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Submitted on Sep 19, 2021 Useful Info

Types of accommodations in Botswana.

Currency.

  • Banknotes circulate in denominations of BWP10, BWP20, BWP50, BWP100 and BWP200.
  • Rough conversions were BWP10.61=USD1, BWP11.35=€1, BWP13.13=GBP1 and BWP0.78=ZAR1 in Jan 2017.
  • The currencies can also be looked up online before travelling so that you can plan your money effectively.
  • For currency conversion, you should do it in forex bureaus or banks. There are people in the streets that claim to exchange currency and you can easily be duped.

Accommodation.

Hotels.

  • Most of the accommodations in Botswana is found around large towns.
  • The beauty of such accommodations is that it is rare to find them booked up so you can book them even after you have arrived in the country.
  • An amount of P400 (US$50) would get you an acceptable ensuite in most towns.

Lodges.

  • For those who want more than an adventure, you could try game lodges that are secluded and tucked away in the wilderness and some in the national parks.
  • Game lodges are generally more expensive however some have some of the most wonderful views.
  • Also, the game lodges offer activities that you can do when you are booked in such as having cultural presentations and also having bonfires and hot-air balloons.
  • All these come as a package and they can get booked, therefore, you need to book well in advance.
  • Travel agencies can arrange for your accommodation also.

Camping.

  • Camping is also an option for those that want to experience the vast expanse of the open world.
  • Camps are less expensive as compared to lodges, however, some lodges have a camping option where they provide tents and the backpackers come with their own camping equipment.
  • Camping is exhilarating and a good option that you can try as some say it is the most adventurous option.
  • Some of the camps are in remote places in the wilderness.