Accommodation ranges from dingy rooms with communal bucket baths to luxurious safari and island lodges. Choice is good in tourist areas and limited off the beaten track.
Most upmarket hotels consider July, August and the Christmas and New Year holidays to be high season. A peak-season surcharge is sometimes levied on top of regular high-season rates from late December through early January.
During the March to early June low season, it’s often possible to negotiate significant discounts (up to 50%) on room rates.
A residents’ permit entitles you to discounts at many lodges and hotels, including in the parks.