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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Basic double (shared facilities) €7-€12
  • Food from hotelys (roadside stalls) for breakfast and lunch; dinner at a restaurant
  • Travel between cities by taxi-brousse; chartered taxi for day trips
  • Double room (mostly en suite) €12-25
  • A good meal costs around €10
  • At the upper end, hire a car and driver
Top end (more than)
  • Accommodation varies wildly: €25 in a guesthouse to €500 in a full-board resort
  • Travel by private 4WD with driver; internal flights to save time

ATMs (Visa and MasterCard) are widely available in large towns and cities. In rural areas, cash rules. Euros are the easiest foreign currency to exchange.