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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
US$50
  • Guesthouse or basic hotel: $10
  • Eat at cafes and street stalls; shop in markets
  • Travel on buses and 'bush' (shared) taxis
Midrange
US$200
  • Double room in midrange hotel: $50 to $70
  • Lunch and dinner in restaurants
  • Car hire from $30 per day
Top end (more than)
US$200
  • safari-lodge room: $200
  • guided safari from $100 per day
  • meal in top restaurant with wine $50 to $100

This guide quotes prices in local currencies in those countries where the currency and inflation are stable. For everywhere else, prices are quoted in US dollars. However, it's important to remember that prices invariably increase – whatever prices are quoted, they should always be regarded as guidelines, not guaranteed costs.