Botswana Budget

Total Amount Spent in Botswana: 2,832.5 Pula + 1,130 Namibian Dollars + $100 (about $637)

Exchange Rate: $1 = 7 Botswana Pula

Number of Days Spent in Botswana: 4 (April 26-28 & May 2, 2009)

Average Per Day Spending: 708.13 Pula + 282.5 Namibian Dollars + $25 (about $159.25)

BREAKDOWN BY CATEGORY

  • Transportation: 447.5 Pula + 160 Namibian Dollars + $100
  • Accomodations: 802 Pula
  • Food: 433 Pula
  • Activities: 1,150 Pula + 970 Namibian Dollars

FURTHER EXPLANATION

  • The 160 Namibian dollars included in transporation cost is the fee for crossing the border with a car. We did not yet have pula, so they let us pay in Namibian dollars

SAMPLE PRICES

  • Overnight Mekoro Trip + 2 additional nights camping at Okavango Poler’s Trust: 1,150 Pula + 970 Namibian. The exchange rate wasn’t great for the Namibian dollars, but we didn’t have enough pula to pay for it all, so we did a bit of each. They also would have taken U.S. dollars.
  • Guided walk around Tsodilo Hills: 50 pula

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