Ship Your Car To Or From Maun, Botswana
Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana. This popular location is the capital of tourism and the center of the Ngamiland district. It is the main location for a number of safaris and air charter businesses that take tours into Okavango Delta.
Learn more about shipping to Botswana.
If you want to move to Botswana from the U.S., you will need to know a few things about this country first. Road conditions in Botswana are not very smooth because the terrain is rugged and feature less than half of the roads as paved. It is recommended that you have a four-wheel drive when traveling around the country. You will need to take your vehicle to the nearest port in the United States, closest to your home, so it can be exported out as soon as you are ready. When working with a company like A1 Auto Transport Service, you will be able to find assistance in locating the ports that are available for shipping a vehicle out to Botswana. If a port is not close to your home, you will then need to make arrangements for A1 Auto Transport Company to assist you in getting your vehicle to the export location.
Document For Shipping A Vehicle To Botswana
You will need to determine what the current regulations are for shipping a vehicle to Botswana and you will need to provide the following documentation:
- IC.2 application form – A1 Auto Transport agents will have this form available
- Registration from the vehicle you want to import
- Import permit/residence permit issued by the commerce committee
- Bill of Sale listing the purchase price
- CE101 For and two copies
- Passport that is valid
- Clearance certificate issued by the police department
Vehicles that are being imported to Botswana must be expected to pay the National Road Safety Fund Tax of $4.52 USD. This amount will expire in December and will be charged on an annual basis. For more information, contact the Botswana Embassy located in Washington, DC.
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In addition to the list of documents above, you will also be required to have the following documentation with you when your vehicle is shipped:
- Driver’s license
- Original title
- Original registration
- Social security card
- Original bill of sale
- Signed power of Attorney – if you are not able to be present at the port of exit.
Prior to Shipping
To get your vehicle ready for shipment, you will first need to talk to A1 Auto Transport Company to receive a quote for expenses. You will also need to consider the cost of driving the vehicle once you arrive in Botswana. If you are not available to pick up your vehicle at the port of entry, you will need to fill out the proper paperwork so A1 Auto Transport Service can handle it for you. Be sure that your vehicle is completely cleaned out prior to transporting, including the trunk. Since Botswana doesn’t currently have a port to send your vehicle to, you will need to have it delivered to the closest shipping port and then driven by land. Durban is the closest port to Botswana.
Types and Cost of Shipping
There are two types of shipping that you can choose from; Roll On/ Roll Off shipping and container shipping. The cost for either method of shipping will vary and can be discussed with your shipping agent. The two shipping methods include:
Roll On/ Roll Off (RORO)
With this type of shipping, your vehicle is driven onto a ramp on a carrier ship where it is strapped down and held into place during the travel over the sea. The cost will vary depending on the weight of the vehicle and the size of the vehicle which is determined before it leaves the port in the United States. However, this is the cheapest way to ship the vehicles most of the time.
Another method of shipping is the container shipping. For this method, your vehicle will be placed inside the container before it is loaded onto the carrier ship. You can choose from a 20 foot or 40 foot container. You can choose to share a container with someone else if you want to reduce the expense of using a container shipping method.
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