Zambia Stats & Expenses

Data from December 2013

Ave Exchange Rate: £1.00 = ZMK9.06

Driving and Fuel

Total Distance: 742 miles (1187 km)

Driving Days: 7 days  (Ave 106miles/day or 170km/day)

Price of Diesel: ZMK9.2/l  (£1.02/l)

Total Spent on Diesel: £194

Vehicle Maintenance: £3 (reflective stickers – white for the front and red for the back)

Accommodation & Graze

Camping:  5 nights  (Ave £5/night)

Friends:  1 night  (thank you Sarah & Rich Taylor in Lusaka!)

Food (incl Eating Out, Groceries, Drinks, Roadside):  £60  (over 7 days – Ave £8.50/day)

Park Fees

South Luangwa:  £17 (probably quoted in US$) for the day – another £10 or so for the vehicle

You only get this permit for the day of purchase, unlike the 24 hour permits in East Africa – go early in the day to get the most out of it.

Staying Connected

Airtel Airtime and Data Bundles: £20  (more than enough for a week but did a lot of blogging)

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