Daily Archives: April 12, 2014
Day 6, West Africa Cruise – At Sea, Off the Coast of Northern Namibia
Latitude: 17° 46.8330’ S
Longitude: 11° 31.5789’ E
The next stop for the G Expedition is Angola, which is the first real country we visit which will require visas for everyone.
Traveling to West Africa with a boat full of people from multiple countries is a giant immigration nightmare. Most of the countries we will be visiting require a visa for all visitors and some of the countries have a reputation for being some of the most expensive and difficult to get in the world. Our next stop in Angola has a reputation for being one of the hardest countries to enter if you don’t live in Africa.
One of the benefits of traveling by ship is that the visa process is easier and cheaper than it would be if you were to travel to all these countries individually. I spoke with the ship’s bursar Lawrence, who is responsible for dealing with all the paperwork for the visas for all the ship’s passengers. Here is some information which he shared with me about the visa process and what passengers need to know.