Shipping to Botswana

We offer regular services to Gaborone for both air and sea freight. We operate 3 times air freight consolidation services per week to Gaborone and Francistown atvery competitive rates. Please contact us for our current rates.

We operate a Weekly LCL(Less than Container Load) & FCL (Full Container Load) at unbelievable rates. Please contact us for the best rates on the market.

Personal Effects

We have a great deal of experience in the movement of personal effects & household goods to Botswana. We are well versed with the Botswana customs procedures and we can offer free advice to help you plan properly.

Sir SeretseKhama International Airport& Francistown Airport

Apart from our in house service we use other local agents at who are able to provide customs clearance and guidance through Botswanacustoms formalities.We invite you to contact us to discuss your requirements.


  • Consolidation Air Freight Service for shipments from different shippers grouped together as one.
  • Drop Shipping for your own small purchases from various suppliers that we can receive and put together and send to you as one shipment.
  • Direct Air Freight Service (also known as Direct IATA Service or Back to Back)
  • Time Sensitive Air Freight Service.
  • Dangerous Goods Air Freight Service for safe, consistent and reliable air transportation of dangerous goods.
Express Courier

Zambezi Freight is a discount courier to Lesotho upon whom you can rely to get your parcel where it needs to go without any unnecessary hassles and without it costing you too much money. We have a wide range of different parcel delivery deals for you to choose from and we will always find you one which issuitable for your needs.

We work with most trusted international postage specialists - including such leading firms as DHL, UPS, and TNT; so when you arrange parcel delivery to Botswana through us, you can rest assured you'll be getting great service at budget rates for the same quality service.

This service is for those most urgent items such as an envelope of documents to packages up to a maximum weight of 30kg per package.

Delivery time is 2-4 Days.

Airport to Airport

On our Airport to Airport service to Lesotho we will send your goods to Sir SeretseKhama International Airport& Francistown Airportwhere the recipient will clear the goods through customs themselves paying all the destination charges.

Door to Door

Service covers collection from your door in the UK, shipping, customs clearance and delivery to the door once the goods have arrived in Botswana.We will need a comprehensive packing list for this service.At the moment this service does not cover customs duty and taxes, consignee will have to pay this if there is any required.

Personal Effects

This is the most confused shipping service by most shipping Agents, personal effects entails personal belongings, items of daily use like one's own clothes and various items of the same nature not usually new items and not meant for resale or any other commercial use. This could be unaccompanied luggage, excess baggage or items being send as gifts to relatives or friends abroad.

Excess Baggage

These are goods that are over and above your allocated luggage allocation when flying from one destination to another. We would normally come to your rescue when you get stuck at the airport and collect your cargo and ship it separately instead of you paying the prime charges that airline usually charge.

Excess Baggage allowances and Excess Baggage Costs with Airlines are very expensive and if you contact one of our well trained and friendly staff you will not need to pay the extortionate prices, sometimes as much as your ticket, that they to try charge you at the airport.

Commercial Cargo

We offer a wide range of commercial shipping services at affordable rates.

Suppliers can deliver direct to us or we can collect from them on your behalf.

We're the perfect single source for all your transportation needs as we reduce costs and save you both time and money. One call, one invoice provided by one consistent quality and reliable shipping company.

Zambezi Freight can customs clear any type of import with any type of complexity, whether you have full load sea freight container or a small air freight shipment from Botswana,EU, China, India, Middle East, US or anywhere else in the world.

We provide customs clearance from the following UK ports:
  • London Heathrow Airport
  • London Gatwick Airport
  • Felixstowe, Southampton, Dover, Tilbury & Liverpool

With our extensive knowledge in importing goods to UK, we take the load off your mind.

Ocean Freight:


With this service we receive at our depot several other customers' goods and combine them to fill up a container and once the goods arrive at destination we de-consolidate and allow individual recipients to collect their allocated goods.

Less than Container Load (LCL)

LCL is one of our most popular and cost saving service if you have a large consignment which cannot fill a full container load. An external consolidator will offer space in their container charging per cubic metre, accepting goods from other freight forwarders and take care of the whole process until goods arrive at destination country, usually to an Inland Container Depot (ICD). For Botswana it will be Gaborone. We can provide packaging boxes for sea freight at a small deposit. Call the office for further details.

Full Container Load (FCL)

FCL is most convenient for international relocation or large commercial consignments. We use various reputable liners giving us a broader choice to offer competitive rates.

Our containers usually go through Durban right through Gaborone or Francistown. Give us a call for a quote.

Shared Container

A shared container can be used when 2 or more individuals put together their goods in order to utilise a full container load. It's usually a cost serving alternative to an LCL or Consolidation. The individuals share the costs of shipping depending on the space that they will utilise.

Vehicle Shipping:

Roll on Roll off (RoRo)

We are one of the UK's premier international car shipping companies with a vast range of experience in shipping all types of transport cargo including motorhomes and caravans, yachts and boats, trucks, motorbikes, tractors and trailers.

We can ship vehicles to Botswana through the following routes:

Walvis Bay, Namibia; Vehicles on this route can get to Botswana through Mamuno by transporter or driven all the way to Gaborone. Durban, South Africa; Vehicles on this route can get to Botswana through Ramotswa by transporter

In the UK we ship vehicles from Immingham(North East Lincolnshire, Sheerness(Kent) &Killingholme(Southampton)

We are registered and approved HMRC export clearance Agent and provide approved UK and overseas customs clearance formalities. We have direct link to HMRC's New Export System (NES) which allows us to process all export documents for our clients.


Container ships leave the UK weekly and we offer competitive shipping rates for all worldwide destinations. Furthermore, we can provide advice on destination import regulations and customs requirements.

Consolidated Container

Through our partners we can now provide a revolutionary R-Rak shipping system for safe and secure loading of cars into containers. Now available on many of our routes, this unique racking allows us to load 4 cars into a 40ft container and pass on the savings to you.Please contact us for further details.

Vehicle Shipping Quote Form

Name* :
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Vehicle Details
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Do you require collection on a transporter?
Is vehicle Fully Operational?
Or by a 'fully qualified and insured plate driver'?
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