Botswana Stats & Expenses

Data from January 2014

Ave Exchange Rate: £1.00 = BWP14.7

Driving and Fuel

Total Distance: 983 miles (1572 km)

Driving Days: 5 days  (Ave 197miles/day or 314km/day)

Price of Diesel: BWP9.8/l  (£0.66/l)

Total Spent on Diesel: £150  (also used 20 litres of jerry can fuel)

Vehicle Maintenance: £107 (biggest expense: alternator)

Accommodation & Graze

Camping:  5 nights  (River Lodge Muan £5/night, Kubu Island was more pricey at £10/night, National Parks camping – see below)

Friends:  3 nights  (thank you so much to Jerome & Cants Byron in Francistown)

Lodges:  2 nights (stunning stay at the Xakanaxa Lodge in the Okavongo Delta – strings pulled by the Byrons!)

Food (incl Eating Out, Groceries, Drinks, Roadside):  £1303  (over 99 days – Ave £13/day)

Park Fees

Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans (P200pp camping, P120pp entry, P50/vehicle)

Staying Connected

Mascom Airtime and Data Bundles: £20  (more than enough for 2 weeks)

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