Currency

Namibian dollars (N$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$50

* Dorm bed/campsite US$10/18

* Two meals in cheap restaurants US$10

Midrange: US$50–150

* Double room in midrange hotel US$50–150

* Two meals in nice restaurant US$25

Top End: More than US$150

* Double room in top-end hotel from US$150

* Per person in high-season lodge from US$1000

* 4WD rental per day US$150

* Meals in top-end restaurants US$40–50

Bargaining

Bargaining is only acceptable when purchasing handicrafts and arts directly from the producer or artist, but in remote areas the prices asked normally represent close to the market value. The exception is crafts imported from Zimbabwe, which are generally sold at large craft markets for inflated prices that are always negotiable.

Money

Several banks on Bismarck St change cash and travellers cheques.

Commercial Bank of Namibia

First National Bank

Standard Bank