safari game viewer vehicle and boat, River View Lodge is perfectly placed to facilitate social distancing to enhance the safety of our guests. 

Current Requirements to Enter Botswana

Latest requirements as of 2nd August 2022:

All persons who are fully vaccinated will not be required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test to enter Botswana, subject to presentation of proof of vaccination.

  1. Fully vaccinated means having taken two doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of the J&J/Janssen vaccine.    
  2. If a person is not fully vaccinated, they will be required to present a 72-hour negative PCR COVID-19 test result at the border in order to be allowed entry into the country.
  3. If a person is not fully vaccinated and does not present a 72-hour negative PCR COVID-19 test result at the border, they will, at their own cost, be required to undertake immediate COVID-19 PCR testing or any other test as determined by the Director of the port health service.
  4. If the result is negative they will be allowed into the country. If the result is positive, they will be required to isolate within the district of port of entry, at their own cost, for a period of five days, before being allowed entry into Botswana.

* Please note these requirements are subject to change.  Please check back regularly for the latest entry requirements for Botswana. *

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