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Angola - Bagani, (Namibia) Border Crossing

Bagani (1.093 m above sea level) is a settlement on the south-western banks of the Okavango River in the Kavango East Region, Namibia, 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Rundu and near the Popa Falls on the Okavango River. Bagani has a population of around 2.000 inhabitants and is homestead of the local Mbukushu kings.

On the opposite, north-eastern banks of the river lies Bufalo in Caprivi and the two towns are linked via a nearby border post.

Compared to many other villages in Namibia, Bagani is still underdeveloped. It suffered from a bad infrastructure and the political unrest in neighboring Angola. Until then, the economy of Bagani was characterized by small farmers with only few general services.

Ruacana Border Post (NAM/ANGOLA)

Ruacana Border Control is the border post between Namibia and Angola. The nearest town to this border is Ruacana. They have restrooms and accept cash payments. Payments can be done in South African Rand at the Border and in Namibia itself.

  • Opening Times: 08:00-19:00 (GMT+2) Time Guideline
  • Rates and Payment: Payment Methods Accepted: Cash
  • Facilities: Fuel Station, Restrooms, Shop
  • Travelling Information: Closest Main Route : C46
    • Closest Town: Ruacana

CAR INSURANCE:

Travellers reported never having to buy additional car insurance when entering or travelling to Namibia. (2014).

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VEHICLE PERMIT:

If one is unable to buy a vehicle permit at the border, it is recommended to visit the nearest NATIS office to obtain this. (ie. This rarely happens, but a traveller reported this happened at the Ngoma Border Post in 2011).

What to pack for Angola Travel
In winter (June to August): for the coast, bring spring/autumn clothes, a sweatshirt or sweater and a jacket, especially south of Luanda. For the northernmost area, light clothes for the day, a sweatshirt and a light jacket for the evening, and a sun hat. For the south-central plateau, light clothes for the day, but also a sweater, a jacket and a hat for the evening, and hiking shoes.

In summer (December to February): along the coast, bring light clothing, a light sweatshirt for the evening, a light jacket for the southern part (see Namibe). For the northernmost area, light, loose-fitting clothes of natural fibers, a sun hat, a light sweatshirt for the evening, and a light raincoat or umbrella. For the south-central plateau, light clothes for the day, a sun hat, a sweatshirt and a spring jacket for the evening, a light raincoat or umbrella, and hiking shoes.

Stay safe!